Travel Consultant

Travel House

Full-time Leisure Agent Barrington, IL

Travel Consultant/Agent with 5 years Experience

Are you passionate about travel? Do you want to grow and make a career move? If so, explore the world with the Travel House team!

We are a Virtuoso travel agency that provides both leisure and corporate clients with full-service travel coordination. We book hotels, cars, air, tours, and F.I.T.’s and advises clients as they choose travel destinations for vacations as well as business events. We’re looking for an experienced Travel Consultant to join our team and become a partner in our success. The ideal candidate will have a minumum of 5 years travel experience and be familiar with both domestic and foreign destinations. GDS and Sabre experience a plus! We offer some on-the-job training, but prefer someone who can start performing on day one. Position is on site/in office.

Travel Consultant/ Agent Responsibilities

  1. Design customer made itineraries with guests
  2. Make reservations for planned travel, including hotels, airlines and excursions
  3. Advise current and prospective clients about destination options
  4. Coordinate with client’s point-of-contact in days leading up to event or arrangement
  5. Follow up with customers, businesses and clients about travel plans and make adjustments as needed
  6. Organize large-scale events, including family reunions, business conferences and retreats
  7. Coordinate the use of advantage miles and other rewards that clients want to use
  8. Resolve scheduling conflicts and other issues
  9. Job is on site/ in office

Travel Consultant/Agent Skills

  1. Minimum of 5 years’ travel industry experience in a corporate or leisure travel
  2. Familiarity with domestic and foreign travel destinations
  3. Working knowledge of office day to day functions, including
  4. Computer skills required and ability to master new technologies and GDS a plus
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on phone sales
  6. Implement and monitor programs as directed by management, and see the programs through to completion
  7. Generate memos, emails and reports when appropriate
  8. Excellent inter-personal skills
  9. Work as part of a travel team

Travel Consultant/Agent Education and Experience

  1. Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred or equivalent
  2. High School Diploma required
  3. 5 years travel industry experience preferred
  4. Knowledge of world designations and geography

If you have limited experience but a great work ethic, positive attitude and a passion for travel, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you!