Here at ACE Travel ATG UK, our fantastic team is growing! We’ve asked our newest member, Laura Swatton, to tell us a little bit about herself. Take it away, Laura!
Having earned my AVCE in Travel and Tourism in 2003, I kickstarted my career as a travel advisor within the leisure sector: the first step of my journey exploring my passion for travel.
Fast forward nearly two years later and I entered the business travel industry as a Junior Business Travel Consultant. It was here where I found my calling – working closely with suppliers and building up a strong rapport with corporate clients.
After learning the ropes, arranging hotel, rail and air travel bookings for businesses, I progressed into a Senior Business Travel Consultant role. I was tasked with looking after multiple corporate business accounts and managing everything from hotels and transfers to flights and travel currency.
Soon I was promoted to Team Co-ordinator and took on a brand new set of responsibilities: helping to manage a small team, collaborating with account management, attending client visits and ensuring travel policy compliance.
The Covid-19 pandemic put a spanner in the works, as it did for many, and I was sadly made redundant after having worked for 16 years in an industry I loved. To get back on my feet I tried something new and became a recruitment Administrator for the NHS. However, I knew my passion really lay in the world of travel.
Then along came ACE Travel ATG UK!
I’m incredibly excited to be joining this brilliant team where everyone has shown me support and made me feel so welcome. Now I’m back doing what I love, I can’t wait to see where my career with ACE takes me.
We are very happy to have Laura join the team, bringing her years of expertise and a lifelong passion for travel. If you want to learn more about our travel experts at ACE Travel ATG UK and how we can support your business travel programme, get in touch today!