First year tourism student wins Travelport Agent of the Future award
16 December 2011
First year tourism student Jessy Martins is poised to take on the world with her recent win of the Travelport Agent of the Future award.
The award was presented at Travelport's Learning & Development Forum held on December 10, 2011 in Sydney.
The Agent of the Future program has supported the development of tourism industry students for over a decade. The program aims to recognise and reward talented students in the industry and nominations for the prestigious award are accepted from all over the country.
Currently undertaking the Advanced Diploma of Tourism at Kangan Institute, Jessy stood out for her enthusiasm for the industry and dedication to her tourism course.
Jessy, of Eltham, shared that the award win was an unexpected surprise.
"I feel really privileged to have been nominated and to actually win this award," she said.
"I am thankful for the great support I've had from my teachers from whom I've learnt a great deal about the tourism industry."
She hopes to work with Emirates airline after she graduates and eventually set up a tour-based company in Bali, Indonesia.
Jessy, who also won the Rotary Club of North Melbourne's Henri Cruisi Award, was nominated by tourism teacher Karen Burgmann.
"Even as a first year student, Jessy has a great deal of passion for tourism and she's shown a lot of potential to excel in this field," she said.
"This award is a fabulous incentive for tourism students to reach high standards of excellence and I'm very happy that one of own students achieved this recognition this year."
As the winner, Jessy has received an exciting holiday to Thailand, including return flights to Phuket, five nights of accommodation and seven days car hire. Jessy will also receive customised training sessions including resume preparation, interview techniques and career counselling, as well as a Westfield gift voucher.