CV, Experienced Travel Professional And Copywriter Targets Europe.

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 12078

Skills keywords: copywriting, itinerary planning, organisation, problem solving
Short Bio:

I am a travel professional with over six years experience in the travel and tourism industry. I have gained invaluable travel experience as a reservations agent, marketing assistant and product manager. I have excellent organisational skills, the drive to take on large independent workloads and a passion for travel. I also have four years experience as a copywriter providing high quality and effective text for brochures, blogs, websites and marketing emails.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Travel and Tourism, Marketing
Spoken languages: basic German, Intermediate French, Native English
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Education And Qualifications
First BA Hons History and Sociology (June 2007)
University of Northumbria (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)
Developing written and verbal communication, research and analytical skills and an in-depth knowledge of Twentieth Century British society and world social issues.

B,C,C A-level (July 2004)
In subjects – English Language, History and Maths.
St Mary’s Comprehensive, (Menston, United Kingdom)

TEFL Qualification (April 2011 –  Prague, Czech Republic)
Completed a 4 week, 120 hour tested TEFL program at TEFL Worldwide Prague that included ten hours of hands on experience teaching in classrooms and one to one instruction.

Product Manager with Marketing (August 2012 – Present)
Gold Crest Holidays (Ilkley, United Kingdom)
• Managing and continually enhancing the short breaks programme for Gold Crest Holidays, a nationwide UK coach tour operator. This includes negotiating competitive hotel rates, creating and improving itineraries, booking guides and attractions for over 10,000 clients per year.
• Inspecting hotels, venues and attractions to ensure they meet the required standards and building relationships with suppliers.
• Producing the company’s main short breaks brochure – writing the copy, creating the all the tours and having input on the design.
• Providing marketing copy for the tours for use on the company’s website, sales emails and brochures.
• Being the emergency point of contact for tours in progress.

Marketing Assistant (May 2011 – August 2012)
• Writing copy and sourcing official images and editing the content for the company’s main short breaks brochure with a print run of over 500,000 copies.
• Writing copy for and sending sales emails and leaflets to the company’s database of travel agents and direct customers.
• Providing copy for and editing the company’s website to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Reservations Consultant (June 2008 – March 2011)
• Selling Gold Crest Holidays’ range of products to travel agents and the public.
• Meeting monthly targets on an individual and team basis.
• Assisting with writing the text for the company brochure.
• Being the emergency point of contact for tours in progress.

English Teacher (May 2011 – July 2012)
Caledonian School (Prague, Czech Republic)
• Teaching general and business English to Czech professionals at a variety of levels.
• Planning engaging group and one-to-one lessons following a syllabus and organising a full schedule of lessons throughout Prague.
• Successfully completing reviews and assisting pupils to prepare for and pass exams.

Events Manager (January 2008 – April 2008)
The Prague Society for International Cooperation (Prague, Czech Republic)
• A work placement for a non-governmental organisation aiming to influence public policy on democratisation and social responsibility.
• Managing the logistics of high-profile public policy events in various European countries with politicians and businessmen.
• Writing the organisation’s quarterly newsletter and ensuring careful attention to detail.

Intermediate level French. Recently completed a 52-hour taught course.
GCSE level German