Karim Kara

Karim Kara

Europe Contracting and Sales Manager at Travel Destination Online
Lives in Geneva, Switzerland

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About me

To acquire a quality know-how and experience that will be combined with my experience, relating to hotel management. To study and understand the challenges of Revenue Management Hotelier: strategic, political, commercial, by sharing all the services that revolve around Yield Management (Individual Reservation and Groups, Marketing, IT, Distribution partners, Directions, Sales and operational services ... )

Experience

17 years and 5 months

  • Europe Contracting and Sales Manager

    Travel Destination Online - Manama, Bahrain

    Sales & Marketing
    April 2017 - January 2019 · 1 year and 10 months

    • Rates negotiation with hotels and suppliers. • Competition Analysis • Sales Manager in charge of Algerian market

  • Managing Director

    Planet Click - Geneva, Switzerland

    Other
    October 2011 - December 2017 · 6 years and 3 months

    Worldwide wholesaller, VIP services

  • Director

    Planet Click - Geneva, Switzerland

    Management
    June 2011 - December 2017 · 6 years and 7 months

    Handle all the reservation bookings and operation issues. • Tour Document processing (Invoice, Receipt, Vouchers, Program) • Operations for follow-up from the beginning until the end for all tour programs. • Inspect hotels and prepare reports on each hotel for data basis. • Effective communication skills and Problem solving. • Ability to assess client needs. • Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure. Develop both new and existing market, mainly Middle East market

  • Operation Manager - Director Sales & Marketing

    World Avenues - Geneva, Switzerland

    Sales & Marketing
    June 2005 - June 2011 · 6 years and 1 month

    • Supervised operation • Developped B to B online hotel reservation system • Organisation, coordination of personal VIPS stays. • In Charge of Business Development (sales strategy ....) • Achieving a turnover of 12 million Euro and with an evolution by 35% in 3 years • Participation to many fairs as buyer and exhibitor • Concierge service

  • Group Reservation Manager

    Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

    Reservations
    August 2002 - January 2005 · 2 years and 6 months

    • Greet customers. Check in an out, managing client’s needs. • Managed front office, control and audit all cashers • In charge of groups and congress reservations (Motorshow, Telecom...) • Set up of yield management in order optimizes the room revenue.

  • Receptionist - Concierge

    Hotel La Villa Maillot Paris - Paris, France

    Front Office reception
    November 2000 - December 2001 · 1 year and 2 months

    • In charge of front office and reservation • Organised events for groups in Paris • Gived all keys to clients to discover Paris (sightseeing, restaurant...

Education

  • BAC

    LYCée Hôtelier Friant Poligny - Poligny, France

    September 1993 - June 1995

Languages

4 languages

  • French

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Full professional

  • Arabic

    Professional working

  • Spanish

    Limited working

Personal information

Nationalities

  • French

Date of birth

February 10th 1975

Connections
Taxap Peer
F&B Trainee at Islands Management Company
Jamilya Gasimova
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