Marcel was born a traveller. With parents that lived all over the world while working for an oil company he was raised with passion for the travel industry. After finishing high school he studied to be an English Translator after which he worked for the island of Taiwan, followed by 7 years in London for the Dutch National Tourism Board (NBTC) to promote The Netherlands as a holiday destination. When Marcel returned to The Netherlands he continued his working career at the HQ of the NBTC and was responsible for Press and PR in the Dutch market. Ultimately Marcel decided to found his own PR-agency for the travel industry and Baltus Communications was born in 2000.
Daily work include press relations and marketing campaigns, writing of press releases and blogs, thinking of creative activations for our clients and thematic press events that we have developped during the years, new business and keeping our clients happy (although he thinks Agnes is much better at that). He’d rather leave working with numbers and statistics up to others.
He hopes that he has yet to visit his favourite destination, but of all the countries Marcel has visited, South Africa, New Zealand and Italy were his highlights.
Besides travellig Marcel is passionate about sports and nutrition and at 11 o’clock he serves the Baltus Crew their daily fresh green smoothie.