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Sam Hancock

Account Director

What I have done…
I have represented tourist boards in Southern Africa such as Namibia and KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the leading and largest hotel chain in Africa and various other hotels and private game reserves in Africa, Indian ocean and Middle East. Prior to this I worked for the UK's leading independent skiing retailer. While at University I did part time brand work for Coca-Cola and a major newspaper in South Africa. My majors were Marketing and Media and Communications. 

What I do now…
I joined Hills Balfour in August 2010 as the Account Manager for North Carolina Division of Tourism and have since acquired  Choose Chicago and Tahiti Tourisme as Sales and Marketing accounts.  

What I do for fun…
Growing up on a farm in South Africa has brought me to appreciate the outdoors and travel. I enjoy meeting new people and sport has given me great opportunities to socialise and network in different circles. 

What I bring to Hills Balfour…
Apart from being cool calm and collected I come from a strong trade background and have a number of different contacts and strong relationships within the industry ranging from niche markets to your main stream travel companies. I have an ability to network well on all levels creating fantastic opportunities for current clients and bringing in new business. 

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