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Oswego Career Ladders - Group Tour Operator

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Group Tour Operator

Industry: Hospitality
Area: Travel Trade

Tour Operators develop and market group tours. They attend trade shows and visit areas to develop new tours. They develop marketing plan which includes promotion and advertising. Tour Operators have the responsibilities of a small business owner.


Most Tour Operators hold an Associate degree and have experience in the field.


Tour Operators earn between $30,000 and $60,000 per year with travel benefits.

Skill Requirements

Tour Operators need strong interpersonal and sales skills as well as the ability to work with a wide range of clients. An extensive knowledge of travel/tourism products is necessary. Overnight travel is required.