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Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 
 

Employment

 

South & Central America Operations Co-ordinator  

World Expeditions is one of the world's leading adventure travel companies with over 40 years in the active tourism space.  

Working closely with the national operations manager in our open plan Sydney offices we are seeking the expertise of an experienced industry professional to manage our suite of South & Central American adventures. This includes all destinations in the two regions such as Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile & Argentina as well as Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba and Nicaragua. You'll work with a team of four other destination coordinators and will be responsible for:

  • Managing pricing and itinerary development for trips that sit under your regional responsibility
  • Liaising with ground operators in each area on itineraries, costs, quality controls, private groups and community projects
  • Supporting sales staff with advice for group and FIT arrangements
  • Writing trip copy for inclusion in brochures/website
  • Writing trip notes and pre departure information for each trip
  • Assessing feedback from client questionnaires and responding to the same
  • Invoice checks and approvals
  • Website content contributions
  • Product comparisons

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years of travel industry experience
  • Comprehensive & first hand travel experience in most of the regions listed in the portfolio
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Great communication, organisational and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work across a range of IT platforms

If you have the skills and a genuine passion for South & Central American destinations and a passion for active tourism, please forward your resume and your extensive first hand travel experience to:

Sarah Higgins

World Expeditions

Operations Manager

Level 5, 71 York Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000.

sarah@worldexpeditions.com.au

Guiding

World Expeditions employs a number of guides to lead adventures in a variety of disciplines. In all our adventures, World Expeditions uses local staff where possible. Thus our Nepal treks are led by Nepali's, our Peru treks by Peruvians, Australian treks are run by Australians.

Where jobs do arise is leading some of our Mountaineering trips or guiding on Australian mainland or Tasmania. We are interested in applications from experienced professional guides.

If you have commercial wilderness guiding experience in any of these areas, we are happy to receive your application.

Our applications open for various areas as follows:

Mainland Australia - Applications open early January-mid March
Tasmania - Applications open early July-mid September
Overseas - Applications accepted year-round

When available, guide positions will be advertised on the following websites:

www.seek.com.au
www.cooeeads.com.au
www.adventurepro.com.au

All enquiries or applications are sent to employment@worldexpeditions.com.au 

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