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A senior Travel Trade and Hospitality Industry Professional with 20 years of Managerial experience both in Luxury Hotels and Destination & Events
Vast Experience and B2B knowledge in the areas of Sales & Marketing ,Operations and Multi National tasks and projects .
Passionate and results driven Individual who loves to follow the current trends , dynamics and luxury life styles with first hand Global contacts and friends resulted
Loves travelling and experiencing different cultures .
Hobbies include culinary arts , history and collecting biographies
Country Sales Manager / Master service Provider (MSP)
Safe Hotels AB - Antalya, TurkeyManagementMay 2016 - Now · 2 years and 7 months
Safehotels AB, based in Sweden , connects Certified Hotels and meeting venues to the Travel Industry through its certıficaton programme and independently verifies Safety and Security best practice in hotels, event areas and meeting venues. The certificate , according to The Global Hotel Security Standard© makes communication between Hotels, venues and the Travel Industry easier. I work as a certıfıed consultant / Master Service Provıder for Turkey
The Business Class -TBC - Antalya, TurkeyManagementJune 2013 - Now · 5 years and 6 months
Co-Founder and Managing director of a niche Destination Management and Events Company offering full service concierge , events management and creative DMC services for bespoke events and operations. The Business Class continues to offer bespoke services in Turkey and recently in Montenegro
Disctrict Sales director
Justi Tour an affiliate of Justiniano Hotel Group - Antalya, TurkeySales & MarketingMarch 2012 - February 2013 · 12 months
Operations Director of the DMC segment of an Ankara based large Hospitality Group in Turkey with over 4000 beds under the Justiniano hotels Brand. Reporting to the Board of Directors, I Was in charge of budgeting, recruiting and full management of the company which employed 25 full and part time personnel. During my short Employement history in Justi Tour , we have sucessfully undertook and organised 2 bespoke events from GCC countries with 460,000 USD revenue in total . Hermes - terre de Hermes Product launching At Çırağan Kempinski Bosphorus , istanbul Chanel - Annual sales agents meeting at Gloria Golf Resort , Antalya
Business Development Manager
Pamfilya Tourism Inc - Antalya, TurkeySales & MarketingFebruary 2010 - February 2012 · 2 years and 1 month
I was the sole responsible of building and developing the entire MICE department in the company with a small but effective team of 6 team members. We took charge of market research , marketing and undertaking In charge of all M.I.C.E portfolio, having completed over 100 mid to large scale local, national and International Organisations, Events , Conferences and ıncentives , reaching over 10 million USD in revenues in three years equal to 42 % of entire company gross revenues. Reason to leave was a very attractive job and remuneration package received from my next employer.
Group Sales Manager
Mardan Palace Hotel , Antalya - Antalya, TurkeySales & MarketingApril 2008 - February 2010 · 1 year and 11 months
I was privileged to be in the opening management team of once the world's most luxurious and extravagant hotel in the world with a 1.4 billion USD investment . My duty and responsibility was to recruit and form my team of 7 people, create and maintain Sales forecasts and worldwide portfolio to attract Incentive, VIP and Corporate groups and ensure the guests receive the most sophisticated and attentive service they have ever come across. During the Hotels opening year operations in year 2009 , Group Sales Department surpassed the anticipated budget by 9 % reaching over 2.4 million USD in group sales only. Left due to the end of my contract
Hosta Tourism administration and hotel management - Leysin, SwitzerlandJanuary 1988 - December 1990
TurkishNative or fluent100%
EnglishNative or fluent100%
- Achieving targets
- Banquet operations
- Business Development
- Conference Management
- Effective negotiation
- Event Management
- Hotel safety & Security
- KPI analysis
- Sales & Marketing
- team coaching & mentoring
- Team Management
member of cHealth Tourism Association in Turkey
SKAL ınternational Antalya Chapter member