Tourism

wesley-baker-tourismWesley has shown a passionate interest in travel, finding value, creating opportunities for new growth and for developing new relationships. Throughout his career, he’s held senior executive positions in the tourism package travel industry, Including work with resorts, hotels, marketing programs, business development and as a lecturer, imparting his knowledge and experience of the industry to young next generation travel enthusiasts.

With his recently launched Pure Vacations Travelzine, Wesley specialized in running a large online adventure based travel information website. He has been a correspondent and reported on Tourism, Water-Sports for the BBC, and his experience with tropical locations gave him expert insight into the tourism industry, especially adventure travel like surfing, skiing, and mountain sports.

He has been interviewed on travel programs on TV for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CBS, ABC, Travel Channel and has contributed many articles for main and specialist travel publications. He was a weekend regular broadcast guest on Saturday Breakfast for BBC Radio Kent with the late Jonathan Witchell with over 200’000 daily listeners discussing travel destinations and providing live callers advice over a two hour period and also contributed with travel and holiday advice once a week with the award winning Barbara Sturgeon on BBC Radio Kent where the show won two Sony Radio Awards.

Wesley also delivers airline travel experience, where he has shared his experiences and insights of the tourism industry in a variety of forums, including as a guest lecturer at Universities and other travel companies.

In his career he has been involved from a Junior Executive, Managerial, Senior Managerial, Directorship and Advisory roles within the following companies: Thomson Holidays (worlds largest package travel company), Cosmos Holidays, Inspirations Holidays Plc, America West Airlines, Days Inn of America, Dorint Hotels, Aston Hotels, Amtrak, Pure Vacations Surf Travel, California Tourism Board, New York State Tourism Board, Chateau Holidays, Air Nevada, UK Express Holidays, Papillon Helicopter Tours, Mama Airlines, Acer Airways, Onur Air and Onur Holidays, British Caledonian Airlines, Tradewinds Tours and Travel, Australian Pacific Touring, AAT Kings, Scott Calvin Vacations, Xoxxi Travel, Tripbnb, and SUP Holidays. He is also currently developing and planning on launching a new tour operating company.

He has traveled, lived and worked across the globe with most of his time spent in Europe and North America.