Most people love to travel, exploring new places and experiencing other cultures. However, working in the travel industry takes you so much further. In fact, there is a vast range of different jobs available in the industry, each with its own responsibilities and benefits.
Here, you can read about five jobs to find out what is available and whether this type of work and lifestyle is suitable for you.
Head of Lifestyle
A lifestyle management company, with 200 upscale clients, is looking for a Head of Lifestyle. This permanent position pays an impressive £60K-£70K, making it top of the luxury travel jobs list. The successful candidate will ensure that their team is carrying out client requests to the highest standards.
The team explores and discovers the best bars, restaurants, venues, and destinations for their clients. Meanwhile, their clients enjoy exclusivity, which is why the membership is limited to only 200, to ensure the team devotes themselves fully to their client’s needs.
The Head of Lifestyle is responsible for ensuring all client requests are achieved and that their clients are fully satisfied. Moreover, the Head of Lifestyle is also responsible for managing, training and motivating their team of 2-3 people.
An owner-led company provides exclusive artists for many high-level events and is the ultimate in curating music for parties around the world. The personal assistant position pays £30K – £40K and is based in offices in the heart of Soho. Meanwhile, the company also has an international office, so the successful candidate will get to hear a lot of celebrity names in the office each day.
The personal assistant requires great attention to detail, integrity, strong emotional intelligence and must be a brilliant communicator. In this job, no task is too big or small. The successful candidate will assist the managing director and senior members of the team, as well as managing the office. For this job, you need to be forward-thinking and enjoy organization and admin.
This position is with one of the world’s leading private member hotel clubs that partners with desirable hotel brands in luxury travel. The position offers a salary of £25k – £27.5k. Meanwhile, the company is looking for a Reservation Agent, who will perform several tasks including booking hotels, amending reservations and proposing rates. The successful candidate will also support the booking team to ensure the perfect trip for their members.
This job requires a well-organized person with great time management skills and able to work alone. Their ultimate aim is to provide personalised support to members and their travel requests. Meanwhile, the position is perfect to kick start a career in travel, with opportunities to move up in the company.
This permanent position includes an initiative to incentivise candidates to join the company. The salary is up to £28,000 for the first three months, topped up to £35,000 to include commission expected thereafter. Located in trendy Shoreditch, this travel company is known for its excellent service, but also looks after its staff very well.
The successful candidate will create bespoke, unique personalised trip itineraries for their clients after first speaking with them to understand their needs. The person will also provide excellent customer service before, during and after travel.
This exciting role is for a personable and hardworking person to put together unforgettable villa holidays while giving five-star service. The position attracts a salary of £28K-£30K plus commission.
The successful candidate must use their travel industry experience and product knowledge while tailoring each holiday to their client’s needs. They are also responsible for building the perfect holiday package, while organising each element of the trip.
Meanwhile, the position includes domestic and international trips to meet existing clients and potential new clients. The successful candidate will also attend trade shows, consumer events, networking and training events.