Area Manager, Operations

Area Manager
Go Ahead Tours
Cambridge, MA

Are you passionate about travel? Do you love to negotiate and never take no as an answer? Are you self-motivated and possess great organizational skills? You might be the ideal Area Manager for Go Ahead

The Role

As Area Manager you will join the Operations team of Go Ahead Tours. Your main responsibility will be the coordination of land travel arrangements of our US and Canadian Tours. Other responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Negotiating contracts and securing bookings with hotels, restaurants, transportation companies and tourist attractions
  • Prospecting and identifying new business partners within your region
  • Budget-setting and budget accountability at the end of the fiscal year
  • Product development: This includes designing new tours and improving existing itineraries
  • Quality and safety control
  • Travel in the US and Canada and to the Operations Headquarter in Luzern (Switzerland)

Requirements (All Candidates)

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills and attention to detail
  • Quick learner and a proven problem solver
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Able to analyze and question processes and always come up with creative ways of improving them
  • Highly sociable and energetic, positive
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience

  • Experience managing budgets and negotiating
  • 1-2 years professional experience in travel industry, including extensive travel experience

Established in 1990, Go Ahead offers group travel experiences abroad to travelers of all ages. Whether it’s a fully escorted tour, total immersion city experience or a cruise, a Go Ahead traveler can count on quality accommodations, transportation and sightseeing, as well as the personalized attention of a full-time tour director.

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