United Kingdom (Oxfordshire & London)
What does the role involve?
Audley Travel is now eagerly searching for ambitious Travel Sales Specialists to join our Africa team based in Oxfordshire and London . As a Travel Specialist you will work with our clients through the entire booking process. This includes; interacting with clients to find out the who-what-when-where and why’s of their trip, putting together itineraries to meet their travel needs, taking care of all the bookings of hotels, tours etc. and finally being the clients point of contact for any questions prior to or while on their trip. Of course, maintaining a high level of attention to detail and customer service throughout. It's your goal to ensure all clients return home having had a trip which exceeded their expectations, and consequently motivates them to return as clients again.
In summary you will use your first-hand country knowledge, and from speaking in depth with clients create and sell a trip that matches their requirements. This role is a great opportunity for someone who loves talking about travel and enjoys planning trips for themselves or others!
What are the benefits?
The starting basic salary for this role is in London office is £24,000 per annum plus commission (guaranteed first year minimum earning of £28,500) and £20,500 in our Witney office plus commission (guaranteed first year minimum earning of £24,000). The commission structure at Audley is uncapped.
We offer a generous allowance for those looking to relocate and a competitive benefits package including access to our dedicated in house Staff Travel Executive who organises personal trips for Audley employees. We also offer extensive training, including a 3-4 week trip to your country of specialisation within your first few weeks of starting your Travel Specialist career with us. We have a great culture and have many social events throughout the year including deck chair cinema events, quiz nights, scavenger hunts, summer and Christmas parties to name just a few. Audley strives to create an environment where people love coming to work every day!
What are the next steps?
It couldn’t be simpler, just touch up your CV and send us an application telling us all about your passion for travel and relevant work experience. One of our resourcing team will then touch base to let you know the next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!
London, United Kingdom
For the first time in many years, Wanderlust Travel Media is looking for a commercial manager. Based in our new London office, this is an exciting time to join Wanderlust as we consolidate and grow the most respected brand in travel media.
Description of the role
Build and develop cross-channel advertising and sponsorship sales for this 24 year old award-winning brand and manage a team of 2-3 sales executives. You will have exceptional communication skills, a top level track record in developing advertising and sponsorship revenues and be a core part of the development of the brand. You will be expected to immerse yourself in the travel industry and attend all the major trade events both in the UK and globally.
Excellent understanding of all media channel sales including print, digital, events.
Work with editorial team to implement new initiatives.
Run commercial client meetings as required.
Identify, propose and implement commercial elements of new initiatives.
Ensure time allocations across accounts are achieving account targets and maximising profitability.
Good understanding of profitability inc. commission structure.
Regular, accurate forecasting across account(s).
Set KPIs for junior team members as required including commission structures.
Ownership of liaison with publishing, production and finance teams as required.
Take responsibility for the development and management of designated team members.
Implement new ideas for lead generation and new revenue streams.
Strong communication skills (written and oral).
Strong work ethic.
Willingness to learn.
Well presented, confident and enthusiastic.
Motivator of self and others.
Innovative / Desire to push things forward.
Other educational or professional qualifications
Essential: Five years sales experience.
Desirable: Degree educated.
Desirable: Knowledge of the travel industry.
Wanderlust is an award-winning multi-channel travel brand encompassing a monthly newsstand and subscription magazine, website, e-newsletter suite, consumer and B2B events division. The brand is aimed at the curious and experiential/adventure travel market.
Simply Health package including discounted gym membership
20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) rising to 25 with length of service
Childcare voucher scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Travel card loan
1 hour lie in/early finish on your birthday
30pm finish on Fridays
Sales days out throughout the year + company Summer & Christmas parties
Continuous training and development
The role will be based in the offices of our partner, Think Publishing, in the Edgware Road in central London which benefits from excellent transport links.
About the team
We value innovation and results over satisfying KPIs. Employees are encouraged to use their initiative to improve their skills and abilities; whether this is identifying training courses that you feel may benefit you, or going to trade shows in the UK or abroad. If you can demonstrate the potential benefits there is nothing to stop you spending more time out meeting your clients than at your desk on the phone!
You will be part of a dynamic and sociable group split into two divisions – Consumer and Business & Professional. Cross portfolio selling is actively encouraged and there is a strong team ethos with regular meetings to share ideas and success stories.
We enjoy two fully funded company parties each year (this year the venues are the Kensington Roof Gardens and the Ivy Club) and there are frequent team nights out as well, especially on Fridays when we have the added bonus of finishing work at 4.30pm.
Please send your CV with a covering letter to the commercial director of Think Publishing, Ian McAuliffe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Macs Adventure Ltd
Glasgow, United Kingdom
We are currently seeking a Worldwide Product Manager to work alongside Fiona Marshall, Head of Product, and the other talented members of the Macs team, to develop a range of active tours in the world’s most interesting destinations.
Your skills and experience
You are an established Product Manager for an adventure travel or tailor-made tour operator with proven experience of developing successful tours in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America. You have a deep-rooted understanding of the adventure travel marketplace and are exceptionally well-travelled. Following systems and processes is natural to you but you have not lost the ability to think on your feet, adapt to change and come up with proven solutions. You are a natural team player, with an adventurous streak and it goes without saying that you should share our passion for walking and cycling!
We'll look for you to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write good copy. You'll have the ability to think strategically, with refined sales and negotiation skills to enable product to be developed and priced at an optimum level to maximise on profit margins. Good technical outdoor skills (eg GPS) are second nature to you and you have excellent organisational and planning skills.
What you will be working on
Developing and implementing our worldwide product range
Monitoring existing product range and identifying and implementing improvements where necessary
Building relationships with local partners (existing and new) to maintain and improve product quality and identify new opportunities.
Building relationships and new products within inbound partners and agents
Working in partnership with the marketing, sales and operations teams to ensure the roll out of new product extensions and ranges
Undertaking research trips to better understand your product area and to help in developing new tours
What we can offer
Macs Adventure is a great place to work, with an engaged group of staff, and excellent work environment and regular opportunities for cake. We have high expectations of our team, and in return we give back to make sure you can do your job well, and enjoy yourself while you’re at it. We want our staff to be adventurous, active, be personal, have fun and give a shit. We give you a chance to shape your own role within the organisation, and we give you ample opportunity for training and development both internally and externally.
Some of the things you can expect when you join our team:
Leisure travel for work – all team members get to go on 1-2 of our trips every year
A modern and flexible office in central Glasgow, with on-site gym, dry-cleaning, nursery and other amenities. We’re located next door to all the delights that up-and-coming Finnieston has to offer
Opportunities for flexible or remote working if needed
Generous holiday allowance - plus a day off on your birthday!
Unlimited fresh coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruit
Opportunity to benefit from the government Cycle Scheme and Childcare Vouchers
Competitive Salary and performance related bonus
Learning and Development Opportunities
Out of office events and activities
To apply for the role, please send us your CV and a email to email@example.com explaining why you would be a perfect match for this role together with details of your salary expectations. As part of the application process, we invite you to come in to meet the team, and we also have some tests and face-to-face interviews to ensure you are a good fit for us - and that we are a good fit for you. Macs Adventure is committed to encouraging a diverse workforce and to ensuring that all applicants are updated on the status of their application.