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Job Code: EMLE-902
Title: Vice President Destinations
Location: NY Tri-State Area
Base Salary: $175,000 - $200,000+
Relocation: Company Paid
Reports To: COO


This company is a new travel company concept (backed by a well-known travel conglomerate who has been associated in the Travel Industry for over 20 years) dedicated to providing affordable vacations to consumers with a passion for travel.  It is also the parent brand for several other travel brands, the largest of which services over 500,000 travelers.


The Vice President of Destinations is accountable for the overall development, negotiation and performance of all itineraries that make up the portfolio of travel.  This position will oversee 3 to 4 Managers/Directors who have direct responsibility other segments under the Umbrella Organization.


  • Product performance
  • Performance of Other Divisions Tour brands
  • Lead and manage product development team
  • Track performance of all itineraries for the purposes of evaluating margin elasticity
  • Track competitive landscape
  • Manage travel vendors and develop supplier relations strategy
  • Work along side of Product Directors to build and manage securing co-op funding from vendors for all the company entities.
  • Develop and manage employee FAM and mystery shopping program across all areas
  • Create value added offers for consumers to be promoted via print, eBlasts and website


  • 10+ years developing worldwide travel programs within a tour operator model
  • Strategic ability to effectively work with a high level product team  
  • Strong familiarity with European travel products and Cruises
  • Expertise in pricing foreign tour products
  • Familiarity with co-op funding development
  • Strong familiarity with consumer and trade travel sales
  • Highly skilled in tracking financial performance of various travel products
  • Technical skill proficiency in Microsoft Excel including advanced functions, required
  • Technical skill proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for presentations, required
  • Experience in building a membership organization, preferred
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills


Reports directly to COO.  Will be a Member of the Executive Committee and a Company Officer.


  • Strategically minded and the ability to bring new business concepts to life.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, executive presence and relate well with all levels of employees as well as external clients/vendors/and important business clients.
  • Participative management style-advocates team concept.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive with ability to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities.
  • Results and profit-oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.


The preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from a four year College or University; or 7 to 10  years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and experience in the travel industry business.


The preferred candidate possesses the following competencies: 

Integrity and work commitment (trust, confidentiality, fair process, positive attitude, honesty)
Able to influence others (gain support, influences commitment to business/customer, vendors/suppliers and all staff members)
Oral communication (face to face, telephone, giving/getting information, listening)
Sales skills (presentation of products)
Self reliance (works independently, gets things done, takes responsibilities)
Ability to be adaptable and flexible (adjusts to multiple demands, work area/organization needs/change)
Results orientation (quality, quantity, efficiency, performance, high expectation)
Thinks strategically (future oriented, adjust to trends, thinks in strategic terms)
Establishes and tracks projects and plans against goals and budget (sets and monitors budget, forecast resources, establishes measurements, controls costs)
PC skills (windows, off-the-shelf software as related to business)- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Must possess a corporate wardrobe
Effective communication (oral, written, behaviors, actions, and inspires confidence)
Personal organization (time management, prioritization, neat, orderly, focused, plans)


While performing this job, it will require:

Eight (8) hours or more a day of sitting; walking; standing; bending; answering the telephone; entering data into the computer; retrieving data from the computer or analyzing data from reports.
This position may require overnight travel up to 30% (including travel by car and by airplane).
Must have a valid driver's license and willingness to fly on an airplane. 



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