Graduate Profiles

  • Amber Crofts - On a recent October day if you had gone to the 5th floor of 800 Johnson Street in Victoria on Canada's Pacific coast, you would have found Amber Crofts working on contact data on the leaders of British Columbia's Aboriginal tourism industry for the province's Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.

  • Andile Mlawu - My name is Andile Mlawu. I was born in rural town of Colesberg in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. I have recently joined the Provincial department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation as a Tourism Officer. The vision of the department is to promote the sustainable development and management of tourism, environment and conservation.

  • Andrea Toth - On most weekends you can find Andrea Toth immersed in her job as marketing, sales and banqueting manager at the Savoy Mansion Hotel, a riverside Baroque chateau in the Danube Valley about 45 km south of Budapest completed in 1722. Weekends often mean weddings at the hotel. Since she is the banqueting manager, she must also be a wedding organizer. That means not just being present and coordinating the event, but also preparing cost estimates, writing contracts, and --- last but certainly not least --- assembling and presenting the final invoice.

  • Asta Vegeleviciute - Every day Asta Vegeleviciute, Senior Receptionist at the Victory Services Club in London, draws on a wide range of skills and knowledge. Asta believes that qualifications are vital in order to get on, and is sure that her BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism helped to get her started in the industry. She also makes the most of the many training opportunities offered by her employer.

  • Dalma Antik - Just seven years after representing Hungary at GTTP’s 2003 International Student/Teacher Conference near Frankfurt, Germany, Dalma Antik was a member of the communications team working on the Pécs2010 European Cultural Capital Project.

  • Dennis Nikolayev - If you are visiting Moscow you may see someone crawling across the flat granite paving blocks of Red Square, the city's historic public space. That person may be a true eccentric, but more likely you are looking at someone with sore knees immersed in a team challenge organized for one of Dennis Nikolayev's corporate clients.

  • Gergely Rung - He was 16 and it was time for Gergely Rung to choose one of the optional courses his high school offered. Friends told him that the Travel & Tourism course was not -- in their words-- the usual "chalk-and-talk" curriculum. Rung had traveled to different countries; he was interested in a career in the travel industry; the course sounded interesting, so he signed up.

  • Natalia Parsadanova - Travelers stream into the Moscow World Trade Center from the four corners of the planet: business delegations the U.S.; fashion designers from Spain; officials from China; not to mention representatives from 118 countries in 2008 for a tourism exposition. The Center is spread across a 200,000 square meter complex and its hotel is the 575-room Crowne Plaza, where Natalia Parsadanova has begun her career in the Travel & Tourism Industry. The Crowne Plaza, along with Sheraton, Hyatt, Marriott, Kempinski and a few others, is one of Moscow's luxury international hotel brands.

  • Paul O'Sullivan - If you visit southwest Ireland’s lakes, beaches and mountains of County Kerry you easily might find yourself staying at The Malton, a four-star hotel in the center of Killarney. There also is a 90 percent or so chance that you’ll run into Paul O’Sullivan, the 33-year old deputy general manager keeping an eye on your stay.

  • Samuel Morgan - "For me, the GTTP experience is one of my most cherished to date,” says Sam Morgan. “It had a tremendous impact on my personal and academic development."

  • Suelin Simpson - Suelin Simpson's office at the resort complex where she works is about 200 meters from a world-class distraction: the light-blue, picture-perfect waters of the Caribbean on Jamaica's north coast. But Suelin is more focused on her job, and her next sales trip overseas, than on the view.