Manchester, Trafford / Commercial & Product Management

Destination Manager (Touring)

It’s safe to say that at Travel Counsellors, people are our passion and the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that Travel Counsellors was founded on over 20 years ago is as life-changing now as it was then.

Travel Counsellors was born out of the desire to serve customers with the best travel experiences possible, and it is our mission to transform the travel experiences for our customers and the lives of our Travel Counsellors, our colleagues and our communities.

Now operating as a truly international business across seven countries, we’ve come a long way since we were founded in 1994 and we’re focused on finding, attracting, developing and keeping the very best talent. We nurture a high-performance, people-orientated culture that drives results and brings out the best in everyone.

Role Summary

We’re looking for an ambitious Destination Manager to join our growing business, to contract, manage and be overall responsible for the profitable development of our touring product stream. Based at our Support Office in Manchester Trafford, this role requires a dynamic and knowledgeable product manager with proven expertise and experience in delivering successful product development within a specialist scheduled tour operator.

You’ll have responsibility for driving and developing the DMC programme for Travel Counsellors across key areas of the world including Africa, SE Asia, South America, India, USA and Europe; ensuring that our Travel Counsellors touring products meet the strategic aims and high standard of service for the business.

You’ll be responsible for all DMC partners globally owning the negotiation of commercial and product relationships, agreements and ensuring the best rates are obtained. You’ll conduct travel trends and wider market research to identify new areas of opportunity thus maximising sales to our customers.

We operate with pace at Travel Counsellors, so you’ll need to be comfortable working in an agile and fast-paced environment and understand the importance of putting the customer at the heart of everything you do, customers both internal and external.

We’re powered by people at Travel Counsellors and exceptional interpersonal skills are required for this role, championing our caring approach for our candidates, colleagues, customers and communities. Alongside a desire to succeed, we’re looking for someone with commercial acumen with a passion to grow and maximise profits whilst having the autonomy to evolve the role to further opportunities we share with our touring partners and travel counsellors.

To be successful you’ll need to have strong worldwide travel knowledge, have experience working with high value commercial agreements demonstrating proven negotiation skills and will have prior experience of putting product fulfilment agreements to tender. So, if you’re up for a new challenge, we need to hear from you today.

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