Portuguese Speaking Tour Consultant

Our client, an international tour company with offices in Cape Town and Botswana, which focuses on the Southern African market, wishes to recruit a dynamic and experienced Portuguese speaking travel to join their team. The right candidate will be involved with liaising with agents and clients, drafting itineraries and handling travel requests. If you are seeking an opportunity where you can work for a major tour company, liaise with a diverse set of team members and be given the opportunity to work in Cape Town or take on a new adventure in Botswana while earning a market-related salary, then this is the position for you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with travel agents from around the world
  • Handling requests for travel, putting together itineraries and quotes that meet travellers’ needs
  • Liaising with suppliers for bookings and all related administration work
  • Meet and greeting of travellers that take place

Qualifications and experience:

  • Diploma or Degree in Tourism, Hospitality, Business or related with a tourism focus (if based in RSA, not having this is negotiable if the person has experience (Essential for Maun for work permit purposes)
  • Minimum of three to five years’ work experience in reservations consultancy (putting travel itineraries together, doing quotes, making bookings, finalizing details etc)
  • Work experience in remote tourism/safari business in Southern Africa with a particular emphasis on Botswana
  • Preferably some experience with a reservations system and/or with an ability to quickly learn and master TourPlan reservations system

Key competencies:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese (mother tongue) and English in order to translate documents
  • Computer literacy, using MS Office package (Outlook, Excel)
  • Passion for the safari experience
  • Thorough understanding of international travelers, their needs and cultural expectations of foreign travel
  • Proven high-level administration and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Drivers licence

Why should you apply?

  • Great salary package (with a potential increase of up to 10% based on individual and company performance)
  • Growth and development
  • Work in a vibrant office that promotes team work, work life balance and heavily involved with community projects
  • Take on a new adventure in Maun, Botswana and be a part of growing economy which combines the optimum of nature and advancement of modern infrastructure
  • Will only provide assistance with relocation to Maun, Botswana and work permit
  • Medical Aid will only be provided for candidates in Maun, Botswana

If you meet the requirements and this position interest you, then apply today by sending your CV to jaime@akarecruitmentint.com

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