Irish Tourism Executive
POSITION: Leisure Programme Executive – FIT Department – Dublin
Established in 1970, my client is one of Ireland’s leading Destination Management companies which specialises in Incentives, Leisure Groups and Individual travel.
Over the years, they have gained a reputation as the market leader in operating incentive programs into Ireland with its team of experts delivering creative, exciting and successful client experiences. The Company’s Leisure Travel Department is an approved Virtuoso and Signature on-site partner for Ireland and can provide an exciting range of tailored programs for those clients who are travelling independently or part of group or for those clients who wish to have pre or post extensions when participating on an Ireland/UK incentive or conference program.
We are looking to appoint a Leisure Programme Executive for the FIT Department.
The core objective of the position is to ensure the delivery of a top class and professional service to our worldwide client base.
CORE DUTIES INCLUDE:
Ø Develop and maintain strong relationships with both existing and potential new clients of the company.
Ø A hands-on approach to developing FIT & leisure group business for Ireland & UK from existing and potential new clients. Key to this will be developing a clear understanding of the client’s needs and deadlines, offering existing and new programmes to fulfil those needs and ensuring that the client has all the necessary material and information to present to their clients
Ø Provide assistance to other staff and trainees in the business development and operations of agreed leisure and incentive group bookings.
Ø Work with the team to ensure that company information and sample programmes are constantly updated, refreshed and reflect current special offers on the Travel Advisors websites of both Virtuoso and Signature Travel Networks.
Ø Full utilisation of the Tourplan system, including, processing reservations including the preparation of client vouchers and invoices through the Company’s reservations system, generate all client quotations and subsequent follow up, also ensuring that the confirmed proposal is accurately reflected in Tourplan
Ø Any agreed sales and marketing activities, either in Ireland or in the overseas market place. This could take the form of either desk-based activities or direct agent/client interaction.
Ø Responsibility for operating the Department’s 24 hour emergency phone numbers on a rotational basis shared with other staff members from the FIT & Online Department.
Ø Any other duties as assigned from time to time by your Manager or Director (and this could be in another Department within the company or parent group.
The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:
Experience in a similar role/ company is essential for this position
3rd level education or relevant experience
- Very good knowledge of MS Office
- Knowledge of the Irish Tourism product a distinct advantage
- Proven track record in the development of clients proposals and operating those programs to the highest level within a fast paced and competitive environment
- Ability to meet agreed timelines / deadlines
- Good team player with excellent communication skills who demonstrates pro-activeness and initiative
- Willingness to travel – mainly within Ireland but also possibly to overseas locations
- Fluency in verbal and written English
SALARY: Negotiable depending on experience
Apply with CV (MS Word format) to:
APB.ie/ Travel Recruitment