Careers: Hospitality/travel career

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patient TA wrote at 2013-05-19 22:43:33
On the other hand being a corporate travel agent is much more lucrative than a leisure agent.  You do not have to depend on commissions to add to your income.  With the oilfield industry as it is there is a demand for good, knowledgeable agents. The company I work for has about 20k employees all over the world and we are always looking for good agents.  Warning however, it is EXTREMELY stressful you are under a lot of deadlines and if they are missed, it is your head that will roll. However, there are safeguards to help prevent this. Plus you have to deal with travelers who blame you for their flight being delayed, "Why did you put me on a flight that was delayed"..lol. A good international agent, depending on where you live of course can make 46k and up plus benefits and bonuses.  Not too bad for working from home in most cases.  


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I have worked in entry-level hotel and airline positions, all the way through General Management in hotels and In-Flight Management for an airline. I have experience working with the Sheraton, Hilton, Marriot, Carlson and Accor brands of hotels from full to economy service and an International Airline based out of Milwaukee, WI. I help guide students and hospitality career-seekers in the right direction. I have more Operations Experience than F&B but can answer most questions without hesitation. Most specifically, I can answer any career-related questions regarding entry level through upper management Hotel & Restaurant Management positions. Operations, Administration, HR, P&L, Revenue Management, F&B, S&M, Hotel Lingo, Interviewing tips (Interviewer/Interviewee) and hotel-specific resume tips and questions regarding airline Cabin Crew careers. Don't hesitate to ask. If I do not personally know the answer, I will give my best effort to find one for you.

Experience

Ten years of Hospitality/Management experience in Full, Limited and Economy service lodging.

Organizations
National Association of Parliamentarians

Education/Credentials
MBA Candidate - Everest University
B.S. Business Management - Florida Metropolitan University
A.S. Psychology - Ashworth College
Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma
Travel & Tourism Diploma
FAA Flight Attendant Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency Licensed Bartender
State of WI certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager

Education/Credentials
MBA Candidate - Everest University
B.S. Business Management - Florida Metropolitan University
A.S. Psychology - Ashworth College
Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma
Travel & Tourism Diploma
FAA Flight Attendant Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency Licensed Bartender
State of WI certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager

Awards and Honors
Summa Cum Laude
FMU President's List
FMU Dean's List

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