Welcome to our new regular blog feature. We wanted to give you a bit more of a flavour of what goes on behind the scenes of making your holidays happen, so here you’ll find the first in a series of short interviews with a few friendly faces from the many different departments here at Newmarket Towers.
To kick things off, we’d like to introduce you to the mind behind the Newmarket brochures, our recent rebrand and indeed just about every aspect of our marketing that you can imagine – Group Marketing Director Phil O’Sullivan.
What does your role at Newmarket Holidays involve?
I am the Marketing Director for the company, so I spend my time overseeing the production of everything that is seen by our customers and our newspaper and travel agent partners. With the exciting way the business is growing and changing, my role is constantly evolving too, so not only do I have to consider press advertising and brochures, but also emails, Facebook and everything digital.
How long have you worked here?
I don’t know where the years have gone! I am now in something like my 23rd year with the company. It is a great place to work, with great people and of course superb customers, so I have
never wanted to leave.
What’s the best part of your job?
Being creative, having an idea, and then seeing the fruits of that labour.
What would your dream holiday be?
I have been lucky enough to go to some fantastic places over the years. The tour around the west coast of America was one highlight – in fact I went back to Las Vegas again very recently, and am still recovering! I travelled to Hong Kong and China not long ago, which will live long in the memory.
My current favourite destination is Croatia where I have been for the last couple of summers. It is beautiful, and like the Med used to be years ago. I would heartily recommend it to anyone.
Who would your dream travelling companion be, and why?
If I don’t say my lovely wife Jo and my two great kids they will never speak to me again… so Jennifer Lopez will just have to make do without me!!
What’s your top travel tip?
Do lots of research before you travel – it is amazing how a little bit of local knowledge goes a long, long way when you are abroad. Also, travel with the attitude that “this is my fun time”. If your glass is half full, not half empty, you will enjoy yourself so much more!