A career in the hospitality industry where I can utilize my back ground in travel and tourism as well as my sales and marketing experience.
I have extensive experience in travel related sales, particularly air, hotel, and car rentals, meeting and conference planning.
I have designed and developed matericals, ads, and brochures to support promotional events.
I have excellent ability in developing new clients, and maintaining continuous client contacts, am organized, self-motivated and able to work independently, have strong professional image, ability, initiative, and judgment.
Jan 2005 - Dec 2008
MSNBA FOOD LLC.
Managing Huff's Family restaurant. Responsible for day-to-day operation and management of 105-seat restaurant, with $1 milion-plus annual revenues and 30-plus employees. Strengthened controls and accountability, reduced costs, and improved profitability by 25%. Supervised all corporate functions, including marketing, hiring, training, inventory management, quality control. Designed and developed menus, negotiated contracts with vendors and guests, booked and supervised events.
Jan 2000 - Dec 2005
Corporate Travel Consultant
American Express Travel Management
Responsible for booking international and domestic business, and leisure travel itineraries as an on-site travel agent for Toyota employees, a $40 milion travel account. Coordinated travel policy and procedures, promoted preferred hotels, airlines and car rentals companies with guest's needs in mind. Knowledge of reservation systems including Saber, and Worldspan. Maintain continued correspondence with guests to ensure accuracy of travel services.