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Business Development Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
London, England
competitive salary
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Tour Operator
Full Time
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Agency Sales Manager for an established, reputable Tour Operator, covering southern England. I am excited to recruit for this independent Tour Operator, who already have a strong reputation and brand loyalty. Are you an experienced Agency Sales Manager / Business Development Manager in the Travel Industry, looking for an opportunity to promote a popular, established product, to both maintain existing relationships with travel agencies and to further grow the trade sales? The successful business development manager will receive a competitive starting salary, above average and with and a generous benefits package including car allowance, quarterly bonus, discount travel on amazing products, competitive pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), and social events too.


You will be responsible for growing the company's market share, looking after dedicated accounts, creating new/nurturing existing business relationships, promoting a positive image to all UK Travel Agents, and representing the company and industry events (Uk and overseas). The UK is split into two regions for this Tour Operator and the role is to cover the South. This role is predominantly field based, with hybrid working from home

  • Represent this Tour Operator on the road, nurturing travel agent relationships
  • Review & analyse sales figures to identify trends and changes in performance levels in order to take necessary action
  • Feed market intelligence back into the business
  • Develop & maintain in-depth understanding of industry and key trends
  • Plan and host training events, road shows and overseas educational/familiarisation trips for key groups of travel industry partners
  • Work with our Reservations team to improve agent communication, service & resolve booking issues
  • Engage in close working relationships with key suppliers, to further encourage supplier investment with partners
  • Negotiate favourable commercial terms with national accounts


We are ideally seeking experience within the Travel Industry and ideally at least two within agency sales / trade sales, you will know your region and have existing relationships and contacts in this region. We are looking for someone with an overall passion for travel and acts as a positive brand ambassador.


Salary is very much dependent on experience but above average and comes with, car, laptop, phone, bonus structure and heaps of other benefits!


Please follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV. This vacancy is being managed by Katy Gaskell 0121 4509776 If this role is not quite right, but you have Travel Industry experience and are keen to find a new opportunity, please do send your CV, we may have something else that could be perfect for you! Know someone else who might be interested in Travel Industry opportunities? Please share our details!


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.

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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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