An East Midlands travel company has taken on a new continental holiday planner.
Rady Racheva, 22, is the new continental holiday planner for Bulwell based Skills Holidays, which specialises in coach holidays in the UK and abroad. She joined the company in October after working as cabin crew for Monarch and previously worked as a travel agent in Bulgaria, where she is originally from.
Commenting on the new post, Racheva says: “Our Christmas markets in Austria have always been popular and well organised. However, for the last trip I decided it would be a good idea to add in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds museum, which I think everybody will really enjoy.
“Another really successful trip was a recent one to Catalonia for Christmas and New Year. The passengers were more than happy and we had great feedback. People like it because it’s really good value for money.”
Racheva is clearly thinking ahead having already planned all of the Skills European Christmas trips for 2018, and is now working on 2019.
She said: “The best thing about the job is that you don’t know what’s going to happen on any given day. It’s always exciting and the day goes so quickly. I feel like I only started yesterday.”
Racheva is currently organising more mini breaks, aimed at people working full time. “The trips aren’t just limited to people who are retired,” she added.
Nigel Skill, Chairman of the company, says: “We understand the importance of our European programme having an ambassador.
“Someone who manages the day-to-day organisation and deals with suppliers and business contacts to ensure we are delivering the best possible value for money and tours that excite and appeal to our passengers, plus seeking out new places to see and things to do.
“Rady has European travel experience, new and exciting ideas, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. She has fitted seamlessly into the team.”