Do you have a passion for travel and care deeply about customer service? Would you love to sell New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands to the rest of the world? If your answer is “yes”to both questions, then GUEST Travel may be the right place for you!
GUEST Travel is a Nelson-Tasman based inbound travel design company. We began in 1996 specifically designing New Zealand travel itineraries. Read our story here. GUEST Travel has since expanded to Australia and Pacific Islands. We work on ‘the cloud’ with systems like Wetu.com and TourWriter We also have very smart marketing, accounts and service delivery tools. Our focus is on creating a quality, tailor-made ‘trip of a lifetime’ itinerary for our customers.
We are looking for an exceptional Travel Designer to join our team! Our ideal candidate will be working remotely – and independently. However you will receive and enjoy a supportive environment. Your hours will be flexible, but no more than 25-30 hours per week. This unique position would suit a person who loves working from home and enjoys being on-the-road for the occasional research trip.
Our Travel Designers must understand bespoke quality and meaningful travel experiences for our international guests. You will need to appreciate that each holiday itinerary is different – and can be enhanced by local recommendations such as authentic tours, boutique accommodation – recommending the hidden spots only a local would know. It is important you are well travelled and understand the needs of the more discerning traveller.
Key facts on what you need to bring to the ‘party’…
Extensive NZ & Australia travel knowledge.
Contractor role with hourly income, plus commission & travel benefits.
Work from home or while travelling online and phone.
Flexible but with set monthly work hours to suit lifestyle.
Monthly sales & margin targets as set.
Be Nelson-Tasman based.
Start date: 16 March 2020.
Discovering cool places in Australia and New Zealand…
Key job description…
Communicate with clients with fast responses via email, skype and phone.
Research and book all travel, including accommodation, transfers, rental cars, domestic flights, ferries, train journeys and tours.
First we’ll have a phone interview to answer key questions.
Then we can meet for a chat to discuss expectations and goals.
A one-month trial period will be implemented.
Audrey Mothupi – Family travellers
Michael truly is the best ! Planned an amazing 20 day trip to Australia and New Zealand and we are just at the tail end heading home soon. Everything was just as he described ! A truly seamless perfect family holiday, tailored to our needs - thanks to Michael ! Don’t hesitate ... just contact Michael and then look forward to the best holiday ever!
Michael & Kirsten – Honeymooners
We cannot find the words to express our absolute pleasure and overwhelming gratefulness for your help in planning our honeymoon. I know that we might have been a bit difficult to deal with at times as we were making many changes to our initial itinerary and always adding more. We really appreciate your patience and willingness to answer all of our questions over email/Skype and provide us with your input and recommendations. All of the accommodations, excursions, and bookings were fantastic and feel like you already know having done it yourself. We now realize that there is just too much to see and do while visiting New Zealand, but know that we had made the most of our time with your help. This holiday is truly special and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. We were glad to have worked with you on the planning. As you probably saw from our online form, we had no complaints at all (even the weather was perfect!). We hope that our paths cross again soon, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you ever plan on coming up to Chicago in the United States.
Mindy Ross – Lifestyle Travellers
I hired Michael to design a trip to Australia and New Zealand. It was important to me to use someone local and with deep knowledge of the areas to be traveled. Michael was spot on with respect to the resulting itinerary, duration, accommodations, and activities. The flow of the trip was just the right combination of relaxation and adventure. Each and every accomodation was off the hook fabulous. The amount of time in each place was perfect and the daily activities were memorable and perfectly suited to our wish list. I highly recommend Michael as a travel designer for the best down under vacation imaginable!!
Mike & Megan Family
Let me start out with thank you!!! It was a trip of a lifetime, we can’t put into words the how amazing the experience was. Your work towards our trip was fantastic and we would be honoured to be listed as a reference for folks looking for a similar journey. You did a wonderful job relating to our needs. We had some really neat pictures of the Koala bears in the Daintree experience, our guide for the day called the outfit after we left and requested they email them to me. We are now home and back to the grindstone. The girls have informed me we definitely need to plan on another trip in similar fashion. Thanks again Mike & Megan and family.
Beverley Rothschild & Family
Our two week trip to New Zealand was exceptional, due to the careful planning of GuestNZ. When planning our itinerary, Michael kept in mind that we would be travelling with a teenager and our itinerary, accommodations and activities were just perfect. The country, itself, is magnificent - gorgeous scenery, lots to do and learn about and enjoy. The attention to detail that GuestNZ put into our trip made our stay flawless and so enjoyable. Every hotel/motel had kitchenette facilities, every transfer from one location to another was flawless, every activity planned was suitable for us all and even the additional information Michael provided regarding like obtaining a SIM card for our phones was perfect. The huge success of our trip is due to Michael and GuestNZ, without a doubt.
Charlie & Scott – Honeymooners
Hi Michael – Thanks for asking for additional feedback on our trip. In short, we had a great time. New Zealand was even more spectacular than we imagined and the itinerary you put together really gave us an opportunity to see so much and encourage us to come back for a longer stay. All told though we thought the trip was incredibly well organized and easy to execute. We never had an issue with anything on the itinerary and loved getting your suggestions for where to stop along our drives. The app made it super easy to stay on track and took much of the guesswork out of the trip. We can’t thank you enough for helping to make this such a memorable trip. We’re looking forward to a return visit soon.
Emily Monaghan – Family
Thanks to you, my family had a wonderful trip to New Zealand over the holidays. We are wishing that there was someone like you living in every part of the world who can help us see other countries just the way we saw yours. We are grateful for the thoughtful process you used to customize a trip that perfectly fit the needs and budget of our family. You've built up an interesting and reliable network of people to meet, places to go and things to do and it was fun to tap into this network as we traveled around both islands. Your connections helped us see New Zealand from the "inside out," so to speak, which is not something we could have managed on our own. So, many thanks to you. You are one in a million!
Chhaya & Family
Sitting at the airport in Christchurch and reminiscing our last two weeks. It wouldn't have been possible without all your help and effort is planning a perfect holiday. From the best adventures to the best accommodation. We had a fantastic time and would like to thank you for everything. Your country is indeed beautiful. As I would label it. Gods own country. Thank you so so much again Michael and I would referring you to a whole load of friends who have New Zealand on their plans.