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Gecko Travel Recruitment specialise in travel, leisure & tourism recruitment

Being a boutique recruitment consultancy, we partner our clients to find exceptional talent offering a personalised and tenacious recruitment service. Our proven technique has resulted in over 80% of our clients being repeat.

For our candidates we dedicate time to help and guide you through your job search supporting you in finding your dream job.

Gecko Travel Recruitment is a business with personality, passion, knowledge, and quality of service we are super proud of.

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Gecko Travel Recruitment

the difference between good and great!

We specialise in providing recruitment solutions for both permanent and fixed term vacancies in the travel, leisure & tourism industries. With a deep understanding of this industry, we excel in sourcing talent across various disciplines, including Sales & Account Management, Commercial, Product & Purchasing, Marketing, Ecommerce, Revenue Management, Operations, Finance and Travel Technology.

With extensive experience in the travel industry, we have a proven track record of recruiting top talent for well-known businesses in the travel sector such as, Tour Operating, Aviation, Wholesale, Online Travel, Adventure Travel, Car Rental, Sales & Marketing, and Travel Technology. We have also partnered with fast-paced, start-up travel businesses delivering candidates with an entrepreneurial flair and a hunger to succeed.

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Latest jobs

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Gecko Travel Recruitment are excited to be working with this wonderful tour operator who are seeking a Livechat Coordinator to join their team on a permanent basis. As Livechat Coordinator you will provide efficient, courteous, and prompt assistance to both new web visitors and existing clients. Your responsibilities will include answering questions about resorts and accommodations, fulfilling client requests, and generating holiday enquiries for our Account Managers. Previous experience in a customer service role within travel and first-class customer service skills are essential to be considered for this role.

Product Marketing Lead

South Yorkshire - Hybrid


£45,000 – 50,000 per annum (depending on experience)

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Gecko Travel Recruitment are super excited to be working with this SaaS business in the travel industry who due to growth are looking for a Product Marketing Lead to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a standalone role as a marketing representative, where you will be responsible for working closely with their agency partners to ensure their brand position and technology function is positioned correctly, You will also be responsible for driving sales and generating revenue. You will be a passionate marketing professional, with a B2B marketing background. This role is suitable for someone that has a clear understanding of automated marketing campaigns, and the importance of revenue generating opportunities with partners.

Travel Operations Coordinator

London - Hybrid


£30,000 - £32,000pa OTE DOE. (includes a £2,000 bonus OTE)

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Gecko Travel Recruitment are super excited to be working with this award winning tour operator who are hiring a Travel Operations Coordinator to join their team on a permanent basis. Reporting into the Sales & Operations Manager, you will act as their number two and be responsible for supporting a small team of Operations Executive. This team are on the front line for customers post reservation, as the Travel Operations Coordinator you will offer support and advice to the team to ensure the delivery of their itinerary is seamless. The role: To support a small team of Operations Executives, offering training when required To cross check booking to ensure that all bookings are correct prior to invoices and itineraries are dispatched To oversee the management of rotas to ensure the correct number of staff are covering all customer communication points (chat, email & phone) Maximising revenue through additional touch points with the customer to offer enhancements to their trip.


Where we recruit



Gecko Travel Recruitment work with a range of Leisure travel clients with an emphasis on outbound tour operating. We have carved a niche in our client portfolio to work with specialists in their field such as Adventure, Luxury, Ski, Education & Student Travel and Destination specific Tour Operators. Recruiting at all levels from Executive to Board level roles, within the UK and further afield.

We have successfully recruited across all disciplines within the leisure travel industry to include Sales/Account Management, Operations, Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, Product & Purchasing, Commercial, Administration, Ticketing and Reservations.

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The word “Travel” within the travel industry is quite generic. Our interpretation of travel is anything that isn’t tour operating, to include Airlines, Representation/Sales & Marketing/PR, Travel Technology, Events, Travel Media, Rail, Business Travel and Car Rental. Recruiting across all disciplines, Gecko Travel Recruitment have a proven background of recruiting within these areas of travel.

Travel jobs in the travel sector would include Business Travel Consultant, Travel Management, Sales & Account Management, Revenue Management, MICE & Events Management.

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Tourism, is also known as Inbound Travel. Gecko Travel Recruitment has a portfolio of clients within this sector to include Tour Operators, DMC’s, and Attractions, all of which specialise in Groups and FIT tours to the UK & Ireland. In Tourism it is common for roles to require fluency in another language.

Tourism jobs in this sector would include Group & FIT Reservations, Hotel Contracting, Product Management, Operations, Sales Management, Administration and Finance.

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The difference between good and great!

Lucy reached out to me via LinkedIn with a job opportunity for me which ended up being great for me. I have now worked at the company for over 5 months and really enjoying it. She was very helpful and responsive throughout the recruitment process and has been really helpful.
Amy W
I had a fantastic experience with Gecko Travel Recruitment. Lucy was brilliant - she took the time to understand what I wanted and really looked after me through the whole recruitment process. She was also very responsive, professional and full of great advice. It didn’t take her long at all to find me a great job, and I’m really happy in my new role. I would highly recommend Gecko to anyone looking to make their next career move.
Sally B
Lovely team that always puts their best effort to help you. If you are unsure about details Lucy and her colleagues will provide high quality advice and assistance. I had the feeling that they really cared about me succeeding and celebrated this milestone with me.
Ilka F
Lucy and Bianca have supported us over the last 12 months and helped us fill roles in a very tough market! They have really taken the time to get to know the business and roles which makes them stand out from other agencies we have worked with in the past!
Group HR Business Partner, Tour Operator
Bianca and Lucy at Gecko are fantastic to work with! They have both been very efficient and detailed in their processes, giving me confidence in finding the right candidates.
We have had many successful candidates recommended and employed by Gecko.
I would highly recommend them for any recruitment you may have!! Thank you team and look forward to working with you again in the future.
Human Resources, Travel Company
I would highly recommend Lucy, Bianca and the team at Gecko Recruitment as they were a pleasure to work with throughout our search for a finance candidate. They listened closely to the particular requirements we needed, worked hard to promote the role, and speedily found the perfect candidate for our team. We will definitely be using their service again in the future!
Managing Director , Holiday Rental Company
Lucy at Gecko helped me get my dream job working for a leading adventure travel brand. She was super helpful and easy to communicate with when setting up interviews, briefing me on the position etc. Making the whole process as simple for me as possible.

I would definitely recommend Gecko travel recruitment to anyone who is looking to join the industry or find a new role in the travel industry.
Luke J
Gecko Travel Recruitment are simply amazing. Lucy was very helpful, informative and super quick to respond. The personal dedication she gave to help me get my dream job was exceptional and I can tell that she truly cared for my outcome and strived hard to make it a positive one.
Elijah H
Absolutely fantastic service from Lucy. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the travel industry looking for a new role.
Sam A
Lucy was brilliant! She was always at the end of the phone to talk over the recruitment process and offer advice. I would highly recommend
James M
I met lucy through linked. She offered me two positions and I was really interested in one of the options. The process was fast and easy. I am very happy she found me and I am really enjoying my new role at tour partner group. Thank you Lucy!
Manuela C
Lucy reached out to me via LinkedIn with what was the perfect job opportunity for me and exactly what I was looking for. She has been so friendly and professional throughout our interactions and gave me a lot of confidence and additional information relating to company research and how to prepare for my interview. After being offered a position and working my first week or so, Lucy made sure to reach out to me to make sure that things were going well. Thank you Lucy, even after working for 2 months in my new role which I love, I can't quite believe my luck! Even if I was unsuccessful, I would still highly recommend Gecko Travel Recruitment.
Ellis C
Had a really amazing experience with Gecko, Lucy and the team are super friendly and helped me find the perfect role. The team are really supportive throughout the interview stages right through to starting the role. Thanks so much Gecko's!
Lise W
I’m so thankful for Gecko Travel Recruitment they really helped me a lot finding my first job after graduating. Lucy Hatcher made the whole process extremely easy and smoothly. Highly recommend this agency.
Liliane F
Lucy and Bianca were so helpful during the process of interviews and feedback - from start to finish the hiring/recruiting took no more than 7 days with regular phone calls and email updates throughout! Can not fault Gecko travel at all - felt so informed and comfortable through out :)
Harriet L
Really great recruitment agency, found a job very quickly and Bianca and Lucy were really friendly and happy to help throughout!
Maddy F
I had such a good experience with Gecko! They found me a job I absolutely love and can see myself staying in for years. I wasn’t originally thinking of working in travel but after Bianca contacted me I was sold. So grateful for the help!
Isobel C
Clair was invaluable in securing my new job role. I am very grateful for all of her efforts in finding a suitable role/company; she clearly has a great eye for matching you to a suitable environment. I would highly recommend Gecko Travel Recruitment.
Jack R
Couldn’t have asked for a better recruitment company. Lucy Hatcher was so helpful from start to end with helping me find suitable prospective jobs, prepping me for interviews all the way to congratulating and checking in on me with my new job.

Lucy A
Overall I really enjoyed my experience with Lucy and everyone over at Gecko Recruitment. She was lovely and helped me through the whole process with any questions or apprehensions I may have had.
Amy E
Both Lucy and Clair played a massive role in finding me my dream job. They were in regular contact with me from the start and connected me with some fantastic companies. I've just started my new role and absolutely loving it! I'm incredibly grateful for the effort they put into the entire recruitment process.
Chelsea S
I cannot recommend Clair Rogers at Gecko Travel Recruitment enough. From our first contact Clair was efficient, professional and encouraging. She believed in me and my abilities.
Within 48 hours of our initial contact Clair had me prepared, fully confident, interviewed for the perfect role and an offer!!
Simply amazing! Thank you so much Clair, it’s been a pleasure and such a seamless experience working with you.
Victoria D
Lucy found me the perfect job! :)
Amanda F
I would like to thank Gecko Travel Recruitment and especially Clair for helping with my job search. I was able to get my dream job, thanks Clair.
I really appreciate Clair's professionalism and encouragement.
It's been a pleasure working with you.
Santa L
Very helpful and friendly team! Got a surprise message for recruitment from them that ended up leading to a surprisingly good situation! Clair especially was very personable and sent a letter of congratulations after I started my position!
Bim P
Lovely and friendly staff who communicated every step of the recruitment process and were on hand to answer any questions. Thanks for helping me secure a new role!
Amy T
Lucy helped me with getting my new job and has been wonderful! An extremely easy application and interview process with support from her throughout. For a job which I was extremely nervous about applying for she has helped take the stress out it and been able to talk me through anything I needed help with :)
Samantha R
I was going through a really stressful redundancy process when i contacted Lucy. She listened to my concerns, needs and contacted me straight away with a role which fitted me perfectly. Lucy is kind, bubbly, supportive, a true asset to Geko!
Thankyou so much Lucy!
Lucy R
It's always a pleasure working with Gecko, I am consistently impressed by their commitment to quality candidates, making the hiring process so seamless.

Managing Director, Tour Operator
Really impressed with you guys/Gecko.
Will use you again, for sure!

Bianca, Lucy and the team at Gecko have found us some great candidates during a period of extensive company growth. They really understand our company, it’s culture, and the people we are looking for to help us grow our business. They are a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them!
HR Manager, Tour Operator
We had the pleasure of working with Bianca and the team at Gecko when we were recently recruiting for two new roles for the business. All I can really say is what a fantastic service we received and the great news is that we have now ended up with two amazing new recruits that have meet all the requirements that we asked Gecko to find!! Kudos to Bianca and the team!!
Managing Director, Travel Technology Business
We have been very impressed with the service we have received from Gecko recruitment, having used them for several recruitment drives this year with great success. The team are a pleasure to work with and have a real understanding of the importance of cultural fit for both the candidate and the company. We highly recommend them, and would not hesitate to use them again for any future recruitment requirements.
HR Manager, School Tour Operator
It has been a pleasure to have Gecko’s help with recruiting for both our UK and international vacancies. Lucy and Clair always work hard to provide us with excellent candidates and are extremely supportive throughout the process, from beginning to end. As a company we thoroughly enjoy working alongside Gecko to grow our team and look forward to their support with our future recruitment strategy.
HR Executive, Tour Operator