Sales Travel Consultant (Travel & Tourism Sector)

Job Categories:

Sales


Date Posted:

2022-08-08

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:

Job Purpose
The Sales Travel Consultant will monitor the competitor landscape in order to develop sales strategies and also acquire sales through the generation and follow-up of leads. Analyses customer behaviour to support client acquisition and retention through customer enquiries and feedback. Take the lead in researching destination and travel prices, customs, weather conditions, reviews etc.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;

  • Research, explore and study different travel destination options
  • Book tickets, reserve accommodation, organize rental transportation
  • Inform clients and provide useful travel material such as guides, maps and event programs
  • Conduct research on market trends in technology applications to improve productivity and innovation.
  • Escalate client requests that deviate from signed sales agreements.
  • Follow up on networking interactions and leads.
  • Gather customer feedback and market sentiments for stakeholders to enhance products and services.
  • Research destination and travel prices, customs, weather conditions, reviews etc.
  • Research and study clients’ specifications and wishes
  • Suggest suitable travel options that best suit clients' needs
  • Plan and organize travels
  • Maintain database of sales leads.
  • Monitor competitors and customer demand to provide market intel for strategy development.
  • Provide email, social media or telephone responses to customer enquiries.
  • Provide first-level responses to clients' requests and requirements.
  • Recommend a range of products and services according to the client's needs.
  • Providing exceptional customer service over the phone and via email
  • Interpreting and understanding the potential customers' profile and selling a Travel experience that best fits their needs
  • Forming relationships with and negotiating optimal supply agreements and keeping up to date with movements in the industry and new suppliers
  • Follow up on networking interactions and leads.
  • Gather customer feedback and market sentiments for stakeholders to enhance products and services.
  • Monitor competitors and customer demand to provide market intel for strategy development.


Required Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Innovative and resourceful
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build excellent rapport with clients and drive retention.
  • Exemplary sales skills and customer-oriented approach
  • Demonstrable ability to handle crises



Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Sales and Marketing / Business Administration or Related
  • Must
    have at least a minimum of 3-5 years of practical work experience in Sales
    and Marketing of Travel Services / Holiday Destinations as a Travel
    Agent
  • Should have a background on Computer Reservations Systems, GDS systems more preferably AMADEUS
  • Must be Well versed in various areas of travel (domestic/international, business/holidays, group/individual etc.)
  • Ability to present, persuade and communicate effectively


If
you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please
email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations
to: jobs@bemconsult.com and copy in bemconsult20@gmail.com

Note
that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If
you do not receive communication within 21 days of the closing date of
the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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