Booking Agent

Recruiter
CTI
Location
Bristol, Avon
Salary
14500.0000
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

If you’re looking for career progression and a fantastic opportunity where you can really make an impact, then C.T.I is the place to be.

C.T.I is a dynamic business travel company, looking for a forward thinking and ambitious individual to join our team at one of the top Travel Management Companies in the UK. Working at C.T.I you will experience great leadership, fantastic team spirit, integrity, reliability, shared values, diverse training programmes, and an impressive package of benefits.

The successful candidate will join our Hotels Reservations Agent team and be responsible for providing efficient and courteous reservations service in a fast paced, customer focussed environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAIN DUTIES

  • To enter booking inquiries on to the reservation system in the approved manner, making concise notes to enable any member of the team to administer the booking
  • Use the "Work In Progress" (WIP) tool effectively, in accordance with procedures and to the specific requirement of each booking, so that conformity of standard is achieved
  • Seek and identify prospects for increased revenue opportunities through any additional services that can be offered to aid the client
  • Be fully aware of client specific SLA’s and always work in a way that exceeds them
  • Offer fantastic Customer service at all times
  • Actively seek, maintain and grow relationships within the client base and continually look for additional opportunities to increase or repeat business
  • Ensure that all company profiles and traveller preferences are always loaded correctly and utilised to consistently meet client requirements
  • Be familiar with client programmes and preferred partners, using product knowledge and initiative to offer the most commercially beneficial options
  • Ensure that clients are kept informed of the progress of their bookings and that associated documents are correctly communicated to clients and venues within the agreed time spans
  • Effectively communicate to your Team Manager any client, venue or service issues, so they may be addressed with Client Management as appropriate
  • Ensure your Team Manager is kept up to date with booking patterns and projects
  • Identify opportunities and relay ideas and information to your Team Manager
  • Maintain own awareness of any busy dates due to local or regional events
  • Be aware of any promotional offer that could provide better rates or increased commission
  • To assist the Meeting, Events and Groups Team as and when required
  • To assist with travel bookings in the approved manner when required
  • Undertake other duties where required by your line manager to ensure the smooth running of the Operations Department

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage workloads in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Computer literate with good MS office skills
  • Confident communicator (written and verbal) with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Good team player with excellent customer service orientation
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with keen attention to detail
  • High energy and enthusiasm, results oriented and able to deliver to deadlines
  • Take responsibility for own self-development, demonstrate a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in developing a business travel career

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • Company pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health Cash Plan

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the amount of response we receive, unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback to individuals. If you have not heard back please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.