Travel Consultant (Experienced)

System People Ltd
Basic £25000 - £30000 plus up to £15k Bonus
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience in the luxury holiday market?

Are you familiar with arranging and selling luxury holidays in one/some of the following locations;

  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Japan & China
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • South East Asia
  • Indian Subcontinent
We are looking for experienced Travel Consultants to join an exciting travel business in Cumbria. These opportunities would suit someone who has spent time living or working in on the locations listed above, or who has previously worked in the travel industry as a specialist in that area.

These opportunities have become available in the Penrith area for a new & inventive luxury travel company. The business is in its infancy stages as a start-up business, following the huge success the owner has experienced previously in the travel industry. The Managing Director is looking for individuals with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are looking for a career in the local area not just a job!

We are looking for experienced, confident & ambitious staff to join a new team of travel specialists. The client boasts state of the art, open-plan offices just outside Penrith. The culture of this business is modern, ambitious and the environment provides a bright and dynamic place to work. The culture encourages independent thinking and values people who can take responsibility.

So much on offer for you!

  • This opportunity really does have unprecedented benefits that surpass any other job out there in the local job market.
  • The pay for this post offers a set basic salary of up to £30,000 depending upon your experience and expertise.
  • Realistic Commission opportunities from £3,000 to £10,000 (Full details and examples provided if taken to shortlist stage)
  • Guaranteed FREE travel to exotic places (Work trip for research purposes!)
  • 20 days holiday
  • Stunning modern offices in a beautiful setting
  • Free parking
  • Real career opportunity with plenty scope for career advancement
  • Chance to relocate to the Lake District - a beautiful part of the country. The Eden Valley is just outside Europe's largest national park which boasts, England's highest mountains, gorgeous lakes, outdoor activities galore as well as great transport connections (Manchester in 1hr, Edinburgh in 2, London in 3). The Lakes vs. London? It's a no brainer.
The Purpose of the Job
The role of the Experienced Travel Consultant is to design and sell tailor-made holidays to our customers, whilst at the same time providing exceptional service in all parts of the process. You will need to be able to do this whilst maximising profits and developing your own destination knowledge through regular travel to your destination of expertise. This role does not involve any cold calling or telesales. The business is founded upon referrals, inbound enquiries, and strong advertising and marketing efforts.

Job Details and Duties

  • Set up and creation of your expert location to add to the business portfolio
  • Design and creation of all literature and brochures to promote your luxury holiday location’s
  • Dealing directly with customers by email, over the telephone & occasionally in person
  • Finding out about their holiday plans, understanding them, and the key things they want to get out of their holiday
  • Using your experience to put together their perfect holiday, and being able to explain clearly why
  • Making the sale, whilst also ensuring profitability within agreed price plans
  • Contacting customers after their holidays to get feedback on their experiences
  • Opportunity to be responsible as a junior product manager for a specific destination.
  • Managing supplier relationships, ensuring our Website is up to date
  • Having an ethical and responsible approach in all dealings with our customers and with our suppliers
  • Embodying company values of integrity, community & responsibility, plus instilling these amongst colleagues
Sound interesting?

To be successful in this role you will need to be experienced in your holiday destination location, positive, polite, have exceptional attention to detail, be a good listener, and incredibly determined. Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook) is a pre-requisite. Your personality, drive and overall attitude is much more important to us. We are keen to hear from people who have a great telephone manner, a hunger for success and a real interest in travel to exotic places!

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