Personal Travel Specialists
PERSONAL TRAVEL SPECIALISTS - LUXURY HOLIDAYS
We are recruiting for personal travel specialists to work in a sales capacity on the following programme areas:
Rail holidays (including Switzerland, Austria, Germany as well as Italy, France and Spain)
Mediterranean areas including Greece, Cyprus, Malta
Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
'Grown-up' holidays for families that include sailing, walking, cycling, other sports and cultural activities
What does this role entail?
You are responsible primarily for putting together appropriate holidays (including pricing them from scratch), tailoring the holiday details to fit the client brief, ensuring all the elements are in place and delivering outstanding customer service.
In support of this front-line sales (and driven by financial targets) you will be involved (according to the season) in product updating, itinerary and copy writing, pricing, contract loading and product development and planning).
What are we looking for?
Enthusiastic and highly motivated people.
You need to have drive and passion for travel plus an understanding of what luxury travel is.
You will understand our client base and what we have to do to deliver exceptional and honest holidays to them.
You will be also be driven by a desire to maximise margins and work to generously remunerated financial targets.
Previous luxury travel experience with a tour operator and proven track record in luxury sales is not essential. However, knowledge of our destinations and suppliers is an advantage as is a clear understanding of our clients (their background and purchasing habits).
An ability to communicate with our clients is essential. Absolutely correct spoken and written English is required.
You should also have a commercial aptitude and be very numerate.
You should be at ease with high sales values (£10K to £20k per holiday).
A competitiveness and eagerness to 'close the sale' is important as is a resilience and tenacity in the current competitive market place.
You will have an ability to communicate with suppliers in different countries and knowledge of French, Italian and/or Spanish is advantageous if not required for certain programme areas.
Starting salary: £16,000-£18,000 per annum plus targeted bonus of up to £8,000