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Travel Specialist

Travel Trade Recruitment
Reading, Berkshire, England
£33000 - £38000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Calling all sports lovers!!!!

Are you a huge sports fan with experience within the travel industry? Have you travelled or lived in Australia or New Zealand? Would you like to help our clients plan some great cricket holidays there? Look no further!!!

We are working with a sports specialist based in West London / Berkshire who are on the lookout for an experienced travel consultant who has a passion for all things cricket!

Someone who will knock their customers for 6 and really step out of the crease to arrange boundary hitting holidays!

You will be providing amazing holidays to amazing people and we are looking for bright, enthusiastic and confident individual, who have extensively travelled in Australia to join us as Specialist Travel + Ticketing Consultant. You will be involved in planning, negotiating and executing group and tailormade trips to clients who love to follow the England team around the world.

As a professional travel specialist, you will work with our product manager and clients, mainly by telephone, offering advice, helping with their travel plans and creating a holiday experience that is just perfect for them and issuing Iata tickets.

The person:

  • Sales experience vital and passion for sports travel essential
  • Must have a passion for and have knowledge about Cricket
  • First-hand travelling experience in Australia and New Zealand, with an understanding of the geography and culture of the region
  • Confidence in dealing with people at all levels. 5 years Tailor made travel experience.
  • An excellent telephone manner, strong tele sales skills and face to face customer service
  • Good organisation, administration and time management skills
  • Education to GCSE level or a relevant sales or business background
  • GDS experience -good working knowledge of Worldspan/Amadeus/Galileo
  • Minimum 5 years travel agency and or tour operation experience
  • Good written and spoken English plus relationship building skill
  • Ability to be away from home on tours from time to time
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel etc
  • Have the right to work in UK
  • Accuracy - attention to detail.
  • Flexible working hours including evenings, weekend and bank holidays if required
  • Sense of humour, love of hard work

What the company offer!!

  • Generous salary with sales bonuses and incentives (33-38k OTE)
  • Comprehensive product and sales training
  • A pleasant and friendly working environment
  • Familiarisation trips
  • Discounted personal travel
  • Opportunities to progress


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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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