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2 months ago
Travel Trade Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + plus amazing company b
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Georgia Sinclair
Category: Tour Operator Jobs
Are you a highly motivated and experienced Travel Professional? Do you know the UK & Ireland like the back of your hand? If so, this could be your dream role! My client, a leading DMC within the UK and Ireland, is currently recruiting for an experienced Leisure Department Executive to join their busy team in Edinburgh. This internationally renowned Tour Operator pride themselves on their personalised service, so prior experience working in the Travel Industry is a MUST! Are you Travel Sales orientated and motivated? If you have strong knowledge of the UK & Ireland as luxury tourism destinations and plenty of experience selling it... then look no further!

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will need to have excellent geographical and product knowledge of Ireland and the UK as well as extensive experience in tailor-making travel itineraries to perfectly match customer needs. You will be dealing with mid to high end accounts and travellers who are seeking unique, luxurious, and bespoke travel experiences on both an individual and group basis. Your day to day will consist of generating quotes, bookings tours and ancillaries, forming and maintaining relationships with clients and suppliers alike, so being able to work effectively both individually and as a team player in a growing and exciting environment is a must.

DUTIES
* Provide an exciting range of tailored high-end programs for clients travelling both independently and as part of group
* Undertaking client requests and converting bookings according to the response times set in an efficient and customer focused manner
* Establish lasting relationships with new clients and suppliers
* Strengthen and maintain relationships with existing clients and suppliers
* Delivering the highest level of customer service at all times
* Booking all elements of travel - from flights, to hotels, transfers, and other service reservations, all whilst working to develop strong supplier relationships
* Develop FIT business for the UK from existing and prospective clients
* Assist with other departments when needed (especially the Groups & Operations Departments)
* Quote a wide range of bespoke holiday options, tailor-made to suit the needs of each and every customer
* Converting quotes into confirmed bookings and working to exceed sales targets
* Ensure that company information and sample programmes are constantly updated, refreshed and reflect current offerings
* General office duties - including but not limited to sales and marketing activities
* Keeping your product and brand knowledge up to date, whilst having in-depth knowledge of all the company's destinations (with a particular focus on Ireland)
* Committed to providing high-quality and personalised services

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
* Experience in a similar role is essential
* In depth knowledge of the UK & Ireland as a luxury tourism product and destination
* Excellent customer care and communication skills
* Great team player with strong communication skills and a keen eye for detail
* Proven track record in the development of clients proposals
* Operating programs to the highest level in a fast-paced and competitive environment
* Proactive team player who demonstrates a high level of initiative
* Ability to meet agreed timelines
* Willingness to travel - mainly within Ireland and the UK, but also the opportunity to travel to overseas locations

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
- A competitive salary above industry standards - up to £25,000 per annum (negotiable)
- Sociable working hours - Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm
- A great variety of company benefits and incentives

INTERESTED?
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please , call Georgia on, or simply click 'Apply Now' below and follow our easy to view instructions. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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