Tour Operation Executive

  • Job Reference: Kn1642
  • Date Posted: 28 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Strong Recruitment
  • Website: http://www.strongrecruitment.co.uk
  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £23,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Travel Agency, Tour Operators/Wholesale, Tourism Board
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Tour Operation Executive needed for specialist tour operator in Kent. The company handle a number of large scale events in the UK for the youth market each year, as well as handling special interest tours throughout Europe for the international travel trade – clients come from USA, Canada, China, India and Europe and tours include sports, politics, the Arts, language schools and other special interest tours.

Your role will combine all aspects of the tour and include : 

  • Negotiation and contracting rates and developing product ideas for tours coming to Europe

  • Developing tour itineraries

  • Operating groups

  • Attending fam trips and educationals to develop product knowledge

  • Being the point of contact for the tour managers when on tour

  • Working daily with suppliers including hotels, transport, meals, event venues, attractions 

Tour Operation Executive candidates should have proven skills working with a UK or European inbound tour operator such as : 

  • Preparing quotations and designing tour itineraries

  • Negotiating with suppliers

  • Knowledge of the UK as a tourist destination and some European knowledge especially France

  • Strong communication and proven organisational skills

  • All rounder knowledge of tour operations 

Operation Executive candidates will be joining a long established and successful company within the youth and special interest market and work on some of the large events (musical and science) events they hold each year. The company enjoy recruiting staff who are creative and thinkers – you wont be wanting to be man managed – you will be given all the support you need and work within a small but motivated team. 

Successful Operation Executive candidates will be contacted within 2 working days – we will arrange to meet you to discuss the role and business in detail to ensure this is the right career move for you – since 2001 we have helped many people find the right role – we hope we can help you!