Destination Specialist - Travel

Brighton, East Sussex, England
£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
26 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Sarah Smith
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Destination Specialist - Brighton £25-30k + Commission

This specialist Tour Operator are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious travel specialist, with experience in designing tailor-made safaris to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Polar Regions. You must have excellent communication skills, have a passion for the natural world and be great at working in small teams.

This international Tour Operator based in Brighton specialises in designing extraordinary journeys into the natural world. Their USPs are based on creating tailor-made trips for discerning travellers who want to experience something unique and potentially life changing, balanced with an ethical and environmentally responsible approach. They pride themselves on their in-depth destination knowledge and incredibly high standards of customer service.
They are a small but committed and friendly team with a real passion for what they do. In return, they offer a competitive package, fantastic central location in Brighton, and excellent career progression.
Destination Specialist Responsibilities;
-Create 'once in a lifetime' itineraries to Asia, Africa, Latin America, Polar Regions
-Build relationships with external and internal clients including suppliers, preferred partners and travel agents
-Dealing with incoming enquires by telephone, email and online to include social media
-Working towards and achieving sales targets
-Work alongside the product and marketing team

Destination Specialist Skills Required;
-Demonstrable on the ground experience in your specialist destinations
-Recent experience of travel sales, preferably at a mid to high-end level
-Confident communicator on the phone
-Belief in your capacity to manage multiple sales enquiries and balance preparation and delivery of detailed information within itineraries that is accurate and client focused - both on a practical and creative level
-Ability to consistently meet sales targets
-Familiarity with office systems and software, specifically CRM and MS Office
-Experience and understanding of how to prioritise and manage time to meet both internal and external (client) deadlines
-Able to demonstrate examples of successful relationship management; persuasion and negotiation
-Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Additional Info;
Basic salary £25 - £30k depending on experience plus commission
Excellent working hours Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 and 1 in every 4 Saturday 1000-1400
Friendly working environment

If you are an experienced Travel Consultant with the above Destination Specialist knowledge and are interested in applying for this position please email your CV to

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