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Travel Sales Specialist

Employer
Audley Travel
Location
Offices based in Oxfordshire and London - hybrid and fully remote working available in the UK
Salary
Commission guaranteed with total salary of £27,000 - £30,000+ in year one
Closing date
23 Jun 2022

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Sector
Tour Operator
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Job function
Sales
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Job Details

About us
Audley Travel is an award-winning, consistently recognised tour operator that specialises in tailor-made travel in over 80 countries. Our clients come to us because we are the true experts of the region and use our knowledge to provide meaningful travel experiences. Our employees are passionate about travel and exploring other cultures.  In 2021, we proudly celebrated serving our travel clients for 25 years. Take a look at our video below to get a real taste of who we are and what we love doing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-AhWeqsvds  

The role
As a Travel Sales Specialist you will design and sell personalised, tailor-made trips to Audley Travel clients, providing exceptional service. You will handle the full sales and service cycle of a client’s journey, being their single point of contact throughout the process. This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role working in a fast-paced sales environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Follow up on incoming and existing enquiries and contact clients, primarily over the phone, in order to have detailed conversations to establish their travel preferences and build a relationship
  • Prepare detailed, accurate and high-quality itineraries, reflecting the client’s interests, and selecting the most appropriate flights, accommodation and excursions
  • Use a variety of sales techniques and communication methods to convert as many enquiries into bookings as possible
  • Where appropriate, take opportunities to upsell and switch sell to Audley Travel preferred products
  • Act as the single point of contact for your clients from the moment they enquire up until they return from their travels
  • Maintain regular contact with clients over the phone, email or face to face to ensure any changes and operational issues are communicated
  • Maintain a positive relationship and strong lines of communication with all ground handling agents (GHA’s), suppliers as well as our Product team

Audley Travel operates a 7-day week experience for our clients. Working with us, you can expect the majority of your time to be worked between the hours of 9am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday, alongside one evening per week. In addition, you will be expected to work some weekends with corresponding days off during the week. To help you continue to plan your personal lives, we share these rota’s one quarter in advance. 

About you
First and foremost, you’re passionate about travel! Whether you’ve travelled the world or have ambitions to discover new countries and cultures, we want to hear from you. Ideally you will have worked in a fast paced, customer service environment and have the passion and drive to succeed in a career in sales. The thought of delivering great experiences for your customers, whilst exceeding your targets excites you as much planning your next trip.

Additional experience required:

  • Able to lead a sales conversation over video, phone and in person
  • A confident, articulate and effective communicator with the ability to convey expertise to clients
  • Confident user of Office365 suite of products
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence

What you’ll get in return 

  • Holiday - 25 days rising to 30 days with length of service
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A day off for volunteering to support a charity, local support group, community work of your choice, or Audley’s Charity of the Year 
  • Smart Working - This provides the opportunity for all of our employees to have more choice and flexibility when it comes to deciding where, when and how we work within the UK,  Please note that much of the initial onboarding for a Country Specialist will take place in the office.
  • Health cash plan
  • Access to discounts and cashback with hundreds of retailers 
  • At-cost Audley trips and access to staff travel discount websites 
  • Sabbatical leave 
  • Enhanced family leave 
  • Long service awards 

We believe it's our people that make the difference and who build Audley into the success it is today. We pride ourselves on enabling people to reach their full potential through promoting and celebrating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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