Testimonials

Since the creation of the Fund, more than 450 talented young professionals and over 200 international companies have benefited from their association with the Prince Albert Fund.  Find out how the Fund has contributed to their personal career development and international business expansion, as they share with us their experiences below.

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Victoria Clément de Cléty - Participant 2018-2019

"“Entering this new market was quite a challenge. I therefore had to prove myself as a new entrant and gain the trust of the market players.”"

Role

Victoria’s project consisted of creating and developing a new innovative brand of high-end travel, called “Milestro”, in partnership with the Belgian travel group Connections.

Responsibilities

Being the entrepreneur behind this spin-off, Victoria’s role was to build the business from scratch. This encompassed all the tasks and challenges that are associated with the creation of a new business venture, including the development and positioning of the Milestro brand, the analysis of the market and trends in the current luxury travel sector, the development of a business and financial plan and a business strategy.

How she benefited

Victoria found being constantly on the move, from one country to the next, while working on the project a tough challenge. “I travelled to 24 destinations, meeting more than 350 travel industry players, and building a total of about 250 partnerships”, she explains.

This required a lot of good organization and some serious anticipation skills. One main thing she developed during her Prince Albert Fund year was a great ability to adapt to different environments, people, businesses, and cultures by keeping an open-minded attitude.

The company – Connections

Connections is a 100 % pure Belgian Travel Organization, and one of the major players on the Belgian tourism market. The company, which was founded in 1986, has a network of 31 Travel Shops in Belgium. Connections specializes in offering the best and cheapest air fares and vacation packages worldwide.

 

“Victoria has achieved a tremendous amount of work. She created a brand and identified its unique selling proposition. She analyzed the real requirements of her target market and designed the value proposition.”

© 2018