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Luxury Travel Sales Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
London, England
Up to £52000 per annum
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Do you have a background within the Luxury Travel Industry? Do you have a proven track record driving revenue and maximising profitability? We have the role for you!!

We are working with an extremely high end and reputable Tour Operator based in London, who are looking for an experienced Sales Manager to join their team in the heart of London.

As the Sales Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving revenue growth and maximising profitability by effectively selling group bookings, events and charter services. Responsible for monitoring market trends and industry developments to identify opportunities for
growth. Generating regular reports on sales performance, forecasts and market insights to inform strategic decision-making.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Achieve and exceed established revenue targets aimed at growing group and charter business in relevant markets and sector. Exploring opportunities for lower cost of sale (e.g. B2C).
  • Develop and implement a detailed and strategic action plan for group and charter business from Trains & Cruises owned accounts as well as from the companies in-market sales teams
  • Build strong working relationships with new partners, key accounts as well as with relevant Account Managers and Directors from the Commercial Office and Privat Client Manager network.
  • Maintain an up-to-date groups and charter opportunity pipeline, for both optioned and proposed business.
  • At all times, be fully informed of all group and charter enquiries, optioned and confirmed, ready to provide a detailed update to any Head of Department in the absence of the Director of Sales.
  • Evaluate and review account production for owned accounts - implementing short and longer term sales actions to achieve revenue targets.
  • Create, update and implement departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that operational standards and procedures of the department are adhered to.
  • Implement measures and systems to improve cost efficiency and the internal and external customer experience.
  • Budget, plan and monitor departmental expenditure.

Job Requirements:

  • 3 - 5 years relevant experience within a similar role.
  • Previous experience in a similar role - advantageous.
  • Sales experience within the luxury hospitality industry - advantageous.
  • Relevant industry related diploma or degree - advantageous..
  • Proven ability to drive sales process from plan to close
  • Exceptional communication, organisational & administrative skills.
  • Ability to manage a travel and expenses budget.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, CRM and business intelligence software.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions & work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills within the organisation and a proven ability to build strong external relationships with industry partners.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting.

The Package:

  • Salary - £ 52,000
  • Sales Incentive Plan
  • Hybrid - 3 days office, 2 days working from home (Central London offices)
  • Benefits - Pension scheme, Private medical, Welfare Initiatives, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday- 25 days base (excluding bank holidays)


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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

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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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