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Discover the World is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators with nearly 30 years experience, offering a range of high-quality holidays and imaginative itineraries to Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Arctic and Antarctic, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Much of our success is down to the experience and dedication of our team of experts who are enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about travel. Our staff are chosen for their talent and flair to provide customers with excellent service, attention to detail, in-depth knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for our destinations.

We are proud to have a diverse group of nationalities within the company and always have our eyes open for new people to join our team. So if you have previous experience of working for a tour operator or have extensive knowledge of any of our destinations and are considering a career in travel, we would love to hear from you. 

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Nordic Travel Specialist 



Nordic Travel Specialist

We are seeking someone with a passion for travel to join our Nordic sales team.  As a Travel Specialist you will sell and package holidays to customer requirements and deliver excellent customer service.  To be successful in this role you will require proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales and performance targets; will have a “can do” attitude and desire to succeed.

We are particularly keen to attract candidates who have a love of travel and foreign cultures and, ideally destination knowledge of the Nordic regions.

Experience/Skills required - Essential

  • Sales knowledge and experience within a travel sales environment
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales and performance targets
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to deal with change, growth and pressurised deadlines
  • Exceptional sales ability – closing, converting, up-selling and cross selling
  • Excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Able to demonstrate teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook skills to intermediate standard
  • Be dynamic and able to self-manage   
  • A love of travel and foreign cultures
  • Results and target orientated, with can do attitude

Experience/Skills required - Preferable

  • Previous experience within a specialist tour operator in similar role
  • Destination knowledge of the Nordic regions
  • GDS reservation skills (Amadeus)

In addition to a competitive starting salary, we also offer:
20 days holiday
Discounted holidays for yourself, friends and family

Hours of work
9-5 pm or 10-6 pm rota Monday to Friday (35 hours per week plus Saturdays). No more than 1 in 2 Saturdays per month - 12 Saturdays (48 hours) included in overall hours, lieu time given for extra Saturdays worked. NB generally Saturday hours are 9-1 pm between April and August and 9-5 pm between September and March, but hours may change dependent on business requirements.

To apply
Please send a covering letter explaining your desire and suitability for the role, along with your CV to Sue Thorne: sue.thorne@discovertheworld.co.uk

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