Professional To secure a position which provides long-term employment, advancement
Objective: and will utilize all my skills, and offer a new career challenge.
****- ***sent BCD Travel – Nutley NJ
Group Air Agent – On site Group Agent for the Hoffman La Roche Account. Responsibilities include booking all air for pharmaceutical meetings and conventions. Traveling on site with groups when needed.
2006-2007 Euro Lloyd Travel – Englewood NJ
Group/ Meeting Agent – Responsibilities included planning and research of all meetings and groups for various companies large and small. Negotiated air, hotel and transfer contracts. Arranged all meeting space as well as food and beverage. Booked and issued airline tickets for each group when needed. Also did outside sales and cold calling sales to establish new business for groups and meetings. Traveled with groups as a trip director when needed and handled all problems related to hotel and airlines on site.
2004 – 2006 ITI – Incentive Travel, Inc. – Fairfield, NJ
Meeting Planner / Group Coordinator. Responsibilities included Incentive Travel for large corporations. Negotiated air, hotel and transfer contracts. Arranged all meeting space as well as food and beverages for each group. Worked with DMC companies to arrange on-site and off-site activities. Handled all bids and proposals for any new groups. Traveled with groups as a trip director as well as handle all airline changes on sight and any hotel or transportation problems. Prepared excel sheets for arrival and departure meetings, composed word documents for form letters, invitations and meeting events. Have a little experience on power point and did design some of the brochures for the events.
1999 – 2004 Stratton Travel Management, - Oakland, NJ
Supervised a department of five group agents. Responsibilities included negotiating all contracts for airlines, hotels and transfer companies for meetings which range in size from 10 to 500. Worked directly with clients to strategize their entire group and meeting needs. Worked with DMC companies to arrange on-site and off- site activities. Prepared arrival and departure lists, as well as composing letters and word documents for the group and meetings.
1996 – 1999 Fugazy International – New York
VIP Desk and Group Agent
This was an on-site position for the Liz Claiborne Company in North Bergen, NJ. Responsibilities included providing full service for all personnel, as well as booking all groups, meetings, conferences, and incentives. Worked with office personal to arrange set up of meetings and conferences. Traveled to different destinations to do sight inspections for meetings and conferences, and worked with hotels and DMC companies, as well as working on all air arrangements.
1993 – 1996 Rocky Mountain Tours/Taz Tours – Wayne, NJ
Corporate and Group Agent.
Responsibilities included providing full travel service for several corporate accounts including an annual sales meeting for 1400 people (in different locations) each year. Reserved all meeting spaces, worked with hotel personnel assigning room reservations and handled all ticketing for the group using bulk rates, published fares and negotiated contract rates with airlines, as well as setting up meeting spaces, meals and other activities.
1991 – 1992 Always Travel – Wayne, NJ
Travel Consultant – Office Manager
Started as a travel consultant and was promoted to Travel Manager. Performed all managerial duties including sales reports, employee scheduling, debit memos, etc. Also handled group travel including airline, cruise and bus trips. Was both a Corporate and Leisure Agent.
Education: O’Brien’s Travel School, Ridgewood School of Art, Wayne Valley High School, Weichert Real Estate School
Personal: I also hold a New Jersey Real Estate License and am a referral agent for GMAC Blue in Wayne NJ.
Prior to my career in the travel industry, I had a successful career in the advertising field as a retail graphic art director.
I have basic office skills, word, excel and some power point. I am also experienced on the computer for typing and using the internet for research.
I have worked on Sabre, Worldspan, and Apollo airline systems. Sabre being the most recent.
References: Available upon request