TRIVAGO started a new blog that aims to give its customers a bit of insight into the company and some of the employees (guess motivated by the Vodafone one, which also featured a Kenyan check here). Surprisingly, one of their employees is Kenyan and he was featured in the blog discussing about his job and a bit about travelling. His name is Peter Karimurio and here’s what he said at the interview.
My Job at trivago:
I work for the „Global Blogger Relations“ at trivago. I’m incharge of Online Marketing and Social Media Relations. I generally combine and thus try to bridge the gap between marketing and communication.
The first thing I do when I get to the office:
Mmmhhh…..I usually have my breakfast. I like to eat croissants or this delicious crunchy müsli, which is available for everyone in the trivago kitchens.
How I got to trivago:
I did the usual application but although it’s less than a year ago, I can’t quite remember which position I applied for. They invited me for an interview and I got the job. In the beginning I worked in the Search Engine Optimization for the site in English speaking countries.
For me, trivago is…
…a fascinating place where you can learn alot. I’ve never been anywhere where I could learn and try as much as I do here. I think there are very few jobs that are comparable to this one.
My 3 Insider tips for Nairobi:
1. The Nairobi-National-Park – the park is about 7km from the city center. You can see the city’s skyline from inside the park, only a fence separates the animals from the city.
2. The Theater- and Musik scene is incredibly diverse. In Nairobi, music plays a big role. Every time I leave Nairobi, I miss the music that usually accompanies me everywhere.
3. „The Village Market“ is more than just an ordinary shopping center. The beautifully designed complex includes about 150 stores, waterfalls, open-air restaurants, water slides and swimming pools, a bowling alley and a mini golf course and much more. As a child I was here often for swimming.
I’d like to spend the night in this hotel:
Since I’m a big Formula 1 fan – I would love to visit in Monte Carlo specifically the Hotel Fairmont Monte Carlo. Beautiful cars, the Mediterranean Sea right at your doorstep, large yachts and casinos, I would like to experience all that. The Grand Prix suite of four-star hotels also has a balcony from which guests have a direct view of the race track and the infamous hairpin curve. Everyone would want to be so close to it, right?
Trivago was founded in 2004 in Munich and is currently the largest hotel search and information website worldwide.