responsibletravel.com is the world's leading marketing platform for tour operators, accommodation owners, day trip operators and visitor attractions committed to responsible tourism
with over 350 specialist operators and 1000s of accommodations worldwide. We have over 350,000 visitors per month and a database of 160,000 past bookers and enquirers. We only promote holidays that have been carefully pre-screened by us to ensure they meet our criteria for responsible tourism and members must provide visitors with a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture and the environment. We call this helping them to 'travel like a local'.
responsibletravel.com is based in south-east England and does not employ guides
, tour leaders, activity co-ordinators, trip organisers, or anybody outside the UK for positions in any of the destinations we promote. Please see below for vacancies at responsibletravel.com, and from some of the members we represent & other responsible tourism organisations.
Writer/editor – responsibletravel.com
: This is a full time role with a salary of £28k p.a.
+ profit share (Brighton, UK)
Founded in 2001 responsibletravel.com is the world's first and leading responsible/green/eco travel agency. Our holidays are run for us by our specialist tour operator and accommodation owner suppliers who we carefully screen against our criteria for responsible tourism.
No matter what type of holiday our clients choose, travelling with us is more than just a brief stay somewhere - it's a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture, the food and the environment
We want you to feel a little like you really live there for a short while, and can enjoy the peace and quiet or the pace and excitement of the place as much as the people who live there do - we call this travelling like a local. We have 7000 holidays in 140 countries, circa 350,000 monthly site visitors, and a customer database of 160,000 travellers
About the role
We want to quickly add editorial mini (6 page) destination guides to responsibletravel.com. They will inform and inspire our site visitors about our most popular destinations.
The guide content will be consistent with our brand values (see above) and highly visually appealing with clever new approaches to help people quickly review and digest information. We have no intention of re-hashing the standard travel information that results in everyone seeing the same places in the same ways.
Our primary intention is to give our site visitors deciding where to go and what to do a broad overview of destinations to inform their choice. However it will be written with good SEO practice to attract new site visitors. We do not want to create heavily detailed guide book type resources.
The guides will cover the range of travel experiences available, but of course will be referenced from the experiences we offer. Our in house designer will work with the editor/writer to create a suitable design template. Guides will be published on the site, and promoted through our other communication channels such as database/ezines and social media.
This role is about writing and editing. We expect the successful applicant to write much of the content themselves (with interviews with local experts), however they will also have an editorial budget to commission external writers to contribute key sections. The writer/editor will be responsible for identifying the best contributors, and editing their work as required.
responsibletravel.com has holidays in 140 countries, with many additional in-country locations being significant enough to also merit guides. Working in priority order we expect the writer/editor to produce and publish one 6 page guide per week.
Someone who loves to travel, is well travelled and enjoys exciting and informing others about destinations, travel ideas and responsible tourism
Someone who wants to do something different to the standard (and often hackneyed) travel content and has their own ideas about how to achieve this. We would like an active contributor to our publishing strategy and ideas
An experienced travel journalist or guide book author with a proven track record
Experience of commissioning, supervising and editing contributors content
Rewriting, editing, proofreading and subbing copy
Ability to work quickly, accurately and to produce copy to deadlines
Some project management experience is helpful
Basic SEO experience is helpful
This is a full time role with a salary of £28k + profit share.
The role is to be based in our office in the heart of buzzy Brighton. For an exceptional candidate we may consider someone who works partly from home.
Please email your CV and a covering letter to Justin Francis (Managing Director) - email@example.com - by close of play May 27th.
[Added 8 May 2013]
Sales Consultant - Wild Frontiers: Salary dependant on experience, circa £18-21,000 p.a. (London, UK)
Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel is looking for a well travelled sales consultant to join our lively London office. A passion for travel is essential, along with outgoing personality, good telephone skills, computer literacy and previous sales/customer service experience.
Selling group travel, you will be dealing directly with clients, answering enquiries, updating and sending paperwork and processing bookings. A knowledge of a variety of destinations is essential, along with excellent written and spoken English plus good attention to detail. This is an excellent opportunity to join a small but dynamic team, with plenty of opportunity for growth.
Salary dependant on experience (circa £18-21k). Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your travel experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
[Added 3 May 2013]
Tailormade Latin America Specialist - Wild Frontiers: Salary dependant on experience (London, UK)
Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel is looking for a tailormade sales consultant specializing in Latin America, to join their small but dynamic London based team. The ideal applicant should have first hand knowledge of Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentian, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil & Venezuela (any other destinations an advantage) with a minumim of 2 years experience in the travel industry. Strong sales skills essential, along with computer literacy and excellent written/spoken English.
Salary dependant on experience. Please send a CV and covering letter detailing your travel experience to email@example.com
[Added 3 May 2013]
Volunteer Programme Instructor - Crees: Starting at $10k per annum based on experience. (Peru)
The crees foundation has been training volunteers in conservation research and sustainable community initiatives in the Peruvian Amazon for over 8 years. Our volunteer programme actively trains and educates up to 16 volunteers each month to become knowledgeable, engaged and positive agents for change.
We are looking for a passionate and experienced outdoor leadership and environmental educator, with rainforest experience, to lead and manage our volunteer programmes in the Amazon.
The Volunteer Programme Instructor (VPI) is responsible for training and educating volunteers in crees’ work, core issues affecting the Amazon, and providing basic first aid and health and safety training. The VPI will focus on building a team spirit, understanding individual volunteer motivations and expectations, and exposing volunteers to all aspects of crees’ work. The VPI will implement the ideal crees volunteer experience, track and mentor volunteers throughout their stay, and ensure that educational and personal challenges are being met. Volunteers stay between 2 and 26 weeks and so the depth and focus of activity will vary.
The VPI will build on the crees Make a difference, Learn and Connect concept; looking to produce long term supporters of crees who have an understanding of the issues affecting rainforests, and the tools to make positive change.
This role requires a self-starter capable of adaptive thinking who has good structural planning and is highly organised. You will have excellent people skills and be a real team player. As part of the role you may be required to deal with complex situations in remote environments and therefore will need to work well under pressure, have superb leadership and people management skills and be a fluid communicator who can engage people.
For complete job spec click here Crees Volunteer Programme Instructor
[Updated 26 Febuary 2013]