Travel Agent Trainee

<p><strong>Discovering the World- One Member at a Time!<br /><br /></strong></p>

Houston, TX


<h4><strong>AAA is a member service organization affiliated with the national AAA federation.&nbsp; With offices across the U.S., we're united by a common mission and common values of excellent member service.&nbsp; With more than 15,000 employees in 22 states, we provide legendary service to 16 million loyal members.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br /><br /><strong>With a constantly growing membership, we are always welcoming dedicated professionals looking to challenge themselves and build a career within our dynamic organization.&nbsp; You will find that being a part of a very successful team is extremely rewarding.<br /></strong><strong><br />For more information visit our website:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a></strong></h4>

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Overview: <p style="font-weight: 400;">Do you have a love of travel, have you personally traveled the world, are there experiences you can bring to our team, are you a great sales person who can talk to anyone? Successful Travel Agents must have a strong sales drive, organizational skills with an eye for detail, ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment, demonstrated proficiency in navigating computers and various programs; must possess good written and oral communication skills and the ability to sell and serve our members to a high rate of satisfaction.</p> <p><strong>Benefits:</strong></p> <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li><strong>We&nbsp;offer&nbsp;extensive training&nbsp;to aid you in your career development through The Auto Club University</strong></li> <li><strong>Regular recognition&nbsp;through various company programs and&nbsp;incentives for trips,&nbsp; cash and prizes</strong></li> <li><strong>Company sponsored&nbsp;IATAN cards, providing exclusive travel agent discounts</strong></li> <li><strong>Love to travel? Personal travel opportunities at discounted price</strong></li> <li><strong>Corporate benefits&nbsp;for insurance products</strong></li> <li><strong>Paid educational study trips</strong>&nbsp;are available for our Agents to promote career development</li> <li>Quarterly incentives/bonuses for achieving established production tiers</li> <li><strong>Paid holidays, vacations, and sick days</strong></li> <li><strong>Competitive insurance:&nbsp;medical, dental and vision&nbsp;after 90 days of employment</strong></li> <li><strong>A&nbsp;pension plan&nbsp;(after completing 1 year of service) with full vesting at the completion of 5 years</strong></li> <li><strong>We encourage you to participate in our&nbsp;401(k) Plan&nbsp;after 30 days with a matching contribution after 1 year</strong></li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>What does a AAA Travel Agent do?</strong></p> <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li>We sell international and domestic vacations such as cruises, land packages, escorted tours, airline, car rentals and hotel packages</li> <li>We share knowledge and expertise from personal experiences and/or education study trips</li> <li>We develops long standing relationships with our members and builds referral and repeat business</li> <li>We makes appropriate recommendations to ensure the trip experience is more than expected and tailored to the members expectations</li> <li>We offer relevant products to enhance the trip experience such as AAA Member Rewards Credit Card and identify theft referrals</li> <li>We work together to achieve goals both personally and financially and strive to be the very best agents</li> <li>For the right individual this opportunity will be a career path for future leadership opportunities. As you progress you will be evaluated to determine proficiencies in sales, customer service, administrative, operations, up-selling, cross-selling and meeting goals. Successful completion of evaluations may result in continued growth opportunities to expand into leadership as a manager.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Required / Preferred Skills</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li>A high school diploma is required, but we prefer a 2 or 4 year college degree</li> <li>You need to be able to pass comprehensive criminal background check and thorough urine sample drug screening</li> <li>We prefer candidates with at least 2 years of successful retail sales or banking experience or a leisure travel agency background within a goal orientated environment</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Qualifications, does this sound like you?</strong></p> <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li>Travel is not just a hobby or a wish, it&rsquo;s your passion</li> <li>You must be available to work a minimum of two Saturdays and on occasion some evenings to support goal achievement</li> <li>We prepare all of our Travel Agent Trainees for their new role by ensuring their successful completion of our Travel Agents Trainee program which requires some&nbsp;<strong>travel for training</strong></li> <li><strong>You are driven by sales and exceeding your goals</strong></li> <li>You are computer savvy with the ability to navigate between multiple systems and web browsers, Microsoft Office, and can type at least 30WPM</li> <li>You have a strong and very comfortable relationship with paperwork and you are very organized!</li> </ul>