Audra Dupuis – Marketing Director – David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe

I take great pleasure in introducing Audra Dupuis, the newest addition to my Exploring Europe team.  Audra will take on marketing and public relations responsibilities, giving me a little more time for the creative aspects of Exploring Europe.  She comes to Exploring Europe with fresh new ideas, lots of confidence, and a great personality.  I am sure you are going to enjoy meeting and working with her!  As an introduction, I have asked Audra to tell you a little about herself.


Hello Everyone!

My name is Audra Dupuis and I am excited to be the newest member of David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe.  I met David in January of this year.  My husband, a band director, was invited to a dinner hosted by David and attended by numerous directors who had toured with him.  I was immediately mesmerized by the wonderful stories everyone shared

Audra Dupuis - Galway, Ireland - April 2012

about their trips with David.  They talked about drinking hot chocolate while looking out over the mountains in Switzerland, amazing food in Italy, quaint towns from every European country, and impromptu street performances by band students in Germany.   It all sounded too good to be true.  David and I briefly spoke about my job experience in marketing and discussed a few simple ideas for David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe.  I left dinner excited that David would be leading my husband’s band to Ireland in 2013.

Mid March my husband informed me that David had agreed to let the band directors’ wives go to Ireland on the pre-site visit in April! I couldn’t believe it!  I was going to Ireland in less then 30 days!  Now I have to admit, I was a little stressed about this.  I am the vacation planner in our family and I now had to trust someone else (who I met over one dinner) to book tickets, find restaurants, find places to sleep, and make sure we didn’t miss anything.  Needless to say, the trip was flawless!  On the next to last night of the trip, David took everyone to the most amazing Italian restaurant in Kilkenny (Only David could find insanely good Italian food in Ireland).  While at dinner David and I batted around a few more marketing idea and agreed we should continue the conversation once we returned home.  After a few weeks, about 20 emails, and one Starbucks meeting, I was hired!

Audra and John Dupuis - near Kilkenny, Ireland - April 2012

Over the last ten years I have had the privilege to plan events for nonprofits and work as a Unit Marketing Director for four separate Chick-fil-A restaurants.   I am looking forward to what I will be able to bring to David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe.  For now, I will primarily be telling new people about this wonderful tour company, communicating with you, our existing customers, and holding down the fort when David is over seas.  You will start to see emails and other things from me, but don’t worry; David will still be easily accessible and ready to make your travel dreams come true.

Thank you so much for your loyalty to this great company and I am looking forward to being part of the David McGuffin Exploring Europe family!

About the Author
David McGuffin established David McGuffin's Exploring Europe, Inc. in 2001 to formally offer European tours. Since then, he has taken several thousand satisfied customers on memorable and educational tours to Europe.

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