Meet Mireille, Prometour's talented Operations Manager working at Prometour since July, 2008. Originally a Group Coordinator, followed by a position as a Hotel Product Manager and later a Tour Project Manager, Mireille's breadth of experience makes her an outstanding and knowledgeable resource. As the Operation Manager Mireille is also a destination expert and the perfect person to ask for help when planning any trip-she makes the best itineraries!
Tell us about yourself !
I was born in Egypt and moved as a child to Halifax, NS where I grew up until I moved to Montreal when I was 16 years old and couldn’t think of a better place to live.
What are the top destinations you’ve visited and which was your favourite?
I am a true beach bum, so most of my trips must end at the beach. My favourite beaches were in Sardinia, Croatia, Cape Verde & the Caribbean of course.
What was your best travel experience?
I was recently in Barbados and I made it my personal mission to spot a Sea Turtle. After my 2-week search and not seeing one it was time to give up. After our last dinner we decided to take a late-night walk on the beach, and because it was dark I used my cell phone for light. Suddenly, a man came rushing to us asking me to turn off the white light coming from my phone. When I asked why, he proceeded to tell me that he was a Marine biologist who was tagging the turtles that came to shore, and he was currently waiting for a 35-year-old Turtle to finish laying her eggs and we were welcome to hang out and watch!
What was the craziest thing that has ever happened to you while traveling?
I’d have to say the Air Balloon landing sideways in Luxor, Egypt.
What destinations are on your bucket list and why?
The whole world!!!! But since I haven’t been to Asia yet, I need to put it on top of the list.
What is the best piece of travel advice you can give someone?
Don’t stress the small stuff. If a trip doesn’t go according to plan, just go with it. Afterall, those are usually the most memorable trips.
-Mireille Hanna - Operations Manager