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FIT Travel/Tour Consultant

Remuneration:negotiable negotiable depending on experience 
Benefits:study leave, 13th salary
Location:Cape Town, Bantry Bay, Sea Point
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Matric
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Type:Permanent
Company:SALT Concepts PTY LTD


Job description

We are a small, family run & owned business that has been operating for 14 years and we are looking for an experienced Travel Consultant to join our team.

We we are a DMC and a Travel agent, and we also offer Marketing Services to our clients. We currently operate predominately within the German speaking markets. 

We currently have 6 employees.

Normal work days - Monday to Friday plus sometimes (operational reasons) on weekends (weekend days will be reimbursed) 

We offer our employees to work from home once a week, if suitable with regards to the tasks that need to be performed.  

Flexible work hours between 09h00 and 20h00Hours per week optional: 30 hours, 35 hours or 40 hours 

Payment level according to experience, above industry level

Review after 6 months and thereafter every year

13. cheque - based on performance

Leave days in accordance with to labor law. Extra leave and educational leave can be obtained through a long term employment (e.g. 25 days annually within the 3rd year of employment)

Mothers welcome - yet you should have a good back up system in place 

Applicants to consider that our offices are in the Atlantic Seaboard - as traffic is an issue these days

We do offer a permanent contract 

We are looking for somebody that appreciates to work in a rather small, owner run firm with high standards

Applications cannot be considered if applicants have not yet worked as FIT Inbound Consultants for at least 2-3 years



Requirements

  • Intermediate to senior level travel and tour consultant
  • Independent Work permit in place
  • Fluent in English, German is a bonus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Matric (is not needed, for instance if an applicant went through a hospitality apprenticeship)
  • Min. 2-3 year experience as Tour Consultant, Travel Agent, FIT Consultant or MICE Consultant in South or Southern Africa
  • Good knowledge of all Southern African countries (adv.)
  • FIT experience (incl. preparation of itineraries for individual travelers and small groups)
  • Experience in handling Inbound incentive groups (and MICE business) within Southern Africa (adv.)
  • Good supplier knowledge in the field of Tourism, at least in South Africa 
  • Ability to work under pressure and reach deadlines
  • Ability to work individually - without a team leader, as company runs flat hierarchies
  • Interest in working in a small owner run business with high standards
  • Operations might require work over weekends from time to time (days worked will be granted as extra leave)
  • Team player and flexible
  • Driver’s license and own transport 
  • Knowledge of the following computer programs:  PowerPoint (ideally three years’ experience, adv.), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word. Any other graphic programs are a bonus
  • There are no requirements towards system knowledge such as Tourplan & Co
  • Market research experience (adv.)
  • Social Media Experience (adv.)
  • Good writing skills

Responsibilities and requirements:

  • Creating itineraries for FITs and small leisure groups 
  • Writing proposals and program descriptions 
  • Preparing Budgets (mainly Excel) 
  • Looking after clients when they are traveling the country (pre-checks etc)
  • Liaising with clients and suppliers
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Reconciliation (financially) of own projects
  • Handling all invoices and payments regarding clients and suppliers
  • Research suitable services and hospitality suppliers
  • Support the firm with their Marketing Services and Social Media (adv.)



Company Description

If you are interested to work in a small team, like social coffee breaks and shared healthy lunches - why not give us a tinkle? We operate on high standards, share knowledge and provide highest customer service.



Posted on 22 May 19:10, Closing date 20 Jul

Apply by email

Karen
info@salt-concepts.com

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