Tourism Product Intern
  • Remote in Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Viatu
Job Description
Are you fascinated by exciting destinations, vibrant cultures, and nature’s wonders? Are you ready to be a key player in reimagining sustainable travel solutions? Are you a highly motivated individual with an exceptional eye for detail?
Then Viatu might be the right place for your next big professional endeavour.
About us
Be a part of shaping the next-gen travel platform that lets conscious travellers design and book their next adventure of a lifetime. Viatu simplifies the booking experience for itinerary-based travel. As an ambitious startup, our mission is to make sustainable travel accessible to all.
For us, travel is a force for positive impact and we believe you should leave the place better than you found it. We are a remote and diverse team of movers and shakers, representing over 10 nationalities spread across the globe.
We are looking for a full-time product intern to join our team. As an ideal candidate, you must have thoughtful attention to detail, strong communication skills and experience in managing content databases.
You will play a key role in the success of our start-up by shaping our product portfolio, researching travel destinations, and supporting our expansion into new markets.
Your job has a direct impact on what Viatu will be able to offer discerning travellers. Hence, it is crucial that you are able to embrace accountability for the accuracy of the tourism information made available to the rest of the team and our travellers
If you are ambitious, autonomous, and infinitely curious, this role is for you!

Key duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Playing an essentail role in improving our travel database by managing partner documentation, photos, and rates in a regular and systematic way.
Onboarding hotels and lodges to Viatu's infrastructure as well as ensuring that they are properly displayed in our backend and frontend systems.
Continuously auditing our website's product offering, to identify and report on gaps and expansion opportunities.
Working with the CRM, ensuring that it is complete and up to date with all partner information.
Researching new travel insights, destinations and potential partners, while also presenting the knowledge you acquired to the Viatu team.

Who we are looking for:
A completed bachelor's degree in social science, marketing, economics or a related field.
A meticulous and detail-orientated work ethic with a high degree of autonomy.
Systematic problem-solving abilities and proficiency in managing data in a spreadsheet.
The ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
An incurable case of wanderlust with a passion for travel, African wildlife and culture.
A heart for sustainability and a deep care for our environment.
A healthy disrespect for the impossible and a hunger to learn new things.

A plus:
Work experience with Google Suite and modern CRMs
Additional languages
An understanding of databases
Great presentation skills
Itinerary creation experience
Knowledge of the African supplier landscape
Contract type
4-6 month fixed term internship; full time (5 days per week)
R 8,000 per month
You will report to our Head of Product
Contract type
Full-time (5-days a week)
Start date

You will become part of an autonomous and ambitious team that collaborates and thrives in a fully remote work environment.
You will collaborate with and learn from industry-leading experts, ex-Googlers, start-up veterans and creative masterminds.
The most epic benefit: You will receive access to attractive travel incentives for you and your family.
You will work in an international fast-paced and accelerating environment that is building the future of sustainable travel.
You will work hand-in-hand with the Head of Product to shape a new travel platform. Your work will directly affect the growth of our business and we offer an opportunity to develop along with a company that is only getting started.
We are curious to get to know you better.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
The Viatu Team

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