Travel Relations Executive (luxury travel)

Job Title: Travel Relations Executive (luxury travel)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Reference: 15621962
Job Published: October 27, 2017 01:00

Job Description

Are you an outgoing events, hospitality or luxury travel professional who enjoys relationship sales? Great opportunity to work for a highly creative niche luxury travel company.

The Company

A fast moving, fast thinking luxury travel and thought leadership agency who have grown from an ambitious start up. An exciting and expanding team who are rapidly growing and are looking for a passionate and ambitious new team member. This is your chance to combine your passion for travel, events and people in a unique and forward-thinking agency.

The Role

A fantastic role for a creative, ambitious candidate to work with a hugely successful luxury travel brand in the international market, representing and showcasing their events as the most influential and innovative out there. You will take full ownership of the international travel shows and position them as the most innovative and influential industry events of the year. In a busy and energetic environment, you will act as a global brand ambassador and establish strong relationships with buyers from around the world, delivering annual buyer targets.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and selling the events to selected travel industry professionals
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with buyers, DMCs and travel specialists
  • Deliver annual buyer targets by maintaining existing relationships and generating new leads
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of overall trade marketplace, competitor shows and prospective buyers, and build an in depth understanding of the regions you are responsible for
  • Oversee and maintain an active and relevant database of clients/prospects
  • Produce a hosted buyer strategy and regional business plans post event
  • Attend regular travel events, shows and sales trips at various international locations as required
  • Manage and process all prospective buyer applications and respond in a timely fashion
  • Significantly increase delegate and buyer database

About You

You will be a professional people person with proven success in delivering targets in a fast-paced environment with a passion for luxury travel and events. A strong communicator with excellent time management and problem-solving skills to bring new ideas and think innovatively to attract new clients and bring in new revenue. You will enjoy liaising with people from all backgrounds and be comfortable working under pressure as part of a small team.

Key Requirements:

  • Proven experience in luxury travel/hospitality or events with some sales or recruitment knowledge
  • Proficient with email applications, diary management and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent attention to detail and customer service
  • Comfortable liaising with and selling to high profile/senior clients and buyers
  • A strong knowledge of the travel industry
  • Ability to work on a tight budget and meet sales targets
  • Excellent oral and written communication and accurate reporting skills
  • Spanish language and an understanding of event sales cycle an advantage, but not essential
  • Personality and talent, looking for a career

This is an amazing role for an enthusiastic and an ambitious travel or events professional with proven sales or recruitment experience to take your career to the next level, in a fast-growing company! So, what are you waiting for?

If your background matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click "Apply" now.