Travelsphere and Just You’s Georgia Lewis cut her teeth in overseas holiday entertainment. She tells Andrew Doherty how she became a business development manager.
A self-professed show-woman, Georgia Lewis, business development manager at Travelsphere and Just You, joined the travel industry as an overseas entertainer for Tui.
“I was in charge of developing the day and nighttime entertainment programmes for Thomson’s hotels in Zakynthos and Cyprus. This was a natural career move for me as I’m actually a singer and already have experience performing on stage.”
Lewis flourished in her role for a year, developing people skills and even managing to delve into the technical side of stage production by operating the sound and lighting equipment.
In 2010, she joined Thomas Cook as a travel and foreign exchange consultant. During her tenure she was fortunate enough to be involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games working as a games break host.
“I was tasked with checking customers into their hotels, collecting their events tickets and escorting them to and from the games and to any restaurants they may have booked.
“The best moment was being in the London stadium during the Team GB gold rush – the atmosphere was just amazing.”
Over the next three years, Lewis bolstered her travel experience working as a consultant for Affinion International Travel and All Leisure Holidays Group, eventually joining the Travelsphere and Just You team in December 2015.
Since then, Lewis has taken up the role of business development manager and is responsible for the growth of both brands through maximising sales opportunities during agency visits, and ensuring marketing campaigns run smoothly and are within budget while also adhering to brand guidelines.