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Senior Africa Specialist

Travel Trade Recruitment
West London, London, England
£30000 - £40000 per annum + OTE £50,000
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Are you an experienced, successful Africa specialist looking for a new opportunity? If you're an enthusiastic and intelligent applicant with a genuine passion for Africa, keep reading!

Our client is looking for friendly, conscientious people who enjoy working cooperatively to deliver genuinely great service to join a highly experienced team based in West London. If you have a strong knowledge and passion for Africa this is the role you're looking for.

Job Description:

  • Advising travellers in real depth from first-hand experience and with empathy on voice and video calls, by email and in person. - Although we sell holidays, the heart of our work is about giving our travellers great advice and very efficient service; we aren't looking for those with 'hard-sell' sales techniques.
  • Creating complex quotes, refining trip plans, booking them, and acting on feedback when our travellers return.
  • We'll train you on our systems, some of the most advanced in the industry, and they'll automate much of your work - but highly efficient admin skills and great attention to detail are still vital.
  • Proficiency with the Amadeus GDS system would be an advantage, a good understanding of Excel is a big asset and competence with MS Word is essential.
  • You'll need excellent communication skills and a high level of literacy and numeracy, which will be tested during your application.
  • Those with real talent for writing will find scope to develop that with professional input, ultimately contributing to content, articles and guidebooks. Those with an aptitude for numbers / systems will find plenty of scope working more closely with our technical side.
  • Working responsibly is very important to us. We promote responsible tourism and aim not to sell anything which is not in the best interests of the traveller.
  • Initial training for the position is in our London the length of this depending on your level of experience - Thereafter there's flexibility for the position to be home-based, office-based or hybrid.


  • £32,000 - £40,000 Dependant on experience
  • Up to 20% annual bonus
  • Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30, Saturday 09:30 - 13:00, Sunday 06:00 - 14:30
  • 4 weeks of educational trips annually!
  • 28 Annual leave
  • After 2 years - Match pension contribution & Group private health insurance


Please click 'apply' or get in touch with Helen on 0203 887 9444/


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.

All information supplied to Travel Trade Recruitment will be dealt with confidentiality. Your details will not be passed onto a Client without your specific permission.

Our service to job seekers is completely free. Contact your nearest office and speak our friendly consultants for free advice, or register for our online recruitment services at

London Office
Tel: 0203 887 9444

Birmingham Office
Tel: 0121 222 2624

Manchester Office
Tel: 0161 923 6120

Leeds Office
Tel: 0113 394 4147

Scottish Division
Tel: 0141 248 5222

Temp Division
Tel: 0203 887 9444



Company info
0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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