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Gemma Delia, Travel Designer, Adventure World

Gemma Delia, Travel Designer, Adventure World

Before studying at ITC, Gemma spent 10 years working in the hospitality industry, including 18 months working on superyachts in the Middle East and Asia. She graduated in 2014 and is now working as a travel designer.

What do you do in your job?

I work as wholesale travel agent designing holidays for clients wanting to go to exotic destinations.

What are some perks in your new job?

Discounts on travel and accommodation in various locations, the chance to go on educationals to the destinations I sell. Working with likeminded people who have the same passion for travel and can offer advice and personal experiences about places I am yet to visit, but are on my list.

What advice could you give to future ITC students?

To take the course and study seriously, put in the hours and do the work to best standard available. The travel industry is a competitive industry and the best jobs go to those who are willing to work for them.

Listen and ask questions, the tutors at ITC have so much knowledge and experience and are willing to share it, if you ask.

Look outside the box regarding employment, go to travel expos (that’s how I found my job), talk to people working in the industry and ask how they gained their employment and take up work experience options in a range of different areas to find out what you like and don’t like. Be willing to start at bottom and work your way up.