Job Description

The job in a nutshell


As a Group Bookings Advisor (known internally as Group Sales Advisor) you will support the delivery of the Group Sales team accuracy, productivity and conversion targets, in order to grow sales and achieve budgeted revenue targets via warm leads (no cold calling).


You will do this by working with our customers to convert their Group Booking enquiries, delivering an effortless booking experience.



What you’ll be doing


Sales and Service

  • Management of Group bookings over 10 rooms via a central booking system

  • Seek to understand our customer requirements in order to deliver a right first time booking offer

  • Drive conversion of offers to bookings using sales skills and  building relationships with our corporate, leisure and travel trade customers. 

  • Maintain agreed accuracy, productivity and SLA’s

  • Flag to Team Manager any opportunities to improve the in-hotel service and proposition for Group customers.


Internal Stakeholders 

  • Support the training and induction of new starters 

  • Build relationships with other internal departments including Revenue, Hotel Booking Support Team, Accounts and Customer Services

  • Work as part of a team and liaise with the relevant internal departments to ensure that all bookings are made with accuracy and in a timely manner


What we’ll expect from you


To succeed in the role, you’ll bring your natural ability to build relationships and desire to work in a fast paced, target driven sales environment. You’ll be comfortable calling customers to follow up queries and manage their bookings from enquiry to stay. 


In addition you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • The ability to work well under pressure

  • Good attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Motivation to forge excellent professional relationships with customers and colleagues 

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to succeed

  • Confidence with Microsoft Office packages



At Travelodge, we believe that behaviours are just as important as the activities you carry out. The ones we look for in every colleague are:



I care about people

  • I treat everyone in a way I would like to be treated

  • I am easy to work with

  • I have a can do attitude

  • I care about the impact my work has on others


I pay attention to detail 

  • I do the little things that make a difference to our customers 

  • I work to brand standards

  • I treat Travelodge time, equipment and stock as if it were my own


I drive for results

  • I hit targets in my role and work at the right pace

  • I take ownership of problems and try to fix them fast

  • I look for ways to avoid future problems

  • I look for ways to promote Travelodge


Benefits
  • Exciting, fast paced environment with the opportunity to progress

  • An in depth training program

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays

  • Performance related bonuses

  • Hybrid working, giving you the flexibility to work from home 40 % of the time

  • 50% off accommodation, food and soft beverages at our hotels, plus a whole range of employee benefits including discounts at many major branded stores.

  • You can expect to have a full induction and training relevant to your role

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