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My life
in travel
Hannah revels in the variety
staff from Redseven were taken to Prague Where would you like your career to be in
of her job, from booking the
(pictured) for the weekend to experience a stag 10 years’ time?
do – bookings for which we organise every day. I would love to be a director at Redseven.
QE2 for a lottery winner to
We tried go-karting, shooting, paintballing and
sampling a stag do in Prague
went on a few bar crawls. It was a thoroughly What would be your dream job in the travel
enjoyable weekend and showed us what a fan- industry?
Do you remember the first booking you tastic time customers must have. It was a great I already have it. No day is ever the same; I get
ever made? way to make us believe in the product we sell. involved in all sorts of different parts of the
I was working for Going Places and it was an company, from retail to events to corporate
Airtours booking for a family going to Majorca. What’s the best gift you’ve been given by a business travel. I am able to use all of my
I was given some assistance customer and what did you do to earn it? experiences every day in different roles.
in case I made a mistake I arranged a corporate
but I think the excitement event for 110 people to go What advice would you give to somebody
of my first booking was Hannah skiing this year and was thinking about a career as a travel agent?
what closed the sale. Pestell sent a lovely bouquet of To be successful you have to be motivated to be
Age: 28 white roses and a bottle the best you can. Product knowledge is the key;
What’s the most Works for: of champagne with a card when you know the products you are selling, it
memorable booking Redseven Travel, in Brighton thanking me. becomes so much easier. Many agents muddle
you’ve made and why? Job title: Operations manager through nowadays, but to shine above the rest
One of my regular cus- How long in the job: Three years, What has been the most you have to make the customer feel confident
tomers won £8.5 million on but 12 years in travel embarrassing moment in that you are the best.
the lottery and she booked What was your first job in your career?
a cruise for her family on travel: Trainee at Going Places Me? Make mistakes? Never!
the QE2 for £97,000! What other jobs have you done ■If you are an agent and would like to appear in
in travel: Several! I’ve been a If you could be a celebrity YourSpace, send us your name, agency name,
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