During my Internship at B4Business in Sydney, Australia I was responsible for the Marketing, Sales and Business development of the International brand Eden Luxury Homes. Besides this I was also involved in the development of the brand Eden Holiday.
My activities for Eden Luxury Homes ranged from answering queries from potential clients regarding villa rental in Asia Pacific to guiding suppliers from the initial contact to viewings of their product to uploading their product on the Eden Luxury Homes website and at the end maintaining supplier relations during bookings processes.
Besides these main activities I was also responsible for maintaining the online sales platform used by Eden Luxury Homes to ensure that national and international agents have up-to-date information regarding the product portfolio.
The main task for my job at Eden Holiday was to develop the “Greek” portfolio. I was responsible for finding, contacting and maintaining relationships with villa owners and agents in the Greek islands of Mykonos, Paros, Corfu, Rhodes and Santorini.
As the brand was at its initial development stage I was not able to have the same activities as I had in Eden Luxury Homes for client contact. However if agents and/or clients were interested in the Greek Portfolio then I would also have been the main contact for the booking request in the same capacity as Eden Luxury Homes.
During my Internship I learned a lot about national and international business development as my main development area for Eden Luxury Homes was Sydney, which is where the headquarters of B4Business is, and my efforts to develop the Greek Portfolio.
As the company I worked for was owned and operated by French owners and the majority of the employees were French I learned a lot about the French business culture and thanks to my role in the development of the Greek Portfolio I have also learned about the Greek culture during correspondence and Skype with Greek owners.