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Chorley Business Hunt For New Crew Members

Friday, 27 August 2010


A Chorley based travel firm is looking to significantly increase its staff in the town, just months after announcing a world class deal.


Last month, Cruise118 announced a major deal with American company World Travel Holdings, which has seen the company launch the world's largest cruise holiday brand, www.cruises.com, to the UK, and now its directors are looking to grow the business further still by increasing its workforce by a third.


Directors James Cole and Mal Barritt are now looking to boost the company's sales force by recruiting even more local travel enthusiasts to become 'cruise concierges'.


Staff will be offered the option to work from home or at the company's headquarters at the town's Moorland Gate Business Park.


Cruise118 is renowned for its unique cruise concierge service, offering customers one point of contact to guide them through researching and booking the best cruise deal possible.


James says he is looking to recruit individuals who are passionate and knowledgeable about travel, and strive to exceed customer expectations.  He's also keen to hear from people who might not have a travel sales background, but who have a genuine enthusiasm for travelling, along with a passion for great customer service.


He added: "At Cruise118 we pride ourselves in providing exceptional service as standard, and we're looking for people who want to do just that. 


"We have a comprehensive training programme for all staff as the very nature of booking a cruise holiday means that our customers really rely on us to guide them through the booking process, and the many different options that are available to them.


"We are looking for enthusiastic and talented candidates to join the team and be part of a fast moving business which will offer lots of new challenges as well as a great place to work.


"There has never been a better time to join Cruise118.  As well as launching Cruises.com, the world's most popular cruise holiday site to the UK, we also have our other brands, Cruise118.com, SailFromUK.com, AlaskaOnly.com and SixStarCruises.co.uk, plus the services we provide to travelsupermarket.com.  There's so much variety and we're growing at such a fast rate that the business really does offer people the chance to make a real mark.


"The success we have experienced so far has been fantastic and we're looking forward to growing the Cruise118 team in order to maintain this."


For more information call 0800 280 2614.




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Notes to editors:


  • Cruise118 is an independent cruise retailer offering the full range of cruise holidays
  • The company employs staff both at its Chorley headquarters and homeworkers across the UK and Northern Ireland
  • Cruise118's team of cruise concierges provide each customer with an individually tailored service. The company's independent status means customers receive the  best deals and advice when choosing and booking their cruise
  • Bookings available via telephone, internet and email
  • Cruise118 is committed to providing exceptional customer service as standard
  • Cruise118 is ABTA bonded, offering customers complete peace of mind