Travel Representative (Former Employee) – London, ON – 8 May 2017
Consultation with potential and current clients. Co-coordinating many various group travel arrangement such as wedding and reunions with as much as 20 – 40 people per group. Handling cash transactions of sales, and confirmation of client bookings. Ensuring documentation such as passport and visa are valid. Development of advertising to maintain and increase sales.
Travel Professional/ Consultant (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 15 August 2016
Working for Marin Travel has taught me to be confident, organized and how to enjoy being at work. Working as a travel consultant really showed me how confident I am and how well i work as a team, independently and with my customers.
INDEPENDENT TRAVEL COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 7 May 2016
My time, even though brief, not the best experience. The General Manager had the management team around to be his fall guys and even though tried to appear easily approachable with problems was not. When he didn't get his own way, he acted like a toddler and when I was let go, it was the best favor he did for me. I worked long hours with no compensation but at the same time the General Manager felt he did not have to do the same.
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – Stouffville, ON – 18 September 2015
Did you know that some Marlin Travel agencies are franchises and some are corporate? Corporate agencies are very regimented and sales driven by setting targets every month. Each agent has to generate enough sales to meet specific targets or they lose some of their income once they become full-time employees. Franchise agencies aren't as regimented but still have to generate enough sales to meet targets to cover overhead expenses.
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Monthly sales targets can be stressful if there aren't enough sales.
Outside Travel Consultant - Casual Part Time (Current Employee) – Milton, Ontario – 18 August 2015
Providing pre and post retail sales and service delivery, account management, leadership to reservations and consulting groups and individual travelers, including client outreach programs to stimulate revenue growth.
Sending clients to places they have never been before
Employee (Former Employee) – Aurora, ON – 1 June 2015
Marlin Travel has good agencies within it's network that are great to work for. If looking at working for Marlin look for an agency that is corporately owned and not a franchise. There is a big difference between the two!
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) – White Rock, BC – 21 May 2015
I worked 3 days per week, which was perfect for me. The days were often very busy and demanding which led to working overtime without pay. We often worked under poor management, or no management at all.
My co-workers were easy to work with, until one became physically and emotionally ill. She had to take time from work, but decided she would rather be at work. She was both physically unstable and emotionally unstable...so one never really knew what to expect. I found her negative attitude towards the rest of us, and our clientele in the office, the hardest thing to overcome. It got a bit more difficult when she accused my clients of laughing too loud!
The most enjoyable part of my job is the interaction with my clientele...creating their travel dreams and hearing all about their vacation memories when they return. I have love to travel, so having access to all of the travel opportunities that are out there has always been a big "WOW" factor for me and my family!
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Agents' Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 April 2015
It was a job placement experience for my college program. I attended for 3 weeks. They allowed me to do minimal filing, research hotels for open files, organize the closet and answer calls. I took messages and assisted agents with certain files. Senior agents were a little bit more hesitant to give me anything to do other than clean.
Travel Consultant/Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 20 January 2015
A typical day at work for me was answering the phones and taking client details. I would help them plan out trips and book them. I learned a lot of different computers programs such as matrix and consul pc which are accounting based. I used Microsoft office on a daily basis. The management was great, she was very understanding and flexible. I loved the people I worked with, I am still friends with them. The hardest part of the job was trying to figure out what the clients really wanted, but that's why we have specific qualifying questions we ask so they get what they are looking for. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping my manager and co workers with all the research they had to do, and talking to all the different people that came in.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Sarnia, On – 18 August 2014
A Typical Day at Marlin Travel was: - Checking Emails - Answering Phone - Taking Messages - Filing - Booking Hotels - Calling Airlines - Calling Cruise Lines - Giving Air Miles - Learning to book tickets online - and more What I learned was: - How to work in a fast paste environment and learning everything really fast. Management/Co-Workers - They were amazing we all got along and had a good time they all each took time to show me how to work and learn everything so I could help them out.
I enjoyed every part of working there even if it was just for co-op for high school.