Travel Consultant

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Up to £15015 per annum
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm (one Saturday off in four)
Sally Evans

For: Travel Consultant - Bishop Stortford - £15,015 pa - Permanent

Meyer Scott Ref: VR/07476

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.

Reporting into the Branch Manager, the role of Travel Consultant within a the Agency 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 client's 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.

About you

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 is an advantage

About Staff Benefits

  • Excellent staff travel rates

  • Friendly working environment

  • Numerous social events

  • Pension scheme

  • Overseas educational travel opportunities

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 £15,015 - pro rata (dependent on experience) + incentives, commission and bonuses (average seller =£2,700, top seller = £5k on top of basic salary)

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