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Abercrombie & Kent has been at the forefront of travel for over 50 years and undoubtedly the key to our success has been our people, they are by far our biggest asset.
Together we have pioneered new destinations and regions, set the standards of service and excellence that other companies aspire to. Our people have been chosen for their absolute dedication to understanding those personalised touches that makes a dream trip both distinctive and individual. They make the vital difference and everyone plays a part.
Working for A&K is fast moving, challenging and above all interesting, no day is ever the same. We have great successes of career progression both within the UK and overseas, there are constantly opportunities to motivate and encourage our people to achieve their personal and professional goals. With offices around the world we have so much to offer, more locally though we have offices in Cheltenham, London, France, Italy, Monaco and Abu Dhabi which are growing day by day.
As you might have gathered we believe travel should stimulate and inspire and our teams relish the opportunity to bring the world to life for our clients and infuse them with their enthusiasm for travel and their own unique experiences. This passion influences others to explore and embark on the most memorable journeys around the globe. Our long-standing connections and network allows us to uncover local secrets and hidden gems beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
So why not share your passion for travel by embarking on a career journey with one of the world's leading travel company’s.
JOB OF THE WEEK:
After six successful years of business in our upmarket Harrods Boutique, we are delighted to continue to recruit Travel Specialists to join and grow our expanding established team! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have an interest and drive to succeed in sales and a passion for global travel in order to sell our destinations all over the world.
The ideal candidate would need previous sales experience, preferably within the travel industry, and an obvious interest in exploring the world and global knowledge. As Travel Specialist you will design and sell tailor-made itineraries to our clients bringing destinations to life whilst delivering exceptional customer service throughout the process. Sales is a mind-set, and coupled with strong skills in organisation, time management, and excellent customer service equals success. If this sounds like it could be you then we would like to hear from you...
Over time our Cheltenham office has become the main headquarters for A&K and the base for over 160 people ranging from marketing, sales, product, finance, IT and HR. As a working environment it is vibrant and dynamic, everyone pulls together and works as a team. Located just a short distance from delicious restaurants, classy wine bars or an old English public house, not to mention the array of high street and fancy boutique shops, socially it’s a great fit!
The office is split between two companies the Tour Operating Company (TOC) and the Destination Management Company (DMC.) The TOC covers areas that are relating to sales and product, the DMC is the operations on the ground side of the business. We have our own teams on the ground in 52 countries globally so we do not need to rely on third parties. This means we are unique and different from other tour operators and enables us to maintain our exemplary service and high standards.
A&K is proud of its up market travel boutique in the iconic Harrods Department store in Knightsbridge. It is the perfect place for clients to sit back and relax whilst soaking up our impressive range of luxury and opulent properties located all around the world with one of our travel consultants.
Our team here in Harrods are all specialists in A&K's destinations and have built up excellent connections globally. Each one has their own dedicated area and are experts in all sorts of behind the scenes access. All recruits for our Harrods boutique will be required to take a Harrods interview in order to work in their notorious and prestigious department store. Their standards must be withheld throughout in order to maintain their exemplary high level of service. It is imperative that you abide by their policies and procedures as well as our own.
Our stylish award winning boutique in Cheapside is close to Bank tube station and is London's ultimate state-of-the-art travel emporium. Clients can walk in and enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar whilst they discuss their travel arrangements. The store has been designed to transport you back to the golden age of travel whilst providing our guests with a modern unique twist.
The team in City are extremely experienced and have a wealth of knowledge of our A&K destinations worldwide. As all our boutiques they too have a specific regions in which they specalise and can tailor the most amazing adventures for our clients.
Our central London head office is in a fantastic location, right in the heart of the Strand. It is a great office to be part of, with a mix of quirky eateries and fine dining restaurants, plus a multitude of shops all close at hand. We have around 40 people based here, each playing a vital and integral role of growing the brand and keeping the business ticking behind the scenes. The positions here tend to be worldwide and involve IT, Facilities, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Business Development. Our Chairman’s Club and Sanctuary Retreats are also based from our London office.
- A competitive and attractive package with company incentives
- A chance to work for an award winning company that has been established for 50 years
Opportunity to travel to far flung places in the pursuit of knowledge
- Solid track record
- 52 offices around the world
- Opportunity to learn more about different places and cultures
- A chance to have a career across different A&K companies with the A&K Group of companies worldwide
- Philanthropy - a company that gives back to communities around the world
- Brand recognition internationally that is respected and admired
- Holiday pay, which increases with length of service
- Commission for sales consultants
- Potential bonus for non-sales staff
- Excellent induction
- Ongoing training programme
- Overseas educational trips to your designated region
- An interesting and varied career path
- A vibrant working environment
- Relocation package
- Pension scheme
- Honesty tuck shop
- Free weekly organic fruit
- Bike to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Free eye tests
- Organised social events
- Life Assurance
Blogging our way around the world
With over 50 years in luxury travel it's fair to say we've been around the world a fair bit.
Our experts travel regularly to refresh their knowledge and to bring you the inside scoop on some of the hottest destinations on the planet. Keep up to date with our A&K blogs.
The Social Scene
There is a great social scene within A&K, it’s not all work and no play that’s for sure. Every year we organise events to bring everyone together even from around the world. The annual sports day is fantastic fun, along with the pub quiz and of course the ever dazzling Christmas party. We also have an annual conference which this year was followed up with a James Bond themed celebration, an evening very much shaken not stirred!
A&K embraces diversity and operates a policy of equal opportunity for all our employees. We provide a fair and supportive environment for everyone. We are committed to implementing our policy and expect all employee to treat each other equally and with respect. We value each of our employees and their contribution regardless of sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or disability.
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