Travel Agent Trainee
Company: Automobile Club of Southern California - AAA
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 26, 2018
Discovering the World- One Member at a Time! 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. What does a AAA Travel Agent do?* Sells international and domestic travel packages including cruises, land packages, travel itineraries, air, car, and hotel* Shares knowledge and expertise from personal experiences and/or education study trips* Develops long standing relationships with our members and builds referral and repeat business* Makes appropriate recommendations to ensure the trip experience is more than expected and tailored to the members expectations* Cross sells relevant products to enhance the trip experience such as AAA Member Rewards Credit Card and identify theft referrals 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. Benefits:* We offer extensive training to aid you in your career development through The Auto Club University* Regular recognition through various company programs and incentives for trips, cash and prizes* Company sponsored IATAN cards, providing exclusive travel agent discounts* Love to travel? Personal travel opportunities at discounted pricing* Corporate benefits for insurance products* Paid educational study trips are available for our Agents to promote career development* Quarterly incentives/bonuses for achieving established production tiers* Paid holidays, vacations, and sick days* Competitive insurance: medical, dental and vision after 90 days of employment* A pension plan (after completing 1 year of service) with full vesting at the completion of 5 years* We encourage you to participate in our 401(k) Plan after 30 days with a matching contribution after 1 year QualificationsDoes this sound like you?* Travel is not just a hobby or a wish, it's your passion* You must be available to work most Saturdays and some evenings to support goal achievement* 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* You are driven by sales and exceeding your goals* You are computer savvy with the ability to navigate between multiple systems and web browsers, Microsoft Office, and can type at least 30WPM* You have a strong and very comfortable relationship with paperwork and you are very organized!* A high school diploma is required, but we prefer a 2 or 4 year college degree* You need to be able to pass comprehensive criminal background check and thorough urine sample drug screening* 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 Teamwork. Integrity. Dedication.Together, we make a difference. If you are a career-minded, service-driven professional looking to join a fast paced organization then you have come to the right place.AAA is a member service organization affiliated with the national AAA network. With offices across the U.S., we're united by common mission and common values of excellent member service. With more than 14,000 employees in 21 states, we provide legendary service to 16 million loyal members. With a constantly growing membership, we are always welcoming dedicated professionals looking to challenge themselves and build a career within our dynamic organization. You will find that being part of a very successful team is extremely rewarding. AAA LEGENDARY SERVICE, SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF!AAA is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Automobile Club of Southern California will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. To apply for this position please CLICK HERE
Keywords: Automobile Club of Southern California - AAA, Palm Springs , Travel Agent Trainee, Sales , Palm Springs, California
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