According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of travel agents is projected to decline 26 percent from 2019 to 2029. The ability of travelers to use the Internet to research vacations and book their own trips is expected to continue to suppress demand for travel agents. Job prospects should be best for travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for travel agents was $42,350 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Travel and Tourism:
- Information Clerks
- Flight Attendants
- Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
- Secretaries and Administrative Assistants