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Africa Destination Specialist - Tour Operator

Posted 19 January by C&M Travel Ended


Africa Destination Specialist - Brighton £20-30k DOE + Commission

This specialist Tour Operator are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious travel specialist, with experience in designing tailor-made safaris to Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Madagascar. Additional destinations a bonus. You must have excellent communication skills, have a passion for the natural world and be great at working in small teams. Their USPs are based on creating tailor-made trips for discerning travellers who want to experience something unique and potentially life changing, balanced with an ethical and environmentally responsible approach. They pride themselves on their in-depth destination knowledge and incredibly high standards of customer service.


Africa Destination Specialist - Responsibilities;


-Create 'once in a lifetime' itineraries to Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Madagascar
-Build relationships with external and internal clients including suppliers, preferred partners and travel agents
-Dealing with incoming enquires by telephone, email and online to include social media
-Working towards and achieving sales targets
-Work alongside the product and marketing team

Africa Destination Specialist - Skills


-Demonstrable on the ground experience in your specialist destinations
-Recent experience of travel sales, preferably at a mid to high-end level
-Confident communicator on the phone
-Belief in your capacity to manage multiple sales enquiries and balance preparation and delivery of detailed information within itineraries that is accurate and client focused - both on a practical and creative level
-Ability to consistently meet sales targets
-Familiarity with office systems and software, specifically CRM and MS Office
-Experience and understanding of how to prioritise and manage time to meet both internal and external (client) deadlines
-Able to demonstrate examples of successful relationship management; persuasion and negotiation
-Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Additional Info;


Basic salary £20 - £30k depending on experience plus commission
Excellent working hours Monday - Friday 0900 - 1730 and 1 in every 4 Saturday 1000-1400
Friendly working environment

If you are an experienced Travel Consultant with the above Destination Specialist knowledge and are interested in applying for this position please email your CV to

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Reference: 34273819

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