Chinese-speaking Tourism Marketing Internship

招贤纳士:旅游业公关公司招聘中文兼职实习生

工作地点:布赖顿市

China Travel Outbound is a PR, sales and marketing agency with offices in Brighton and Beijing. We help tourist attractions, destinations, hotels and restaurants promote themselves to the huge market of Chinese tourists who are now choosing to holiday in the UK, Europe and America.

We’re looking for a fluent Mandarin speaker to intern with us! You will receive valuable experience in working in an office and, hopefully, improve your English language skills and build new contacts and networks.

There are 130,000 Chinese students studying in the UK and we want you to help us communicate with them. We are organising a series of VIP weekends for the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Chinese Student Societies of the UK’s universities. As our intern, you will contact the right people, invite them to participate in the trips, and build a network of ambassadors for our British tourist destination, hotel and attraction clients.

You will need a knowledge of the international student environment, in particular Chinese societies, or a willingness to learn quickly. You need to be able to use Chinese and UK social media.

Fluent Mandarin Chinese is required, Cantonese would also be an advantage.

Job description is available here: Chinese speaking intern for China Travel Outbound

Please send your c.v. and a covering letter telling us why you would be great for the role to [email protected]

Tourism Marketing Intern – 20 hours per week for 10 weeks

We’re hiring! Join a fast growing, award-winning international marketing agency based in Brighton

China Travel Outbound is a PR, sales and marketing agency with offices in Brighton and Beijing. We help tourist attractions, destinations, hotels and restaurants promote themselves to the huge market of Chinese tourists who are now choosing to holiday in the UK, Europe and America.

We’re looking for a recent graduate to intern with us! You will learn lots of useful skills to help boost your career in marketing, PR, or tourism and you will learn all about the biggest travel market in the world, the outbound market from China. You’ll be helping us manage our clients which include attractions like Royal Museums Greenwich, destinations like VisitBrighton, and restaurant chains like Hard Rock Cafe. You’ll also be looking after our social media and writing newsletters, blogs and reports. Great writing skills and a love of the English language are a must for this role.

Strong admin skills, flexibility, an interest in travel marketing and a willingness to learn are all vital for success in this role.

Fluent English (spoken and written) is required. Strong IT, design and social media skills an advantage.

Speaking Mandarin is NOT a requirement. However, it would be a huge plus!

Job description is available here: Job description

Please send your c.v. and a covering letter telling us why you would be great for the role to [email protected]

Interning at China Travel Outbound

By Leah Hui: Tourism Marketing Assistant at China Travel Outbound; University of Sussex Class of 2016 Graduate.

What a thrilling half a year it’s been. I started as an intern at China Travel Outbound on 14 November 2016, a date that’s been eternally etched into my brain – it’s surprising to me how different my life was this time last year, so how did I get here?!

Why did you want to work at CTO? 

I remember scrolling through the university careers page and seeing the job role for CTO pop up. After reading the description, I thought “Hmm… this looks interesting” and immediately applied for the role. It involved various forms of writing mixed in with social media and helping out behind the scenes, a perfect blend. There was also the added bonus of getting to learn about the Chinese travel market which is an area personally, even if biologically, close to my heart. It’s because of this that I thought I could contribute something of value here.

What’s good about being an intern?

I’ve viewed being an intern as a necessary stepping stone for myself to a professional life. I haven’t been completely thrown into the deep end but, instead, I’ve gained an enriching learning experience from it. I’ve been able to improve on my existing skills whilst also learning and developing new ones. Having always loved writing, it’s been great for me to learn how to write well and how to do so for different groups of people. The most rewarding part for me has been seeing blog posts I’ve written go live on the company website. This also feeds in to learning how to use various software packages, which involved learning how to edit the website and create newsletters, skills that I’m sure will come in useful at a later point in my life. It’s also been great to learn about how to communicate effectively with clients, whether through email or the telephone. This whole learning process has been of utmost value to me and I am forever grateful that I’ve had the chance to experience it.

What’s your highlight been?

Learning how to make a cup of coffee.

I’m only joking. But unbelievably, I didn’t actually know how to make one when I arrived here. Flash forward to now and I’m able to juggle making multiple cups!

I have helped oversee, along with two other interns, the Chinese Student Society VIP Trip project from its humble beginnings. It’s been a solid five months of managing and organising a trip for five universities to visit Brighton for a weekend. From its first stages of researching universities, to contacting people, to creating relationships between students, to inviting them and organising their transport for them, I can’t say it’s been easy. So, for me, to see this project finally come together and happen has been a real treat.

I also got to accompany our MD, Helena, in Brighton to show around a couple of journalists from China Central TV. We took them to the Royal Pavilion and The Regency Restaurant where they filmed and interviewed various people. It was really interesting to see the processes that went on behind the scenes and then the end result of that a week later. Amazing to think that CCTV has more than one billion viewers. The numbers in China are enormous. Also, hearing the translations for The Regency’s Mandarin menu was a hilarious moment that I won’t soon forget.

What are your regular tasks?

My regular tasks are varied. I’ve researched and created copy for CTO’s trade newsletter which is sent out on WeChat in China and I’ve also written content for the company’s millennial-targeted WeChat account. I update CTO’s Twitter account daily as well as manage the company email. Once a month, I research and write a blog post which is uploaded onto CTO’s website. I’ve also helped to create a number of CTO’s newsletters which is sent out to clients via email. I also frequently help out with any other tasks that Helena or Julie needs doing which has included proofreading, creating spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations, and researching various things.

And then there’s the student project which requires different tasks to be done every week. Communication and building relationships between myself and the students involved has been vital, as well as organising every other aspect.

What’s it like to work at CTO?

CTO has been joyous to work for. Being based in a small office has been nice as it’s been much easier to get to know everyone that way. From the very beginning, both Helena and Julie have been great in supporting and guiding me in the right directions whilst also letting me figure things out for myself. Many of the conversations shared usually end up revolving around food but I think that’s my fault more than anyone else’s. They’re both lovely and funny people – I even received a panda face mask from Helena as a gift when she visited China.
Panda Mask 1

I’ve also worked alongside two other interns which made starting a new job a lot less daunting. It’s been nice to share this experience with other people and get to know them.

One of the interns, Charlotte, finished her experience at CTO in December. Here’s what she had to say about her time here:

“Interning at China Travel Outbound gave me the exact kind of work experience I had been looking for. I learned a lot from Helena and Julie, and am sure the skills I developed will prove useful in my professional future. I learned how to answer and redirect phone calls with a professional demeanour, how to navigate sites like WordPress and MadMimi, and how to adapt my writing for different audiences. I also loved how Helena and Julie were not afraid to give me advice and constructive criticism and really appreciated my time there as it was the perfect learning experience.”