Hotel Contractor (Central And Eastern Europe)
Are you experienced within hotel contracting in the UK & major European countries? Do you come from a wholesale travel background? Do you have a proven track record in negotiating rates and building supplier relationships? If so, this position would represent a fantastic opportunity to work one of the UK's largest incoming travel tour operators based in the City Of London as a Hotel Contracting Manager. The successful candidate is required to speak fluent French, Spanish, German or Italian.
You would be responsible for finding and booking group or FIT space at suitable hotel accommodations in the UK and Europe, contracting of hotel rate agreements and allocations, according to customer needs. You will be based in the City of London with around 12-15 weeks travel in contracted areas to visit hotels, negotiate contracts, attend workshops etc.
*The purpose of this role is to contract hotels in the UK and Europe
*Negotiating group rates and terms and conditions with hotels.
*Identifying destinations and periods where hotel allocations may be required, negotiating rate agreements and pre-booking allocations.
*Inspecting new hotel product where required.
*Maintaining and developing relationships with hotels and suppliers
*Identifying hotel product likely to produce sales interest and within estimated required sales budgets
*A second European language would be an advantage.
*Experience of hotel contracting within Europe
*Ability to develop close working relationships with suppliers to achieve optimum results
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
*Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
*Ambitious with the ability to think on your feet, multi-task and prioritise
*Capable of working alone or as part of a team
The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary dependent on experience plus excellent benefits. You will be part of an expanding business, with the opportunity for career progression.
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