Travel Agent Trainee

<strong>Teamwork. Integrity. Dedication.&nbsp;<br />Together, we make a difference.</strong>

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 21 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><strong>Discovering the World- One Member at a Time!</strong></p> A love of travel attracts many people to the field, but to succeed a Travel Agent must be passionate about travel and the endless opportunities it brings to bridge history, cultures and cuisine. 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 and interest to be in a continuous learning curve.<br /><br /><strong>Benefits:</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li>We offer extensive training to aid you in your career development through The Auto Club University</li> <li>Regular recognition through various company programs and incentives for trips, cash and prizes</li> <li>Company sponsored IATAN cards, providing exclusive travel agent discounts</li> <li>Love to travel? Personal travel opportunities at discounted pricing</li> <li>Corporate benefits for insurance products</li> <li>Paid educational study trips are available for our Agents to promote career development</li> <li>Quarterly incentives/bonuses for achieving established production tiers</li> <li>Paid holidays, vacations, and sick days</li> <li>Competitive insurance: medical, dental and vision at 90 days of employment</li> <li>A pension plan (after completing 1 year of service) with full vesting at the completion of 5 years</li> <li>We encourage you to participate in our 401(k) Plan after 30 days with a matching contribution after 1 year</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <strong>What does a AAA Travel Agent do?</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Sells international and domestic travel packages including cruises, land packages, travel itineraries, air, car, and hotel</li> <li>Shares knowledge and expertise from personal experiences and/or education study trips</li> <li>Develops long standing relationships with our members and builds referral and repeat business</li> <li>Makes appropriate recommendations to ensure the trip experience is more than expected and tailored to the members expectations</li> <li>Cross sells relevant products to enhance the trip experience such as AAA Member Rewards Credit Card and identify theft referrals</li> </ul> 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.
Requirements: <strong>Required / Preferred Skills</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <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> <strong>Qualifications, does this sound like you?</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li>Travel is not just a hobby or a wish, it&rsquo;s your passion</li> <li>You must be available to work most Saturdays and 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 travel for training</li> <li>You are driven by sales and exceeding your goals</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>