Sports Travel Executive (rugby, hockey, netball, cricket)

Location
Essex, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
22 Feb 2017
Closes
22 Mar 2017
Ref
2204RB
Contact
Regis Banza
Job function
Operations
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you a Travel Consultant / Travel Agent that would like to move away from heavy sales targets? Do you have a passion and interest in sports, in particular cricket, rugby, hockey or netball? Do you prefer standard working office hours (9am - 17:30) instead of working late shifts? I am currently seeking a Travel Operations/Administration Executive with proven travel industry experience and strong organisational skills. My client is a specialist tour operator based in Essex, which offers group tours worldwide for sports people and sports fans. This would be the ideal role for an experience travel consultant with a strong interest for sports.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
*Managing all aspects of organising tours
*Taking bookings, payments and providing quotes
*Preparing and dispatching letters of confirmation, invoices and receipts
*Organising payments to suppliers
*Making all necessary bookings with airlines, hotels, transport companies etc.
*Ongoing liaison with all relevant parties involved in delivering tours including airlines, ground transportation companies, hotels, ground tour operators, tourist authorities
*Negotiating rates with suppliers where appropriate
*Attendance at trade Shows to promote company tours and services
*Attendance at client meetings where necessary
*Constructing and organising detailed tour itineraries


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
*Must be a car owner
*Ideally you will come from a travel operations, sales support or administration background
* Passion and interest in sports, in particular cricket, rugby, hockey or netball
*It is essential to the success of this role that the individual is organised, highly energetic and capable of managing a very busy and diverse set of responsibilities.
*The role requires an individual with a range of skills in administration, planning, marketing and communication.
*The chosen individual will need strong communication skills, able to liaise appropriately with a broad range of people, including suppliers, clients and officials, face to face, by telephone and in writing
*A good understanding of a European language would be preferably but not essential

Package:

Starting salary of £18k - £20k DOE + bonus and incentives

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