Thursday 13 February 2014

An Introduction - More to follow

For about 14 years I worked as the General Manager for a leading Tour Operator in South Africa.  I was lucky enough to join this incredible industry just before our first ever free and fair democratic elections.  Travel to South Africa was minimal and the infrastructure and expertise was pretty thin on the ground!

After the elections we were inundated with enquiries and people wanting to visit and see for themselves the remarkable success of a vote for change.  It was a really special time to be in Inbound Travel in South Africa.  Our business prospered and grew to a multi-million Rand success story.

14 years later, with lots of personal stress in my life, I decided to improve the work/life balance of my journey - or, technical term - opt out!  But, I soon discovered that having all the leisure time in the world is all very well - but, not that much fun without a commitment, an interest and cash!

So now - I have the best job in the world!  I am a Tour Operator and my business is to sell holidays within Southern Africa to individuals, usually well travelled, looking to book their holiday with an African based service provider. 

I have travelled all over Southern Africa and have personally experienced the wonderful lodges, hotels and spectacularly beautiful wilderness and city areas that comprise this fabulous destination.  I offer my clients my personal perspective, input and advice.  It is rewarding and satisfying to fulfil people's dreams and I get to do it on a regular basis!

Hopefully my blog will be interesting and useful - I look forward to seeing how it unfolds. 

Until next time


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