Travel Sales Counselor

Full Time
Main Location
United States
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We're one of the largest Membership organizations in the country, but we’re so much more than our legendary roadside service. We call our club's vision, mission, values, and supporting pillars "Our House" because they are the foundation for all that we do.  We're working to transform AAA for the next century with a mission to create Members for life by unleashing the innovative spirit of our Team Members. We're community minded, and celebrate the growth, development and successes of our diverse Team Members.

Whether you’re just starting your journey or looking to grow your career, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Essential Functions:

  • Sells International & Domestic vacation packages, cruises, tours, hotel, car rental, rail and air travel
  • Owns the relationship with the member from beginning to end of each travel related transaction
  • Researches, evaluates and compares appropriate AAA Travel Partner packages to match up with member needs for  the purpose of “delivering exceptional member experiences” in every transaction
  • Stays current with world events and latest travel industry developments and trends, and provides relevant information to members
  • Processes and interprets travel documents for members purchasing travel products with AAA and inform them of governmental requirements
  • Investigates and responds to travel-related member questions/complaints, and recommends solutions
  • Initiates contact with members and past customers to prospect for new business and encourages repeat business
  • Maintains minimum production goals in the following areas: Travel sales, sales of Travel Partner and proprietary products (i.e. Sojourns, AAA Vacations)
  • Cross-sells products and services (e.g., insurance (P&C, Life), new membership accounts, etc.)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to clearly communicate (verbal and written) in English
  • Basic computer (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.) and industry specific applications (e.g., Galileo, VAX, etc.) and telephone skills
  • GDS experience required (Apollo/Galileo/Travelport)
  • Detailed knowledge of travel products
  • Knowledge of worldwide geography, the ability to read and interpret maps and brochures
  • Self-motivated sales drive and documented sales success
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingual communication skills are a plus

Education & Experience / Licenses & Certifications:

  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • 2 years of recent experience selling international and domestic travel services required
  • Travel Institute certification as “CTA, CTC, or CTIE” preferred

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Works in an office environment sitting at a desk, table or computer workstation for extended periods of time. May travel by car, plane or other form of transportation to attend business meetings or conferences. Approximately 70-80 percent of the time spent on the job involves the use of a personal computer.


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Travel Sales Counselor
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