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What they do:
Plan, organize, and conduct long-distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.
On the job, you would:
  • Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
  • Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
  • Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.



  • customer service
  • sales and marketing

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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