Group & Events Consultant

Salary:
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Sector: Business Travel
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 15/05/2019
Job reference: 21995
Contact: Joe Bartholomew
Contact tel: 0203 887 9444
Do you have experience within the Travel Industry? Do you have experience using a GDS flight system and with arranging group bookings/events? Do you live in the Kent/Surrey area and looking to get away from the London commute?
A well-established Leisure & Business Travel company based out in Kent are look for a Groups Travel Consultant to join their Groups/Business Travel department.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

To develop and maintain fantastic client relationships through the delivery of great service and by doing so, contributing to the overall success of the Groups and Events team

Key Accountabilities:

*To be the first point of contact for our clients with regards to all enquiries and the maintenance of ongoing client relationships
*To ensure that turnaround times are met, and that information provided to clients is accurate
*To take a put together client proposals - always ensuring that proposals are relevant, accurate, commercially viable and stand out. It is essential to always demonstrating fantastic destination knowledge
*To make both individual and group bookings (air, rail, hotels) and all ground travel arrangements liaising with appropriate DMCs as required
*Identifying opportunities for add on services and events using your destination knowledge and commercial awareness
*To provide excellent service to our clients - always being the face of the business, being punctual, accurate and responding to the client requests
*To follow up with clients to gain feedback and to support the process of ongoing business
*To always be looking for opportunities to seek new business and to work with the Business Development Manager where appropriate
*To travel with clients as required and to be on site handling all issues that may arise

The Person:

*You have previous experience of working for a tour operator or travel agency and have strong GDS knowledge
*Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
*You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills
*You have fantastic attention to detail
*You are great at communicating effectively - both verbally and in writing
*You demonstrate strong destination knowledge

Interested:

To apply for the position of Trade Missions Travel Consultant Click 'apply' to submit your CV.
This role is being managed by Joe@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk / Tel: 0203 887 9444
Please note that only candidates who meet the shortlisted requirements will be contacted

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