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Asia/Japan Travel Specialist

Travel Trade Recruitment
South West London, London, England
+ Commission
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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We are excited to be recruiting a specialist Asia/Japan sales consultant to join our team, a position which offers excellent prospects within our award-winning tour operator. Our key requirements are a passion for, and knowledge of, Asia. This position is a very hands-on role, and the successful candidate will be passionate about the Asia, be highly organised, driven, be an excellent communicator, and clearly understand our customers' needs.

The Job:

  • Selling to clients via email, phone, letter and in person
  • Producing, pricing and amending itineraries
  • Generating bookings from new customers through all appropriate channels
  • Maximising retention of existing customers
  • Achieving and exceeding pre-set sales targets
  • Overseeing your Service Team in the production of documentation for your clients
  • Checking that welcome home packs have gone to your clients prior to their return
  • Contacting clients on return, thanking them for booking with us, obtaining feedback and nurturing for next trip
  • Expanding and developing existing product
  • Maintaining and building relationships with suppliers and country tourist boards
  • Researching and updating destinations, activity, and hotel information
  • Involvement in the product and pricing planning processes, including assisting purchasing team with the negotiation of improved supplier contracts
  • The possibility of research trips
  • Taking an active role in team meetings
  • Participating in company events, sometimes outside office hours
  • Supporting the marketing team with ideas for social media and PR requests

Skills Required:

  • Passion for, and demonstrable knowledge of Asia destinations
  • Experience of working in a Asia travel sales role at the bespoke end of travel is a benefit but not required and we will consider people without travel sales experience. The key for us is passion and knowledge of the region.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality results in a timely fashion.
  • Strong communication skills
  • A personable manner

The Package:

  • Salary £30,000 - £35,000 + Commission
  • 23 days annual leave, increasing one day per full year of service up to 30 days.
  • Research trips overseas approximately every 12-18 months
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Private healthcare
  • Travel insurance
  • Sabbatical option after five years of continuous service


  • If you would like to apply for the above vacancy, please click 'APPLY' or call/email Helen 02038879444


Travel Trade Recruitment handles vacancies from hundreds of employers each year. We have a wide variety of permanent and temporary job opportunities within all sectors of the travel industry, including business travel, tour operations, retail travel, and reservations.
We want to help you find the ideal travel industry job, make the next career step, and maximise your potential. We do this by finding out about you, as well as what is important to your career goals and lifestyle aspirations.

We also offer CRS training courses in the four major systems of Galileo, Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, and can advise which course would enhance your career.
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Travel Trade Recruitment won three awards in 2009 for Best Travel Recruitment Consultancy, including 'Best UK Travel Recruitment Consultancy' at the Globe Travel Awards, Star Recruitment Consultancy at the Travel Bulletin Awards, and Travel Recruitment Company of the Year at the recent British Travel Awards. We are an official ABTA Industry Partner, Members of the Institute of Travel and Tourism (IATA) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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