My professional journey in Hospitality began in high school when I landed a job as a seasonal employee at a Boutique Hotel in Istanbul. This sparked my interest, and I continued this career after my graduation. Being a modern language lover, I was drawn to the FOM position offered in the hotel where I worked. The sole reason was that it opened the doors for communicating directly with foreign tourists.
After two years of hard work, I was promoted to Manager and completed Management in Hospitality and tourism courses. I became the youngest manager of that period as I was only 24 years old. I worked in Hospitality Management in Istanbul for 15 years. During this fantastic period, I made new friends. I also got a wonderful chance to meet many partners, tourists, and clients and overcame challenges along the way with my experience and positive attitude.
After 15 years of Hospitality, I decided to switch my career to travel leisure. I got an excellent opportunity to work with Istanbul’s best tour operators. During that time, I was in charge of all charter flights to and from international destinations. My life took a turn as I was introduced to the fast-paced and unpredictable world of airport work. This transition in my career proved to be a valuable experience in my entire professional life as it taught me the handling of unexpected and difficult situations. My prior experience in Hospitality and the beautiful relationships I had built helped me navigate and overcome challenges in my new profession.
With good things, there come some weird troubles as well. I can’t deny that I had very tough days when the problem was irresolvable. However, that wasn’t my fault because the tourism sector was bustling then, and the aircraft companies couldn’t keep up. Sometimes you’d wake up at the airport with the news that the flight had been canceled because a bird strike occurred upon departure from the destination, preventing the flight from taking off, or a technical problem occurred. And that’s how another ten years were spent in operations management.
After relocating to the United Kingdom, I continued my career in aviation and was fortunate to be hired at Manchester International Airport. The aviation industry has a grip on me; as the saying goes, once it’s in your blood, there’s no escape. Along with work, I never stopped learning and expanding my aviation, literature, and humanities knowledge. I finished courses in administrative leadership, business management, cyber security, and IT TLM coding. My experiences and challenges while working in the aviation industry in England led me to establish my own company eventually. I now run from my office and aim to grow my client base.
My years of experience motivate me to provide exceptional service to my clients, making them glad they chose me as their agent. I hope to keep them satisfied and return for future international vacations. My company’s Greek name “Helios Travel Agency” reflects my admiration for Istanbul’s and Turkey’s rich ancient Greek history. Many historical sites and museums continue to bear Greek names, and this connection is an important part of my cultural identity and heritage. Both of these countries have a special place in my heart.
What are we offering?
Helios Travel Agency believes in providing our clients with all-inclusive travel solutions. That is why we have compiled a wide range of hotel accommodations, from apartments and villas to suites and holiday packages. Our offerings extend beyond just lodging; we also provide city breaks, historical and cultural excursions, adventurous activities, and various sports and recreation options. We have you covered if you have an interest in nautical sports, skiing, or a wellness retreat.
We also provide event planning services, such as weddings and conferences, and assistance with international exhibitions. Our team has provided consulting and legal translation services, as well as knowledgeable guides and transfers. With such a diverse range of services available, our goal is to make your journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Every tourist has different needs and preferences, so we strive to provide the most options. We have the ideal solution for you whether you are a solo traveler, a family, or a group. Our team is always available to assist travel enthusiasts like you in finding the best fit for your next trip and ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. So now, what’s stopping you from hopping on wonderful adventures? Why not embark on your next adventure with us?