About Eduardo Rodríguez Retuerta
2020 - 2021
PEAK DMC (Intrepid Group)
Negotiated contracts with multiple partners in Italy, Switzerland, France and Malta Set Trip Budgets and managing trip profitability Sought out partnerships with hotels, local DMC’s, tour operators and other tour companies. Built and developed new trips Built, developed, nurtured and looked after partnerships
2017 - 2019
Sandbanks Vacations and Tours
Responsible for the creation, development and delivery of tours in Prince Edward County, ranging from wine tours to VIP Tours Sought out partnerships with wineries, art galleries, restaurants and other tour companies. Implemented and managed tours on various Online Travel Agencies such as Get Your Guide, Viator and BookMundi. Regularly guided tours around Prince Edward County
2017 - 2019
Karlo Estates Winery
Ran the tasting room at one of the most popular boutique wineries in Prince Edward County Trained and managed a team of 15 + at the busiest time of the week.. Balanced cash account Regularly guided VIP Tours of the Estate Poured wine for customers, with an explanation of the grape varietal, history of the winery, characteristics of each of the wines, etc
2017 - 2017
Italy on a Budget Tours
Responsible for the creation, development and delivery of tours in Rome, ranging from culinary tours to sightseeing tours of the city. Sought out partnerships with hostels, universities, travel agencies and other tour companies. Monitored social media channels, implemented and managed tours on various Online Travel Agencies such as Get Your Guide, Viator and BookMundi. Regularly guided tours around Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany.
2016 - 2016
Responsible for the operation of the hop-on hop-off open bus network, with over 60 stops and 5 routes around London. Recruited, trained and managed a team of 20+ onboard guides and 50+ sales representatives Responsible for all staff appraisals, performance reviews/briefs, business accounts and IT systems. Monitored sales figures and created weekly performance analysis reports.
2011 - 2016
Responsible for the operation of the hop-on hop-off network, which covered 46 cities in 14 countries across Europe, as well as tours in Spain, Portugal and Morocco and festival tours which attracted more than 4000 people each summer – under my supervision, Busabout won the award for Best Independent Tour from Tour Radar and Best Festival Operator Golden Backpack award from TNT Magazine. Monitored operational costs, introduced savings and cost reductions, negotiated new prices and fees while maintain the quality of the product. Acted as the first point of contact for more than 100 accommodation and excursion partners across Europe; I was responsible for contracting, negotiating rates, monitoring feedback and delivery, plus building and maintain strong relationships with all partners. Responsible for hiring, training and providing 24/7 support to road crew, as well as managing crew appraisals, performance reviews/briefs, business accounts, systems and procedures and KPI’s. Coordinated and ran a 7-week intensive training trip throughout Europe for 40 new guides each summer, which involved organising accommodation, food, excursions and transport for all trainee guides, drivers and staff. Assisted the Marketing Team in the delivery of our annual brochure, including fact-checking and content creation. Managed and accounted for all crew wages and expenses, as well as ensuring all 3rd party suppliers invoices were correct, authorized and processed accordingly.