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Travel and Tourism student becomes ambassador for Salisbury
26 July 2018

Travel and Tourism student becomes ambassador for Salisbury

A Travel & Tourism student is helping welcome visitors to Salisbury after becoming an ambassador for the city.

Emily Philcock is one of two coach ambassadors to be employed over the summer in an initiative jointly funded by Salisbury BID and Salisbury City Council.

Their role is to greet and assist visitors arriving by coach, group organisers and coach drivers to maximise their enjoyment during their visit.

Emily is based at the Information Centre in Fish Row and will also be promoting events, local businesses, attractions, restaurants and shops.

It isn’t hard to spot her, easily identifiable in a bright red polo shirt and jacket with Salisbury Coach Ambassador on the back – although the current hot spell means there isn’t much need for the jacket!

Emily, has just completed the 90-credit course having progressed from Level 2 at the Salisbury campus.

The 19-year-old said: “I am enjoying the role and meeting lots of different people.

“I’ve always wanted to work as ground crew at an airport and this role is similar in the sense that I get to help people, direct them and offer advice.

“The coach drivers are already becoming familiar faces too and so we are able to assist them.

“It’s a really nice first job in the travel sector and I’m enjoying it, particularly as the weather is so nice too!”

This is the third season that Salisbury has recruited ambassadors and Emily will be interacting with visitors Monday through to Saturday until mid- September.

Travel & Tourism lecturer Laura Gates said: “I think this is a great start to a career working in travel and tourism and working with Salisbury Bid will mean she is going to be exposed to Salisbury tourism, with monitoring tourists and marketing skills and this puts into practice her skills and knowledge in event management which was one the course units.”