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VIRTUAL TRAVEL AGENT POSITIONS

Virtual Corporate Concur Agent Needed for an Austin, TX agency

Established Austin Texas agency is hiring a travel agent with experience in handling mid-office set up with Concur.  They are interested in someone who can assist with setting up the mid and back office synchronization on Concur and then working on the airfare bookings for their clients.  The back office system is Trams and they also utilize Travelport Smartpoint GDS.  Domestic and international experience is necessary, but the focal point will be a strong understanding of how Concur works and interacts with office software.  Excellent salary based upon ability and benefits.  This is a growing opportunity for the right person. 


Private Corporation Hiring an In-House Corporate Agent – Dallas TX
Duties & Responsibilities
•          Effectively collaborate with recruiters, clients, and candidates to achieve a cohesive schedule for each trip and track travel arrangement details
•          Coordinate all aspects of travel involved parties including, but not limited to: booking flights, lodging, transportation, and other relevant activities
•          Expediently make alternative arrangements if changes occur before or during travel
•          Conduct follow-up calls with all parties after travel has concluded
Desired Experience and Work Ethic
•          Travel agency experience preferred; related experience will also be considered
•          Advanced computer knowledge and excellent organizational skills
•          Ability to engage and develop relationships primarily through phone and email
•          Must be able to commute daily to our office in Plano, TX
Benefits
•          No travel required
•          Casual work attire
•          Medical, dental, vision, 401k contribution, and life insurance


Virtual Corporate Travel Agent preference for agents living in Colorado or Nebraska
This is the perfect job for someone who has some international experience, but would like to learn more.  If you are located in either Nebraska or Colorado and you would like to work virtually this is the perfect job for you.  
The hiring company has their own way of offering their clients business class tickets for international trips.  They maintain the highest level of service and high commission pricing.  
If you have GDS experience, preferably Sabre and are willing to train in their DFW office before being home based then this is the perfect job.  The salary range is $45k and they offer full benefits. 


Virtual African Specialist


The role available is that of an Africa Travel Specialist, which is a sales role. This role mainly involves working with guest inquiries that come from our website, by telephone, by email or via an online chat facility. From there, speaking to guests, working through a process of getting to know a guest and developing an itinerary, working with suppliers on room availability, answering queries and concerns to establish rapport 
Responding to incoming enquiries * Handling customer enquiries and providing advice on locations, experiences and transportation * Building rapport and establishing a relationship with potential clients * Dealing directly with suppliers on product and availability whilst assembling itineraries * Building and pricing itineraries for guests * Building quotations for guests * Working with guests in re-working your propoosals * Converting enquiries into sales * Communicating with operations management on execution of holidays * Nurturing and retaining clients with excellent customer service skills * Tackling emergency issues and solving problems that arise


CORPORATE AGENT POSITIONS

Corporate Travel Agent for a Private Corporation in SeaTac, WA

Book, coordinate and manage travel for trainers, coaches and other employees, have all itineraries completed, approved, and delivered to traveler at least one month ahead of travel date.   
•             Draft office procedures as directed
•             Assist with yearly business planning as required
•             Daily and weekly reports as required
•             Coordinate and purchase travel (flights, hotels, ground transport, airport transport, etc.) as needed according to company procedure, completing all necessary paperwork and forms
•             Track airline flights when trainers are traveling and communicate with travelers regarding any travel changes or special issues
•             Complete travel worksheets and phone call logs daily when corporate officers are traveling
•             Input travel information into Filemaker data base
•             Maintain organization and security of credit card and other personal information for travelers
•             Keep current on the latest changes in travel, including international travel, customers’ requirements, airline rules, etc..
•             Attend company meetings as required
•             Meet with Training and Marketing Manager and corporate officers as required
•             Act as the Executive Assistant for travel matters to the corporate officers
•             Prepare travel options with accurate pricing and complete choices for travelers to review prior to booking travel
•             Track airline seat upgrade status daily for corporate officers and ensure upgrades have occurred
•             Accurately prepare complete itineraries and travel packets for travelers according to company procedure
•             Review and approve travel-related charges on company credit cards.  Complete appropriate forms and forward to accounting.
•             Lead negotiations with travel vendors on behalf of company as directed.
•             Prepare accurate Airfare distributor worksheets for Accounting
•             Track & report corporate officer and key personnel frequent traveler elite status.
•             Ability to adherence to all company policies and procedures.
•             Ability to produce accurate work with all travel documents.
•             Ability to timely and accurately distribute travel materials.
•             Ability to arrive on time each workday and work the duration of the workday and any OT as required.
•             Ability to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
•             Ability to demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
•             Ability to provide exceptional “concierge” level customer service to clients & co-workers alike.
•             Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with all colleagues and vendors is vital to this position.
•             Ability to think through all travel related situations and anticipate delays, road blocks, challenges, work arounds etc.
•             Ability to keep a well-organized and clean work environment.
•             Must be proficient in Microsoft office products to include word, excel, PowerPoint and outlook.
•             4+ years as a corporate travel agent with extensive GDS experience.
Hours 7:30 to 4:30 M-F.  Excellent salary and benefits package.



Corporate Travel Agent - Cincinnati OH

Travel Agent specializing in corporate travel arrangement.  Fulfills domestic and international related requests for airline, hotel and car rentals to result in the lowest cost for booked itinerary and also aligning with customers’ corporate travel policies.  Is knowledgeable in domestic and international faring and provides customer service through the communication of travel related information.
* MUST HAVE SABRE GDS EXPERIENCE
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-           Book domestic and international reservations for air travel, hotel and car rentals, following up when necessary to complete the reservations.
-           Request and follow-up with seat assignments and requesting permission to purchase seat assignments when necessary.
-           Match the travelers’ requests with company travel policies.
-           Maintain professional and courteous client relations by managing a prompt and accurate response to telephone and e-mail communications.
-           Stay informed of airline rules and regulations and current affairs.  Communicate information to customers accurately and appropriately.
-           Maintain customer profiles ensuring special requests and reward program information such as frequent flyer / driver / hotel stay are included.
-           Monitors, sorts and works Global Distribution Systems (GDS) queues daily to maintain quality control.
-           Assumes and performs other duties and responsibilities not specifically outlines here, but which are logically inherent to the position.
-           Monitors active travelers and pro-actively re-accommodates any travel misconnects or flight cancellations while travelers are in route.
-           Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.
-           Good time-management skills and willingness to proactively seek tasks and training opportunities when workload allows.
Transferable Skills
-           Knowledge and experience of domestic / international faring and commission structures.
-           Professional telephone skills.
-           Proficiency on Sabre Reservation System.
-           Experienced in Client Base profile system.
-           Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.
-           Demonstrate personal and organization integrity.
-           Minimum of 3+ years active Travel Consultant Corporate Travel Specialist​


Travel Agent for a Private Corporation in St. Louis MO
Travel department assists and books travel for company employees and all their subsidiaries. This department is able to control costs associated with travel. Formally responsible for making recommendations regarding policies associated with the job's purpose and essential responsibilities.  Must be able to solve typical travel related problems using company standards and guidelines.  Must have Sabre skills and international reservations experience.   

Corporate / Leisure Travel Agent, Shakopee, MN

Worldspan agent needed to handle mostly corporate reservations, but leisure as needed.  This is an office with seven people and a congenial atmosphere.  Must know Trams and Worldspan.  They are willing to begin on a part-time basis if needed and move to full time. Shakopee, MN

Worldspan agent needed to handle mostly corporate reservations, but leisure as needed.  This is an office with seven people and a congenial atmosphere.  Must know Trams and Worldspan.  They are willing to begin on a part-time basis if needed and move to full time. 


 ​International Group Travel Proposal Planner / Operations Coordinator
Downtown Chicago, IL


International Group Travel Proposal Planner needed to plan, design and create custom itineraries and budgets for international education, performing arts, faith-based and special interest group travel programs, then manage the logistics of all of the group arrangements from conception to implementation.   Must have international destinations, knowledge of all aspects of group travel, working experience on a GDS system and MS Word and Excel. 
Proposal Writing
Operations Coordination
Excellent Written, Oral and Analytical Skills
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
4 years of recent related experience with international travel
Job Responsibilities
Proposal Program Planning:
Research, create and confirm custom international itineraries as outlined by sales staff and/or the group leaders. 
Obtain land and air costs based on variables such as number of participants, quality of accommodations, and inclusions. 
Prepare budgets, send formal proposals and prepare and send final contracts.  Oversee final product and pricing. 
Proposal planning aspect entails extensive phone and /or email contact with partners/destination management companies (land and air) and group leaders, familiarization with different exchange rates, travel restrictions, visa requirements, and general global knowledge.
Operations Coordination:
Operate the logistics of the program by finalizing with accuracy all group program details such as daily sightseeing, meals, hotels, cultural performances, ground transportation, budgets, etc.
Serve as a liaison between Group Leaders, Group Participants, Airlines and Land Suppliers.
Prepare final tour documents.
Monitor program budget including all costs, payments and invoicing.
Other occasional duties as needed include:
Rotational after hours on-call duty to assist with participant issues
      Conduct group information meetings
     Meet and greet groups at the airport before departure

      Help obtain visas
Skills and Abilities       

                                            
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Knowledge of Airline Reservations System preferred
Excellent time management skills.
Extensive knowledge of international destinations
Excellent customer service skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
Excellent analytical skills.
Must be able to travel with sales staff for client meetings as needed.
Must have effective leadership skills
Must display professionalism
Must be dependable and committed to reaching goals.


 
CORPORATE ON-SITE AGENT, PORTLAND OREGON
Sabre agent needed to work on site at a corporation booking all their domestic and international travel reservations.  This is a fast-paced environment with exceptional pay for the area.  Please contact me immediately for more information.  ​

CORPORATE TRAVEL AGENT PALMDALE CALIFORNIA
Apollo agent needed to work on corporate accounts handling both domestic and international reservations.  This is an excellent company offer excellent above average pay and a strong benefits package.

CORPORATE TRAVEL AGENT MONTROSE CALIFORNIA IN-HOUSE OR VIRTUAL
Apollo corporate agent needed to work in house at an agency that has a long history and is an excellent choice for a seasoned agent.  Domestic and international experience needed and working a normal business hour day, no weekends.  They offer a great benefit and salary package.

CORPORATE TRAVEL AGENT MINNEAPOLIS MN
Apollo agent needed for a long term agency that offers excellent commission on top of a base.   They have a well tuned office where professional agents are given the opportunity to work independently without being micro-managed and rewarded for their efforts.  They offer healthcare and h here.



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The following are a some of the jobs available at this time, it is a constantly changing database as new jobs are posted daily.  But we do not just rely on this list; we market our candidates to companies that we know are a good fit.  The act of finding a job takes a salesmanship attitude and that is how we function.  Please submit your current resume and we can discuss various options.  Please send to: sherry@travelemployment.com

POSITIONS ARE LISTED BELOW IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
CORPORATE, GROUP AND LEISURE 


It is important to note that each individual job will indicate whether it is virtual or not.  

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LEISURE TRAVEL AGENT POSITIONS 
Leisure Travel Agent Cincinnati OH
Travel Agent specializing in leisure travel arrangement.  Fulfills domestic and international related requests for leisure vacation travel and provides customer service through the communication of travel related information.  Agent must have experience in selling escorted and independent tours and/or cruises of all types. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-           Maximize vacation/travel experiences of clients by selling domestic and international tours, FITs and/or cruises.
-           Match the travelers’ requests with customized vendors to ensure optimized experience.
-           Maintain professional and courteous client relations by managing a prompt and accurate response to telephone and e-mail communications.
-           Prepare and issue customer invoices in a timely manner.
-           Stay informed of industry trends, regulations and current affairs.  Communicate information to customers accurately and appropriately.
-           Assume and perform other duties and responsibilities not specifically outlines here, but which are logically inherent to the position.
-           Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.
-           Good time-management skills and willingness to proactively seek tasks and training opportunities when workload allows.
Transferable Skills
-           Knowledge and experience of domestic / international vacation vendors and commission structures.
-           Professional telephone skills.
-           Experienced in Client Base profile system.
-           Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.
-           Demonstrate personal and organization integrity.
-           Knowledge of Sabre GDS preferred.
-           Minimum of 3+ years active Travel Consultant Leisure Travel Specialist

 

Leisure Luxury Travel Agent in Dearborn Heights MI

Detroit area
Responsibilities will include working directly with high-spend FIT clients to plan, refine, and implement personal travel itineraries.  The majority of destinations fall within Western Europe with a focus on culinary, artistic, musical, faith-based, and other cultural inclusions, and we are growing to include more diverse leisure destinations.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude for cultivating rapport with business suppliers, monitoring and enforcing professional standards and deliverables, and creating and/or streamlining procedures, documents, and other job tools as needed. 
Eligibility for year-end profit share
401(k) plan with discretionary contributions made by the Company at the end of the year
Eligibility for contributory health insurance plan through Blue Care Network
Eligibility for group dental insurance
Eligibility for group vision insurance
Eligibility for participation In Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Eligibility for membership of IATA, an organization providing Travel Agents significant discounts on travel expenses
Eligibility for year-end profit share
401(k) plan with discretionary contributions made by the Company at the end of the year
Eligibility for contributory health insurance plan through Blue Care Network
Eligibility for group dental insurance
Eligibility for group vision insurance
Eligibility for participation In Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Eligibility for membership of IATA, an organization providing Travel Agents significant discounts on travel expenses



Leisure Travel Agent with Expertise in Southern and Eastern Africa and South America
 
This agency constructs bespoke luxury trips for new and existing clients. Each trip is custom built to the preferences and budget of the traveler. Their agents are called Travel Designer because they know their destinations intimately in areas such as: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of South America. A Travel Designer must have detailed knowledge of many safari brands and camps throughout these countries. 

Core functions of Travel Designer:
Create custom trips for new and current clients. Each trip must reflect the unique preferences of the traveler with group size, age, and budget taken into consideration.
Call and email new and current clients with bespoke itineraries to Africa and South America.
Contact safari camps, hoteliers or other vendors to check on availability for trip dates.
Work with client to book airfare for the trip.
Collect deposits and final payments from travelers.
Work with customer service team to ensure trip is handled with a personal touch and all details are attended to. 
Required Experience:
3+ years (strongly prefer 5) experience selling custom African Safaris (ideal candidate will also have strong knowledge of South America and India).
Bachelor’s Degree.
Ability to sell at least $2m in revenue annually in luxury travel industry.
Strong verbal and written skills.
Strong computer skills, comfortable working with CRM’s and Microsoft suite.

No GDS system required

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 ​Travel Advisor, Tucson, AZ

The Travel Advisor will manage all aspects of the client’s travel from initial request to completion while providing back-office support for various systems and assisting with managerial projects and initiatives. The Travel Advisor is responsible for making professional, accurate, cost-effective travel arrangements for clients within the company guidelines and standards for exceptional customer service
 Job tasks:
Completes travel arrangements for client with air, hotel, car, tour, rail, cruise and ground transportation that meet the needs of the client, whiles utilizing preferred vendors.
Follows company procedures, guidelines and standards to provide best in class customer service.
Builds customer profiles, ticketing,
Prepare and distribute clients’ travel documents.
Use proactive sales outbound calls to help generate business.
Develop relationships with clients to generate return business and secure new business.
Fully informed and stays abreast of all airline rules, regulations, tariffs, and other industry requirements and accurately applies this information when making travel arrangements.
Research and provide solutions/alternatives for customer travel.
Maintain a working knowledge of and use of the Client Base (CRM) technology.
Plan, describe, arrange, and sell itinerary tour packages and promotional travel incentives.
Maintains high level of competency, initiative, confidentiality and professional demeanor.
Participates fully as a team member to assist as needed in completing all functions related to servicing the client, including ticket processing, clerical functions, prepaid tickets, debit memos, etc.
Competencies:
1+ years of travel experience is a plus
Knowledge of computer reservation programs (GDS), such as SABRE, Galileo or similar is a plus
Familiarity with consultative sales and relationship building
Deadline –oriented and able to work efficiently and manage multiple priorities
Domestic and international travel knowledge
Ability to work in a team environment
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficient internet research skills
Track record of achieving sales goals and objectives
High self-motivation and ability to work independently
Education/Experience:
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
High school diploma or equivalent.



Leisure Travel Agent - Atlanta 

We are looking for a travel agent with at least 2 years experience in either corporate and or leisure transactions, who is passionate about traveling. You will manage travel requirements made for business or holiday and you will provide tourism related services and package tours on behalf of our suppliers. The goal is to keep our clients satisfied and loyal for future services. Emphasis will be on Corporate Travel with Leisure involvement.
•           Plan and sell transportation, accommodations, insurance and other travel services
•           Cooperate with clients to determine their needs and advise them appropriate destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs and accommodations
•           Provide relevant information, brochures and publications (guides, local customs, maps, regulations, events etc) to travelers
•           Book transportation, make hotel reservations and collect payment/fees
•           Use promotional techniques and prepare promotional materials to sell itinerary tour packages
•           Deal with occurring travel problems, complaints or refunds

Leisure Travel Agent – Atlanta or Virtual in the region

Worldspan travel agency is looking for an experienced leisure agent who is excited about selling travel.  Someone who puts customer service first, but knows how to sell on the phone.  Preferably someone who has done some global travel and can offer interesting hints to the travelers.  The is a position that offers salary and commission based upon productivity and full benefits package. 

Travel Concierge Excellent Entry level position  – Tucson AZ

 The travel concierge is a support role for our travel advisers in an effort to maximize their selling time and ability through researching travel options, customer interaction and focused product & promotion knowledge. In addition, when appropriate, the travel concierge will be preparing themselves to become a travel adviser.

•           Create and enter customer profile information and attach quote requests in Client Base.
•           Ensure leads are valid. (i.e. travel adviser, non US/CAN residents) and verify leads and profiles tovoid crossover between advisers
•           Send follow up emails after a quote has been sent and prospect has not been in touch
•           Prepare and coordinate correspondence and mailing
•           Send reminders, booking and confirming clients regarding dining and shore excursions
•           Acquire details and update Guest Information Forms/ Immigration details
•           Detail every record precisely at all times
•           Send “Welcome home” emails or phone calls
•           Send “Touch base” emails six months after the last trip
•           Respond to client’s questions regarding existing reservations, deposits, insurance, excursions, etc.
•           Verify all details are in place for promotions.  Give travel adviser copy of promotion details.
•           Research and prepare pre and post trip packages
•           Stay abreast of new promotions
Competencies:
•           Communication proficiency
•           Time Management
•           Problem solving/analysis
•           Ability to work in a team environment
Education/Experience
•           Proficient in Microsoft Office 360 suite of software
•           Two years’ experience in an office environment