Travel Consultant - Full or Part Time
For: Travel Consultant - Perm - Full or Part Time - Dereham - GBP14,500 pro rata
Meyer Scott Ref: VR/06849
Our client are an independently owned travel company that has been operating locally for 80 years and currently employs in the region of 230 staff, half of which have been with the company for over 10 years - which is a testimony to how they treat their staff!
The business is the tour operation side of the business which specialises in putting together bespoke tailor-made holidays to a wide range of destinations including the Channel Islands, Far East, Middle East, Southern Africa, Indian Ocean, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand which are sold largely through all Travel Agencies across the UK but also directly to the public.
About the Job
Reporting into the Branch Manager, the role of Travel Consultant involves being part of a busy team dealing with customers face to face on a daily basis planning and selling tailor made holidays to worldwide destinations along with any other required travel services to suit each clients requirements.
Our travel consultants work hard to meet and exceed their targets and take pride in offering excellent customer service to gain recommendations and build on our local client bases.
We are looking for an experienced Travel Agent with a minimum of one years experience, a real team player and someone who loves dealing with customers face to face and working to sales targets.
Key skills required are:
A passion for travel
Enjoy working to sales and profit targets
Ability to interact, communicate and negotiate effectively with clients face to face and over the telephone
Have excellent organizational skills, a keen eye for detail and be comfortable with multi-tasking
Be able to remain calm when dealing with any problems or complaints
Like working under your own initiative and as part of a team
Personal travel experience an advantage
About Staff Benefits
Excellent staff travel rates
Friendly working environment
Numerous social events
Overseas educational travel opportunities
Full-Time or part-time (minimum 4 days per week)
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 5.30pm, Sat 9am to 5pm (minimum one Sat off pcm, when working a Saturday you have a day off during that week), closed on Sundays
Salary: from GBP14,500 (dependent on experience) + incentives, commission and bonuses (average seller =GBP2,700, top seller = GBP5k on top of basic salary)