Kyle Geschi, 23
Hospitality & Tourism Management, Conestoga College
My travel style:
Cultural explorer, adventure seeker, foodie.
Why I chose to study travel and tourism:
When I think about the experiences that have left me feeling most fulfilled in my life so far, it always comes back to travel, tourism and hospitality. So, if I can fill my professional life with those experiences while helping others achieve them as well then that’s the career path for me.
My greatest professional strength:
Definitely my people skills. Whether it be sales, service, presentations, conflict resolution, etc. I very much enjoy being part of the interaction or delivering an experience with the goal of making someone’s day.
Most exciting travel trend:
I’ve been hearing about the possibility of zero-emissions flying or electric planes entering the commercial flight market in the future which would be such a big win for both our industry and the environment.
In 10 years I see myself:
Living my best life, working in this industry accompanied by a passport stamped with more ink than the staff at a tattoo parlour.
My favourite travel experience:
Trekking up to Kathu waterfall in Phuket, Thailand. It was absolutely beautiful, barely anyone else around at the time, and I remember feeling a real sense of accomplishment after making the journey.
On my next trip:
I’m going to either Ireland or Japan. Both are going to happen, just not sure which will be first.
My greatest achievement (so far):
Honestly, winning this award. It’s an honour to be recognized as a young professional and future leader in this industry and I can’t wait to see what comes next!
My best piece of travel advice:
Do not use spray-on sunscreen! You will get the worst, blotchiest sunburn/tan of your life. I learned this one the hard way so that you don’t have to.
Connect with me on linkedin at kyle geschi