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Business Development Executive

Travel Trade Recruitment
£30000 - £33000 per annum + Car allowance
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a growing trade team as a full-time trade representative in the South of England. You will be responsible for growing industry sales by building new relationships and maintaining existing ones with there top performing agents by offering consistent training and support as well as communicating to the travel trade to educate them on new products and services, delivering marketing material and identifying new business opportunities.
We are looking for a passionate and ambitious person, someone who loves travel extensive training will be given.

Key Responsibilities
⦁ Maximise and grow agency sales in the travel industry in the UK
⦁ Develop and maintain strong relationships with our travel agent partners to help make agents.
⦁ Creating and updating training presentations to a high standard.
⦁ Provide excellent training sessions to trade partners with enthusiasm and passion including regular sales visits in person, as well as leading webinars
⦁ Provide consistent communication with agency partners to communicate news, product updates, incentives and training
⦁ Manage your own day-to-day schedule with help and guidance as required
⦁ Attending and hosting (if applicable) travel trade, consumer and conference events. This requires regular evening and occasional weekend work
⦁ Incorporating booking incentives into training presentations, and coordinating the issuing of prizes alongside the Head of Trade Sales.
⦁ Creating fam trips and hosting selected Fam trips
⦁ Updating social media channels with any trade activity on a regular basis
⦁ To be familiar with the trends of the company's and competitors' products and to advise the Head of Trade accordingly.
⦁ Collecting travel agent contact information during sales calls, and update the database accordingly
⦁ Respond quickly and efficiently to travel agent queries and assist with any requests and support they need
⦁ Help manage sales budgets alongside head of trade sales
⦁ Monthly reporting on agent call and visit activity
⦁ Regular driving is required, therefore a clean driving license and car is essential

About You

⦁ Enthusiastic, personable and engaging
⦁ Confident, friendly and a professional
⦁ Ability to think creatively
⦁ Highly organised
⦁ Ability to analyse and interpret statistics
⦁ Excellent at developing instant rapport with new people
⦁ Highly articulate

⦁ Confident on the phone, face to face or presenting to a group.
⦁ Must be ambitious and driven
⦁ Enjoys going to functions and social events
⦁ Enjoys working independently but is also a team player
⦁ Good sense of humour!

Salary up to £33,000 Plus Car Allowance & Other Expenses

Interested apply here or email


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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