Employment of travel agents is projected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Clients who want customized travel experiences, such as adventure tours, will continue to require the expertise of agents. However, the ability of travelers to research vacations and book their own trips using the Internet 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, such as groups with a special interest or corporate travelers.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition