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lateral life Islington, London, UK
Nov 19, 2018
Full time
Lateral life is a small luxury tour operator in the UK dealing with exclusive FIT trips with a particular focus on extended holidays and sabbaticals. Our clients are affluent, discerning and mainly UK based professionals and range from young families to retirees.   As a small company and team, you'll find every day to be a bit different and will be involved in some way in most aspects of the business from operations to marketing. The ideal candidate would have prior trip planning experience, have good destination and product knowledge of Latin America as well as being well travelled in general. Even though the team is divided roughly into geographic regions we all work together to share our knowledge as well as simultaneously learning about other destinations from one another. The main function of the role is to create personalised tailor-made itineraries that are ‘lateral’. We are looking for someone that thinks outside the box and wants to create exciting, dynamic itineraries. In doing this we aim to construct exceptional trips that are imaginative and original, taking our clients off the beaten track to truly experience the destinations they visit. We try to meet each one of our clients in person to discuss trip ideas and to get a real feeling for their interests and expectations. You will attend client meetings so must be confident and communicative and use your expert knowledge to recommend the best possible destinations, accommodation and excursions to suit their tastes and budget.   As individuals we are passionate about travel and between the team of 5 we have travelled vastly across the globe. We also encourage travel and all travel regularly both for research and leisure.   Day to Day: Correspond and converse with the client on an on-going basis from initial enquiry through to confirmed booking Collaborate with our chosen DMC’s to create itineraries Liaise with and book hotels, tour operators and flights being the client’s point of contact for each requirement Administration duties involved with itinerary preparation, client confirmation packages and invoicing   Essential requirements: 2 years + experience in trip planning Good destination and product knowledge of Latin America Well travelled globally Keen eye for detail High level of customer service skills Confident dealing with high net worth individuals
Reef and Rainforest Tours Ltd. Totnes, Devon, UK
Oct 25, 2018
Full time
Reef & Rainforest is seeking an experienced wildlife and natural history tours sales consultant to join our small, friendly office by the River Dart in the historic town of Totnes, South Devon. The South Hams is a delightful region with rolling hills, beautiful beaches and easy access to Dartmoor. Exeter and Plymouth are around 45 minutes' drive each. We often see seals, cormorants, swans and kingfishers on the river, and the town centre with its independent shops, pubs and restaurants is only a five-minute walk away. The successful applicant will ideally be a graduate who has worked in tailor-made tour operating and sales for a number of years, preferably with a focus on wildlife viewing and safaris. Comprehensive knowledge of tourism product in Africa, Asia and South America would be a distinct advantage, as would a demonstrable interest in natural history and a love of wilderness. You will need to be articulate with a good command of written and spoken English; have an attractive telephone manner; be numerate; have wide experience of PCs and Microsoft software; be able to operate a website CMS; and be outgoing and personable. Training will be given. Photographic ability will be definitely advantageous - most of the images in our website were taken in-house. "A picture tells a thousand words." Duties will be many and varied, and will include designing, creating and costing of tailor-made itineraries after exhaustive consultation with the client; compiling spreadsheets; developing new itineraries for the website; researching locations; writing blogs and social media entries; maintaining the website; even making the tea and cleaning the cups. The position would be full time, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with an hour off for lunch and 20 days paid leave per annum. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, you will be on the staff pension plan, and there may be discretionary bonuses, often paid twice yearly. The office enjoys evening slide shows and regular outings for dinner, based on reaching booking targets. Research trips to our various destinations will be undertaken at least once or twice a year, and two weekends annually will be required for attending our stand at retail travel shows.  Write a covering letter in the first instance with your CV attached to: alan@reefandrainforest.co.uk . Deadline for applications is 24th November, 2018.                                                                                     
Bradt Travel Guides South Buckinghamshire
Oct 23, 2018
Full time
Bradt Travel Guides – one of the world's leading guidebook publishers – is seeking to recruit an Editorial Assistant to support the editorial department in producing its award-winning print books and e-books. The wide-ranging role includes everything from database management and photo research to checking text and maps, writing cover blurbs and assisting with Bradt’s social media platforms, and is a superb opportunity for a hard-working recent graduate with plenty of energy and ideas. The successful candidate will have excellent time-management skills, the ability to juggle several balls at a time, a very strong eye for detail and immaculate written/verbal skills (which will be tested as part of the application process). Some travel experience would be an advantage. If you are up for a challenge and are driven to succeed, then this could be the position for you. This is an in-house position at Bradt’s office, currently based in south Bucks. www.bradtguides.com Applicants should send a CV and covering letter by email to Managing Editor Claire Strange ( claire.strange@bradtguides.com ).