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Trip Manager: Asia 2024/25



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Join Contiki as a Trip Manager and Lead Unforgettable Journeys Across Asia


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Organisation summary - Contiki is a pioneer in social travel for 18-35s, providing adventurous journeys since 1962. The company is known for its vibrant spirit, love for authentic local experiences, and commitment to connecting young travelers with new cultures. Working at Contiki isn't just a job; it's embracing a lifestyle that involves traveling to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations and making lifelong connections.

  • Role Summary
    • Manage the daily operations of trips in Asia, ensuring travelers have exceptional experiences.
    • Facilitate travel, sightseeing, and activities, while maintaining schedules and bookings.
    • Create a fun, organized, and supportive environment for travelers.
  • Role Requirements
    • Passionate about travel and knowledgeable about the Asia region.
    • Enthusiastic, motivated, and possess excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse group of people and manage various expectations.
    • Capable of handling challenges calmly and maturely, with strong problem-solving skills.
    • Team player who can collaborate effectively with local guides, hotels, and suppliers.
    • Passport holder of a country with visa-free access to Thailand.
    • Experience in group leadership, public speaking, and Southeast Asian travel is beneficial.
    • Prior experience with Contiki or group tours is a plus.
  • Application Process Details

The role of Trip Manager for Contiki is a demanding yet fulfilling one. Our Trip Managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of our trips we operate in Asia; from Thailand across South East Asia to Vietnam, and from India, Nepal down to Sri Lanka (its a large region).

The TM role requires a lot - like getting our travellers from city to city, pointing out the best sights and sounds of the unique places we visit, making and confirming bookings/keeping the schedule on track and making sure everyone has a great time along the way. So having said all of that, it’s only natural we look for people with personality and passion, who are fun, friendly, organised and approachable and most of all who enjoy looking after other people. 

Why work for Contiki

We’ve been delivering social travel for 18-35s since 1962 and still have the same passion, spirit of adventure, love of people, along with a drive to connect local cultures, traditions, and nature with our travellers. 

When working for us you're undertaking not only a job but a lifestyle. A lifestyle that involves travelling to some of the most incredible destinations in the world with some of the most diverse and amazing people you'll ever meet. 

As a member of our Team, you will be the face of Contiki, leading our travellers each day and ensuring that they have the holiday of a lifetime! Our travellers have high expectations of us so naturally we have the same high expectations of our Team - only the best will do. We've been at the top of our game for the past 60 years and that's where we intend to stay! 

To be a part of our team you'll need to:

  • Be passionate about travel and the Asia region - you must be willing to learn and have the desire to keep on learning. 
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated - we expect you to work hard for our travellers and the brand. 
  • Have great time management skills.
  • Be responsible and professional all whilst having fun.
  • Have the ability to deal with all types of people - our travellers come from all around the globe; they speak many languages and have many different expectations. 
  • Enjoy a challenge - our training trip and the job itself will constantly present you with many different and difficult situations. 
  • Be positive and have the ability to deal with all situations in a calm and mature manner. 
  • Be a problem solver - you will have to assist travellers with lost items, when they have injuries or need to visit a hospital, conflict of personalities, and the list goes on. 
  • Work well as part of a team - when you are on your trip you will be working with your local guide, hotels, restaurants and local suppliers-you will be a part of a very big picture.

To find out more about what its like to work as a Trip Manager with Contiki, visit our “meet your trip team” page.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be a passport holder of a country that allows for visa free travel to Thailand, the location of our Asia operations office.
  • Although not required, the following will be of benefit to you in your application for this position:
  • Experience working with and leading groups.
  • Confidence when speaking in front of a group.
  • Previous travel in Southeast Asia.
  • Having previously travelled with Contiki or participated in a group tour of some description.

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