Senior Travel Designer – East Africa specialist - for Luxury Inbound Tour Operator

Posted 11 Jan 2019

Our company (listed on the JSE) is launching a new luxury inbound tour operator. We are looking to recruit Travel Designers to provide advice to clients and successfully sell luxury holiday experiences. As Travel Designer you will be driven to be the best and enjoy working in a client orientated sales environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Travel Designer to be rewarded for the work that they do. The applicant must have a proven track record of successfully selling luxury and experiential travel itineraries and reaching set targets with the focus on luxury service and accommodation across East and Central Africa.

25k-35k + commissions

Cape Town, Western Cape

Required Qualifications

Experience Needed • Local and international experience in Travel Designing • Excellent continent wide geographical and first-hand sales experience is a must • Previous tailor-made experience (B2C) • High level of product and competitor knowledge • 5 years of proven track record of designing itineraries in East Africa • Knowledge and experience using Globetrack • Excellent track record of dealing with high-end clients Responsibilities • Selling a full range of luxury travel products to ensure maximum sales and reach set targets • Quoting holidays and converting these to high spend holiday bookings • Dealing with bespoke tailor-made bookings and itineraries from start to finish • Offering expert advice in all aspects of Travel • Understand your client’s needs, in order to sell them the right travel product • Keeping your product and brand knowledge up to date while having in-dept knowledge of the company’s products and destinations • Providing excellent customer service • Complete relevant administration to complete the booking • Assist with any other details clients may want • Working in a target driven environment • Assisting in training and the support of sales and administration team members Requirements • Grade 12 senior certificate, relevant tertiary education in travel and tourism is desirable • A minimum of 3 years' sales experience, within the luxury travel industry selling to FIT’s and agents • A minimum of 5 years selling exclusively East Africa • A proven track record of successfully selling luxury itineraries and reaching set targets • A Wealth of travel industry experience, within an independent travel operator • Excellent communication and literacy skills • Excellent listening skills • Target driven • Outcome orientated • Passionate about the travel industry

Additional Info

Benefits • R25 000 – R35 000 • Sales based commission • Flexible work environment

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