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Business Development Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
West London, London, England
Up to £60000 per annum
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Tourist Board
Full Time
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Are you an experienced Business Development / PR Manager? Do you have experience within the Travel Industry? Are you a driven professional looking to advance your career? WE HAVE THE ROLE FOR YOU!!

We are working with a global sales, marketing & communications agency, who are actively seeking an ambitious individual to embark on a new journey as Business Development Manager in the UK & Ireland.
They are searching for a dynamic leader brimming with enthusiasm, a zest for learning, and an appetite for business success. While experience with a Tourism Marketing and PR Agency is preferred, they welcome applications from candidates with strong background in product, marketing, or partnerships within prominent tour operators, tourism boards, or hotel companies.

Key responsibilities:

* Business Development: Identify and pursue new business opportunities, lead the team in creating and executing marketing and sales strategies.
* Evaluate existing Tourism accounts to identify growth areas.
* Prepare pitches and RFPs for new and existing clients.
* Build relationships with new clients, understand their needs, and develop proposals.
* Conduct market research and analyse competition to adjust strategy decisions.
* Develop, implement, and manage strategic marketing plans.
* Organize top-class industry events on behalf of clients.
* Grow the department and strategically lead the business development of the
* Tourism Marketing & PR Team.
* Report to the General Manager on business development performance and collaborate with other departments.

Skills & Experience:

* Minimum 10 years of experience in the tourism industry with personnel responsibility.
* Higher university degree or equivalent qualification.
* Extensive personal network within the UK & Ireland tourism industry, and a strong network of contacts with tourism boards, cruise companies, and hotel companies.
* Ability to work under pressure, fostering a team spirit, and coaching experience.
* Charismatic, and resilient to changing environments and client's request.
* Self-driven, dynamic, and passionate about the travel industry.
* Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
* Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
* Fluency in English; proficiency in Spanish and French is an advantage.
* Knowledge of MS Office Products, and other relevant platforms (Canva, etc.)
* Enthusiastic and eager to improve.
* A leader capable of empowering, motivating, and coaching the team

The package:

* Competitive salary depending on experience.
* 37.5 hours per week, Hybrid Working
* 21 days annual leave increasing to a maximum of 25 days, excluding bank holidays
* Life insurance
* Birthday Vouchers
* Corporate social events
* Employee Assistance Program
* Pension after 3months
* Company IT equipment provided.
* Working with a professional & positive team
* Multi-cultural working environment
* Great promotional opportunities as the business grows.


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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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3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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