2nd year internship:
As all of us know, 2020 was not the best year for tourism industry. In April 2020, hotels, restaurants and most of the others business were closed. There was only a little possibility to take an internship in my field.
Now, in 2021, it’s more possible because tourism slowly comes to life again.
I had my internship this time in НижегородИнТур — it’s a tourist company that specialized mostly on domestic tourism and offers a diversity of tours for all tastes.
It was nice to go there every day and I felt like I really worked there. I didn’t have enough time to try every type of work and I wanted to try, but maybe another time I will 😄
What did I have to do?
Well, I was responsible for online-activity of the company. It means that I was…
- sending and creating the mailings for agencies and other tourist companies;
- adding already existing tours to tour markets;
- creatig accounts for tour agencies to the company online-booking system;
- studying working mechnisms of НижегородИнТур’s website.
I think I’ve done it well and nothing I’ve done was useless. It was a nice experience to see how it works on the other side, when you are not a customer, but a seller.
Honestly, it was quite noisy in the office all the time, when from 2 corners there are phone calls, in the other there are a tourist explaining what he wants and in the other sit I and try to understand where I am. But 3–5 days and you don’t even pay attention for this.
It’s a job that I would do, but there are so little possibility to use English. It very upsets me because I think I was born for better 🤔
Maybe I’ll try to work with them again to gain more experience I didn’t have possibility to gain during my internship and to learn more how the industry works. I like the team and their professional attitude to their job. Anyway, once I hope to get a job where I will be able to use foreign languages too.
Time will tell!