Sales Assistant - Chicago Area

  • Personnel Travel Consultants
  • Illinois, United States
  • Jan 29, 2018
Full time Customer Service Office administrator Travel Intern Travel Trainee or Graduates Administrative assistant Client Support Relationship Support Member Support Travel Industry

Job Description

Sales Assistant responsible for office & clerical duties, assisting Travel Consultants in sales, administration, and preparation of documentation.  


Provide sales support and back-up to Travel Consultants. Provide telephone coverage as needed, coverage for vacations, meetings and training etc. 

Follow up with guests/Travel Agents on additional services requested and communicate with the DMC

Create proposals from itinerary outline as provided from DMCs utilizing itinerary “blocks.”  Ensure that inclusions/exclusions accurately reflect terms for all destinations included in the proposal, as well as any special terms

Format, proofread, and send out proposals per Tour Consultants request 
Create blocks for unique products, excursions and destinations utilizing a variety of research and marketing materials (i.e. Internet, Travel Guides, Brochures, etc) with final approval by the Senior Consultants

Verify all flight details are correctly coordinated with land services booked. Pro-actively identify gaps in services as a result of flight information received and seek solution.

Ensure that booking financials are balanced and all extra services are paid in full prior to releasing final documents


Front Desk coverage as needed

Special projects or other related duties as required

Develop knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of: 

Proper telephone etiquette and sales techniques 
Writing skills
Accounting and costing protocol and procedures
Global geography


Minimum Travel Experience Required