This position is responsible for selling assigned market segments by working directly with Visit Seattle’s international offices, partners, travel trade and media contacts. This position works closely with the Tourism Development Managers and Director on all aspects of market development including familiarization tours, shows, sales trips and missions. The Tourism Manager is responsible for maintaining organization of ongoing inbound and outbound activity and all the associated processes.
The successful candidate is a polished professional who is able to demonstrate excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Visit Seattle is looking for someone with a solid background in sales who is passionate and knowledgeable about this region and of the travel industry. This position requires constant contact with national and international travel professionals; answering their questions, gathering information, promoting Visit Seattle services, etc. Candidate must be capable of, and comfortable with, working with a very diverse group of people from different cultures who are not necessarily native English speakers.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee may not be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.