European Travel Specialist - Cheltenham

Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Salary
£24000 - £30000 per annum + Incentive scheme
Posted
04 Jan 2018
Closes
01 Feb 2018
Ref
1983DV3
Contact
Dave Vaughan
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
My client is a luxury award winning travel company who are looking to recruit an experienced travel sales candidate to their offices in the Gloucestershire area. You will be joining a strong and experienced team of fellow travel professionals and be responsible for developing selling and managing the companies European luxury hotel and resort portfolio. Itineraries vary from African safaris to private journeys across the Americas to idyllic palm tree resorts. You will be working for a company that offer an excellent salary in the area and the opportunity to work for a brand that is well respected.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Sell, develop and manage successful European luxury hotel & resort portfolio
* Establish and maintain supplier relationships
* Ensure updated and excellent imagery is stored in the image library for use in client documentation
* Refresh and update the Europe section of the website to ensure content, pricing and imagery are all up-to-date
* Sell directly, both proactively and reactively, to clients and approved Travel Agents
* Maintain accurate records on the reservation system
* Liaise with the Marketing team on the promotion, PR & Marketing of key European product
* Work collaboratively within a fast moving and dynamic sales team.
* Plan and participate on overseas inspection trips and consumer/trade fairs from time to time

PREFERRED SKILLS:
* A passion for luxury travel and a deep rooted desire to sell luxury European product
* Intelligent willingness to immerse yourself in the subject by reading all appropriate travel columns/luxury magazines
* Excellent writing skills and understanding of grammar.
* Excellent sales skills, demonstrating a mature, empathetic sales approach and an ability to lead the sale.
* Proven track record in managing and / or selling product, demonstrating achievement of targets.
* Good creative eye for photography.
* Experience of travel to a variety of destinations.
* Good numeracy skills.
* Ability to communicate effectively from both a written and oral standpoint.
* Proactive, creative character with high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.
* Luxury brand experience is an advantage, though not essential.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and team player

PACKAGE:
A very competitive package is on offer for this position with a salary dependent on experience. Successful candidates can be looking in the region of £25k+ dependent on experience plus incentive scheme.

TO APPLY:
Please send an up to date copy of your CV to dave@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or follow the link TO APPLY. For further information please call Dave at Travel Trade Recruitment on 0121 450 9776.

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