My Dream Job: Snow Travel SpecialistPosted on 07/02/2017 by Jess O'Connor
Love hitting the slopes in winter? Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, you’ll probably be envious of Tammy Bakker. An ITC graduate, she works as a Snow Travel Specialist for travel&co.
We caught up with Tammy to find out more about this dream job.
Where it all began
Tammy graduated from ITC in 2012 and began working at Thrifty Car Rental as a Customer Service Representative. After seven months at Thrifty, she moved into a sales support role at travel&co. Two years later, she was promoted to the exciting role of Snow Travel Specialist.
What is a Snow Travel Specialist?
Tammy’s job is to promote and sell ski holidays around the world. Every year, she gets to go on a ski holiday to learn more about the destinations she’s selling – an awesome perk of the job.
“Every year, I get sent overseas to a different destination in Canada, Japan or the US, so I can experience the holiday firsthand,” says Tammy.
“I’ve been to Whistler Ski Resort and Explore Vancouver in Canada, and somewhere new is on the agenda this year.”
Every day is an adventure
For Tammy, the best part of the job (after the amazing travel perks, of course) is helping people go on adventures.
“I really love being a part of someone’s holiday – making it happen is so rewarding,” she says.
She also loves the excitement of the travel industry.
Tips for ITC students
Tammy’s best advice for ITC students is to “keep your options open”.
“Definitely explore your options as the travel and tourism industry is so huge,” advises Tammy.
You never know what opportunity might be around the corner.
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