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Interview with a Club: IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Written on April 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Mission : The IE Tourism & Leisure Club focuses on the Tourism and Leisure industry, to bring forth ideas, awareness, and opportunities from this business sector. The club’s mission is to provide a forum for students to increase their knowledge and network in this industry.

Objective : The purpose of this club is to create a common, open space for all the students from IE to understand the tourism and leisure sector. The basic objective is to raise awareness, to help members learn, and to grow their network in this industry.

Vision : We want this club to become the forum for interested students to enhance and explore the opportunities present in the Tourism sector, worldwide.

Current Coordinators

The Coordinators of the IE Tourism & Leisure Club are :

Picture - Namrata Raina - IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Namrata Raina (IMBA Dec 2013) : After working for 2 years as a business analyst with HSBC Private Banking, Switzerland, Namrata started working with Seasons Hotels, and thereafter initiated her own venture of Serviced Apartments and Guest Houses (now 2 years old) in India. She brings to the board her expertise in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the Hospitality Sector. Email

Picture - Virgil Esguerra - IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Virgil Esguerra (IMBA Apr 2013) : Virgil has 6 years’ experience as a Hong Kong based Emerging Markets FX and Fixed Income Strategist and brings to the board a passion for international finance, political economy and adventure travel. He is also on the board of Finance Club and IEOut. Email

 

Club Activities

As a part of the Sectorial Community at IE, this club has the opportunity to organize various events and activities that relate to the Tourism and Leisure Industry. The club has organized various panel discussions, conferences, seminars, networking events, etc. with professionals from this industry. This club in the past was managed by the IE Alumni and the IE students. Starting this year this club shall be split so that this part of the club is managed solely by the IE students.

Our Vision

In the future, the Club is planning to organize a couple of seminars and conferences for IE students focusing on the Hospitality and Travel Industry of Spain.

Earlier, the Club has been run majorly as a Spanish based club and by IE Alumni who have been organizing various events. We hope to introduce to this club, information and ideas that flow to the English speaking audience as well. There are huge opportunities in this sector and we believe that students at IE would benefit immensely from the club’s mission to serve the students at IE, and to build an awareness of the Tourism & Leisure Industry.

Get in touch and participate!

You may contact the Club via :

  1. Email – You may contact any of the coordinators.
  2. IE Communities

To be a part of the club, you may contact Namrata Raina

The students can support the club by taking an active role as a board member, and managing the various events that the club plans to organize in the future. Students who may have connections with professionals in the tourism and leisure field can also collaborate with the club in case there is a particular event they want to be a part of or want the club to organize.

We plan to have our own Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn pages soon, but currently you can follow the IE Alumni run club on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter!

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