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Who we are and what we do

Meet the Team

Akvile Vanagaite

Account Manager

What I have done…
I have a diverse background: being trained as a lawyer in Lithuania I have carried on with my legal studies in Scotland, Aberdeen. Therefore, being in a legal practice for a few years after the return to my home country, I took a position of legal advisor to Lithuania Tourism Board which led to a complete career change. Merging two of the greatest passions in my life, technology and travel, Senior Digital Marketing Manager position seemed like a very natural transfer. Working for the national tourism board was a very exciting time as besides from everyday project management I had a chance to attend major trade shows around the world, get interviewed on live national TV or make a traditional Lithuanian soup in front of 50 travel trade representatives. Having spent 5 years with the tourism board in Lithuania I have moved to the UK and held a few positions in digital marketing before joining Hills Balfour. 

What I do now…
As an Account Manager in Sales & Marketing, I am very excited to lead the promotion of Lithuania tourism in the UK market and manage the activities related to the full representation.

What I do for fun…
A love for travelling not only influenced my career change but also had a great impact on my other hobbies. I am very passionate about discovering new cultures, going for active holidays (I took up snowboarding 2 years ago, and love hiking) and getting to know people I meet on the way. Since a very early age, I loved reading as I believe it is a certain way of travel and it continues to be one of my favourite activities. I also love cooking so a perfect weekend is not necessarily busy being out and about; it could be just experimenting in the kitchen with the variety of recipes from all around the world.

What I bring to Hills Balfour…
I bring the inside knowledge of the operation of tourism board from marketing to administration side as well as the extensive expertise in the region, Lithuania in particular. My love for the tourism industry, passion for technology and knowledge of the product will contribute to Hills Balfour success.