Magpie Promotes Team

Magpie Promotes is made up of an ever expanding network of specialists with experience working for some of the global leaders in Travel including Viator / Tripadvisor, Expedia, Attraction World, Orbitz and many other companies on both the supplier and distribution sides of the industry.

Amar Puri

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7+ years
LANGUAGES: English, Hindi
LOCATION: Mumbai (GMT+5:30)
EXPERTISE: Account management I Product optimization I Contract negotiation I Emerging market development
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: Bali, Indonesia

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

We are a small team with few resources. Amar has helped us tremendously understand not just The TripAdvisor landscape but also how we can market ourselves better digitally. It’s been incredible how invested he’s been in the growth of our brand and that in turn has helped us build confidence. Even though we work in different organisations, he’s made us feel like we are part of one team. I truly believe that anyone who gets an opportunity to work closely with him will be lucky! – Eesha Singh – No Footprints

Annette Meijer

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 18.5 years
LANGUAGES: English I Dutch I German
LOCATION: Worcester, UK (BST)
EXPERTISE: Product Management I Contracting I E-commerce I Account Management
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: Norway, via The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

Annette was always one of my favorite colleagues in my role at Empire State Building. Not only was she a pleasure to work with, but she was a supportive partner and a thought leader. Whether we wanted to find ways to increase our reach with her consumers or learn about market trends and conditions, she’s one of the first people I would ask. – John Peahl, President SanSee Systems.

Baidi Li

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 13+ years
LANGUAGES: English I Mandarin
LOCATION: Singapore (GMT+8:00)
EXPERTISE: OTA Management I Strategic Partnership I APAC Market Development
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: Hokkaido, Japan

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

We were so fortunate to work with Baidi! She was incredibly influential in giving Traveling Spoon a platform on TripAdvisor by using creative ways to market our hosts’experiencesand providing us advice on how to best position our experiences. She was so passionate about our mission and truly cared – she ensured we always felt supported by her and her team. What I love about Baidi is how positive and ambitious she is, not to mention how funshe is to work with! Baidi is not only an amazing partner for us but also a leader within her own company, visible from the deep admiration that her team members have for her. Aashi Vel, Co-CEO and Co-Founder Traveling Spoon, Inc.

Caitlin Risk

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 4.5 years
LANGUAGES: English & Beginner Korean (currently learning!)
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
EXPERTISE: Product optimization I OTA marketing and development / Sales and negotiation
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: There are about a million places I want to go. Before the border closures I was in London about to embark on a 3-month trip across the European continent. However, now after so long, I think I’d just like to go back to either South Korea or New Zealand. My homes away from home that I miss so dearly!

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

Dealing with Caitlin has always been a breeze. She’s skilled, capable and knowledgeable in tourism industry, which made working together very easy. She has patiently held our hand where she needed to in the online world and moved us in the right direction to help grow revenue through our online channels. – Tamie Wexler, Wayfare, NZ

Carmen Buss

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5 years
LANGUAGES: English I Spanish I German I Italian
LOCATION: London (GMT)
EXPERTISE: Contract negotiation I Account Management I Business Development I Product optimization
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: Peru

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Carmen was the Account Manager of our travel agency at Tripadvisor and thanks to her industry knowledge, she has helped us to position ourselves within the 5 most important agencies in Argentina, by advising us on how to optimize our products, giving us support at all times and following up. –  regularly on our progress. We will follow you in this new challenge!
Diego Messano, Sales Director – Azul Latina DMC

Nathan Singh

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 14.5 Years across all facets of the global tourism industry (OTAs, wholesale, retail, tour operators, car rental)
LANGUAGES: English
LOCATION: Wellington, New Zealand (GMT+13)
EXPERTISE: Product optimization I Contract negotiation I Emerging market development | Travel technology and connectivity | Market knowledge | Online Strategy
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: Our great Aussie neighbours, we miss them! For now I’m enjoying exploring our own backyard here in New Zealand.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

Nathan was our Account Manager at Viator/TripAdvisor for 3.5 years and helped our business to grow exponentially. He helped us to optimize our account to its full potential. We would highly recommend his knowledge, expertise and services to any tour operator or attraction. He will have a positive impact immediately and also long term with continuous support and ideas forthcoming. – Robyn Corbett – Tour Manager (Hammonds Wellington Tours)

Sean P O’Rourke

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 23 years
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
LOCATION: Vigo, Spain (GMT+2:00)
EXPERTISE: Product Development I Itinerary Design I Marketing Strategies I Supplier Contracts I Partnership Agreements I Tour Leader I Food & Wine Travel Specialist
FIRST DESTINATION TO TRAVEL TO ONCE BORDERS ARE OPEN: I have been living in Spain for 20+ years now and looking travel back to my homeland, Canada! First stop will be to check out how the food & wine scene has changed over the years in Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:

My wife and I have travelled in both Spain and Portugal while using Sean’s tour company on 2 separate occasions. The first time we used EATOURSPECIALIST.com my wife and I and a travelling companion did a 15 day tour of Spain from Madrid with daily trips to Toledo, Salamanca via train. At each destination we were met by a professional tour guide who showed us the city and explained the interesting aspects of the cities. He even arranged for the guides to recommend restaurants in each city. He was there for us every step of the way (especially when we missed our train one day in Madrid), all details and contacts were exact and accurate. Very professional.