Role: Ciao Bambino is a host agency providing support infrastructure and training to Family Travel Advisors who plan trips and sell travel services (full itineraries and standalone hotels) to parents/grandparents planning trips with children.
Company: Ciao Bambino pairs an award-winning blog with a Virtuoso full service agency; this media-centric model is unique in the travel industry today. Ciao Bambino’s popular blog is a coveted travel resource for families and its articles covering a wide spectrum of Family Travel-related topics generate a consistent flow of leads to Ciao Bambino’s Advisor team. While Ciao Bambino Advisors are responsible for generating their own business, they are likely to be able to access qualified requests from Ciao Bambino’s website for help planning vacations. Ciao Bambino’s focus is upscale and luxury Family Travel.
Role Requirements: - Full-time flexible work availability - College degree - Direct sales or travel sales experience - If travel sales experience, track record of $250K a year in gross sales - Experienced international traveler, preferably experience traveling with young children - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Comfortable with technology including email, online research, social media, MS Excel - Experiencing using a CRM system preferred, but not required - Resourceful and comfortable with research - Independent and self-starter - Goal-oriented - Good multi-tasker - Detail-oriented - People person — likes establishing relationships with clients
Ciao Bambino is a virtual travel agency with no retail storefront or physical office. Ciao Bambino Advisors work remotely from home offices and are commission only independent contractors. Because Ciao Bambino’s dedicated market is Family Travel, the peak planning season runs from January to June, summer business is moderate, and while the early fall is busy, the end of fall and the holiday period is slow. Ciao Bambino Advisors work full-time flexible hours that follow seasonal demands.
Ciao Bambino is a well-respected authority in Family Travel and this brand recognition is an asset when it comes to selling its travel related services. Ciao Bambino is part of Virtuoso and ASTA. The agency’s client return rate is very high. Advisors use a custom-designed CRM system to track sales and bookings; Advisors need to be technically savvy and comfortable working remotely and problem solving on their own. Given that Ciao Bambino sells a theme – Family Travel, not a single destination, their supplier list is very broad and to that end, Advisors need to be resourceful and comfortable researching qualified service providers as needed for trips they are planning.
About Ciao Bambino!
The Ciao Bambino Story
I thought the year-long travel sabbatical my husband and I took in 2001 would take care of my international travel bug and allow me to happily settle down in one place and start a family. I should have known better — this last hurrah before motherhood only intensified my desire to travel as often as possible.
During my pregnancy this realization didn’t bother me because I assumed my travel experience would enable me to overcome any logistical hurdle I might face traveling with a baby. It didn’t take many days as a new mother to realize that my previous perspective and experience were now irrelevant — traveling with children involves an entirely different set of requirements and practicalities. What supplies and equipment do I need to bring with me? Which hotels have the best family-friendly room configurations?
I searched extensively for credible resources to provide family-focused advice, direction, and useful accommodation information. I quickly realized that there were no relevant resources available, particularly for a discerning traveler. I decided to help solve this problem and started building Ciao Bambino in late 2003.
The foundation of our... service has always been finding great places to stay — a big part of taking the fear out of traveling with children is knowing what to expect after arriving at a new destination. Parents also need to be confident that they will have the resources necessary to make the trip enjoyable for every family member.
Ciao Bambino has helped thousands of families travel successfully. We don’t believe parents need to give up incredible travel experiences just because they have children, not to mention that travel is one of the most powerful ways to meaningfully educate children and have them become ambassadors for the conservation of our planet.
We hope our services inspire families to explore the world together!
Ciao and happy travels,
Founder, Ciao Bambino! Inc.