Africa Safari Travel Sales Specialist
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a drive to succeed in sales, and a passion for and knowledge of the regions we cover.
Audley Travel is an award winning tailor-made Tour Operator with an abundance of accolades to back up this claim. We are consistently recognised at major travel awards for achievements including being in the 2018 Sunday Times 100 Top companies to work for.
We are now searching for ambitious Africa Safari Travel Sales Specialists otherwise known in-house as ‘Country Specialists’ to join the following programmes in our Oxfordshire office in Witney:
-Africa Safari (Tanzania or South Africa)
-Hidden Beaches (Indian Ocean-Mauritius or The Maldives)
A Country Specialist is responsible for handling the full sales cycle of a client’s journey from the initial sales inquiry to post trip feedback. Our clients come to us because we are the true experts of the region and use our knowledge to provide an unforgettable experience.
Day to Day:
-Following up on warm leads
-Help our clients to find out the who-what-when-where and why’s of their trip.
-Creating truly tailor-made itineraries and personalising them to fit within each individual client’s needs.
-You will book and liaise with hotels, tour operators and airlines being the client’s point of contact for each requirement.
-With an obsessive keen eye for detail and distinctive high level of customer service skills your goal is to ensure all clients returning home have had a trip which exceeds their expectations, motivating them to return as a client again.
-You will be comfortable working to sales targets but equally happy doing the administrative tasks as this is a 360 degree role where you will handle every detail of the booking from initial inquiry to the clients returning home.
Extensively travelled around the region you are applying for. Whether you have backpacked during your gap year, taken several trips to the region (as you can’t get enough) or have lived in the country and experienced it as a local.
We have seen examples of success from people who have come from a wide range of industries like Real Estate, Teaching, Marketing, Finance and Hospitality.
-Extensive training including a 3-4 week trip to the country that you will specialise in (departing at the end of your first week of starting)
-You will return to sales and systems training which will continue with your career at Audley Travel working your way up a career path which will give you extra responsibilities and £3000 salary increases with each promotion along the way.
-Working very closely with your Regional Sales Manager on a daily basis during your probation period you will be given the support you need to be successful in this role.
Who are we looking for?
The skills we have found make a successful Country Sales Specialist are people who have travelled extensively within the region and who have strong organisation skills, a competitive drive, resilience, assertiveness and persuasiveness.
Additionally, we look for people who display the values of Audley Travel which are:
Passion for travel,
Being the difference,
Being one team.
Everyone you work with here is passionate about travel! However, beyond that you will be surrounded by supportive, success driven individuals. We work to create a fun and competitive environment and pride ourselves on recognising top performers. Even though we are a competitive group, it is by no means a cutthroat sales environment. Each team here works collaboratively with one another, as we are each other’s biggest resource!
Our Witney based Country Specialists earn a basic salary of £21,000 per annum, rising to £22,000 after probation plus uncapped commission which you will earn on every booking you make. We would expect you to make approximately £2000 in commission during your probation period but if you do fall short of this, we will top up your earnings to this figure at the time of passing your probation.
If you are coming from a similar travel sales role with at least 3 years experience we have a Senior vacancy which may also be of interest. Full details are on the Audley careers site.
We have extensive benefits on offer including:
-Annual leave starting at 25 days which increases with each years’ service
-Your birthday off each year!
-Season ticket loan
-Cycle to work scheme
-Free Gym onsite
-Free fruit, smoothies & juices in the office
-Subsidised tuck shop
-Team sports & clubs
-Top performers trips abroad twice a year!
-A thriving company culture with infamous annual Summer & Christmas parties and many socials in-between
-First month on the job spent in the country you will be specialising in.
Audley Travel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
To apply, please click on the follwing link