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Sales Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
Bristol, England
bonus and excellent company benefits
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Established Tour Operator, specialising in luxury adventure and expedition travel, a leader in its field is expanding again and is looking to recruit a hands-on, entrepreneurial-minded Travel Sales Manager, to manage and grow a team of Specialist Travel Consultants, driving sales. The team are both office & remote based, so you will be flexible to travel to Bristol offices on occasions. Salary is competitive, based on experience, with additional team & company bonuses, and additional benefits. If you have solid sales team management experience within the travel industry or a luxury industry, and a true love of travel and the outdoors, this is a challenging, exciting and rewarding next step.


A UK based Tour Operator, with a global team specialising in luxury adventurous trips to Antarctica, Patagonia and Arctic. It's a team of innovative, knowledgeable, values-led and driven people, who know their customers can use their extraordinary travels and protect the planet. They're now growing their team again and strive to continue to be game-changers in the Travel Industry.


We're looking for an exceptional leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment, fuelled by a relentless focus on achieving remarkable results. You will be leading with energy and enthusiasm, setting high standards and driving performance. You will have previous experience of inspiring and motivating a remote sales team, fostering a culture of excellence, motivation and accountability. We're looking for a Sales Manager who has travel sales management experience, ideally in our travel destinations, where customers expect expertise and dedicated service and individually crafted journeys. There is also ample scope to innovate, shape and influence the future trajectory of your sales team, enabling it to achieve its full potential and meet our ambitious company growth targets.


This is definitely not your average sales manager role! You will have 'been there, done that and got the T-shirt' when it comes to leading, inspiring and developing teams to reach their full potential. If you have Antarctic experience first-hand or selling, this is great, but you don't need to already be an Antarctic Specialist, you just need to be passionate about the great outdoors, adventure travel and keen to learn the product.

- You will possess a deep and nuanced understanding of sales and the sales process, willing to be hands on as required.

- Experience selling an experiential high end product.

- You will have a proven track record of inspiring high performance and achieving sales targets

- You will be a visionary, inspirational and motivational leader, committed to the development of your team

- Confident to manage people remotely and grow a team remotely

- Ambition, with Entrepreneurial flair and a strong work ethic


  • The salary is competitive, dependent on your level of experience.
  • Remote working (UK based)
  • Twenty-five days of paid holiday each year, in addition to your birthday and public holidays
  • Company benefits include company laptop and mobile phone, pension contributions, opportunity to work-and-travel, wellbeing support, growth opportunities, educational trips to your destination and an annual trip.
  • This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The working hours for this role are between 09:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday, so that you are able to effectively communicate with global team members across different time zones. Occasional weekend work will also be required. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to providing the time back during the week.


If you are keen to be considered, please follow the instructions to apply attaching your CV. The vacancy is being managed by Katy on 0121 4509776


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

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Tel: 0203 887 9444

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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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