Travel Planner

Creating custom itineraries for unforgettable experiences: become a travel planner


A travel planner is a professional who assists clients in planning and organizing their trips. They work with clients to understand their preferences, budget, travel goals and create an itinerary that meets their needs. Moreover, a travel planner's job involves researching destinations, transportation options, accommodations as well as activities to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. They may also provide advice about travel documents, travel insurance and safety precautions.

One of the benefits of working with a travel planner is the expertise and knowledge they bring to the table. They can help clients navigate the complexities of travel and provide insider knowledge on destinations along with experiences that may not be available through online research. Additionally, they can save clients time as well as efforts by handling logistics such as booking flights, accommodations and activities. 


  • Candidates who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Tourism & Travel or other related specialisation are eligible to become a Travel Planner. 
  • A certificate course or diploma is also valid in order to become a travel planner.
  • An experience in a travelling agency and knowledge of different places can increase candidates’ chances to become a successful travel planner.

Job Roles

The field of hotel management aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the catering field presents innumerable job profiles:  

  • Travel Agent 
  • Travel Consultant
  • Holiday Planner
  • Travel Executive
  • Travel Coordinator
  • Office Manager

Employment Sector

  • Airlines
  • Railways
  • IT Industries
  • Taxi Companies
  • Travel Agencies

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the catering management field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India:

  • Expedia
  • Travelguru
  • Make My Trip
  • Yatra
  • SOTC
  • Kesari Tours
  • Goibibo
  • Club Mahindra Holidays
  • Travelite
  • Cox & Kings
  • Thomas Cook


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a travel planner is very impressive in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,10,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹7,00,000 


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Initiative thinking
  • Financial skills


Travel planning is an exciting career path with a growing demand for professionals in this field. A travel planner helps clients plan and organize their trips from booking flights and hotels to creating itineraries as well as recommending activities. As people are becoming more interested in travel and experiences, the demand for travel planners is increasing, especially with the rise of personalized travel experiences.


  • Exciting work
  • Flexibility
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Continuous learning


  • High pressure
  • Long hours of working 
  • Seasonal work
  • Competitive industry
  • Budget constraints