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The Walshe Group

About the Company

The Walshe Group, is one of Australia/New Zealand's largest independent tourism representation companies, representing a portfolio of the leading tourism and airline brands.

We are currently seeking a committed and motivated individual for the position of Trade & MICE Executive for our Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority division.

Based in The Walshe Group's offices in the heart of Sydney's CBD, the role is focused on undertaking day to day sales activities and developing and implementing strategies, working with the Australian travel trade & MICE sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and undertake a sales call and activity plan to increase awareness and cooperative action with the trade & MICE sectors.
  • Develop relationships with key tour operators, travel agents, wholesalers, incentive travel companies, airlines and suppliers in the promotion of Abu Dhabi.
  • Conduct training & product updates.
  • Coordinate familiarisation trips.
  • Work in close cooperation with airline partners.
  • Coordinate & participate in promotional activities and events including;
    • Trade seminars
    • Consumer & trade expos
    • Roadshows
    • Travel trade conferences
    • PCO/MICE specific events
  • Identify new opportunities to grow visitation to Abu Dhabi from the Australian marketplace.
  • Liaise and cooperate with various local and in-market stakeholders.

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a sales or marketing role in the travel, tourism or aviation sector.
  • Established relationships across the travel trade & MICE sector in Australia
  • First hand knowledge of the travel trade distribution system in Australia.
  • Previous experience in managing a sales territory, assisting with the coordination of events and undertaking marketing activity and campaigns.
  • Excellent time management & task organisational skills.
  • First rate presentation and communication skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office software including Powerpoint.
  • A formal qualification in marketing, communications, business or travel/tourism a definite advantage.
  • Knowledge of the UAE or previous experience working with the Middle East a definite advantage.
  • Extensive international and domestic travel required.

How to Apply:

no later than Monday 07 January 2019.  Please include a cover letter telling us a little about yourself.

Candidates successful in gaining an interview will be contacted within 3 weeks of application.




02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Hospitality & Tourism
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