Travel Consultant

  • Sunvil Latin America
  • Sunvil, Upper Square, Isleworth, UK
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full time Travel Consultants/Advisers

Job Description

Sunvil Latin America

Travel Consultant

Sunvil is an independent specialist tour operator established in the UK in 1969.  Sunvil Latin America (a division of the Sunvil group) was launched in 1995.  The programme specialises in tailor-made adventure trips to Central and South America for a more discerning and independent traveller.  We sell both direct to the public and through travel agents.

We are currently recruiting for a full time position to join our small and friendly Latin America team.  The role is extremely varied, main responsibilities will include: giving expert advice to clients and travel agents and creating and costing bespoke trips; liaising with overseas ground agents and airlines; assisting with promotions and exhibitions; brochure production and website updates; preparing client travel packs; invoicing and airline ticketing (Amadeus).  Overseas travel will be involved – contracting new properties/products and monitoring overall standards.  We have a separate marketing, IT, agency sales and accounts department to support the programme.  Regular company social events are organised.

An ability to speak Spanish, existing knowledge of the Travelink (or Tigerbay) reservations system, a driving licence and an interest in photography would also be useful.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and whose passion for travel is infectious.  Previous knowledge of Latin America is essential including some of the following countries; Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos, Argentina or Chile.

The successful candidate will have a good telephone manner, excellent written skills and be highly organised and have good attention to detail.  The ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload will be crucial.  The candidate will be happy to work independently as well as part of a small team.  

A good working knowledge of an airline GDS will be a necessity.  Experience of Google cloud, Microsoft Word and Excel would also be advantageous.  The commute to our office in Old Isleworth (Nr Richmond, Surrey) should take no longer than 1 hour.     

Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730 and 0930-1630 Saturday, a 5 day working week including Saturday work and evening promotions will be part of the role.  Immediate start.  No agencies please.

 

 

Salary

Upon request