SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

Weʼre raising £5,000 to donate to Butterfly Vacations for all those who work so hard to help make our tours such a success.
 

Following the tragic events on Easter Day, LWTL are raising some money for our friends in Sri Lanka.
As a small gesture of kindness to all those who work so hard to help make our tours such a success, we would like to show our support by arranging a donation to Butterfly Vacations (now Tripavi). They will then ensure money reaches those members of their extended team most in need of help. With your help we hope to raise £5000.
To find more information and to donate please go to our Just Giving page https://bit.ly/2DXcxyU and donate whatever you can. Better still if you are within the top 10 donors we’ll enter your name into the draw to win a signed Murali cricket ball! Please share with as many people as you can
 
MuraliBall - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP
ButterflyTeam - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

Tour1 - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

Tour2 - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

Tour3 - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

Tour4 - SRI LANKA FUND RAISING – PLEASE HELP

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LWTL Thoughts With Sri Lanka

We are deeply saddened by recent events in Sri Lanka, which have shocked a very happy nation as we knew it before. We have been in touch with our local partners, their families and those who we had the pleasure of meeting on recent tours and we are pleased to say that everyone is safe and well.
 
Our immediate thoughts are with those affected by this tragic event and we would like to offer our continued support by remaining positive about Sri Lanka and give the communities some time to heal. LWTL look forward to touring to Sri Lanka in the future.
 

THE LWTL SCHOOLS TEAM

Patrick, Jo, Steve, Rob, Anthea, David, Vicki, Lucy, Carrie

Sri2 - LWTL Thoughts With Sri Lanka
SriSchool - LWTL Thoughts With Sri Lanka

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The Leys Netball Team Belfast Tour Feb 2019

LeysBelfast2019 1 - The Leys Netball Team Belfast Tour Feb 2019

LeysBelfast2019 2 - The Leys Netball Team Belfast Tour Feb 2019

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Oxford University Cricket tour to Cape Town

LWTL are very privileged to host the 2019 Oxford Universities 1st Team cricket tour to Cape Town, South Africa. They have played 3 competitive matches to date winning the first 2 against Cape Town Cricket Club and Western Province Cricket Club and in the 3rd match against Groot Drakenstein they had a dramatic draw.
 

1 - Oxford University Cricket tour to Cape Town

2 - Oxford University Cricket tour to Cape Town

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7 - Oxford University Cricket tour to Cape Town

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Merry Xmas from LWTL Schools Department

XMAS2018 - Merry Xmas from LWTL Schools Department

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Cathedral School play on Dubai Sevens pitch

A wonderful opportunity for the U15 boys to play on the main pitch of the Dubai Sevens against the Dubai Exiles, thank you for a great game and wonderful hospitality.

 
CSL Sport1 - Cathedral School play on Dubai Sevens pitch

CSL Sport2 - Cathedral School play on Dubai Sevens pitch

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Cathedral School off to Dubai

The Y10 & 11 2018 Dubai tourists look splendid in their tour kit ahead of their departure today. Best of luck to the Netball and Rugby squads. Lots of memories to be made.
 
CSL Sport - Cathedral School off to Dubai

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2nd win for Kelvinside on Tour in Ireland, 26-17

Second tour fixture in the books and a 26-17 win for @KA_Active (Kelvinside). Huge thank you to @HsdRugby (The High School) for being fantastic hosts.
 
kelvinside1 - 2nd win for Kelvinside on Tour in Ireland, 26-17

kelvinside2 - 2nd win for Kelvinside on Tour in Ireland, 26-17

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Schools Department – Rob Dickson Joins

LWTL’s newest recruit!

 
After an incredibly busy and successful summer at Living With The Lions, we delved into the transfer market on deadline day and we are delighted that Rob Dickson has joined us from Gullivers Sports Travel/Edwin Doran Sports Tours. Rob brings a wealth of experience having worked in the market place for 9 years and has travelled extensively worldwide. We caught up with Rob on his first day to find out why he chose to join our team.
 
“Having moved from a large corporate company, it’s great to be a part of a smaller business that puts customers first rather than worry about the bottom line and hitting targets. Living With The Lions has a fantastic name in the market place for all sports and I look forward to meeting our current customers and adding new groups to the LWTL family. It is clear that the relationship between the customers and our staff is incredibly tight knit and the experience our staff have in the team should not go unnoticed.”
 
robdickson - Schools Department - Rob Dickson Joins
 
LWTL provide a price guarantee policy, this means once you book your sports tour with us, we lock in all of the currency needed for your tour ensuring schools, staff and parents can confidently plan their tour budget.
Please contact us to get a quote for your next sports tour, and visit our testimonials to hear what UK schools are saying about their touring experience with LWTL.
 
TO CONTACT ROB: email rob@lwtlschools.co.uk or call his mobile 07793 039545

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LWTL looking for Schools Sales Person

EXPERIENCED SCHOOL SPORTS TOURS SALES PERSON:

Living With The Lions is a small, privately owned sports travel company based in Conderton just outside Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. We pride ourselves on the talent of our team and are currently looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic & passionate sales person to join our growing schools team.
 

THE ROLE:

  • Experienced School Sports Tours Sales Person
  • Full-time (37 ½ hrs/week) – Monday to Friday 0900 – 1730 hrs
  • Salary competitive depending on experience
  • Location: Negotiable

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will be part of a team reporting directly to the schools sales manager with responsibility for selling a number of sports tours as well as the occasional cultural or musical tour. You will have responsibility for the quoting of all elements of the tour and liaison with the client, transport providers, ground agent and suppliers during the process.
  • You will be responsible for a variety of tours covering a range of sports. This will include long-haul (Caribbean, South Africa, Sri Lanka etc), European (mainly Spain, Italy, France) & the UK & Ireland as part of our inbound tour programme.
  • You will be responsible for managing your tours’ profitability, liaising with the financial team to minimise foreign currency fluctuation and for meeting all payment deadlines.
  • Health & safety & risk assessment play an important role in school tours and you would be responsible for assisting in collecting information from each supplier and liaising with the supplier & schools to ensure that all parties are meeting the standard required to ensure the safety of your clients.

 

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE:

  • Experience working within the schools sports travel sector is vital.
  • Possess a strong eye for detail with an infectious enthusiasm for the role.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in their work, have a commercial focus, and possess good creative skills in terms of building itineraries and making amendments once a tour is in place to keep it within budget or maintain the flow of the itinerary.
  • Be able to manage their workload effectively, be well organised, flexible, determine priorities, act on their own initiative as well as being a strong team player.
  • Experience of working with airlines and booking flights. Knowledge of Global Distribution Systems (GDS) such as Sabre, Galileo and Amadeus.
  • Identify and create sales/margin opportunities.
  • Feel confident to work on your own but to also be a team player and be on hand to assist your colleagues at times of pressure. A positive ‘can do’ attitude is essential.
  • Enjoy sport & have a basic knowledge of the key school sports to include rugby, hockey, cricket & netball
  • A first-hand knowledge of some of the key destinations would be desirable such as Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean etc as well as familiarity with the geography of the UK.
  • Relevant experience in travel or in particular Sports Travel, languages and a desire to succeed in a competitive environment would be an advantage.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Inclusion in Company Pension Scheme
  • Annual Bonus scheme
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: £ depends on experience plus commission

 
Relevant experience in travel or in particular Sports Travel, languages and a desire to succeed in a competitive environment would be an advantage. Please send your CV careers@livingwiththelions.co.uk if you are interested in receiving more information.

 

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