This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to receive and process reservations for a tourism, travel, hospitality or events product or service offered for sale to agents or direct to the customer. It requires the ability to determine the availability of the product or service, offer alternatives, accurately record the reservation details and administer the reservation through to finalisation. This unit covers the required skills to manage reservations and not the related sales and computer skills that are found in other units.

The product can include any international or domestic product sold by any tourism, travel, hospitality, or event organisation. It applies to those operators who act as principal (the supplier) and who receive and process reservations for the supply of their product or service. This includes airlines, vehicle rental companies, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts or other accommodation providers, tour operators of any type, outbound tour wholesalers, and attractions and theme parks.

The unit applies to those personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes reservations sales agents, reservations consultants, call centre consultants, booking officers, and business owner-operators.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.