Careers

Costa Rican Vacations is part of the Namu Travel Group.  We are Central America’s largest online travel agency and have been in business since 1999.  If you want to become part of a dynamic company with growth opportunities and a fun, relaxed environment, apply to become part of our team. We are passionate about serving customers and creating unforgettable experiences. We achieve this by hiring great people who view this career as more than just another Costa Rica job.

Current Job Openings:

Regional Business Development Lead

Senior Online Content Editor

Travel Consultants (Sales)

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Regional Business Development Lead

Job Overview

As a travel agency, we work closely with a select group of hand-picked hotels, tours and transportation providers in the three destinations where we operate.

In this role, you will be part of a team who manages the crucial relationships between our organization and these providers. You will interact with leaders in our Sales and Marketing Departments in order to seek out new providers, negotiate rates and commissions with existing providers and maintain a healthy working relationship between our organizations.

This position is ideal for self-motivated people who enjoy communicating, negotiating, creative thinking and have a passion for building relationships.

Duties

The major responsibilities are below, although not limited to:

  • Provider Negotiations
  • Seeking New Providers
  • Provider Relationship Management
  • Analysis of Reports & Statistics
  • Business Travel Throughout Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua
  • Support The Product Needs of Sales & Marketing Departments

 

Perks

This role is eligible for an annual performance bonus. You will travel frequently throughout Costa Rica, visiting luxury hotels and testing new tours and activities. You will be covered by a Regional Medical Insurance. There will also be opportunities for business travel to Nicaragua and Panama. We are interested in our employee’s personal and professional success, therefore you will have training opportunities. We are also considering further expansion in Latin America.

 

Ideal Candidates Possess

  • Emotional Intelligence—enjoy human interaction, problem-solving
  • Communication—high level of written and oral communication skill in English and Spanish
  • Business Acumen—understand business logic, “win-win” thinking
  • Negotiation—able to leverage three previous points to persuade
  • Data Analysis—can analyze and make data-driven decisions

 

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Tourism or Engineering
  • C1 (100%) English and Spanish level
  • 1 year experience in business relationship management
  • 2 years experience in issue management and communication
  • Experience managing or participation on medium size project or tasks
  • Advanced knowledge of Costa Rica Tourism Industry, areas, key players
  • Outspoken, extrovert and a very good communicator

 

Senior Online Content Editor Wanted

Take pride in the work you do and want to join a seriously casual travel company?
Brand Ambassadors - We are here to make sure that every potential client that interacts with our customer experiences the highest quality of service.  So you will need to be passionate about being communication, marketing and interacting with others.  Our team is made up of passionate people that bust down barriers to get results that exceed expectations.
Seriously Casual Atmosphere - A fun family and casual environment (so the suit is not necessary) where we work hard and play hard.  Relax in our games room, where you can play ping-pong or have a meeting over a game of Jenga.
Salary - We reward great performance; we offer a competitive salary as well as lots of parties and fun throughout the year.
Become a Hotel Snob - We need you to know luxury hotels, so we will send you there as a guest!!

Responsibilities:

  • Check constantly and on an ongoing basis all content to find and resolve content errors
  • Schedule content
  • Write, produce and curate content
  • Edit and put content on website, newsletters and other mediums deemed suitable by Namu
  • Ensure that keywords required for SEO are strategically and tactically aligned
  • Work to ensure company aesthetic is met and maintained
  • Schedule video in conjunction with head of VP
  • Creating copy for email campaigns and adverts

Requirements:

  • Native English Level (C1 Level)
  • Bachelor degree in Marketing or a related field
  • Intermediate experience in a similar position (recently)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of the Costa Rican Tourism Industry is a plus

To Apply:
If you are passionate about Costa Rica (this is more than just a job), have advanced English spoken and written skills, and are looking for a successful career, please send your resume to jobs@namutravel.com
Staff Testimonials:

The environment is enjoyable; you get the opportunity to visit places that otherwise you wouldn’t even dream of.   If you consistently perform, you are rewarded. You have the opportunity make people’s travel dreams come true.

The positive attitude of my coworkers inspires me to come to the office everyday

The office is nice, fresh, with amenities for employees and it also offers a small and comfortable environment where everyone can contribute. Having the opportunity to know beautiful places in Costa Rica is definitely a plus.



 

Travel Consultants

Design & Sell Vacations For Costa Rica’s Largest Online Travel Agency

Why Work With Us?

Career Options, Stability, Travel Perks & Industry Leading Compensation.

We began as a two person start-up in 1999. Today we’re proud to be the largest agency in Central America.  We are looking for quality individuals who share our values and want to be part of a growing organization with lofty goals. See testimonials from current sales reps below.

Job Overview:

The Namu Travel Group is looking to contract Travel Consultants to design and sell customized, luxury vacations to Costa Rica. We seek candidates who are passionate about Costa Rica tourism, enjoy communicating with clients and are fanatical about delivering outstanding customer service. We assign you qualified leads that we attract via our promotional efforts.  It is your job to understand the client’s needs, design a personalized vacation and communicate with them until purchase.

Compensation:

Compensation is 100% commission based…But Fear Not!  We offer a 60 day training period, during which trainees receive a monthly stipend while they learn the ropes.  Most trainees begin selling before the training period ends.  Average consultants earn commissions and bonuses equating to $36,000 annually. Top producing consultants earn $45,000 or more.

Perks:

  • Frequent travel to luxury hotels throughout Costa Rica
  • Work 100% from home with a flexible schedule
  • Opportunities to grow: all our Sales Management (and 2 owners!) started in Sales
  • Fun, frequent company events
  • A nice group of quality co-workers

Candidates Must:

  • Be 100% fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Reside full-time in Costa Rica
  • Be available for 60 days of training in the San Jose area
  • Be willing and able to take weekend trips to visit hotels throughout the country

The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • A risk-taker who is unafraid of a challenge
  • Is highly disciplined and internally motivated
  • Hard working and goal-oriented
  • A team player with an unsinkable spirit
  • Honest, trustworthy and professional

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • A high school degree
  • Proficient with basic computer skills (typing, MS office, Internet browsing)
  • Strong communication skills
  • A university degree preferred
  • Previous experience in sales, customer service or tourism preferred

To Apply:

If you are interested in a position with our sales team please submit your resume with a professional cover letter tojobs@namutravel.com . The cover letter is MANDATORY and should answer these three questions:

  1. Why do you believe your a qualified for this role?
  2. Why you are interested in working for our organization?
  3. What do you love about Costa Rica travel?

Sales Staff Testimonials:

I could go on and on.. I think the most important thing to me is that my job allows me to travel around such an awesome country, and share my love for Costa Rica with other people. Another thing that I love are my co-workers.

I love having the opportunity to travel the country, stay in awesome hotels, do really fun excursions, try great food, work from home, set my own schedule, make great money, fun company events.

Flexibility, earning potential, and perks (travel, free hotel stays),and of course my co-workers. I also like the fact that as long as I do my job and do it well, managers let me work very independently. I feel proud to work for a quality company.

I like the satisfaction of coming up with the right itinerary for a client, communicating with them and getting the sale. I enjoy traveling, doing new things and doing quality control to make sure that we are offering the best hotels for the client.

I love the ability to control my income by making sales and working from home.  I love working with the clients and hearing how the loved their vacation.  Also of being able to help people get to CR and feel comfortable about what they are doing.  Educating people on the amazing places in this country.