Group & Events Consultant

Location
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
08 Mar 2019
Closes
05 Apr 2019
Ref
21734
Contact
Joe Bartholomew
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Do you have experience within the Travel Industry? Do you have experience using a GDS flight system and with arranging group bookings/events? Do you live in the Kent/Surrey area and looking to get away from the London commute?
A well-established Leisure & Business Travel company based out in Kent are look for a Groups Travel Consultant to join their Groups/Business Travel department.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

To develop and maintain fantastic client relationships through the delivery of great service and by doing so, contributing to the overall success of the Groups and Events team

Key Accountabilities:

*To be the first point of contact for our clients with regards to all enquiries and the maintenance of ongoing client relationships
*To ensure that turnaround times are met, and that information provided to clients is accurate
*To take a put together client proposals - always ensuring that proposals are relevant, accurate, commercially viable and stand out. It is essential to always demonstrating fantastic destination knowledge
*To make both individual and group bookings (air, rail, hotels) and all ground travel arrangements liaising with appropriate DMCs as required
*Identifying opportunities for add on services and events using your destination knowledge and commercial awareness
*To provide excellent service to our clients - always being the face of the business, being punctual, accurate and responding to the client requests
*To follow up with clients to gain feedback and to support the process of ongoing business
*To always be looking for opportunities to seek new business and to work with the Business Development Manager where appropriate
*To travel with clients as required and to be on site handling all issues that may arise

The Person:

*You have previous experience of working for a tour operator or travel agency and have strong GDS knowledge
*Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
*You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills
*You have fantastic attention to detail
*You are great at communicating effectively - both verbally and in writing
*You demonstrate strong destination knowledge

Interested:

To apply for the position of Trade Missions Travel Consultant Click 'apply' to submit your CV.
This role is being managed by Joe@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk / Tel: 0203 887 9444
Please note that only candidates who meet the shortlisted requirements will be contacted

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