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International Travel Counselor

at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Posted: 4/3/2019
Job Reference #: 190001GT
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Job Description

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specializing in business travel management and our travel counselors know that teamwork and great results have no boundary. We are proud to have been named the most admired Travel Management Company – and we are even more proud that we achieved it together. Whether we are booking government travel, advising on international security or establishing relationships with global corporations, we work as a family. We support each other. We grow as a team. And to us, that's what makes a world of difference.


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The mission of the CWT Travel Counselor is to “Deliver the Perfect Trip” so that CWT can sustain optimum results for clients and shareholders.  You are specifically responsible for delighting the traveler/travel arranger, building commercial value, and strengthening the CWT brand in a way that balances the requirements of all stakeholders and positions our workforce as a key differentiator for our business.


CWT Energy Services, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, provides specialized travel management solutions for organizations operating in oil and gas, offshore and marine services, and alternative energies in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. Building on more than 25 years experience, our professional consultants work closely with our clients worldwide to find the right solutions to complex travel needs. Our services range from reliable day-to-day logistics for large rotational crews and other personnel, through effective contingency planning and crisis management, to ongoing cost/performance optimization of travel programs.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:


We are looking for a uniquely skilled, very experienced International Travel Counselor to support a high-touch client in Houston.


• Proven ability to create international travel arrangements including air, hotel and ground transportation. At least 80% of transactions will be multi-segment, multi-destination international itineraries.

• Ability to handle multi-cultural sometimes multi-lingual clientele.

• Use available sources such as TSS, State Department web sites, news agencies, etc. to stay informed of current international affairs.

• Understanding and expertise in international travel requirements, i.e. visas, passports and immunization requirements; excellent communication skills and follow through required to advise clients of those requirements.

• Strong working knowledge and understanding of international pricing rules, exchange transactions and procedures.

• Operate with discretion within well-defined policy, regular managerial review.

• Utilize CWT preferred vendors to maximize profit, and ensures compliance with the clients' travel policy.

• Follows company procedures, guidelines and standards in building Passenger Name Records, utilization of tools, productivity, accuracy of work, and attendance.

• Attends staff and training meetings for ongoing updates in the travel industry and office procedures.

• Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.

• Adheres to CWT standards in delivering customer service including telephone etiquette, and follows prescribed customer service escalation procedures.

• Follows company procedures, guidelines and standards in building Passenger Name Records, utilization of tools, productivity, accuracy of work, and attendance.

• Attends staff and training meetings for ongoing updates in the travel industry and office procedures.

• Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Position Requirements


• Industry knowledge and reservation skills in order to create multi-segment, multi-destination International itineraries.

• Ability to provide 1st level of support for customer service and technical issues.

• Top notch customer service and technical skills

• Flexibility and adaptability; ability to thrive under pressure

• Sabre, and any other GDS experience of at least 1 year is required, but can also consider candidates with general HTL/CAR industry, including those in the Airline frontline industry experience (Airport, Airline and Travel Agency operations)