FIT Sales Manager - Asia Pacific
Rebecca Beavis is Beyond Times Square’s sales manager in Australia. Originally from Perth, Western Australia (one of the most isolated cities in the world), she moved into the Manhattan neighbourhood of Murray Hill in 2010. That’s when her love affair with New York City’s tourism industry began; first, in her role as Sales Manager at Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and then as Tourism Sales and Marketing Manager at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.
Rebecca lived in Manhattan for close on five years before back to her Aussie base of Sydney in 2015. That’s when she joined Beyond Times Square; to continue her connection with New York, and to help spread the word of Beyond Times Square’s services to advisors all over the Southern Hemisphere.
As Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, Rebecca supports local advisors with product information and sales, but also with the execution and follow-up of our guests’ trips. She has a keen sense of responsibility to provide exceptional, responsive service to advisors and enjoys building relationships and communities amongst peers.
On weekends you’ll find her enjoying sport (cricket, Aussie Rules football, soccer) or the beach with her husband and young son, or eating out in the great New York food tradition. Asked what she misses most about not living in New York anymore, her answer is always the incidental happenings of the city; those little unexpected things you come across when you’re walking around such a vibrant town. Oh, and the mimosa brunches and Broadway shows.
More about Rebecca
Most Recent Trip: Gerringong, South Coast New South Wales, Australia
Favorite Trip Experience: Summer cabin camping by the fjords in Norway with 24 hours of daylight and cracking views in every direction. Fish cakes for breakfast to a soundtrack of waterfalls.
Next trip: Far North Queensland, Australia
Dream Destination: Greek Isles
What you never travel without: passport, noise-cancelling earphones, a few good books (the printed kind) and bathers – you never know where you’ll find a pool, beach, spa or hotspring.
Top 5 things to do in NYC:
- Bike ride through Central Park
- Browse the stores of the Lower East Side
- Sing a show tune at Marie’s Crisis
- Take a behind the scenes tour of any of the museums (MoMA or the Met, but they’re all great)
- Sit on a park bench and people watch
Favorite NYC Neighborhood: Flatiron
Favorite attraction/landmark/building: Grand Central Terminal
Favorite Hidden Gem: 2nd Avenue Deli
Favorite food/restaurant: ABC Kitchen
Best thing to do in NYC on a rainy day: Restaurant/bar hop, from brunch to dinner
Best thing to do in NYC on a snowy day: Walk, walk, walk
Tip for people travelling to NYC for the first time: Carry lots of one dollar bills in your pocket and discover the joy of tipping – the amazing service you receive will warrant it.
Do not leave New York without...: wandering into a few doorways you wouldn’t usually wander into. Restaurants, dive bars, trinket stores, sweet shops, garment stores, whatever.
Something people don’t know about NYC: the extent of the pride New Yorkers have to live in their city. Ask one of them about it!
Favorite Travel Quote: “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag