Travel Consultant

Recruiter
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Closes
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our travel consultants pride themselves on their ability to exactly match the most appropriate travel products with the client's individual needs and exceed their expectations at every opportunity. As a result Trailfinders has sent over 15 million clients off on their travels since its inception in 1970 and over 80% of our clients are either referred to us by word of mouth or have travelled with us before.

Each client's initial contact with Trailfinders is a phone call or a visit to one of our travel centres. This provides an excellent opportunity for consultants to actively sell our wide range of flights, accommodation and tailormade products and to promote the comprehensive services of our One Stop Travel Shop: Passport and Visa Service, Travel Insurance, Travel Clinic, Honeymoon & Celebration Gift Lists and the Travel Goods & Essentials Shop.

Responsibilities

  • Our consultants are highly trained and knowledgeable and between them have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries.
  • This along with access to the reservation system Galileo and an array of unique in-house systems and up to date information enables our consultants to sell enthusiastically, professionally and with confidence, offering service and advice that is second to none in the industry.

About You

  • The ideal travel consultant will be passionate about all things travel. Essential are the ability and the desire to sell, plan and advise on travel arrangements to a diverse client base whilst delivering an unparalleled level of client care.
  • A confident approach to building rapport and forging exceptional client relationships.
  • Ideally successful experience of working in a target based sales role; otherwise the drive to succeed in an environment designed to reward excellence with proven persuasive and influencing skills and a results orientated nature.
  • A strong worldwide geographical awareness as well as extensive and recent first hand travel experience, with particular preference for travel in Australia & New Zealand, America & Canada or Asia. A sound geographical knowledge of Europe only is required for our specialist Europe Department in Kensington.
  • Previous experience of working in a busy, pressurized office environment, competent PC and keyboard skills with the ability to effectively and quickly manage multiple software applications simultaneously.
  • A good standard of education, ideally to degree level, and the ability to multi task and quickly interpret a large volume of complex information whilst communicating effectively with clients over the phone and face to face.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, a close attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a regimented corporate working environment.

Benefits

  • Exceptional training, sales incentives, discounted travel, free lunch & annual travel insurance, inhouse promotions.