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Current Vacancies

Senior Sales Specialist
  • The creation and conversion to sale of high quality tailor-made itineraries and of existing group tours. You are ultimately responsible for planning, selling and implementation of itineraries.
  • To make the most of every single genuine 'sales enquiry' received. You need to be able to differentiate between good and bad leads so that we maximise revenue and profit.
  • To ensure the product sold to our clients and the supporting information is to the highest standard.
  • Work to support operations team post-sales.
  • To achieve levels of client service at all stages of the process to engender repeat business.
  • To take appropriate opportunities to up-sell relevant products where appropriate.
  • Interacting with our clients mostly over the telephone and by email - with some face to face meetings, mostly at trade events, sometimes in the office.
  • Demonstrating a total commitment to customer service. It's your goal to ensure all clients return home having had a trip which exceeds their expectations.
  • Overseas familiarisation trips to expand knowledge and develop product.

  • Company Profile:

    Award-winning tour operator and off-the-beaten-track specialists Travel The Unknown arrange small group and tailor-made tours of the highest calibre to a select range of destinations around the world. Established in 2007, the company is run by a small and dedicated team of experienced travel professionals who offer unrivalled personal service, fuelled by a passion to create intelligent and innovative travel ideas for their expanding client base. The company are now looking for a full time senior sales specialist to join the existing sales team to help the company grow to the next level. The role comes with significant personal development and job advancement opportunities as well as the opportunity for overseas travel to build on current knowledge, and forge new paths in travel.


  • Previous sales experience within a similar tour operator environment
  • Knowledge/experience of countries and regions we sell
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable with IT (Google Docs, Excel, Word, Email, Internet)
  • Customer service & selling skills
  • Results orientated
  • Strong organisation & time management skills
  • Attention to detail

  • Desirable

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience managing people
  • Experience working with travel agents and other third party travel buyers

  • Other details

    Working hours: Mon-Fri, 09:00/09:30 - 17:00/17:30
    Location: Putney, London, SW6 3BQ

    If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter confirming your availability, and a copy of your CV to: careers@traveltheunknown.com.