Join Our Team of Experts in Travel

The Grueninger Difference. What makes working at Grueninger special? Great trips to the world’s best places. We show the world to our guests… they are front and center, up close and personal with help from local experts.

Founded in 1954 by Othmar Grueninger, Grueninger is still a family-owned and operated group travel company based in Indianapolis with Michael Grueninger at the helm. Mike and team are committed to creating the best travel experiences at great values. A leader and innovator in group travel, the Grueninger companies develop and lead both small and large groups around the globe. The family of brands owned and operated by Gruenigner includes Ambassadair, Grueninger Music Tours (GMT), Groups and Incentives (AGI), Grueninger Tours & Cruises (GTG), and Amber Travel.

The people who work at Grueninger make it special. What started as a family business is still a “family” team-oriented environment. Gruenigner has nearly 40 employees with many combined years of travel industry experience. Many of our employees have been with the company for 10+ years. We offer career opportunities ranging from the creation of our trips to implementing all of the details to traveling with our clients as they see the world. These opportunities, as a part of the Grueninger team, will challenge you with increasing responsibilities and provide ample opportunity to develop a rewarding career. The total compensation and benefits program offers flexibility and continues to be competitive within today’s travel industry.

Career Opportunities

Product Development Specialist

Job Description

The Product Development Specialist creates our product line, specifically designing our trips and developing detailed itineraries. This positions stays abreast of industry trends and new, exciting destinations and uses that knowledge in the development process. The Product Development Specialist identifies hotel, transportation, attraction, restaurant, and other key vendors and negotiates contract terms and pricing with those vendors. Using that information, the position then determines the cost and sets sales prices.

Key Skills 

  • Exceptional time and change management skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Desire to explore, research and be creative
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and mathematic skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Relationship management skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills
  • College degree preferred
  • Prior travel industry or event planning experience

Group Travel Manager

Job Description

The Group Travel Planner (or Travel Coordinator) manages the logistical planning and implementations of all of our group departures. Our groups include schools, corporations, and any pre-existing groups such as social clubs and church groups.

Primary Job Duties

  • Ensuring accuracy of contracts and expenses
  • Adhere to vendor deposit schedules and make all appropriate payments; monitor, adjust and report room allotments; arrange and coordinate all itinerary activities and meals.
  • Maintain positive relationships with vendors
  • Further develop or secure venues for trip itineraries.
  • Communicate with the client throughout the trip planning process.
  • Develop all passenger information and documentation and send to passengers
  • Prepare detailed pre-trip itineraries
  • Reconcile all financial aspects of trips in operating system

Job Requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to balance many projects and prioritize tasks
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Ability to learn and effectively work in proprietary operation systems
  • College degree preferred
  • Travel industry or event planning experience preferred

Travel Agency Manager

Job Description

The Travel Agency manager plans and books vacations for our existing and new individual client base. The advisor manages walk-in, phone and email requests for vacation travel to all parts of the world.

Job Requirements

  • Previous experience as a travel agent/advisor
  • Self-managed
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to balance many projects and prioritize tasks
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Ability to learn and effectively work in proprietary operation systems
  • GDS (prefer SABRE) experience preferred

Tour Director

Job Description

Our Tour Directors are responsible for creating a comfortable, safe, and unforgettable experience for our travelers. Tour Directors will travel with guests on all types of trips, domestic and international, overnight and day, with the responsibility of coordinating the entire itinerary including flights, transportation, and hotel accommodations.

Job requirements

  • Exceptional communication and problem solving skills\
  • Travel industry experience strongly preferred
  • High-attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations positively
  • Ability to walk, bend, sit, stand, and climb as needed to assist travelers
  • Physical ability to assist travelers as needed

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