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Martin Randall Travel Group Chiswick, west London or Bath, UK
Aug 16, 2018
Full time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the Cultural Travel Company (CTC) , the affordable sister brand to the UK’s leading cultural tour operator, Martin Randall Travel . This full-time, permanent role is based in our MRT offices in west London (Chiswick) or in Bath. Established in 2017, CTC offers trips exploring art, architecture, archaeology, history and music in Europe and the UK, all accompanied by expert speakers. There are plans for expansion of the range of destinations and subject matter. We are looking for a dynamic individual to manage the product and operations side of the business, as well as communicating with clients and making bookings. The role can be adapted to the experience of the successful candidate, though a minimum of two years’ experience in the travel industry (preferably with a tour operator) is essential. An interest in art, music or history is desirable, as is fluency in at least one European language in addition to English.   Main responsibilities Purchasing – contracting and negotiating with local suppliers Operations – itinerary planning, costings, client documentation Liaising with tour leaders Contributing to marketing activity Responding to client enquiries and making bookings   Key skills At least two years’ experience in an operations/product role in the travel industry Ability to work to deadlines and use own initiative Proficiency with Excel and ability to learn new software programmes, ie reservation management systems Excellent communication skills – written and spoken English Knowledge of major European cities and their cultural and artistic highlights Please apply to recruitment@culturaltravel.co.uk by sending a cover letter stating relevant experience to the role, and a recent CV.  Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.  Closing date for applications: Friday, 31st August. 
Natural World Safaris Brighton, UK
Aug 02, 2018
Full time
We are looking for someone to assist with the operations and product development in our Africa and Asia departments. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient with excellent attention to detail, and be a motivated self-starter, who is capable of assisting the Product Manager. We are looking for someone with a background in the travel industry and good geographical knowledge of Africa and Asia, with travel industry experience in operations and/or product. This is an exciting and varied position which will evolve as this part of the business grows, so a flexible working attitude and willingness to pitch in and help with different projects as they arise is key. Product Supporting the Product Manager in relation to creation, content writing, proofreading, contracting, pricing, analysis, systems and general administration of products Ensuring that all our product is up to date in our central system and assisting with loading and updating new or revised products Keeping up to date with products in your area and training the sales team of new products Compiling competitor analysis when required Assisting the marketing team with any product-related material required Operations Organising all logistics for our Africa and Asia small group departures Maintaining high standards in respect to customer service with our local partners Assisting with distributing branding to our overseas partners Issuing and finalising contracts with specialist leaders Assisting with any client issues, including taking the out-of-hours phone on a rota basis as and when required SKILLS & EXPERIENCE The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and experience: Excellent working knowledge of Excel (and the rest of the Microsoft Office programs), as well as Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Sheets Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn new software products is a must At least 2 years experience in an operations and/or product role in the travel industry Experience with entering products into a database, proofreading and costings Ability to work to deadlines; using own initiative to manage a heavy workload with at times conflicting priorities Knowledge of Sub Saharan Africa and Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Borneo) with some travel experience (preferred) Excellent communication skills; written and spoken English Ability to work in a fast-moving and ever-changing environment A proactive approach; a ‘can-do’ attitude Passion for wildlife