The Little known Hotel Marketer
Born in a little known island of Vanua Levu, Fiji, I began my career in the travel industry picking coconuts for tourists for 10 cents which was a whole heap of money to me at the age of seven. Little did I know that this would lead to bigger and better things in the Hospitality game. The Hotel Marketing Company was born from 10 cents a coconut. Since those days, I have worked for a variety of Hotels, Backpackers whilst travelling and online Search Engine Optimization and online marketing companies.
My writing career began at the tender age of 12 years old, when i wrote a glowing poem about a girl I liked needless to say i’m a horrible speller (she didn’t like the poem). Over the years my spelling didn’t really improve, and my writing career as a budding poet came to a halt, but it wasn’t until I was Hotel, a mere shift- Manager through university (a part time job) at the little known Cargills Hotel that I began to consider hospitality seriously. I should have started than however my studies and other things took center stage.
In 2002 I began exploring the world of online marketing. Within taking my first hotel client for my company, I realized the missed potential in online marketing by hotels . Under my direction, the hotel grew it’s online revenue from 500 bucks a month to 52,000 a month within 3 months. This eye opening experience lead to introductions to other hotels and utilizing the latest marketing techniques, we managed to achieve remarkable growth within the group. Since than, I have left I have moved on to more of a consultancy role helping hotels achieve growth through the digital space, either Social Media, SEM or SEO.