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 Sandrine Boutin Appointed Director of Sales
at The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa
14 September 2006, The Maldives – The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandrine Boutin to the position of Director of Sales at the six-star resort.
Sandrine joined the team on 13th June and assumed responsibility for the successful sales department, which is located at the resort.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries having previously worked for Hilton’s International Sales Office in Paris.  Prior to this, she has worked with Nosylis and Group Pauli, two French tour operators.
“The resort has fantastic plans for future developments that will underline the Hilton Maldives’ position as the leading luxury resort in the country,” says Sandrine, “I am looking forward to using my experience to take sales to a new level”.
Sandrine will be directly responsible for overseeing and managing relationships with wholesalers from the luxury resort’s key markets in Europe and Asia, as well as being extensively involved in establishing business in new markets. 
Carsten Schieck, General Manager, comments, “This appointment is a great addition to our existing sales and marketing team.  We are keen to expand our sales operation to reach new, untapped markets and to continue to build successful relationships and business with our existing tour operators and travel agents across key markets.” 
Sandrine Boutin background information:

Nationality:  French (from Poitiers, western France)
Age:  27
Work History:

• October 2003 to June 2006 : Hilton Sales Worldwide / Paris, France 
• April 2002 to October 2003: Nosylis / Paris, France
• June 2000 to March 2002: Group Pauli / Paris, France
Additional work experience:
• Longbottom Freedom Tours / London, England   
• Operation Europe / London, England 
• White Hart Hotel (a Forte Heritage Hotel) / Salisbury, England   
• Group Pauli / Vienna, Austria

2000: M.A. with honours in Tourism Management at the Institut Universitaire Professionalisé in Chambéry, France: professionally-oriented university institute specialised in tourism management. 
1999: B.A. with honours in Tourism Management at the Institut Universitaire Professionalisé in Chambéry, France.
1998: a two-year course “Brevet de Technicien Supérieur” Tourism and Leisure with honours in Saintes, France: post-secondary technical degree in Tourism.
1996: Baccalauréat with honours in economics. 


Katherine Anthony
PR Manager
Tel: [+960] 6680 105 

Also See: Per Aquum Resorts & Spas Appoints Marc Gussing as Director of Operations – Huvafen Fushi, Maldives / February 2005
Bangkok Based Minor International Plc Planning on a US $21 million Project to Open Three Resorts in the Maldives / May 2005


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