Head of Travel

Platinum Travel Recruitment
London (Central), London (Greater), Hertfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Kent
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Tour Operator
Full Time
Contract Type
Job function
Executive / Senior Management
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Job Details

We are seeking an experienced and creative Head of Travel to join a highly successful travel company based in London in a hybrid role in the Africa department.

The ideal travel professional should be an enthusiastic individual with great energy who can take on and grow the division and fully realise its potential. 

Ideal for a senior travel professional seeking their next career move with an exciting and professional company.

This well established and forward thinking travel company craft an array of luxury and adventure trips across the globe.

Head of Travel Duties:

• Using the company systems, manage and oversee client bookings, both your own and those of your team, from point of enquiry to quotation, and through to confirmation.

• Manage relationships with suppliers and partners on the ground to ensure the best rates of commission and levels of service.

• Ensure all client quotes are attractive, include all relevant costs and achieve the targeted average profit margin.

• Manage the team to achieve personal and team revenue targets.

• Manage your sales, revenue, and profit margin targets.

• Assist marketing with creating rich content for possible itineraries that will be used to promote products on the website.

• Attend educational trips from time to time and marketing content from those trips for future promotion.

• Assist in providing social media content for the marketing division.

Essential Requirements:

• Extensive experience in travel sales gained from working for a tour operator in a client-facing role.

• Have proficient knowledge of multiple destinations in Africa and the Indian Ocean.

• Experience in managing a travel sales team.

• Have successfully managed sales performance against set targets to a high and consistent standard. 

• Some creative writing experience is preferable.

Generous salary and bonus is on offer along with many other perks.




Our Story – Travel Recruitment Specialists

Platinum Travel Recruitment have become recognised specialists within the travel industry for many years. Our consultants possess a profound depth of knowledge of the travel industry having worked within travel, with an array of contacts throughout the UK and beyond. 

This is just one of the factors that allows us to provide a superior recruitment service. We ensure that our clients have access to the cream of the crop within the travel industry and candidates can enjoy exciting career-enhancing opportunities. The services that we provide to our clients and candidates show that we are not just recruiters; we are HR professionals, career advisors and experts in the travel industry.

Having two offices strategically placed in the Midlands and Surrey, close to London, this enables us to service a large geographical area and provide that face to face contact for both clients and job seekers.

Strategic in our thinking with a responsive approach to future needs, we think far beyond the conventional recruitment process by conducting a thorough analysis of both our candidates and clients.

Our experienced consultants manage the full recruitment process, screen and test each potential applicant matching the job specifications ensuring time is not wasted on unsuitable candidates. Our open, honest and committed approach will ensure that you reach your goals. So, let’s link up and chat what success means to you.


Why use Platinum Travel Recruitment?


Ability to supply professional pre-scanned travel candidates screened from consultants with years of experience in the travel industry.

Quality applicants rather then quantity.

We appreciate locating the right candidate can be a challenge. We save you time and money on locating candidates by short listing, database searching, head hunting and advertising the vacancies at no cost.

With our strong marketing prescience we are able to target the best applicants right from the outset.

Interviews are only organised for applicants clients wish to see free of charge. Once the candidate is placed a competitive fee will be charged with free trial periods for candidates starting with your organisation.

Many clients use us on an exclusive basis as we listen to requirements and offer the highest level of customer satisfaction whilst understanding your business needs.

If you are looking to expand your company or need recruitment advice feel free to call us on 0208 942 4103


Assistance with the interview and application process

Our experienced and qualified consultants will listen to your requirements in locating the right role and progress your career

Able to provide free career advice on your next move

We have a range of roles including Reservations, Business Travel, Marketing, Product, Management plus more many more exciting opportunities to enhance your career.

Our service is free and kept strictly confidential.

Utilise your experience and achieve your goal – send us your CV today

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Coombe Croft, Howell Hill Grove
KT17 3ER
United Kingdom

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