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Greatdays Travel Group
Altrincham
Permanent, Full-time

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Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Location

Altrincham

Benefits
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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking

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Job description

Greatdays Travel Group is a leading, family run ‘group travel’ tour operator, incentive and events company based in Altrincham, Cheshire and has been established for 40 years. We are seeking a European Group Travel Consultant to join our team at our offices in Altrincham, South Manchester.

You will be an enthusiastic person with a genuine passion and interest for travel and sightseeing in Europe. The role involves creating group tour itineraries plus development of our range of customised European tour programmes for groups. You will be good at building relationships and will be contracting special rates with 3 and 4 star hotels, guides, restaurant attractions and transport companies. You must possess a full UK driving license which is essential for the role and must have good mathematics and English skills.

This is a full time role Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5.30pm with occasional FAM / destination inspection trips.

What can you expect in return?

  • Be part of a vibrant young progressive travel company
  • Competitive Salary and Company Pension Scheme
  • Annual leave loyalty bonuses
  • Staff travel and hotel discounts
  • Free monthly staff social events
  • Annual fully expensed overnight staff conference and awards ceremony
  • All day complimentary hot & cold drinks
  • New modern offices with staff room and dedicated kitchen facilities
  • Staff shower and changing facilities
  • Free local parking and close to Metrolink
  • Town centre office location

Are you the right person for the role?

  • A genuine passion for European travel, culture and sightseeing
  • French or German speaker
  • Good general knowledge of European cities and regions
  • Travel trade experience is required
  • Positive attitude
  • Confident driver in Europe with full clean UK driving license
  • Friendly telephone manner and good all round communicator
  • Good IT skills
  • Minimum A or B grade GCSE in both English and Mathematics
  • Reside in South Manchester or Cheshire

What will my role look like?

  • Creation and design of tour itineraries for groups.
  • Co-ordination of hotel, guide and attraction bookings
  • Booking of flights, trains and coach travel for groups
  • Costing of tour itineraries
  • Updating website content
  • Building relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Occasional FAM / destination inspection trips
  • Quality testing products, hotels, attractions, food and drink
  • Attend travel trade workshops, conferences and exhibitions

Please send a CV and full covering letter with present and expected salary requirements via the indeed application process for the attention of Mr Andy Beard. Your covering letter should describe your passion for European culture and sightseeing and why you think you would be the ideal person for this role.

No agencies or job boards please.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications with no covering letter will be automatically rejected.

For company information see website:

www.greatdays.co.uk

Job Type: Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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