Four days on the road doing agent visits, training sessions, managers meetings, tourist board roadshows and even the odd game of cricket, then a day at home to catch up on admin and update my Facebook page.
There are six of us on the road and between us we cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. I look after the lovely agents in London and the south-east. We also have a sales team on the road in Europe.
Brochures – plus clothes hangers, iPhone charger cables, pens and sweet wrappers.
Station of choice is LBC. I love to argue with the radio. If I’m feeling the need to have a private disco in the car, it’s Kisstory, old school. Before l travel out to resort, l find the reggae on my iPod to get me in the mood.
Anything from a “drive thru”, as l really don’t want to get out of the car, especially when it’s raining.
Probably the most memorable is dressing as a nun with the rest of the sales team, and our managing director. We were in Jamaica at our annual worldwide sales meeting and the theme for one of the parties was the 90s, so we decided to dress up as Sister Act. We got some odd looks on resort, particularly from Beenie Man, who was performing.
Every day is a different face and different town, which keeps the job interesting. One day I’m trudging through the snow in Kent, the next l\ could be jetting off to Turks & Caicos or helping run an Unveilings event for 300 people, as we did last year.
Being away from my cats: Ian, Maurice and Murphy. I love coming home to them – oh, and the hubbie. Also, the British weather. It’s so unpredictable! Snow, sleet, rain, wind and sunshine – all in the one day.
Blonde, bubbly and bouncy. Always up for a coffee and a chat.
That’s very tricky, so let me be diplomatic. All of my agents give me a great welcome. However, Bianca, Devon and Jamie at Virgin Holidays in Chichester always give me the most enthusiastic welcome, but alas no coffee (take note, guys). Go Travel in Chislehurst do the best coffee by far – cheers, Sally.
I always try to convey any new developments out on resort, whether it’s renovations, new restaurants or even brand new resorts, which was the case this year with the opening of Sandals Barbados. Of course, no visit would be complete without mentioning Sandals’ travel agent reward programme, Sell & Go, which rewards agents with free nights at Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts.
Book me in for some training. I love to spread the Sandals love to all my agents. Facebook me to book me in for a visit.
If l were to do any other job, it would have to be something with animals. My first love would be working with monkeys because l was born in the Chinese year of the monkey. I would love to have my own cat sanctuary when l retire. I am the crazy cat lady.