Travel Manager

Location
West End, London, England
Salary
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
02 May 2017
Closes
23 May 2017
Ref
DCO18883
Contact
Darren Cole
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Travel Manager
An exciting new travel venture is looking for an experienced Travel Manager.
My client is an upmarket travel company with new offices in the heart of London's West End. If you are an experienced Travel Manager or Travel Team Leader looking for your next career move then look no further…

The Job:
The core functions of the role will include: daily operational management, sales development plus staff and financial management.
You must be able to offer specialist, professional and competitive travel products to meet the demands of the travel market, which includes online bookings and tailor-made trips.

You will be responsible for developing strategies to hit or exceed clearly defined targets, tasks could include:
*Promoting and marketing the business, sometimes to new or niche markets.
*Managing budgets and maintaining statistical and financial records.
*Selling high end travel products and tour packages.
*Sourcing high end products and destinations to meet consumer demands for bespoke travel and sustainable tourism.
*Liaising with travel partners, including airlines and hotels, to manage bookings and schedules, often one year in advance.
*Dealing with customer enquiries and aiming to meet their expectations.
*Overseeing the smooth, efficient running of the business.

Tasks concerning the management of travel agency staff typically involve:
*Constantly motivating the sales team to hit their targets and ensure company profitability.
*Meeting regularly with team leaders to give them sales figures and plan how they approach their work.
*Meeting company directors who advise on strategy and finding out about any local issues and future trends.
*Overseeing the recruitment, selection and retention of staff as well as payroll matters and staff training.
*Organising incentives, bonus schemes and competitions;
*Communicating with sales consultants and providing encouragement, help and advice.
*Dealing with disciplinary matters and customer complaints.

You will need to have:
*Travel Industry working background in Luxury or VIP Travel
*A corporate or Leisure Travel working experience
*Excellent communication skills, Diplomacy and tact.
*Innovation and energy with a desire to drive others.
*Commitment to people management.
*Sound judgement with attention to detail.
*Competent IT skills and Strong organisational skills.
*Resilience to cope with long hours and pressure at peak times.
*A genuine interest in travel.

As a manager, you must be able to demonstrate an awareness of some of the main trends in travel. This incorporates the demand for tailor-made holidays. There is more industry and consumer awareness of sustainable tourism, including projects which look at the economic and environmental impacts of tourism.
Knowledge of popular and upcoming destinations is also important.

The Package:
The salary for the Travel Manager position is dependent on experience and negotiable for the right candidate.

Interested?
To apply for the Travel Manager position: click 'Apply' now to submit your CV

This role is being handled by darren@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk on 02073475060

Please note that due to the volume of applicants received, only suitable candidates will be contacted.