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Managing Director - Africa Dept

Platinum Travel Recruitment
London (Central), London (Greater), Hertfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Kent
£80k + equity
Closing date
26 May 2022

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

We are seeking an experienced Luxury Africa Travel Managing Director to join a highly bespoke travel company that arranges luxury trips throughout Africa based in London in a hybrid role.

This very dynamic role will be based in the UK but require frequent travel to Africa in order to build local relationships and partake in client trips. 

Managing relationships with partners in local African communities as well as high-net-worth clients. To thrive in this role, you must be a dedicated travel manager from a tour operator background and an inspiring leader. The goal is to drive our clients development, build  strong relationships and assist towards long-term success.

Luxury Africa Travel Managing Director Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results
  • Plan and implement highly detailed and personalised trip itineraries for clients
  • Deepen existing client relationships and source new business opportunities
  • Manage direct reports including company secretary and book-keeper
  • Manage vendor and lodge relationships 
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision 
  • Collaborate with our CEO on multi-year plans for growth and evolution 
  • Oversee book-keeping, finances and operations with an aim of efficiency and profitability
  • Frequent travel to the African continent for exploratory and client trips
  • Manage website / graphic design and marketing products 


  • Extensive experience as a Managing Director or in other managerial position in the travel sector is essential with knowledge of Africa
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance etc.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.

Exciting opportunity for the right travel candidate.


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

Find Us
Coombe Croft, Howell Hill Grove
KT17 3ER
United Kingdom
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