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CYNDI JONES, TWA NATIONAL ADVISOR FOR NEGRO WOMEN'S TRAVEL In ten months as National Negro Women's Travel Advisor for Trans World Airlines, Cyndi Jones has logged thousands of miles talking to groups, participating in school career days, putting on fashion shows, and counselling women's groups on the many exciting facets of international travel. Miss James, who joined TWA as a domestic flight hostess in April, 1968, has moved far and fast in a relatively short period of time, and has built an impressive reputation as a knowledgeable and sensitive lecturer on the growing field of aviation, as it relates to the Black communities throughout the U.S. Her many responsibilities include creating and building a continuing interest in travel in minority communities around the nation, and advising top management within the airline on the needs of these areas and their market potential. She is called upon to suggest and recommend worthwhile community programs for participation by TWA. Among the established programs which Miss James is most frequently requested to offer are: • CAREER DAYS - In high schools and colleges she is called upon to lecture on the employment opportunities available within the broad field of aviation, and TWA in particular. With positions open at all levels in the industry, a main theme to younger audiences is, "stay in school, complete your education, and take advantage of new opportunities." • GROOMING CLASSES - Miss James gives classes on beauty, make-up and charm to teenage girls, who will soon be entering the competitive employment market. The course content is broad enough to instruct and inspire the young ladies on a variety of basic pointers and approaches, which will prove helpful in creating a favorable impression for any interview or position sought. [[image - black & white photograph of young African-American woman wearing a long skirt and halter top in African fabric]] • FASHION SHOW - Women's clubs, community and convention groups in search of a unique presentation can avail themselves of a complete fashion show given by Miss James. Folk costumes are featured from Greece, France, Spain, Thailan and India with a special section on the "now" fashions designed by Millicent Taylor of the Harlem Institute of Fashion. The latter costumes are made from authentic African materials. • TRAVEL TALKS - Miss James is an expert on domestic and international travel. She will suggest the right place to go for a group in search of "something" different, what to wear, how to pack, local customs, well known tourist destinations, and "off the beaten track" locations. Special attention is given to growing and exciting African destinations, which offer cultural and historical interest. She has at her fingertips a host of promotional material, including destination folders, tour packages and flight schedules. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota (where her parents still reside), Miss James attended Augsburg College for one year before joining TWA. She was promoted to Domestic Flight Hostess Supervisor in New York in July, 1969. Just two months later she was appointed to her current position, reporting to Mr. James O. Plinton, Senior Director Special Market Affairs for Trans World Airlines.
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