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Published on November 26th, 2014 | by Emma Hackwood


QUIZ: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Travel Consultant?

Our consultants are a little obsessed with travel. Not only are they well travelled, but they have many tips and tricks on where to stay, what to eat, and what to avoid in particular destinations.

In any given day they might be asked to book a trip to Paris, Jamaica, Cancun, or Singapore, and they need to be able to tell their clients all the best places to eat, sleep, and play.


So do you have what it takes?

Take our quiz and find out below!

 1. A couple comes in to your store and wants to book their honeymoon. They’re not sure where they want to go, but they only have three requirements: that it’s somewhere warm, the flight won’t be too long, and they won’t run into any kids. You suggest:

A ) Tahiti! It’s gorgeous and the weather is amazing.

B) Disney! Florida is only a few hours away.

C) Cancun! There are a ton of great adults-only resorts there.


2. You’re sending a family on their first trip abroad, and they ask you if they need passports to travel to Mexico. What do you say?

A) Nope!

B) Yes! You need a passport whenever you leave the country.

C) Double yes! You need a passport AND a visa.

3. Your parents want to go the Caribbean for their anniversary. Which island do you recommend?

A) Antigua

B) The Seychelles

C) Molokai

4. You just booked your friend on a trip to Australia, and they ask you for some tips. You tell them:

A) Watch out for kangaroos – they’re everywhere and can be a huge nuisance, especially in major cities.

B) The seasons in Australia are the reverse of the seasons in Canada, so travelling in January will land you right in the middle of their summer.

C) Make sure to rent a car: Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns are all within a few hours of each other, so you can make a nice day trip out of visiting all three.

5. You get a phone call from someone who wants to visit Machu Picchu. What country do you send them to?

A) Egypt

B) Peru

C) Brazil

So how do you stack up? Check your answers below:

1. C. Cancun! There are a ton of great adults-only resorts there. Disney is definitely warm, and it’s a short flight from most East Coast cities, but there are going to be tons of kids running around. And while Tahiti is gorgeous and you won’t see a lot of kids there, you will need to be prepared for a pretty long flight.

2. B. Yes! Don’t forget your passport!

3. A. Antigua. The Seychelles are located off the coast of Africa, and Molokai is in Hawaii.

4. B. Their seasons are the opposite of ours, so traveling in January will land you right in the middle of the Australian summer. Visitors definitely don’t have to worry about an urban kangaroo plight, which is good news, but they do have to be aware that to drive up Australia’s eastern coast from Sydney to Cairns will take them about 31 hours.

5. B. Peru. Egypt is home to the Pyramids, and Brazil is famous for its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

If you answered all 5 correctly, then congratulations!

You’d be an amazing consultant and we recommend applying for a job here.

If you answered 2-4 correctly, you’re almost there! Our consultants aren’t born as walking travel encyclopedias – they just love to visit and learn about all the amazing places that they can. And luckily, you can too!

If you answered 0-1 correctly, you might not want to quit your day job quite yet. But the good news is that there’s a whole world out there for you to explore, and a whole lifetime to enjoy exploring it!

For more information on working with Flight Centre, check out our Careers section!

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About the Author

Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

34 Responses to QUIZ: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Travel Consultant?

  1. Jenna says:

    So how do I get the job? lol

  2. gurmail dosanjh says:

    I am people person.enjoy listing to their needs and help them the best possible.

  3. Rebecca M says:

    I’m extremely interested in getting a job with your company but unsure if I have the right qualifications. How would one go about figuring this out?

  4. Ivana Pejakovic says:

    I got 5/5. I would love to work for your company!

  5. Neutrice McIntyre says:

    I was sure of the first four answers and then I correctly guessed the fifth answer. So when do I start training? I would like to work for your company.

  6. Zandria says:

    I got 4 right, I would love a job that involves travel. But I know the odds, anyways I loved the UK when I was there though.

  7. Aleasha says:

    I am extremely interested in working for your company. I just need to know how to apply

  8. Gord Braithwaite says:

    I’ve always loved booking travel plans. Since booking through flight center I realized that customer service and saving people time is the way to go 🙂 Oh yes..I received 4/5 on the quiz!!

  9. ana says:

    I am very much interested to join your Company. May I know how to apply then..

  10. Judy says:

    Where do the answers pop up I answered them all

  11. Judy says:

    It isn’t telling me if I answered correctly where does it show?

    • Adrienne Boothe says:

      It tells you at the end of the quiz what the correct and incorrect answers are, along with little explanations as to why. This is found under the emboldened heading “So how do you stack up?…”. Glad I could help! 🙂

  12. I did get 5 out of 5. I love traveling, and letting others know the ins and outs of international and national traveling in order to make their vacations as seamless as possible and memorable

  13. Kathryn says:

    I would really love to join in your company since I am working in customer service for a long time now. But I don’t have travel agency experience. Can I still apply though?

  14. Rebecca says:

    I got 5/5! Do you hire part time consultants?? I’d definitely love to do this!! I love to plan and travel!

    • Theresa says:

      I got 5/5. Thanks for the quiz. It was fun. Do you hire part-time consultants in North or West Vancouver or Vancouver?

  15. Bobby Beach says:

    I’m you’re man! I can take you anywhere in the world. I’m excellent at georaphy, I’m a people person who knows how to figure out where, why, how, and when you should go where u want to go for the right
    I’m an experienced traveller whose done coast to coast Canada, coast to coast states, 7/8 countries in your, some repeats, carribean antigua, Jamaica Dominican many times each etc on many smaller trips

  16. marzia says:

    hi..i would love to be part of flight centre,but i do not know how to apply for it. i tried that link but it did not work.
    can someone help me out?

  17. Tim.M says:

    I answered all 5 correctly. I also applied for the position in Red Deer AB, I would love a job like this, it would me a nice change of what I did in the past, and I love traveling to other countries

  18. Hailey says:

    I have just submitted my application and am excited to be considered for this position. Will I be receiving an e-mail confirmation that it has been received?

  19. Marc Boulanger says:

    I was a M’aiter D for years and this is somewhat the same thing ….. dealing with people one to one
    getting the nicest ” table ” flight , etc etc …. make the process a good experience detailed and informative !
    Bon appetite . . . . Marc

  20. pauline Gibson says:

    i got 5/5 am wondering how to join Flight Center

  21. Tracy Mayert says:

    I got 5 out of 5 right so what do I need to be able to work with Flight Center

  22. shane says:

    I did 5/5, I’m quite interested to work in travel industry. Do I need a travel diploma or certificate for this job?

  23. Marjan Naderi says:

    Hi , I have a Diploma in Travel & Tourism and I have been working as a Universal Ticketing Agent for almost 14 years but I have not done Retail. I have got 5/5 on the quiz and I have also traveled to many countries and would love to join Flight Centre.

  24. shriyani (Shani) Aloysius says:

    I would love to be an travel consutant. Given the opportunity I will do my utmost to help
    any customer with the best and cost saving travel plan.

  25. Maggie says:

    I am a passionate traveler and a professional travel agent. Not surprised to answer all the questions correctly. I am ready to star a career with Flight Center!!

  26. Maggie says:

    I got 5/ 5. I am a passionate traveler and I am ready to start a new career with flight Center.
    Hope to be part of you :))

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