Monday, May 19, 2014

Job Opportunity - Country Representative for Alpine Center

ALPINE CENTER, the Swiss Business School for Hotel & Tourism Management Education, Switzerland, has an opening for a Country Representative in charge of a new operation and training center, in a very stable French Speaking African Country.

She/he will be in charge of building up the presence in this country, and together with our partners, organize to recruit students for our Hospitality Training programs which are offered in French and English.

Candidates must have a Master’s or BA’s Degree, preferably in hotel management, be  flexible and dynamic, and fluent in French and English.

Start July 2014.

Please send your CV with photo and covering letter in English to:

Job Opportunity - Account Executive for White Key

White Key is a boutique company offering a portfolio of over 160 of the finest luxury villas available for rent throughout Greece, complemented by a wide range of customized services. The clients of White Key are usually some of the world’s most affluent families and often celebrities.

White Key is looking to expand and is searching for motivated individuals, interested in the upscale tourism and real estate sector, to join its team.

Current opening: Account Executive
  • Located in winter time in central offices for sales.
  • Summer time to travel around two months in islands for preparations for reservations.
  • Remuneration: around 1,000€ net plus traveling expenses
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A University Degree and at least 3 years of experience in a relevant sector
  • Speak Greek, English and at least 1 more foreign language (both oral and written)
  • Drive and enthusiasm to work in a relatively new tourism-related sector with a team of young entrepreneurs
  • Service-oriented mentality and outgoing personality
  • An understanding of the high-end tourism market
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • An artistic “flair”
  • Maturity and the ability to handle unexpected situations
  • A broad international exposure will be a plus
  • Able to travel extensively
  • Driving license necessary

The person who will join will be exposed to most aspects of the operations of the company, mainly the following:
  • Active sales
  • Contact with clients prior to arrival for all the necessary arrangements
  • Co-ordination of services provided by third parties
  • Meeting clients upon arrival
  • Public relations
You may send CV with photo included at

Saturday, May 10, 2014

European Business Awards and World Travel Awards this year in Athens, Greece

Two significant award ceremonies will take place in Athens, Greece this year.

European Business Awards

Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.

In 2012, the EBAs engaged with over 17,000 organisations in over 31 countries. Showcasing the best in class, the winners from a diverse range of industries including cosmetics, engineering, fashion, online businesses, manufacturing and transport, were congratulated by an audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 31 European nations.

Participants represented a combined turnover of over €1 trillion Euros (8.23% of EU GDP)*, employing over 2.7 million people.

The 100 Ruban d’Honneur recipients and 30 National Public Champions will be celebrated at a gala event reception that will be held at The Westin Astir Palace Resort, Vouliagmeni, Athens in Greece on 27th May 2014. The event promises to be the biggest ever with networking sessions and seminars taking place over 2 full days.

European Business Awards Head of Events Jacqueline Yanko said, "We are absolutely delighted to be hosting our prestigious gala event in Athens this year. The continued and increasing success of Greek businesses in the competition showcases perfectly our aim to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European Business community”.

The 10 category winners and 1 European Public Champion will be announced in front of an audience of business leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe.

Athens is a fantastic city, steeped in history and regarded as a foundation stone for so many elements of modern society. The European Business Awards is proud to welcome business leaders from some of the very best organisations across Europe to sample the famous Greek hospitality and we look forward to seeing you there!

World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards (WTA), the "Oscars of the travel industry", has unveiled plans to visit Greece for the first time, with Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Athens, set to host its Europe Gala Ceremony on 2nd August 2014.

Senior representatives from Europe's finest travel brands are scheduled to attend WTA's Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 as they vie to win the most coveted accolade in the industry.

The red-carpet evening is being held in partnership with the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises and Divani Collection Hotels, and will include a gala dinner, top entertainment as well as the presentation of the most coveted awards in the industry.

Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a full itinerary over the weekend, a "journey through Greece," giving an insight into both its illustrious history and its vibrant contemporary culture.

The WTA organisers highlight the significance of hosting the VIP ceremony in Athens.

Graham E Cooke, President & Founder, WTA, says: "We are delighted to host our first ceremony in Greece, a decision that reflects the crucial contribution that tourism makes to the national economy. The Greek tourism sector is enjoying a renaissance, with last year's double-digit growth predicted to continue in 2014 as it continues to grow market share."

He adds: "The selection of our hosts is fundamental to the success of our awards programme, and Athens possesses all the ingredients to rise to the challenge of hosting our Europe Ceremony 2014. As Europe's oldest city, Athens beautifully balances its 2,500-year history with a vibrant contemporary culture scene."

The ceremony will take place at the luxury beach resort of Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso. Situated in the exclusive area of Vouliagmeni, just 18km from Athens city centre, the resort's stunning beachfront location combined with one of the most luxurious Thalassotherapy centres in Europe make it a destination for well-being and relaxation.

Niki Fotiou, Marketing & PR Manager, Divani Collection Hotels, says: "Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is privileged to host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. We are proud to bring this event to Greece for the first time and to offer an impressive 'journey' through Greece to more than 500 travel tourism and hospitality professionals."

The Europe Ceremony 2014 will mark the third leg of WTA's Grand Tour, a global search for the world's finest travel brands, which also includes regional heats in Dubai, Ecuador and Anguilla. The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place in December 2014.