34 Going Places Lane
Perth WA 6000
T: 08 9992 3332
M: 0412 345 678
Manager, Brilliant Holidays
PO Box 356
Perth WA 6000
Dear Ms Patience
Re: Lead Retail Travel Consultant (REF 2221)
Please accept this letter and the accompanying resume as application for the above position advertised on seek.com.au.
I have over three years experience as a travel consultant in domestic and worldwide travel. My passion for travel started when I took a gap year to travel around Europe and North America and I still enjoy travelling around Australia and overseas. I get great satisfaction from using my love of travel and interest in other cultures to create unforgettable holidays and travel itineraries for my clients. I have extensive experience in Galileo and CrossCheck Travel.
My career in the travel industry began when I was a part-time administration assistant for Perth Travel Centre (PTC), while I was studying for the Certificate III in Tourism (Retail Travel Sales). My skills and enthusiasm for travel were recognised by my colleagues at PTC and, on completion of my studies, I became a domestic travel consultant for the company. I currently work as a retail travel consultant for Fabulous Fremantle Holidays (FFH). I enjoy developing personal itineraries for clients and delivering exceptional service. I use my excellent communication skills to find out exactly what clients want from their travel experiences and then liaise with agents to deliver everything that is required for a hassle-free holiday.
At FFH I am involved in training new staff members and I find this aspect of my job extremely rewarding. I successfully cover for the team leader when necessary and the team responds to me in this role. I work well within a close team and enjoy fostering good working relationships to help a team achieve its goals. I am keen use these skills to move up to the next level and manage a team of consultants.
I have long admired Brilliant Holidays and am particularly impressed by the latest range of small-group itineraries that you have developed. I am very excited about the opportunity to join your team and sell these innovative products to clients.
I look forward to discussing my application with you further at interview.
Travel Agent Cover Letter
Travel Agents help clients organize their ideal holiday. These professionals are usually given a budget and then required to offer their advice. Typical duties of a Travel Agent include: discussing requirements with clients, handling customer queries, managing budgets, promoting their business, maintaining financial records, offering advice on travel arrangements, booking accommodation, announcing changes, selling insurance, and making sure they meet sales targets.
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- An interest in travels and holidays
- Commercial awareness
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Numerical abilities
- Knowledge of a foreign language
- Computer competences
- Time management
- Attention to details and accuracy
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Dora H. Smith
Human Resources Assistant
Westwind Travel Co.
Dear Ms. Smith:
Upon learning of your need for a Travel Agent to join Westwind Travel Co., I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As an organized and motivated professional with key experience providing customer-facing travel planning and support, I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your team.
With my experience assessing customer needs and desires, researching airline / accommodation / transportation package options, and answering ongoing customer questions to resolve issues and concerns, my background has prepared me to excel in this role. Backed by superior communication and multitasking capabilities, I excel at leveraging my deep expertise in travel operations—as well as my first-hand knowledge of desirable destinations—to achieve outstanding customer travel experiences and optimize repeat and referral business.
Additional highlights of my experience include…
- Successfully orchestrating travel arrangements—incorporating cruises, tours, airline and hotel reservations, and car rentals—for high-value customers to generate significant revenue growth.
- Achieving $1M sales quota and earning induction into the coveted Chairman’s Club; recognized as a top travel agent in the Pacific Northwest region.
- Cultivating and sustaining excellent relationships with customers, carefully assessing their needs to create the right vacation match and surpass their expectations.
- Demonstrating a consistent dedication to providing world-class customer service and maximizing satisfaction and retention.
- Balancing multiple responsibilities within deadline-driven environments, prioritizing effectively to ensure on-time completion of all tasks.
With my proven commitment to delivering the highest level of customer travel planning and support, as well as my extensive record of success within the travel / tourism industry, I am well prepared to extend my record of exceptional service to your team at Westwind Travel. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you in more detail. Thank you for your consideration.
Gerda L. Najera