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We are here to enrich lives and well-being through travel. To bring that to life, we know our success is driven by our exceptional people. We create wish-list holidays. The type of holidays that people have always dreamt of doing. We bring those dreams to life and are the trusted friends of our loyal customers.

To travel responsibly and for good is to travel with care and consideration for not only the local people of the places that we visit, but also the planet.
Helping our customers explore close-to-come and far-flung corners of the world is a privilege – one that we don’t take lightly. And, with each tour, cruise, or event that we operate, we recognise our responsibility and the impact of our global footprint.

We’re well aware that travelling around the globe can have a negative impact on the planet, and as a company and industry, there’s a long way to go. Our company’s mission is to enrich lives and improve wellbeing through travel. A big part of that is ‘Travel for Good’. Our ‘Travel for Good’ hub is our first step in a long journey to reduce carbon, offset anything we produce as a company and travel without harming the planet or the people of the destinations we go to.

For the future and the next generations of our families and friends, we want to work together and do our utmost to make a difference, leaving each destination untouched yet uplifted.
We believe in being a truly customer and colleague centric business. We expect our teams to really understand our holidays, so you’ll get the chance to visit some of our wonderful destinations. These trips are hard work, but you’ll see some amazing things and enjoy unique experiences.

The opportunity

You will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Newmarket Holidays’ sustainable tourism strategy. The role will report directly to the Senior Product Planning Manager, to assist the company’s overall vision and objectives in delivering its key initiatives and targets.

As a keen ambassador for the team, you will raise awareness of Newmarket Holidays’ commitments through engaging stakeholders, ensuring that sustainability practices are integrated and communicated throughout the business in a positive, proactive way.

You will help promote eco-friendly practices all round, work with local communities and ensure our tourism activities contribute positively to the environment and local culture within the destinations we operate.

Key responsibilites

  • Assist in creating sustainable tourism plans that align with environmental standards and local regulations.
  • Identify different resources that can be used by the business to aid the growth of its sustainability proposals.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop eco-tourism initiatives and community-based projects.
  • Support the Senior Product Planning Manager and wider business, to promote awareness of sustainable practices amongst our suppliers (i.e. airlines, hoteliers, ground agents, transportation etc).
  • Support the Product Planning and wider business, to chair quarterly meetings to discuss opportunities and risks, minuting meetings, and outline plan of actions.
  • Support and provide data to highlight the organisation’s commitment to sustainable tourism.
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to provide content for the Travel for Good web page. Ensure this is kept up to date and monitored.
  • Support Marketing & Brand in creating content for potential PR activity where required.
  • Help maintain the relationship with the company’s chosen charity partners to ensure regular activity is rotating.
  • Regularly monitor market trends and data on the environmental impact of tourism activities within our respective destinations.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and advancements in sustainable tourism.
  • Being part of the working group that focus on internal activity relating to employee wellbeing and sustainability.

Who we are looking for

An educational background in tourism, environmental studies or a related field is beneficial, and/or similar experience within the tourism industry, destination management, or sustainability within a different business sector. Ideally someone with knowledge of sustainability principles and their application in tourism. This person will definitely need to be able to adapt to new challenges and work collaboratively in our busy, team environment, as well as being an independent self-starter, who will take initiative and self-organise. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are an absolute must-have, along with proficiency in digital tools and data analysis. It’s expected that this person will have passion for sustainability and ethical practices.

What we can offer you

  • A changing and multi-cultural team-spirited environment with opportunities to learn from new experiences and challenges
  • Leaders who are interested in your development and committed to helping you to be the best version of yourself
  • A responsible organisation that cares about its people, the environment, and the communities we visit
  • Encouragement to take initiative and try something new and differentA flexible and hybrid-working arrangement
  • An exciting set of benefits
  • The opportunity to visit our destinations and experience our holidays

Join us

Sound like the kind of opportunity and place to work that you’re looking for? Please send your CV with a brief covering note about your salary expectations and any notice period to our Recruitment team recruitment@newmarketholidays.co.uk

(Don't forget to check out our location before applying, you will need to be within a sensible commute of Wallington, Surrey, as there is the expectation for you to be office-based at least 40% of the working week.)

As an equal opportunities employer, Newmarket Holidays is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Newmarket Holidays.