Astrid Bartelds - Starting international tourism manager

Marketing and Communication employee at Hunebedcentrum

Nationality

Dutch

Current location

Netherlands

Work category

Travel and Tourism

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Profile Activity

Let me first introduce myself: I am Astrid Bartelds and I am from the Netherlands. When I was a child I have always had the feeling of wanting to go to Ireland. Not just for a week on holiday, but to live there. I had never been there, but it was just a feeling. In May my dream of going there came true: I actually was able to go to the country! Spending my week there it became clear to me: I was home. I did not feel like I was in a foreign country. Now, as I have graduated my four year international education on Stenden University I am looking for a new challenge in my life. Maybe you can guess it, but indeed: living in Ireland! To do that I am looking for a job, on the marketing/sales department, in a tourism organisation or in a totally different branch.

Astrid Bartelds's Professional Experience

2011 - 2012

Hunebedcentrum - Marketing and Communication employee

For my graduation assignment I have coordinated alliance management with the Hunebedcentrum and tourism organisations in the region of Borger.

In total I created fifteen alliances with the Hunebedcentrum with holiday parks, hotels and bed&breakfasts in the region of Borger. Good communication is made between the parties. In many cases entrance ticket sale is created and leaflets are distributed. Furthermore, often I have made arrangements which benefit both organisations.

In October I have organised an international conference for archaeological open air museums at the Hunebedcentrum.

In March I coordinated an Introductory Evening (Kennismakingsavond) for the Hunebedcentrum. In total 90 participants of tourism organisations from Drenthe and Groningen were present. The conference was a true success and definitely according to the participants an added value to their knowledge about the Hunebedcentrum.

In addition, I have done guided tours at the Hunebedcentrum.

Key Skills
Organisation skills, management skills, writing skills, structured, customer friendly, responsible, flexible.
2011 - 2012

Hunebedcentrum - Marketing and Communication employee

For my graduation assignment I have coordinated alliance management with the Hunebedcentrum and tourism organisations in the region of Borger, the Netherlands.

In total I created fifteen alliances with the Hunebedcentrum with holiday parks, hotels and bed&breakfasts. Good communication is made between the parties. In many cases entrance ticket sale is created and leaflets are distributed. Furthermore, often I have created arrangements which benefit both organisations.

In October I have organised an international conference for archaeological open air museums at the Hunebedcentrum.

In March I coordinated an Introductory Evening (Kennismakingsavond) for the Hunebedcentrum. In total 90 participants of tourism organisations were present. The conference was a true success and definitely according to the participants an added value to their knowledge about the Hunebedcentrum.

In addition, I have done guided tours at the Hunebedcentrum.

Astrid Bartelds's Education and Qualifications

2012

Bachelor/Degree - International Tourism Management

Stenden Hogeschool

For my minor in Adventure Tourism, I have organised a day full of adventure. During and beforehand I have coordinated the event. Here, promotion was used in order to gain participants and also special activities had to be thought of and executed.

For my minor in Heritage Tourism, I have made a plan to help a heritage place in Edinburgh (Scotland) be more attractive.

Also, I have worked as a guide and did guided tours through the city of Leeuwarden, focusing on its heritage.

Activities and Societies: Heritage Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Business Economics, Management skills, Marketing, Human Resources.

Astrid Bartelds's Additional Information

Languages

Interests

Art, culture, history, travel, languages, nature and motor cycling.