1 month ago

Senior Travel Designer

NYC $100K-$110K + bonus Permanent

Our client is looking for a lucky, exceptional remote travel designer to join them and one of the most NDA-centric clients lists in travel. No, like seriously, household names. So we're looking for those cool as a cucumber types who are unflappable, immaculately presented and who can charm the pants off an A-lister.

Our client isn't just about it's enviable client list though. They're also a membership based agency with a focus on all things luxury, experiential and tailor made. They plan extraordinary experiences, journeys, and events for our global community of members who celebrate the diversity of the world.

With their head office in New York, they work with experts on the ground in destinations across the globe. Their immersive experiences showcase cultures, traditions, crafts, and natural environments, delivering rare travel moments.

The Role

The Senior Travel Designer is a key role on the company’s Travel team; you will challenge standard marks of luxury, planning travel in a modern, sophisticated way. Our clients Travel Designers provide personalized planning and tailor itineraries according to their members’ preferences, unlocking access to coveted accommodations, dining experiences, events and more.

A day in the life of a Travel Designer is dynamic and varied, encompassing everything from availability checks, and liaising with members to leading the creative conception of one-of-a-kind experiences, identifying undiscovered or underestimated destinations, and vetting new hotels and experiences. 

The Person

You will need to have a high level of specification re navigating the world ideally with good global destination knowledge. To suit the our clients brand, you will need to know about, or be able to speak about niche “hole in the wall” boutique hotels that come with a story of history or culture. Simply knowing your Rosewood's from your Shangri-La's won't be enough for this one! 

The ideal candidate will be both creatively articulate and creative with their writing skills - this will be seen as a MASSIVE bonus as you will paint the dream scenario for your clients, bringing current travel trends documented in recent publications to life. You're not just booking a trip, you'll need to add flare and let your bespoke, personally curated itinerary tell a story.

You will need to be extremely well travelled and experienced in putting together numerous trips, so if you have experience in a similar role for a high end tour operator, you just might be a perfect fit for this role! 

As part of our clients travel team, here's your day to day:

  • Engage with clients to translate their travel desires into a dynamic itinerary that effectively tells the story of that which is rare and wonderful about destination. 
  • Design logistical bespoke itineraries that deliver a seamless overall experience.
  • Research, develop and build relationships with key suppliers and members, collaborating with the Operations team to ideate and execute comprehensive journeys.
  • Finalize detailed itineraries, ensuring all documentation is presented in our client's voice and style, utilizing the most up to date intelligence from both the editorial and travel design teams.
  • Work closely with the membership team, and directly with members, to support and solidify the member relationship. 
  • Monitor and report on booking progress Issuing member invoices and tracking trip payments
  • Develop experiences and itineraries that can be replicated and promoted for future as well as share updates and intelligence from our regions that is beneficial across the editorial and design teams.
  • Collaborate on ongoing projects to increase internal efficiency and the client experience.

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years related experience in the travel industry
  • A strong sense of curiosity and a desire to celebrate the diverse beauty of the world
  • Travel experience and industry knowledge is essential
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven track record of balancing multiple assignments and changing priorities while completing all tasks on time and to a high standard
  • Excellent attention to detail and an instinct for managing complex logistics
  • Solutions-oriented, positive attitude, team player
  • High level written and verbal communication skills

The Small Print:

  • NYC Office
  • $100K-$110K + Bonus 
  • Mon - Friday 09:00am - 5:30pm
  • Reporting to: Director of Industry Relations & Head of Travel

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