TRAVEL CONSULTANT

Location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary
£17k p/a to £21k p/a, plus annual bonus
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
13 Oct 2016
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Bring your talents and previous travel sales experience to John Allan Travel and help us to gather a dream team for an exciting future in retail travel! Based in Didcot Oxfordshire for 26 years, we are keen to maintain the highest standards of service and reliability as well as our status as a leading fully independent travel agency.  With your contribution and happy disposition, we can do even better! This is a full time position for an ambitious travel consultant who loves designing itineraries and picking exactly the right holiday for face to face, telephone, web and email enquirers.

THE JOB:
* Travel consultant in a lively, naturally light and airy 'high street' retail office
* Discussing, quoting and arranging the perfect holiday for every customer
* The widest choice of tour operators to work with
* Design itineraries when simple package holidays won't do
* Add excursions, car hire and ancilliaries, where appropriate
* Presenting smart and helpful documentation
* Maintaining and improving our image as a leading travel agency
* Working 5 days, 37.5 hours, per week, Saturdays on rotation
* 20 day annual leave, plus all Bank Holidays
* Open Mon-Fri 0900-1730, Sat 0900-16:00

EXPERIENCE and SKILLS NEEDED:
* Previous retail travel experience - the more, the better
* A passion for travel
* A good memory for places and properties you have visited, or researched
* Excellent worldwide knowledge
* You are determined to keep on learning
* Naturally good communication skills
* Good keyboard skills and general accuracy

WISH LIST
* A good memory for names and faces
* Marketing input
* Computer skills, including basic Excel
* Understanding of social media opportunities
* Willing to train others and be trained
* Happy to learn more on eductational trips

THE PACKAGE
* A generous salary according to experience which will be promptly increased for recognition of experience, sales success and service, from around £17k p/a to £21k p/a, plus annual bonus.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH US?
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