Do you have experience in dealing with hotels within the group travel sector? Do you have experience in negotiating and contracting rates and availabilities with hotels? My client is one of the leading wholesale tour agents for the UK leisure group travel market. This position offers an introduction to hotel contracting, therefore the successful applicant would ideally have previous contracting experience or strong negotiation skills and be comfortable in developing and maintaining supplier relationships.
Job Purpose: You would be involved not only in the day to day responsibility of finding and booking group space at suitable hotel accommodation according to our customer's needs, but also with the contracting of hotel rate agreements and allocations.
*Contracting hotel rate agreements and booking conditions then loading agreements into our hotel contract database. *Profiling and sourcing the right hotel according to client requirements. *The negotiation of prices within budget and workable booking conditions for non-contracted hotels *Provisional booking of hotels, administration of option deadlines and booking confirmations, ensuring that the booking is correctly entered in our hotel database and hotel paperwork is received and filed. *Identifying destinations and periods where hotel allocations may be required, booking allocations and loading bookings into database. *Identifying where hotel rate agreements need to be set up and what price level is required to be competitive. *Loading data on new hotels booked or contracted. *Entering and updating contact information at hotels. *Maintaining and developing relationships with hotel suppliers.
Candidate Knowledge and Skills Required:
*Must be a Car Owner *Relevant experience in the Travel Industry dealing with Group Bookings and Hotels. *To act as a team Player in the Hotel Department, also co-ordinating work with sales and product. *Strong Organisational and Administrative Skills. *Ability to Multi-Task and Plan Daily, Weekly and Monthly Activity. *Professional and Pleasant Telephone Manner. *Good Geographical Knowledge of the UK and Europe a preference. *Computer Literate with Word and Excel Skills. *Attention to Detail a Must. *Fluency in a second European language would be an advantage
The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary and working hours of Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Interested? If you have the relevant skills and experience, please follow the instructions to apply now.