Senior Travel Specialist

Location
Brighton, East Sussex, England
Salary
Competitive Basic plus benefits
Posted
06 Jan 2017
Closes
03 Feb 2017
Ref
MCA -1781GA
Contact
Matthew Carr
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you seeking a challenging senior tailormade opportunity within the travel industry? Have you travelled extensively to Africa to some or all regions including Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Indian Ocean Islands, Uganda and Rwanda? Or perhaps travelled to Latin America or Asia seeking to expand your own destination skills and career path?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Destination Travel Consultant seeking a senior role in an expanding team for a leading, luxury tour operator based in East Sussex. You will be creating bespoke holidays and luxury safari travel to Africa, Latin American and Asia offering excellent customer service and your first-hand knowledge. You will be passionate about travel and have specialised or extensively travelled around the World.

This position will also grow leading to a Sales Management position to manage, motivate a team of travel consultants, ensure KPI's are met, being involved in recruitment, training and growing the business.


SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT / MANAGER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creating bespoke and luxury itineraries
- Be the customer's immediate point of contact from the start of the booking to the end
- Ensure fantastic customer service is given at all times, going the extra mile
- Overseeing a team of experienced Destination Consultants
- Managing staff workload, KPI monitoring
- Recruiting, daily and weekly meetings
- Growing the brand



SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT / MANAGER EXPERIENCE:
- Must have worked within the travel industry for a luxury tour operatour
- Experience at Senior Travel Consultant / Sales management level
- In-depth knowledge of Africa, Latin America, Asia as a travel destination
- Previous tailor made travel sales experience within the luxury travel industry
- In addition, the ability to deliver excellent customer service is paramount
- Results orientated with a positive attitude
- Strong organisation and time management skills
- Calm and patient under pressure
- Ambitious and motivated
- Customer service orientated

THE PACKAGE:
A very competitive basic salary plus commission based in central Brighton.
Permanent, full time position
Central Brighton

INTERESTED?
Please follow the instructions to apply together with a travel profile or for any questions, please contact Matt on 0207 347 5060 or e-mail your CV to Matthew@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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