Today we caught up with Vanessa, who has been working at Newmarket Holidays for two years as a Creative Designer and Artworker. Vanessa is our lovely resident Kiwi, and helps to create all our adverts and beautiful glossy brochures.
What do you enjoy most about working at Newmarket Holidays?
The best part of my job is, without a doubt, looking through all of the amazing travel photography and picking my favourites to use in our brochures.
What’s the best place you’ve ever visited and why?
One of the best is probably Lisbon in Portugal. It’s such a colourful city and the views from the top of the hills out over the water are incredible. I could have spent all evening in the vibrant ‘Time Out’ Market trying all of the delicious food and mingling with the friendly locals. A must-try is the local drink ‘Ginja’, served in a cute little chocolate cup. Discovering hidden gems around every corner in the Alfama district was also a highlight of the trip – the first time I’ve had fun whilst getting lost.
What’s your favourite thing to do on holiday?
I like to go where the locals go to really get a feel for the place I’m in. Sampling food and drink that is typical of that region is always fun – you never know what you’ll like until you try it. I also like to just walk around and see where I end up, there’s always something interesting to see on the way.
Which Newmarket Holidays’ tour would you go if you could?
I would LOVE to go to Costa Rica. A couple of colleagues have been and can’t recommend it enough. Wildlife, volcanoes, thermal hot springs… what’s not to love? I’ve been on Newmarket Holidays’ Lapland Day Trip, which was fantastic. The husky ride was such a thrill and something I never dreamed I would experience.
What three things would you take on a desert island?
A very resourceful chef, music and an endless bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I can recite the film The Labyrinth almost word for word, skipping the singing parts of course!
Thanks Vanessa – it was great to catch up.