Leisure Travel Agent

<span class="text" title=""><span class="text" title="">The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands.<br /><br /></span></span> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, pension, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!</span></div> <span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title=""><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1571.row1" class="text" title=""></span><br /></span>

Arlington Heights, IL

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA. http://michigan.aaa.com/

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Individual Contributor

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <ul> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Sell travel packages in all product categories, to include the preparation of complex itineraries with a mix of products.</span></li> <li><span class="text" title=""><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">May oversee the daily travel operation in an assigned location.</span></span></li> <li><span class="text" title=""><span class="text" title=""><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Works indoors in a temperature controlled office environment.</span></span></span></li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title=""> Actively solicit and promote new travel business.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Advise on best value, location, and mode of travel to meet client needs and develop book of business.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Complete reservations and advise clients regarding documentation requirements.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Consummate sale by making necessary travel arrangements (i.e. reservation, collection of money, and processing of documents).&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Receive and resolve related customer concerns.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1513.row1" class="text" title="">Build and grow a book of client business.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <div>Preferred:</div> <div>Experience with/in:</div> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Galileo Focalpoint/Viewpoint to book domestic/international air, car and hotel</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Travelport Cruise</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Supplier websites to book tours/cruises</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Travel experience to include:</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Cruising and tours</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Independent domestic and internationally</span></li> </ul> <h2 class="no-change-header-inline"><span class="subtitle">Qualifications:</span></h2> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Successful completion of an approved travel school or two or more years&rsquo; experience as a travel agent.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Certification from Institute: Certified Travel Associate (CTA), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE), Lifestyle Specialist (LS), Destination Specialist (DS), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC), Master Cruise Counselor (MCC), tourist board and vendor sponsored certifications, tourist board and vendor sponsored certifications, Advanced Sales Training and Advanced Prospecting Training.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience in/with planning and booking travel packages containing a mix of products including domestic and international products</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <div>Advanced Knowledge of:</div> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Sales and prospecting techniques.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Customer relationship skills.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Various travel systems including: airline reservation systems to book.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Domestic/international air, car and hotel.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Travelport to book cruises.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Supplier websites to book tours.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Agent Max to secure insurance.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Monetary requirements and cancellation/change penalties.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Travel regulations including A.R.C. (Airline Reporting Corporation) and I.A.T.A.N. (International Association of Travel Agency Network).</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Internet sites for research and booking capabilities.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Domestic and international preferred products and suppliers. &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">PC software applications including Microsoft Office.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Airline rules, regulations. &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Travel protection insurance.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">World geography/events.</span></li> </ul> <span class="text" title=""><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to:</span><br /></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Capture travel related information into reservation/financial system.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Communicate effectively in a work environment, the public and travel vendors.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Perform basic mathematical calculations including percentages to complete travel sales transactions.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Work irregular hours.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Achieve sales goals.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Manage time effectively.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Problem solves and exhibit critical thinking.</span></li> </ul> <span id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1571.row1" class="text" title=""><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Important Note:</strong>&nbsp;The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job.&nbsp; This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements.&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.</span></span>