Travel Designer - Owned Agencies – Senior Job in South Africa

We love what we do. And are always on the lookout for like-minded people who share our passion for conserving the wilderness. Each job plays a big part in our shared purpose: to increase the world’s wilderness, together. With operations in eight African countries, we offer a wide array of life-changing career opportunities.

Travel Designer - Owned Agencies – Senior


Generate and grow sales by securing, costing, and presenting journeys to Sales agents in a timely manner

Build strong connections with all supplier reservations teams, nurture these relationships in order to help get more benefits when engaging regularly with them.

Maximize the mutually beneficial relationship with AP partners, their lodges/camps, and areas they are located

Have an excellent understanding of the sales agencies preferred supplier list and great product knowledge to apply speedy turnaround for alternatives at play to help secure the deal effectively

Possess excellent knowledge and intimate geographical understanding of all Southern and East African destinations.

Stay up-to-date with day-to-day regional logistics and industry trends.

Participate in industry events, trade shows, and familiarization trips as required.

Keep apprised of company policies, procedures and system updates.

Embrace a culture of continuous learning and improvement, actively seeking feedback and implementing suggestions for personal and professional growth.

Candidate profile


Matric certificate – with maths (minimum standard grade or above)

Tertiary certificate in Travel & Tourism/hospitality is advantageous.


4-5 years’ with Senior experience in handling customer relationships, developing & promoting product and building journeys in the inbound travel industry.

In depth knowledge of Southern and East Africa.

Personal or educational travel experience is advantageous.

Knowledge of Mozambique, Mauritius and Seychelles, an added advantage.

Computer Literate (Microsoft Office: Outlook, Teams, Excel and Word).

Working knowledge of TourPlan and WETU or similar booking/operating system.

Excellent attention to detail.

Skills & Abilities:         

Dynamic, creative, organised and excellent communication skills.

Thrives under pressure in the fast-paced environment with tight deadlines without compromising accuracy and prioritise demands.

Ability to problem solve and maintaining high quality output.

Highly detailed product knowledge – vital for speed in presenting alternatives.

Strong financial skills, self-starter with high integrity level and ethical conduct.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Wilderness to apply