Marina Canalis Alsina

Marina Canalis Alsina

Experience Leader Spain and Italy at Under30Experiences
Lives in Bergen, Norway

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About me

International Communication, Business Development, International Affairs, and International Relations. Hard worker. Passionately curious.

* More than 12 years of working experience.
* 5+4 languages.
* International Master's in Business Administration (IMBA, International Relations and Affairs).
* Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising Design and Creativity.
* Specialization Course in Business and Institutional Communication.
* Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting (Catalan, Spanish, French, Arabic).
* Bachelor's Degree in Communication Activities and Techniques (Translation and Interpreting).
* Background experience and knowledge in Business Travel Management, Account Management, Travel Design, Travel Consulting, Event Management, Country and City Branding, Strategic and Change Management, Communication Management, Innovation Strategies, Sales and Institutional Representation.
* Used to Strategic Planning and Project Management.

Resourceful manager with 12 years of working experience learning by helping others in the fields of tailored business travel consulting and strategic MICE management. I have worked for companies and organisations such as Guess, Kia, AC Milan, Diesel, Adecco, Jotun, Bioiberica Laboratories, Yerse, Open Society Foundations, GVC Gaesco, Linde, Le Coq Sportif, TheFork or TripAdvisor, amongst others.

I am comfortable working in 5 languages (Spanish, English, French, Italian and Catalan) and I am able to communicate in a limited way in Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese. I have recently joined the handful of explorers who boldly venture into the study of the German language.

I have lived, studied and worked in 5 different countries (France, Canada, Norway, Argentina and Spain) and traveled to almost 70. I try to learn a bit from my coworkers every day. I see myself as an expert problem solver. I handle change with ease.

Experience

9 years and 10 months

  • Experience Leader Spain and Italy

    Under30Experiences - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    March 2020 - May 2020 · 4 months

    *Currently out of commission due to Covid-19. - Lead and guide extended adventure trips to Spain and Italy. - Capture social media and blog content. - Conduct pre-trip/post-trip communications with participants and community. - Assist in promoting and advertising the company services. - Provide positive public relations before, during and after the participants experience. - Scout, inspect and prepare trip locations and sites. - Respond to and follow all risk management and emergency procedures. - Stay current on travel trends and practices. - Assist in the planning and development of trips in Spain and Italy. - Provide a friendly, upbeat and customer service oriented environment at all times.

  • Senior Office Experience Coordinator

    TripAdvisor - Barcelona, Spain

    Public Relations
    December 2018 - March 2020 · 1 year and 4 months

    *I left this job voluntarily in order to accept a new job offer. Helping more than 500 employees of TheFork and TripAdvisor in Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Lisboa, LATAM and Australia offices. - Improvement of the employee experience. - Talent retention. - Internal communication management (internal statements, internal projects and campaigns…). - Internal events organization (global conventions, management seminars, team buildings, afterwork, annual conferences…). - Internal travel management (travel policy design, meeting with suppliers, travel booking, analysis, consulting and management). - Maintenance of the office conditions and office layout organization. - Assist the onboarding process of new hires. - Liaise with facility management vendors (cleaning, catering, security services…) - Partner with HR to maintain office policies. - Order of equipment and procurement services. - Ensure that all items are invoiced and paid on time.

  • Senior Office Experience Coordinator

    TheFork, a TripAdvisor Company - Barcelona, Spain

    Administration & General
    December 2018 - March 2020 · 1 year and 4 months

    *I left this job voluntarily in order to accept a new job offer. Helping more than 500 employees of TheFork and TripAdvisor in Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Lisboa, LATAM and Australia offices. - Improvement of the employee experience. - Talent retention. - Internal communication management (internal statements, internal projects and campaigns…). - Internal events organization (global conventions, management seminars, team buildings, afterwork, annual conferences…). - Internal travel management (travel policy design, meeting with suppliers, travel booking, analysis, consulting and management). - Maintenance of the office conditions and office layout organization. - Assist the onboarding process of new hires. - Liaise with facility management vendors (cleaning, catering, security services…) - Partner with HR to maintain office policies. - Order of equipment and procurement services. - Ensure that all items are invoiced and paid on time.

  • Front Desk Receptionist

    Norsk Natursenter & Hardangervidda National Park Visitor's Centre - Bergen, Norway

    Other
    July 2018 - September 2018 · 3 months

    Working as Front Desk Receptionist of the Norwegian Nature Centre in the Hardangervidda National Park, the largest national park in Norway. I am in charge of the guests welcoming, the ticket selling, the guiding of the centre, the tender declaration, the cash settlement, and occasionally assisting the clothing & souvenir shop.

  • Cruise Dispatcher Assistant

    Voss og Fjordane Guideservice - Bergen, Norway

    Communication
    June 2018 - July 2018 · 2 months

    I assisted the Cruise Dispatcher on coordinating all guest calls and deficiencies reported. I also assisted the Cruise Dispatcher creating corresponding work orders and communicating with technical teams in the most efficient manner. I also ensured that standards of performance, requirements and guest needs were met in the course of daily operations by following up on completion, providing updates to guest and other divisions or groups. I worked for Voss og Fjordane Guideservice in representation of ECS (European Cruise Service).

  • Norway Tour Guide (EN, ES, IT and FR)

    Voss og Fjordane Guideservice - Bergen, Norway

    Communication
    April 2018 - July 2018 · 4 months

    As a Norway Tour Guide, I introduced tourists from several different nationalities to the Norway unique and popular attractions, such as the fjord region of Western Norway, the counties of Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane, the Norwegian historical monuments, the Norwegian natural wonders, the Norwegian scenic rail routes, and other areas of cultural interest. I played the role of a cultural ambassador, offering commentary and interesting titbits of information, which allow visitors to fully experience and enjoy the Norway’s social, cultural and historical highlights. I worked in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

  • Solo Traveler

    Personal Project - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    October 2016 - April 2018 · 1 year and 7 months

    This was a personal project conducted by Marina Canalis Alsina. A backpacking solo trip to the most "Let-Life-Flow" corners of the planet. During the course of the project Marina boosted her creativity and expanded her knowledge in international communication, international relations, intercultural communication and international affairs. *Countries visited during the course of the project: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Camboya, England, Madagascar, Iran, Italy, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Portugal, Poland, India, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Germany, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Japan.

  • Strategic Account Manager

    BMC Travel - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    January 2016 - October 2016 · 10 months

    As Strategic Account Manager, I maintained and expanded relationships with strategic customers. I was responsible of achieving assigned strategic account objectives, representing the entire range of company products and services to assigned customers while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers' needs and expectations were met by the company. I reported to CEO. Accounts: I was in charge of 72 companies for a value of 7.54 Million €. BMC Travel provides effective solutions all over the world for business travel and corporate events, fully adapting to the specific needs of each company and utilising the latest tools in technology.

  • International Tour Leader

    Promoviatges - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    August 2011 - October 2016 · 5 years and 3 months

    I was an enthusiastic and professional tour leader with excellent people skills, problem solving skills and a developped ability to think on my feet in emergencies during tours. I was responsible of leading international tours worldwide.

  • Business Development Manager

    BMC Travel - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    November 2014 - January 2016 · 1 year and 3 months

    As Business Development Manager of BMC Travel, I was concerned with the analytical preparation of potential growth opportunities for the board of directors as well as the subsequent support and monitoring of its implementation. Both in the development phase and the implementation phase, I collaborated and integrated the knowledge and feedback from the organization’s specialist functions such as marketing, operations, communication, financial administration and sales, to assure that the organization was capable of implementing the growth opportunity successfully. Reporting to CEO. *Achievements: +24.21% Annual Growth (2014) +5.10% Annual Growth (2015)

  • Assistant Sales Manager

    BMC Travel - Barcelona, Spain

    Sales & Marketing
    October 2012 - November 2014 · 2 years and 2 months

    Playing a vital role in Operational Marketing, Business Development, Branding and International Communication. Reporting Directly to the Chairman and Board of Directors. Assistant to the Sales Director. *Achievements: + 35.61% Annual Growth (2012) + 10.05% Annual Growth (2013) + 24.21% Annual Growth (2014)

  • Business Travel Consultant and MICE Coordinator

    BMC Travel - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    May 2011 - October 2012 · 1 year and 6 months

    Working professionally, accurately and confidently making business travel arrangements as well as coordinating meetings, incentives, conferences and events, nationally and internationally.

  • Great Journeys Travel Consultant

    BMC Travel - Barcelona, Spain

    Communication
    May 2010 - September 2010 · 5 months

    Working, with meticulous attention to detail, coordinating group travel.

  • Customer Service Officer

    Catalan Institute of Health - Barcelona, Spain

    Customer Service
    September 2007 - February 2008 · 6 months

    ntership as a Customer Service Officer in The Catalan Institute of Health. The Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) is the main public provider of health services in Catalonia. The ICS is a pioneer in its three basic lines of activity: Health Care (the main of them), Research and Teaching.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising Design and Creativity

    Elisava - Barcelona, Spain

    January 2015 - June 2015

  • Specialization Course in Direction of Business and Institutional Communication

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

    January 2013 - June 2013

  • International Master in Business Administration - International Relations and Affairs

    ESERP Business School - Barcelona, Spain

    September 2012 - July 2014

  • UAB Overseas Exchange Program

    Universite Laval - Québec City, Canada

    September 2011 - December 2011

  • Bachelor Degree in Communication Activities and Techniques (Translation and Interpreting)

    Université de Perpignan - Perpignan, France

    September 2010 - June 2011

  • UAB International Exchange Program

    Universite de Provence Aix-Marseille 1 - Aix-en-Provence, France

    September 2009 - July 2010

  • Bachelor Degree in Translation and Interpreting (French and Arabic) - International Conference Interpreting

    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

    September 2008 - July 2012

Languages

9 languages

  • Spanish

    Native or fluent

  • Catalan

    Native or fluent

  • Italian

    Full professional

  • French

    Full professional

  • English

    Full professional

  • Arabic

    Limited working

  • Chinese

    Limited working

  • Portuguese

    Notions

  • German

    Notions

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Spanish

Skills

6 skills

  • Business Development
  • Customer Service Management
  • International Affairs
  • international communication
  • International Relations
  • Travel management

Additional Information

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