Let’s Talk Money: How Much Do Travel Agents Make?

If you love traveling and connecting customers with unforgettable experiences, a career in the travel industry might be right for you. One of the most common questions prospective travel agents ask is, “How much do travel agents make?” While it is a common question, many variables determine how much an agent makes. Let’s break it down. 

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How much do travel agents make?

The average salary of travel agents can vary widely depending on specific variables, such as if the employee is full-time or part-time and the company they work for. Many travel agents have the potential to earn a considerable salary, even passing six figures annually. Agents specializing in specific areas of travel or providing unique services earn the most.

Many Andavo Agents are luxury advisors who create high-end experiences under their own company name. With Andavo, you’ll make more money and retain ownership of your clientele list. How much you make depends on how much you put in.

Do travel agents get paid a salary or commission?

Travel agents can earn money from commission, salary, and other incentives. In most cases, travel agents earn money from commissions. Though commissions can be complicated and vary based on the company, they generally operate similarly. Once an agent books a hotel, flight, or trip for their client, they earn a certain percentage of that travel booking. 

What is the average commission rate for travel agents?

While commissions vary per company, the average travel agent commission is 5-10%. At Andavo, we operate on an 80-20 commission split, which means you can earn a sizable chunk of change from each trip you book. By paying a higher commission, we’re also investing in the success of your travel company. Our company tracks all commissions on your behalf, and your data is not sent to a third party for tracking. 

Specific Ways Travel Agents Earn Money

Do travel agents get paid on flights?

The airline industry doesn’t usually offer commissions for flights. However, this can vary depending on the booking platform and airline. Agents usually strive to book business-class seats and above. This provides a better experience for the traveler and earns the travel agent more money. 

Do travel agents charge fees?

Fee structures are another policy that can vary based on the travel agency. While some agents charge a high percentage of the vacation or a fee, you’ll find that many agents do not charge a fee for their clients. Instead of charging clients a fee, Andavo earns commissions and accommodations for their clients, which is how we pay agents. 

How can travel agents make more money?

The best way to make more money is to boost your online visibility. Promote your travel agency and focus on marketing. If more people know you and trust your expertise, they will likely book travel through you. To earn more money, take the time to find your niche, utilize social media, and build an email marketing list. Become a travel advisor with Andavo, and we’ll give you the tools to succeed.