Tour operators devise, arrange, and promote holidays and travel options, working with hotels, airlines and other transport companies for ground travel, in order to execute the arrangements. This promotion is either done through travel agencies or direct to the customer by means of brochures or websites. They provide customers with advice about where to travel as well as the best means of reaching such destinations. If customers already know where they want to travel to, tour operators may suggest an escorted tour or can help to devise a complex tailor-made itinerary, which will allow the separate elements of their trip to fit together. Most tour operators are employees although self-employment is also an option. There are about a thousand tour operators in the UK, some of which are large organisations selling over a million trips a year, whilst others are small niche operators giving a very specialised service. As with many jobs in the travel industry, the gender ratio for the tour operator sector is fairly unbalanced. More women than men work as tour operators but there is no good reason why men should not apply for a position.
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The placement will be preceded by a training period in class.