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Reservation Agent (Arabic Speaker) - (RM-F-RA.19)

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

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Recruiter
Danat Al Ain Resort
Posted
28/11/2016
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Location
United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
Job Type
Front Office, Reservations Agent
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
Management
 

Scope Of Work:
Under the general guidance of Reservations Manager/Supervisor or delegate responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Reservations Section.

Job Responsibilities:
1. To have a full knowledge of the Opera, GDS, CRS, Synaxis, fax, email and telephone systems.
2. To ensure that all phone calls are answered promptly and efficiently, in accordance with the Front Office policies and procedures.
3. Has full knowledge of all hotel policies, procedures and standard operating procedures for the Reservations Section.
4. Handles incoming reservations received through telephone, fax, email or internet and responds to all requests as per policies and procedures.
5. Controls and updates room availability. Observes and keep track of reservations trends for purpose of yield management.
6. Prepare the daily reservations on weekly forecast report as required.
7. Double-check the daily arrival, cancellation, no-show, and VIP reports for accuracy.
8. Processes amendments and cancellations and updates in the system accordingly.
9. Updates files by putting together old and inactive files and stores these items for possible future reference.
10. Has a good working knowledge of the companies, other hotels, local information and details of special services likely to be needed by guests.
11. Has a complete operational knowledge of the hotel, including geographical layout and services provided.
12. Has a complete knowledge of special package rates, restricted dates.
13. Checks new accounts and new rates and checks accuracy of all contracted rates inputted in the system.
14. Actively promotes the service and facilities available to guest/callers within the hotel.
15. Does emailing of hotel packages and promotions by email shots.
16. Conduct regular telesales calls as required.
17. Liaises with the Front Desk on all special guest requests.
18. Demonstrates the 12-Service Excellence Basics.
19. Keeps updated with new product in the market and in all activities and facilities.

HR Responsibilities:
20. Attends all hotel trainings as required.
21. Adheres to all HR and hotel policies and procedures.
22. Continually strives to improve self; knowledge and skills.

Financial Responsibilities:
23. Has full knowledge of the methods of payment accepted by the hotel.
24. Maximise revenue by suggesting selling all hotel facilities if appropriate.
25. Actively participates in all hotel energy saving and recycling initiatives.

General Responsibilities:
26. Attends departmental meetings and daily briefings as required.
27. Ensures that the appropriate standards of conduct, dress, hygiene, uniform and appearance are maintained at all times.
28. Strictly adheres to the hotel's Policy on Confidentiality and Ethics.
29. To actively participate in all EHSMS requirements.
30. To carry out any additional tasks and projects as requested by the Reservations Manager/Supervisor or delegate.

Job Requirements

Competencies & Skills
Essential

Ethics/Integrity
Guest Focus
Dependability
Adaptability/Flexibility

Desirable/Preferable
Impact & Influence
Learning and Continuous Development
Communication Skills
Decision Making

Personality Traits
Essential

Confident
Energetic
Outgoing & Friendly

Desirable/Preferable
Patient & Kind
Sense of Humour
Self Motivated

Knowledge & Language
Essential

Basic Working Knowledge of Computers
Basic Working Knowledge of On Line Systems/Social Media
Advanced Spoken English

Desirable/Preferable
Basic Working Knowledge of On Line Booking Systems
Additional Spoken Languages
Advanced Written English

Education
Essential

High School Graduate

Desirable/Preferable
Industry Based Certifications

Experience
Essential

Minimum of 1-Year Experience in a Similar Capacity

Desirable/Preferable
Minimum of 1-Year Experience in a Similar Capacity Within Hotels

Travel Date Needed By 31/7/2016 # of Hires Needed 1
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