The first island I worked on as a rep was Lanzarote in the Canaries. Before going, I didn't really know what to expect. I'd heard the stereotypes: its nickname is 'Lanzagrotty' and I was certain the resorts would be full of sunburnt 'Brits Abroad' types who refused to speak Spanish. But the island completely exceeded … Continue reading Lanzarote: My 9 Highlights
The 21st April, 2013, was the day I flew out to Lanzarote to start my career as a holiday rep. Just getting to this point had been hard work. After deciding to apply in August the previous year, I'd had the daunting assessment day and the training course in Portugal to conquer. I'd been told I'd … Continue reading Repping Tales: The Day I Moved to Lanzarote
After being successful at interview, I had a long three months to wait before the training course for my dream job as a holiday rep began. On New Years Eve 2012 I had an email telling me the course would be taking place in Portugal, and as you can imagine, I was overjoyed at the … Continue reading Holiday Rep Training: My Experience
If you're thinking of applying to be a holiday rep, you might be wondering about the recruitment process. I applied and interviewed back in 2012 and it was the most thorough interview I've experienced before or since. After deciding to go for it and apply, I basically completed application forms for any and all travel … Continue reading The Holiday Rep Interview: My Experience
I spent three years working overseas and it was the best time ever, I still miss the lifestyle (and the sun). I did four seasons as a rep and three as admin and during that time I got to live in some incredible places that most people will only get to visit for a week … Continue reading When I Was a Rep: Where I Worked
Ten years ago today, I was sat on a coach travelling to the Netherlands ready to begin my very first season working overseas. Where the hell has the time gone?! I'm constantly having to remind myself I'm *whispers* twenty-eight, so the idea that a whole decade has past since my first stint abroad is kind … Continue reading 10 Years Ago…
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