Joanne Haden

Joanne Haden


Beach Weddings (new trading name of Pure Destinations Ltd)

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Why I want to be a 2019 Travel Weekly Cover Star

2020 is the year I get married, and it'll also be my 13th year of working in travel....thankfully 13 is my lucky number! I have worked in all aspects of travel. I started as resort wedding coordinator in Cyprus in 2007 and got bit by the travel bug ever since. I've been lucky enough to travel the world as Cabin Crew for Virgin Atlantic, work in travel retail and as a Wedding Sales Consultant, both for TUI. This year, however, after returning from maternity leave following the birth of my son, George, I am now a Wedding Specialist for a new wedding brand, Beach Weddings. This is my absolute dream role, particularly as I have helped set up the brand and finally feel that I'm where I'm meant to be. I would love to be a Cover Star to mark these amazing milestones in my life, and to celebrate my career in travel so far. Plus Orlando is my all-time favourite destination and I'd be ecstatic to be able to spend a week there!!! I'm a self-confessed Disney geek, and am regularly called that by my friends and colleagues! I was always known as the "Disney and Florida" expert in retail and would spend hours talking to customers about it (I'm sure they were probably Disney-ed out by the end!) Thank you for taking the time to read my essay :D

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