Reservations Executive

Renewable Contract of Six Months

Where: Nairobi, Kenya

Do you enjoy helping others bring their travel dreams to life? Would you like to join a multicultural and passionate team in an entrepreneurial environment where boundaries in the global travel industry are challenged and new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking are welcomed and encouraged?

Who are we?

Enchanting Travels is a passionate, vibrant and innovative company that specializes in creating exceptional tailor-made journeys for discerning travelers to exotic destinations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Founded in 2004, we have made the travel dreams of thousands of guests from around the world come true. We rely on outstanding team members who are passionate about what they do – we are a multicultural team with 130 team members from 17 nationalities working from our offices in the USA, Germany, India, Argentina and Kenya.

If you want to find out more about what our guests say about us, follow this Link.  Furthermore, this Stanford Business School Case Study will give you an insider perspective into our company.

What’s the position?

We are currently recruiting a Reservations Executive to join our Africa team in Nairobi on a 6 months renewable
contract. In this role, you will take ownership of travel arrangements for our guests to ensure high guest satisfaction
and efficient trip execution.

The role entails the following key responsibilities:

  • Book hotels, local flights, ground transport, drivers, guides, activities and special surprises
  • Handle complex provisional bookings and requests for quotations.
  • Effectively use existing special rates & offers and proactively negotiate special rates and/or value
    additions with partners to support our sales team with closing bookings and maximize trip
    profitability.
  • Update booking reference numbers and flight, transfers & activity timings and enter actual booking
    costs in our reservations system to ensure accurate and up-to-date information on trip margins.
  • Coordinate with other teams to ensure exceptional travel experiences for our guests.
  • Handle travel arrangements for our team.

Why would you want this job?

This is a really unique opportunity for many reasons – here are a few!

  • The people you work with. We are a very dynamic international and multi-cultural team where you will be
    challenged and have countless opportunities to broaden your horizons.
  • Support for your growth. Our pool of managers, trainers and coaches will guide and support you while
    pursuing a personalized approach to help you succeed and grow. Furthermore, we invest considerable time and resources in the growth and development of our team.
  • Having an impact. You contribute to memories of a lifetime for our guests through the joy and wonder of personalized travel which often have a deep impact on their lives. Furthermore, we listen to our team members’ ideas and suggestions, irrespective of their seniority which gives you an opportunity to shape your own and our company’s path.

What do we expect from you?

  • You are an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing. This entails strong listening skills and the
    ability to convey information in a structured, clear and concise way.
  • You are a quick learner and comfortable with embracing technology and change in general and have
    strong mental agility and solution orientation. This entails being proactive and able to “think on your feet”
    as well as “out of the box” to quickly find solutions in challenging situations.
  • You are able to work under pressure and handle crisis situations in a calm manner, enabling you to act
    and communicate clearly and confidently in challenging situations.
  • You are good with numbers and have good negotiation skills.
  • You are strongly self-driven and have an intrinsic motivation to be the best you can. You are highly self-
    organized, with a high level of attention to detail and an intrinsic desire to keep things organized.
  • You have 1 year of reservations/travel planning experience.

What’s next?

If you are interested and meet the criteria specified above, please send your application to recruiting-africa@enchanting-travels.com. Your application should include your CV and a Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and why you believe you would be successful in this role.

We look forward to receiving your application and to getting to know you!

Contact Us

Our team of experts can help answer any questions you might have. Please fill out the form below and a consultant will respond shortly.

Give us a call:

US & Canada: +1 888 263 2574
UK: +0 800 098 8486
AUS: +1 800 044 986

Send an email:

contact@enchantingtravels.com