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Movin’ On Up

As most of you know, I moved to Savannah last August with the dream of finding a career. Not just any job, a career I enjoy. A little over a month ago, I found out about an opening at Visit Savannah. {Visit Savannah is the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau of Savannah} Despite my lack of knowledge in the hotel industry, I was called in for an interview. I asked almost everyone to say a prayer, because this could be my break. {At least the break I’ve been praying for over the past 10 months.}

It was. I was quickly called back in for a second interview and within two days, I accepted the position. Officially, I am the convention sales and destination services coordinator at Visit Savannah. I work right in the heart of downtown Savannah on Bay Street. My boss is intelligent and I work with a purpose. My work is valued and appreciated. We work on a team. My daily tasks include telling visitors and meeting planners why Savannah, Georgia is awesome – along with many other tasks of course.

Visit Savannah Nametag

It's official - because I've got a name tag!

During my first 3 weeks of work, I’ve already learned and grasped so much. I’ve toured 8 incredible, historic district hotels and met some amazing sales teams in the hospitality industry. I’ve accommodated to my team members, speaking with tourists, and my cubicle. I am steadily learning acronyms and hotel lingo. My understanding the importance of room nights {plus, booking conventions and meetings} has expanded beyond my prior imagination. I’m seriously counting down the days until I get credit for my first room nights.

Tator Head

Meet Tator - she keeps me company in my cubicle.

Summary. I assist and shadow 3 national sales managers, as well as the destination services director. Aside from assisting, I also handle my own sales accounts – which includes family reunions, small conventions, and meetings with at least 50 attendees. You’d be surprised at how many calls a day I get with inquiries concerning family reunions. Another responsibility is Savannah I Do inquiries and requests. Savannah I Do is Visit Savannah‘s website dedicated to destination weddings and experts in the Savannah area.

With all of that said, check out all of the sites I’m involved with:

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