Tourism student steps into world of luxury travel

Nanette Chan spent most of her summer on the phone. It wasnt because she was texting friends or making weekend...

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Tourism student steps into world of luxury travel

Nanette Chan spent most of her summer on the phone. It wasnt because she was texting friends or making weekend plans like most under-20-somethings. Instead, she was busy working as an operations assistant at one of Western Canadas top luxury tour operators, Entre Destinations.

The co-op work term placement involved dealing with high-profile clientsincluding some local celebritiesmaking sure their every need was met.

One gentleman wanted one scoop of vanilla and one scoop of chocolate ice cream for his two children, recalls Nanette, whos currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Tourism Management program. Another asked, Please make sure there are two Dasani water bottles inside the car, on the right side. Instead of a queen-sized bed, the same client requested two separate king beds in the hotel room.

The four months spent in the downtown Vancouver office tested the skills Nanette learned in the classroom while opening her eyes to what luxury isa world where money is no issue. In her own words, she was blown away. More...

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