Profession tourism contract negotiator

Tourism contract negotiators negotiate tourism-related contracts between a tour operator and tourism service providers.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Contract law

    The field of legal principles that govern written agreements between parties concerning the exchange of goods or services, including contractual obligations and termination.

  • Tourism market

    The study of the tourism market on a international, regional and local level and considering worldwide tourist destinations.

Skills

  • Develop tourism products

    Develop and promote tourism products, activities, services and package deals.

  • Manage medium term objectives

    Monitor medium term schedules with budget estimations and reconciliation on a quarterly basis.

  • Negotiate price

    Arrange an agreement on price of products or services provided or offered.

  • Negotiate tourism experience purchases

    Reach agreements regarding tourism products and services by negotiating about costs, discounts, terms and volumes.

  • Assist with litigation matters

    Provide assistance with the management of litigation matters, including document collection and investigation.

  • Manage allocation of tourism services

    Oversee allocation of rooms, seats and tourism services by negotiating with involved parties.

  • Monitor contractor performance

    Manage contractor performance and assess whether they are meeting the agreed standard and correct underperformance if needed.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Perform contract compliance audits

    Execute a thorough contract compliance audit, ensuring that goods or services are being delivered in a correct and timely fashion, checking for clerical errors or missed credits and discounts and starting procedures for cash recovery.

  • Maintain relationship with suppliers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with suppliers and service providers in order to establish a positive, profitable and enduring collaboration, co-operation and contract negotiation.

  • Maintain contractual information

    Update contractual records and documentation by periodically reviewing them.

  • Handle personal identifiable information

    Administer sensitive personal information on customers securely and discreetly

  • Ensure contract termination and follow-up

    Guarantee compliance with all contractual and legal requirements and correctly schedule contract extensions or renewals.

  • Carry out inventory planning

    Determine the optimal quantities and timings of inventory in order to align it with sales and production capacity.

  • Apply strategic thinking

    Apply generation and effective application of business insights and possible opportunities, in order to achieve competitive business advantage on a long-term basis.

  • Manage contract disputes

    Monitor issues that arise between the parties involved in a contract and provide solutions in order to avoid lawsuits.

  • Expand the network of providers

    Broaden range of services to clients by seeking opportunities and proposing new local service providers.

  • Negotiate supplier arrangements

    Reach an agreement with the supplier upon technical, quantity, quality, price, conditions, storage, packaging, send-back and other requirements related to the purchasing and delivering process.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage distribution channels perform market research coordinate operational activities maintain customer service build business relationships