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Careers at Classic Journeys

Classic Journeys is an award-winning La Jolla-based adventure travel company that handcrafts trips of a lifetime. Travel + Leisure magazine has named us the World’s Best Tour Operator in its annual World’s Best Awards multiple times. From the first year’s offerings of six regions in three countries in 1995, we now offer more than 100 itineraries in 50 countries on six continents. One style of travel has grown to several—culture, walking, culinary, family, river cruising, multisport, alumni and incentive. And set departures have been complemented by all manner of private and custom trips—all the while following that one single guiding principle—handcrafting trips of a lifetime.

Our office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located in the middle of La Jolla’s beautiful village, just steps to the world-famous Cove and its resident seals, as well as great shopping and restaurants.

We are always interested in receiving resumes/CVs from individuals with knowledge and experience in the luxury travel industry. Please send a cover letter and your resume to us at moreinfo@classicjourneys.com.

Our Company Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO (112 hours per year)
  • Travel Benefits
  • LifeMart Merchant Discounts
  • Company happy hours

Open Positions

Travel Experience Specialist

Do you love talking about travel?  Do you enjoy helping others plan a trip? Do you feel great when someone takes your recommendation on an awesome vacation spot? If so, you may have just found the perfect company for you. We’re seeking someone who has top-notch phone and computer skills, as well as an inherent desire to help guests choose to travel with us on a handcrafted trip of a lifetime. (Not required, but bonus points for you and us if you have lived abroad or have solid travel experience.)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Outbound sales to highly qualified prospects who have expressed interest in traveling with us as well as VIP guests who have previously traveled with us
  • Inbound sales as prospective guests contact us by phone and email to plan their trips with us
  • Access and update guest information in our computer system using Hubspot
  • Keep clear notes and concrete next steps for prospect follow-up
  • Demonstrate outstanding consultative selling skills
  • Follow and achieve department’s sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • “Go the extra mile” to assist guests and support sales
  • Contact guests to answer questions and take new reservations
  • Collaborate with Tour Operations, Marketing and other members of our team (e.g. assisting with guest travel plans, providing guest quotes for social posts, etc.)
  • Suggest ways to improve sales (Growth oriented: identify additional opportunities for growth and revenue within leads when applicable)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2+ years of experience in customer service, event planning, communications, sales, marketing or related field
  • Passion for talking about travel
  • Enjoyment in providing top-notch, high-touch customer service
  • Understand consultative sales
  • Energetic, dynamic, positive and professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and use of proper email and telephone etiquette
  • Ability to accurately multi-task while meeting deadlines
  • Goal-driven, self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Team-oriented Strong PC skills including Microsoft Outlook and Hubspot or similar CRM
  • Friendly, upbeat and competitive personality with a passion to talk about travel

Anticipated annual compensation $70,000 ($14/hour + commission) + excellent benefits.

Accounting Specialist

Part-time with work-from-home flexibility
Want to work in travel as part of the world’s best team? Classic Journeys is an award-winning cultural walking tour company that operates tours worldwide. Travel + Leisure magazine has named us the World’s Best Tour Operator in its annual World’s Best Awards in 2019 and 2014, and top ten for more than a decade. Founded in 1995, we offer more than 100 itineraries in 50 countries on six continents.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages A/P and A/R functions and provides weekly and monthly reports to management as assigned
  • Verifies contracts, customer activity and transactions
  • Performs month end close process in a timely manner each month (by 6th of the Month)
  • Partners with internal departments to ensure professionalism and high customer service
  • Reconciles general ledger accounts for completeness, discrepancies, and adjust as necessary
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP reporting requirements, including working closely with sister and parent company accounting teams
  • Prepares journal entries, accruals, and other related accounting tasks
  • Manages corporate documents including contracts, customer forms and travel documents
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-year Accounting degree or 4-year bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent field  
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks and/or Microsoft Dynamics GP (preferred)
  • Full cycle GL accounting and bookkeeping experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook
  • Must be exceptionally detailed oriented
  • Strong ability to work well in a work-from-home, virtual team environment
  • Possess very high degree of discretion, professionalism and accountability

SALARY & BENEFITS:

20-30 hours per week. $40-45/hour. Anticipated annual compensation $50,000. Part-time and work-from-home flexibility.  Some benefits may require a 30-hour to full-time workweek to be eligible.

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We are always interested in receiving resumes/CVs from individuals with knowledge and experience in the luxury travel industry.