Halmer Travel News

Discover the Journey – Networking event

Join us for a few drinks, nibbles and the opportunity to network and find out about our many travel job opportunities.

What to Expect
Drinks on arrival, limited bar tab followed by a cash bar, selection of hot and cold food and information on Halmer Travel’s exciting job opportunities.

Thursday 1st February 2018

From 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Dirty Martini Hanover Square
London, W1S 1JH

Confirm you are coming by RSVP to manisha@halmertravel.co.uk

Happy New Year – Its time for a NEW job

Now that the festive season is over, we just wanted to let you know that our offices are open and we have lots of fantastic job opportunities available. Many new roles have come in this week and we are looking for Travel professionals.

If you feel its time for a change and you are looking for a new job, get in touch with us today.

Halmer Travel

Festive Season

We just wanted to wish all of our clients and candidates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Our offices are closed from Friday 22 December at 12:00pm and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January at 8am.

For any urgent enquiries, please contact us on the below mobile number
07931 999 777

Happy Holidays

Travel Event – Postponed

Unfortunately due to the planned TFL strike on Thursday 05 October, we have decided to postpone our Travel Industry Meet & Mingle. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information on the new Meet & Mingle event. Remember, we’ll be giving away £115 in vouchers over a few drinks and nibbles, so don’t miss out!

Apologies again and we hope to see you all soon.

Many Thanks
Halmer Travel

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Join Us

Come join the Halmer Travel team on Friday 29th September from 10am for some delicious cakes baked by the Halmer Travel team who are raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Suggested £2.00 donations, it’s the taking part that counts, so please remember it could all help to support someone facing cancer.

CV Tips

Your CV should demonstrate your personal blend of skills and experience. Make sure you include examples of key achievement. Keep it simple. Your choice of font and layout are key to making sure a would-be employer carries on reading your CV and contacts you.

1 Stand out. You are up against a very competitive job market, so make sure you stand out on paper – you might only get one chance
2 Keep it simple & keep it real.
3 Include a personal statement
3 Don‘t be generic. Make sure you tailor your cv according to the sector or job role you are applying for
4 Check and check again. Avoid errors at all costs.
5 Keep it current and don’t leave any gaps.

WTM 2016: Travel industry leaders identify key post-Brexit challenges

Retaining free movement of people and the chance to press the case for the abolition of Air Passenger Duty are the key issues for travel following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

A debate on Brexit at World Travel Market on Monday heard from industry leaders who said although the country was entering unknown territory it must take a business as usual approach.

Thomas Cook UK and Ireland managing director Chris Mottershead said: “From a business point of view it’s business as normal because we are not clear on any timelines or final decisions. We have to continue in the belief that the best will come from it.”

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Dreaming of a Jet-Set-Career in Travel? Pack your bags! – this one’s for you

Halmer Travel will be hosting an event for the Travel industry on Thursday 6 October from 5:30pm at the Dirty Martini in Clapham Junction.

Its an opportunity to network with your travel industry peers and find out about the many travel opportunities Halmer Travel are currently working with.

A welcome drink, selection of hot and cold snacks and a limited bar tab will be available so please do join us.
Dirty Martini will also be offering the following drinks specials on the evening:
4pm – 9pm Happy hour on selected cocktails / Half price on Martini’s and bottles of wine / £2.95 on selected beers / £10 off all champagne and Prosecco.

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Dover Delays Could Last for Weeks, Holidaymakers Warned

Police have warned that holidaymakers face weeks of severe delays at Dover due to problems with French border checks.

Motorists heading for the Continent queued for up to 15 hours over the weekend after French authorities stepped up security checks following the Nice terrorist attack.

The Port of Dover said that French border control booths at the port had been left seriously understaffed, with three of the seven used by tourists open on Friday night – the start of the peak summer getaway.

“At one stage, only one French officer was available to check passengers on hundreds of coaches, resulting in each coach taking 40 minutes to process,” a spokesman told The Times. Read more

Travel Industry Reacts to Orlando’s Mass Shooting

ORLANDO — After the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and seriously injured 53, the travel industry has come to together to both condemn and mourn the events from Saturday night.

Two of the victims include travel agent Edward Sotomayor of Al and Chuck Travel, an LGBT tour operator, and Luis Velma, an attendant for the Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios.

The UNWTO released a statement today to express its condolences.

“On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and the Government of United States of America” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “This hideous crime reminds us once again we are facing a global threat and that we need to more than ever stay together, strengthen our cooperation and continue to fight prejudice” he added. Read more