The dream job: being a "travel designer"

The dream job: being a “travel designer”

If you love adventures and believe you have the right skills to organize an extraordinary travel itinerary for a group of millennial looking forward to an unforgettable experience, there is a new professional figure who could be perfect for you. The “travel designer», In fact, is a new professional in the travel and tourism sector who deals with designing and planning, as if it were a drawing, a trip accompanied by experiences and activities that make it truly special.

«The travel designer transforms the traveler’s desires for knowledge into a detailed travel program. He listens to his needs, tries to understand his tastes and fears, habits, what he is looking for, what work he does and what music he prefers. Collects own detailed information as would a tailor who sews a suit for someone. Having taken all the measurements, opens a map and begins to imagine an itinerary until you create the right suit, in this case the ideal, unique trip, designed especially for that traveler and that target. In an age where anyone can book a flight and a hotel with one click, the travel designer has a responsibility to make the difference and create the conditions why the trip is unique and unforgettable” explains Valentina Idrofano, travel designer of WeRoad.

Also, on the subject it is Erika De Santi, co-founder by WeRoad, to add: «It can be either a traveling freelancer is a team member. In the specific case of WeRoad, it can also be a travel coordinator who proposes itineraries and then perhaps manages the pioneering trips – that is, the first trips made following that itinerary – in order to test the travel design in the field and make the necessary adjustments and improvements. . But they can also be figures hired full time in the team and at that point, in addition to the design part of the trip from scratch, there is also the management, constant updating and improvement of the tours in progress ».

There are no qualifications required to carry out this job but, in the recruitment phase, they have a significant weight travel experiences carried outl’attitude and the organizational capacity. Among other things, a travel designer doubles as a product e project manager of each itinerary: not surprisingly, during the selection tests, it is usually required to create a business case testing the real abilities of candidates.

«In the last year and a half WeRoad has also landed in Spain and Great Britain, and right now we are looking for an international travel designer that is able to interpret cultural differences also from an experience design point of view for the Spanish and British market. Furthermore, at WeRoad, we are always looking for new talents: especially if they are passionate travelers. Right now we are looking for people who are interested in traveling the world and connect with our local communities by negotiating the best conditions to create a top experience and travel coordinators for both Spanish and British groups. In addition to looking at open positions on our site, we also recommend propose your CV as a spontaneous application are our ideal travel designer is a Millennial thinking of Millennial travelers! We greatly appreciate the proactivity so we always recommend contacting us with ideas and perhaps itineraries »concludes Erika De Santi.

You would like to be travel designer? All that remains is to apply but before proceeding it is good to make sure you have the right spirit to fill this role: in the gallery, Valentina Idrofano lists 7 essential skills of the travel designer ideal.


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