Overview of Role :
The Traveler Counsellor role at GBT is to deliver exceptional travel service experience for our Corporate Business Customers.
By working together as a high performing team, our Travel Counsellors provide exceptional traveler care, first call resolution and the highest quality of customer service to GBT corporate clients.
It is a high touch service environment, where you will have true accountability for the service relationship and customer experience, by providing creative and timely travel solutions, using available tools and technology as needed, while maximizing supplier revenue.
The role will form part of a highly skilled team of Corporate Travel Counsellors located virtually from home, at one of our Business Travel Centers or on-site at client locations.
The role will report to a Team Coach.
Key Responsibilities :
Act as Travel Advisor and Consultant to a single or multiple Corporate Business accounts with the willingness to jump in and flexibility in shifts to meet client needs
Handle corporate clients with their travel requirements Hotel booking requests
Act as the point of sale on all Domestic & International travel requirements, arranging both routine and complex travel for hotel accommodation, utilizing one or multiple Global Distribution Systems (GDS), Sabre, Apollo, Galileo, Amadeus.
Provide consultative advice, solutions and recommendations. Additionally, pro-actively selling additional service for our travelers (e.
g. Hotel and Car), whilst ensuring adherence to the customers agreed travel policy and requirements
Complying with all legal standard requirements, which include mandatory training, compliance and sanctions
Deliver expectations on individual / shared team goals and support all business Key Performance Indicators. Proactively review your metrics to check on and improve performance
Follow internal compliance and regulatory requirements for all customers and locations supported
Manage the end-to-end booking process through the ticketing and order fulfillment, either over the telephone, via messaging or via email or back office systems and servicing platforms.
Operate in a telephony servicing environment where you are accountable to key performance indicators of success, such as customer satisfaction (CSAT), key productivity metrics (for example call adherence and call service metrics), and driving key partnerships and sale of preferred air and hotel partners
Operate in a Multi-Channel servicing environment where you are accountable to key performance indicators of success, such as customer satisfaction (CSAT), key productivity metrics (for example call adherence and call service metrics
Use positive telephone service techniques; act on special customer requests and maintain excellent client relations
Meeting the servicing of your nominated account or clients travel requirements, whilst adhering to your nominated call schedule daily, and reporting any variances in the workforce management scheduling tool to your Team Coach
Coach, develop and mentor more junior Travel Counsellor colleagues in the team as needed
Express enthusiasm and energy within the organization and always act according to company ethics, values and Compliance guidelines.
Working phone, email or chat booking for hotel
Investigates / action Travel Counsellors reservations / PNR for quality / accuracy, client escalations or lowest rate (e.
g., CSI / CSR, Trailblazer)
Key Qualifications and Attributes :
Detailed understanding of fares and ticketing rules, for car, air, hotel travel
Knowledge and experience of : Air, rail, hotel, car bookingCalculating and Processing exchangesHigh proficiency in one or multiple GDS-Sabre, Apollo, Galileo, Amadeus
Experience working in a high touch service environment where performance is measured
Experience working in a team
Background in Business Travel, leisure or airline reservation required
Passion for Excellence in Client Service
Excellent Professional Communication both written and verbal
Detail-oriented - ability to act with integrity, and deal sensitively with personal and confidential traveler information
Ability to research and resolve customer service and traveler issues independently and / or with supplier
Problem Solving, with a process improvement mindset
Able to work under pressure, with a sense of urgency while maintaining a professional rapport and multi-task, accepting and adapting to change quickly and professionally
Ability to positively influence team and peers
Learning agility and ability to act on constructive feedback
Possess a strong understanding of travel trends and industry best practices
Minimum educational qualification required is Graduate
Diploma / Post Graduation in travel & tourism would be added advantage
Minimum 4-8 years of relevant experience in Hotel Reservation, preferably in Travel industry
Hands on knowledge of GDS system
Basic understanding in international travel requirements and destination knowledge a plus
Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure and multi-task while maintaining professional rapport with clients
Willingness to learn with a flexible approach
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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