#TurksandCaicosIslands – December 31, 2019 – ‘Tanya Swann is a true success story’
Beaches Turks and Caicos Resorts Villages & Spa’s (BTC) Tanya Swann was recently awarded the Sandi McCoy Award recognizing excellence in Sales Department Leadership at the Global Sales Conference hosted by Unique Vacations, a worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts. Swann was one of several sales managers awarded at the event which recognises the best in sales and marketing for Sandals in the Americas.
Swann’s latest accolade comes on the heels of her recent promotion at Beaches Resorts as Director of Sales, Groups and Conventions.
Speaking about her award and ongoing accomplishments on resort, Swann said; “I felt happy, elated and blessed to have been recognized for such an esteem Award as “Sales Manager of the Year” within the Sandals and Beaches chain throughout the Caribbean, I am indeed proud to be chosen and honored for such.”
Swann began working with Beaches Resorts in April 2004 as Secretary for Food and Beverage. Her tenacity and excellent work ethics led to a promotion as Executive Administrator to the General Manager. In (year) Swann joined the Sales department as an Administrative Assistant in the Sales Department. From there she was promoted to Senior Sales Executive, later Sales Manager and as of 2019 was named Director of Sales at Beaches Turks and Caicos.
Swann credits her rise within the company to mentorship and a willingness to learn and to tackle new challenges. Swann said she learned to adapt, took on additional roles, and was clear on where she wanted her career to go.
“In each position that I have worked in at BTC I was given the opportunity not just by management but also by the potential and success which they saw in me. Just like everything in life, sometimes it was not easy but it was worth it because it got me where I am today. What I have already done and what I will continue to do will determine where my next level of success will be.”
Over the years Swann has been a key lead in selling the Beaches Turks and Caicos brand to international partners; speaking at road shows, sales blitz and promotional events across the United States. Swann works closely with travel agents, airline representative s and Business Development Managers to promote the brand and the Turks & Caicos destination, to new and existing customers.
As Director of Sales, Swann also spearheads bookings and logistics for major resort and group-wide signature events such as Global Sales, Star Awards, World Travel Awards, and FAM trips. Swann was also instrumental in the opening of the Key West Village.
As for her advice to others looking to climb the corporate ladder of success within the hospitality, she noted; “Sometimes no matter how rough and challenging our lives may be, we must always take a moment and be proud of ourselves no matter what. God is indeed a good God, a faithful God and he allows us to be recognized when the time is right and not before as his timing is always the right one and the on time one.”
Beaches Turks and Caicos would like to congratulate Tanya Swann on her latest commendation, we continue to be proud of her accomplishments.