Group Travel Designer / Sales Executive - Operation Europe

Salary: Competitive
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Sales

Operation Europe Ltd. is an incoming tour operator arranging custom special interest tours for group travel throughout Europe, and is currently recruiting for a Group Travel Designer / Sales Executive to join our dedicated Sales team in our modern and airy canal-side offices in central London.


This role involves liaising directly with a global clientele to create touring programs for both students and professionals throughout the UK & Europe, with programmes focusing on cultural themes as broad as literature, art, food, sport or religion. The role will suit candidates with similar past experience who thrive when working in a team and who love giving great customer service, even in challenging circumstances.


Duties / Responsibilities for our Group Travel Designer / Sales Executive:


• Liaising directly with and providing sustained high-quality service to a global clientele as a member of the dedicated sales and programme design team
• Researching, designing and pricing innovative and original custom-made tours across Europe for special interest groups of all sizes, using regional knowledge and travel industry expertise, and recommending suitable alternatives or informed improvements to the original spec if required
• Negotiating rates with suppliers to ensure dynamic pricing
• Attending travel shows and trade events throughout the year
• Working co-operatively with your colleagues in the operations and reservations departments to ensure a supportive working environment across the company


Skills / Experience required:


• Professional experience in the travel industry, preferably in group travel
• Educated to a university degree level, ideally in a relevant subject
• Comprehensive knowledge of and keen interest in European geography, cities and culture
• Structured, well-organised and resourceful approach to work, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a self-motivated work ethic
• Knowledge of another Western European language will be advantageous


Interested?


If you feel you meet the specific job requirements and would like to be considered, we would be delighted to hear from you - please click on 'Apply' and attach an up to date copy of your CV, or email Lana directly on lana@operationeurope.com



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