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Travel Trade Sales Director

Platinum Travel Recruitment
London (Greater), Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire
Up to £115k + bonus
Closing date
1 Apr 2024

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Full Time
Contract Type
Job function
Executive / Senior Management

Job Details

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Travel Trade Sales Director to join a successful travel company based in London, hybrid working model.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing key account relationships, leading product familiarization activities, leading a regional sales team, and ensuring the overall sales performance of the managed territories.

Travel Trade Sales Director Duties:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive trade sales strategy for EMEA to drive revenue growth and market share.
  • GSA Relationship Management: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with General Sales Agents (GSAs) to ensure effective distribution and representation of the cruises in the region.
  • Sales Team Leadership: Manage and lead a regional sales team to effectively penetrate the market.
  • Sales Performance Management: Monitor and analyse sales performance metrics for the managed territories, identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversee marketing activities in the regions, collaborating with local partners to localize collateral as needed.
  • Market Intelligence: Stay abreast of industry trends, competitor activities, and market dynamics to inform sales and marketing strategies.

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven experience in trade sales within the travel or cruise industry is key.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field (MBA is a plus) or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of the EMEA travel market and distribution channels.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation abilities.

Generous salary, bonus, travel perks, hybrid working model, career development and many other benefits are on offer.


Our Story – Travel Recruitment Specialists

Platinum Travel Recruitment have become recognised specialists within the travel industry for many years. Our consultants possess a profound depth of knowledge of the travel industry having worked within travel, with an array of contacts throughout the UK and beyond. 

This is just one of the factors that allows us to provide a superior recruitment service. We ensure that our clients have access to the cream of the crop within the travel industry and candidates can enjoy exciting career-enhancing opportunities. The services that we provide to our clients and candidates show that we are not just recruiters; we are HR professionals, career advisors and experts in the travel industry.

Having two offices strategically placed in the Midlands and Surrey, close to London, this enables us to service a large geographical area and provide that face to face contact for both clients and job seekers.

Strategic in our thinking with a responsive approach to future needs, we think far beyond the conventional recruitment process by conducting a thorough analysis of both our candidates and clients.

Our experienced consultants manage the full recruitment process, screen and test each potential applicant matching the job specifications ensuring time is not wasted on unsuitable candidates. Our open, honest and committed approach will ensure that you reach your goals. So, let’s link up and chat what success means to you.


Why use Platinum Travel Recruitment?


Ability to supply professional pre-scanned travel candidates screened from consultants with years of experience in the travel industry.

Quality applicants rather then quantity.

We appreciate locating the right candidate can be a challenge. We save you time and money on locating candidates by short listing, database searching, head hunting and advertising the vacancies at no cost.

With our strong marketing prescience we are able to target the best applicants right from the outset.

Interviews are only organised for applicants clients wish to see free of charge. Once the candidate is placed a competitive fee will be charged with free trial periods for candidates starting with your organisation.

Many clients use us on an exclusive basis as we listen to requirements and offer the highest level of customer satisfaction whilst understanding your business needs.

If you are looking to expand your company or need recruitment advice feel free to call us on 0208 942 4103


Assistance with the interview and application process

Our experienced and qualified consultants will listen to your requirements in locating the right role and progress your career

Able to provide free career advice on your next move

We have a range of roles including Reservations, Business Travel, Marketing, Product, Management plus more many more exciting opportunities to enhance your career.

Our service is free and kept strictly confidential.

Utilise your experience and achieve your goal – send us your CV today

Company info
Coombe Croft, Howell Hill Grove
KT17 3ER

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