Are you a sales rock star who loves the outdoors and travel? Do you dream of growing your career in the booming and exciting adventure travel industry, the fastest-growing niche in the travel business? Are you driven, productive and focused on results? Are you curious, charismatic, solution-oriented and enjoy business development? If you answered a big YES to these questions, then Ciclismo Classico, the leader in international bicycle vacations for 30 years, wants you! At Ciclismo, you will share your love of the outdoors, cycling and travel with guests and prospective guests all day long.
You must be passionate about transforming lives through active travel experiences. You live an active lifestyle that comes with this passion. You love the outdoors and sharing your passion with others. You roll up your sleeves, work hard, and never give up! You are a bold influencer, a natural networker who loves talking to people and who knows how to sell and is not afraid to prove it. You want more than a job, you are unconventional and desire a way of life that will open new doors for many years to come. You have an entrepreneurial spirit that motivates you to build a base of loyal customers who will follow your passionate and engaging consultative sales approach.
The role includes:
Sales generation by leveraging leads generated through incoming calls, website forms, brochure requests, referrals and repeat guests.
Providing exceptional pre-& post-sales support to clients
Engaging and building exceptional and long-lasting relationships with an active and sophisticated prospect and customer base
Comprehensive knowledge of Ciclismo Classico tours: itineraries, hotels, terrain, cultural attractions and all other trip information to better convert leads to sales.
Working with our European trip designers to create private group tours and FITs
Inputting to our marketing team about content and messaging
Group sales prospecting
Leveraging Hubspot and Filemaker Pro towards maximizing lead conversion
Participating in Ciclismo Classico social media platforms to engage with and learn about our guests and prospects
Representing Ciclismo Classico at rides & events in Boston and other key markets (including some weekends & evenings)
The ideal candidate has:
3 to 10 years of sales experience in the travel industry or related fields
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
First-hand knowledge of Europe (Italy in particular)
History of meeting aggressive sales goals
Developing and promoting new business opportunities
Inspiring top-notch customer service
Experience with Hubspot, Filemaker and/or other CRM
You should also be:
Well-traveled in Europe
An exceptional verbal and written communicator
Living or willing to relocate to the Boston area
Also a big plus:
Proficiency in Italian, French or Spanish
Experience writing email newsletters
Bicycle tour guiding or leadership experience
Casual, bike-friendly work environment
Great networking in the cycling community
Participation in an annual Ciclismo Classico European trip
Additional Salary Information: $10+ in sales bonus
About Ciclismo Classico
Ciclismo Classico is a World Class Bicycle Tour company with 30 years of experience offering a bicycle tour with a high level of cross-cultural immersion. As a specialized "boutique" tour operator since 1988, we provide the most authentic, unique and exciting vacations in the adventure travel industry.
Our well-crafted educational trips in Italy, throughout Europe and beyond are active immersions into local art, language, music and, of course, delicious cuisine. By combining legendary service and rare cultural experiences, our Ciclismo philosophy continues to energize and transform each and every guest.
Ecstatic Guests are our Number 1 Goal
At Ciclismo Classico, our mission is to make every ride your first - full of learning, excitement, hope, joy and freedom. We feel privileged to serve our unique itineraries to an international community of active travelers, ages 2 to 92, who share a love for cross-cultural learning. Our guests' curiosity, spirit, and passion continually inspire us to reach for the highest standards possible. The group energy that blossoms on every Ciclismo tour will invigorate you and your fellow companions.
We design i...tineraries that reveal the incredible variety, scenic beauty and cultural treasures of each region. And our efforts show it! We’ve were awarded “One of the Best Adventure Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure in 2009 and 2010, And National Geographic Traveler named our Sardegna Multisport tour one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” We've also been covered by Bicycling, the Denver Post, Business Week, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and many more.
We thoroughly research, scout, and continually upgrade each itinerary, so that you will experience the best and most authentic aspects of each tour. In addition to traveling these distinctive, breathtaking routes, we design itineraries that encourage you to taste the regional food, speak the language, discover the history, and even dance with the locals! Continuous feedback from guests, guides, and our own personal visits enhance each and every biking and hiking tour.
Dedication to Educating Each Guest
Seeking the secrets of superb cuisine? Love learning languages? Fascinated by different cultures and festivals? We don't just give you a taste of local culture - we indulge you in it course by delicious course. The Ciclismo Classico Bicycle Tour Collection proudly serve a delightful and varied menu of cross-cultural events and fun activities that will heighten and delight your senses. Whatever your personal interests, activities, or pursuits may be, Ciclismo Classico guarantees that we will reveal to you the essence of the landscape, local people and culture.