Travel Trade Specialist

Destination Greater Victoria
Full Time
Victoria, BC
$45,900–$54,000 a year
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Destination Greater Victoria is a dynamic destination marketing organization looking to add to our talented team. With a membership of over 950 businesses, we offer a fast-paced, positive, and results-oriented culture. We offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the tourism industry and work collaboratively with a variety of local businesses to drive year-round sustainable growth for Greater Victoria. Summary of the role: The Travel Trade Specialist is responsible for promoting and selling the Greater Victoria Region through travel trade channels and developing joint marketing agreements with tour operators and other priority partners. The primary responsibility of this role is to identify and target key aligned business objectives and travel trade operators/intermediaries and manage all aspects of the customer journey in our secondary and other key strategic markets as determined. Responsibilities include managing the sales funnel and assessing any product gaps/opportunities with the intent of increasing our member products and seasonality. Job Requirements/Qualifications: What you need to bring: 2-3 years of experience in sales and tourism, travel, hospitality, hotels, or a similar/related field. Experience within the travel trade industry is a strong asset. Sales-focused, a self-starter with a professional, determined, and persistent approach. Effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills. Local tourism industry and member product knowledge. Knowledge of our key markets in the Americas and other European markets is an asset as well as knowledge in secondary markets in Asia and Australia. Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Products, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Excellent communication skills, including internal, presentation, and public speaking. Salary/Wage: $45,900 - $54,000 annually Job Application Process: If Destination Greater Victoria sounds like a team you want to be part of, we want to hear from you! Send a cover letter and resume here: A copy of the complete job description and details regarding the total compensation package can be found at the link above. Applications will be accepted for this opportunity until filled. DGV is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural environment and we welcome team members of all backgrounds and cultures including Inuit, Metis, Indigenous, status, non-status, and non-Indigenous. Employment preference will be given to persons of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and in recognition that local indigenous knowledge is an asset. DGV's selection of employees is based on the criteria identified in the job description so that the best-qualified applicants are chosen.

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