I chose the tourism industry because I love travelling and helping others. Throughout my life, I have spent many hours volunteering in clubs and in sports. Through these volunteering jobs, I have come to the realization of the joy I receive in helping others. My love of travelling has instilled a never-ending curiosity in me. I am always open to new experiences and challenges and value sharing my encounters and listening to others.
Throughout the senior year of my degree, I have had the opportunity to start connecting with the industry through networking and social events. These events have helped me realize how exciting and dynamic the tourism industry is, and I am ready to excel in my future role and see my hard work pay off.
What is your greatest professional strength?
I am a quick learner and can easily adapt to overcome any challenge. Throughout my years of working, I have learned that in difficult situations I am able to strategize based on my abilities and skills, which has yielded successful results. I thrive under pressure as well and am still able to perform at a high standard.
What’s your dream travel & tourism job?
My dream travel & tourism job is one that allows me to travel around the world and share my experiences with others. I have been fortunate to have travelled to many places around the world, and I have enjoyed documenting those moments by creating small travel vlogs. I am also interested in the events sector of tourism and one day I want to be a part of creating a mega international-level event in my city.
In your opinion, what’s the most exciting trend in travel right now and why?
I think the rise in pop culture tourism is an exciting trend in the travel industry. I am a big fan of BTS and was able to travel to Vegas to attend their concert. It was so exciting to see so many people from around the world come together with a shared interest.
As a student in the tourism industry, it is interesting to see the influence and impact BTS has had on the tourism industry. This is an area of the industry I am fascinated by, and I enjoy partaking in it as well.
What is one thing you can’t travel without?
My vlogging camera.
How many countries have you visited?
Name your favourite travel experience so far:
Malaysia. I love visiting my family and the food is amazing!
What’s on your travel bucket list?
Greece and South Korea!
Name your greatest achievement so far:
Getting my black belt in karate.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I hope I have figured out my career path and have made some great achievements. I imagine I will have added many more countries to my “visited list” and hopefully I will still be living in Vancouver.
What’s the best OR worst piece of travel advice you’ve received?