Hi I'm Sonia, and I'm a tourist manager based in Salerno on the Amalfi Coast and I like to share my enthusiasm, curiosity and outgoing personality with the visitors to the area, and providing them with an exciting, creative and altogether memorable experience from their stay here

University of Study Paris X-Nanterre La Défense

MY BACKGROUND

I am professionally trained in tourism, having graduated from the Institute for Hotel and Catering, and specialised in “Techniques of Tourism Services”.

I successfully completed several internships, of which:

  • Hospitality industry, working in a hotel. My roles included Receptionist and carrying out the main duties of Front and Back Office;
  • Travel Agency, working in a busy Front Office, my duties included: sales of various tickets(air/train/bus), dealing with tour package bookings, vouchers and using the information contained in travel catalogues;
  • Salerno Tourist Info Point, I was involved in all the bureau’s activities; dealing with hospitality to visitors and locals alike, managing their enquiries and requests and resolving any related issues.
    I have contributed to the promotion and organization of an information network between accommodation, catering companies and associations, through leafleting and updating of the database.

During these years, in addition to the knowledge of the basic techniques in the world of hospitality (kitchen and lounge/ bar etc), there was no lack of practical experience in this field: I have worked as a waitress in these events and/or banquets, acquiring more and more professional competences.

So thanks to all my studies, all my professional experience and all my passions, I have aquired to date, a wide range of good organizational and interpersonal skills, which together with my outgoing personality, I can utilize them to the full, also in a multilingual and multicultural context.

MY ROLE AS TOURIST MANAGER

As a Tourist Manager, I’m a professional figure who carries out activities aimed at regional tourist development in a variety of locations, within a perspective of including both the private and public sectors.

Tourist Manager is expert and knowledgeable about their specific area:

  • its historical, cultural, and artistic heritage
  • its natural resources and breathtaking landscapes
  • its local gastronomy and products
  • its less well known city attractions
  • its network of the local fashion designers
  • its network of local handcraft artisans

As Tourism Manager, I have mainly focused my attention on a area with an undoubted tourism potential, the Amalfi Coast and the nearby town of Salerno.
Due to all the skills and experence that I have acquired in the artistic, historical and economic areas ,I’m able to coordinate the flow of tourists and to adapt our tourism offer to the various requirements of the market.

Drawing on my experience and wide-ranging in-depth knowledge of the territory, I therefore can offer my services as an assistant and a travel consultant on Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.

As Tourist Manager, part of my remit is to offer visitors (both individuals and groups), friendly advice and personal assistance during their stay in the area.
This support, can enable them to get the most out of their liesure time.

Moreover, I also suggest personalized and themed itineraries, taking some unconventional routes, off the usual tourist path. According to the requirements of the visitors, their tastes and desires, I can help them to discover and savour an unique Coast, seldom seen before by many, offering friendly professional advice according to their specific requirements (type of accommodation, restaurants, bars, tourist trails and beautiful undiscovered corners of the territory.
I can assist you, with the utmost professionalism and competence, in:

  • Choice of taxis/ car rental and chauffeur driven cars
  • Choosing and submitting of detailed information about local transportation (public and private) to and from the Airport / Train Station / Port
  • Choosing of hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms, pizzerias, discos etc.
  • Choosing of visits to monuments, museums, churches, wine cellars, lemon groves, etc.
  • Choosing of visitor guides in their own language