Tourism Business Development Manager London (Hybrid)

With 30 years of experience, AVIAREPS is a global leader in providing professional passenger GSA services and tourism marketing. Operating in 65 countries with 70 offices, AVIAREPS represents airlines, destinations, hotels, attractions, airports, cars, trains, cruise lines, retailers, and import/export organizations. We offer a comprehensive suite of B2B and B2C services, including sales & reservations, marketing, digital, and PR programs.

Are you a proactive professional eager to advance your career? Are you ready to embrace the challenge of leading a team to explore new business opportunities? Do you desire a dynamic role that guarantees ongoing excitement?

We are actively seeking a motivated individual to embark on a new role as:

Business Development Manager

with a GSA in the UK & Ireland

(Hybrid Working)  


We are looking for a dynamic leader filled with enthusiasm, a passion for learning, and a drive for business success. While experience with a Tourism Marketing and PR agency is preferred, we encourage applications from candidates with a strong background in tourism products, marketing, or partnerships with well-known tour operators, tourism boards, or hotel companies,


About the Role:

What We Offer:

      •       Competitive salary based on experience.
      •       37.5 hours per week, Hybrid Working.
      •       21 days annual leave increasing to a maximum of 25 days, excluding bank holidays.
      •       Life insurance.
      •       Birthday vouchers.
      •       Corporate social events.
      •       Employee Assistance Program.
      •       Pension after 3 months.
      •       Company IT equipment provided.
      •       Professional & positive team environment.
      •       Multi-cultural working environment.
      •       Great promotional opportunities as the business grows


Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Development: Identify and pursue new business opportunities and lead the team in creating and executing marketing and sales strategies.
  • Evaluate existing Tourism accounts to identify growth areas. 
  • Prepare pitches and RFPs for new and existing clients.
  • Build relationships with new clients, understand their needs, and develop proposals.
  • Conduct market research and analyze competition to adjust strategy decisions.
  • Develop, implement, and manage strategic marketing plans.
  • Organize top-class industry events on behalf of clients.
  • Grow the department and strategically lead the business development of the Tourism Marketing & PR Team.
  • Report to the General Manager on business development performance and collaborate with other departments.


About You:

    • Minimum 10 years of experience in the tourism industry with personnel responsibility.
    • Higher university degree or equivalent qualification.
    • Extensive personal network within the UK & Ireland tourism industry, and a strong network of contacts with tourism boards, cruise companies, and hotel companies.
    • Ability to work under pressure, foster team spirit, and coaching experience.
    • Charismatic, and resilient to changing environments, and client requests.
    • Self-driven, dynamic, and passionate about the travel industry.
    • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
    • Fluency in English; proficiency in Spanish and French is an advantage.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Products and other relevant platforms (Canva, etc.).
    • Enthusiastic and eager-to-learn leader capable of empowering, motivating, and coaching the team. 


If you meet the above requirements and are passionate about the Tourism industry, we would love to hear from you! 


We consider this position as a chance for potential development, with opportunities for further growth and progression.

We welcome candidates with the right experience and ambition for professional development. Top candidates will likely come from competitors, bringing a strong understanding of the business and a valuable network.


Are you the colleague we are looking for? Then we very much look forward to receiving your CV and short cover letter before May 31.2024

Note: we prefer candidates who are available immediately or shortly.



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