MARK VAN DEN HOOVEN
AKA: 'The Doctor'
My father's from Holland and my mother's from England. I was born in Darwin.
Kintetsu: Tour Guide - 2 months.
Airport Pick Ups. Hotel Check-ins and dinner assists. Tour Familiarisations.
Jimmy's On the Esplanade:- 6 years 4 months.
Selling tours Australia-Wide. Hostel Reservations. Gained product knowledge and friendships from most Tour Operators, as well as the Japanese clientele. Completed Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Dive Masters Degree. Shark Feeding Specialty and Nitrox Enriched Air Specialty. Extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life.
Awarded Top 10 Agents from Deep Sea Divers Den. Top agent for skydive sales. Sold 146 Skydiving in one year, the second in Cairns sold 40. The best sales person in Cairns to sell Rum Runner Coral Sea Diving, tripling the sales of all other tour agencies.
Esplanade Tours & Koala' s Lake Street Central:- 2 months part time.
Tour Sales. Hotel/ Hostel Reservations. Utilizing Fidelio Reservations System.
Premier Motor Service & Blue Blast Travel: Manager - 8 months.
Inter-bus Bookings as well as Australia-wide sales. Tour sales were 5 times more than the previous owners.
We of the Never Never: Tour Sales Manager - 3 years.
Utilizing MYOB booking system. Marketed to the Japanese. Designing and wording for advertisements in the Japanese Globetrotter (Chikyu no arukikata), Southern Cross times Magazine & Living in Cairns Magazine. Increased commission rates. Educated the staff and owner on new products. Interviewing and employing staff. Placing up monthly specials posters to the language centers. Sales Meetings with tour operators.
Opened February 21st 2007.