Name: Tjaša Šuvak
Position: Sales MICE, Hit holidays Hotels Kranjska Gora
1. Tell us who you are?
I have been responsible for MICE at Hitholidays hotels in Kranjska Gora for the past 2 years. Before that I studied in the USA for 4 years and I have a degree in Accounting, a profession totally opposite to tourism. Being an athlete for all of my life, I soon realised that I need to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, which always pushes you to be better, so I fell in love with tourism, where I have been working since 2005.
2. What are your favourite meetings brands?
I would say that Hitholidays Kranjska Gora is one of my favourite meetings brands, however I have to mention Conventa, which was the first trade show I attended and the first one where I met with international MICE professionals.
3. What’s the bravest thing you have ever done?
One of the bravest things was my decision to leave Slovenia right after high school and experience the different way of living as an international student in the USA. During that time I learnt a lot about how to work with people with different personalities and with people from different cultures.
4. What’s your alternative career fantasy?
I never thought I would work in tourism; before my professional career started I fantasised about being a lawyer, maybe because of all the movies promoting that profession.
5. What are you obsessed with at the moment?
At the moment I am fully occupied with preparing winter incentive programmes, including many activities that can be done in winter time in Kranjska Gora. I am trying to blend all the fun, athletic, snow connected activities that will make Kranjska Gora memorable for each business guest. However, I am a big fan of summer, so I keep myself really occupied during winter time so the summer arrives faster – well, at least it feels like it!