Demi Hadjipetrou

Administration Officer UK

Tell Us About Your Background

I have always wanted a career in travel and after completing a Travel & Tourism Course, I worked as a Groups Co-ordinator for a Japanese Tour Operator bringing tourist from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia into Europe. After the Japanese tour operator went into liquidation in the 1992 recession, I registered with a travel recruitment company to help me source my next role and was asked by the director to come and work for the agency and I jumped at the opportunity.  This position has spanned over 27 years from a recruitment consultant, to office manager and HR and I have loved every minute of it.

Why Recruitment

Recruitment is very much a people orientated industry and when you add travel, it is two of my favourite things !

Your Favourite Destination and Why

There are so many, but if I had to choose one it has to be Lake Como in Italy, as it is peaceful with beautiful views of the lake and mountains and you can also see the breathtaking Alps, with their majestic peaks covered in snow.  There’s nothing so peaceful as sitting early morning lakeside with an Italian espresso and cornetti.

Tell Us Something We Don’t Know About You

After visiting Baros in the Maldives this year, I was introduced to scuba diving and have swam with white and black tip sharks and manta rays, not forgetting the amazing marine life on the reef.  Also there was a time where people would dye streaks in their hair, however, the white streak in my hair is a birth mark and definitely not a style choice!