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Meet Beverley: Covid-19 grounded air borders but it opened an opportunity for Bev's career to take off...

Bev's love for travel was born after her first international trip to Rio de Janeiro. A few year later the travel bug had further bitten and Bev travelled to the UK, Portugal and Spain for 9 months.

Upon returning to South Africa Bev worked at Bop Air. Later she then moved to a large corporate agency and after that to another family run travel agency. During this time Bev also worked at the airport on weekends for Comair, who then offered her a position as a full time cabin attendant. A few years later she flew for SAA on the international routes affording her the opportunity to see the world while working. Bev then followed my heart to Ireland for 6 months. When I returned home I went back to working in travel. It was here that I ended up working for a large corporate agency for 15 years as travel manager. I managed 2 in-houses and then later I worked as a homeworker. I also had the amazing opportunity to work at Match for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

Let's get to know Bev & what's important to her Bev was born and has lived most of her life in Johannesburg. In 2007 she adopted her daughter, Ayana Rose, who was 1 at the time and they live with her partner Robert in Paulshof. They have 4 dogs, 2 cats and a parrot - its a big family!

Bev's peaceful moments are spent; gardening, yoga, reading, and her adventurous spirit takes her travelling. She has been lucky enough to have travelled to 65 countries including Peru, Brazil, Chile, USA, most European countries, Kenya, Ethiopia, Borneo, Japan, UAE to name just a few...

What does becoming a Travel Counsellor mean for you? It will allow for a better work-life balance and give her more time to better service her customers. Being her own boss will put her in control of her time. She can marketing herself. Bev is looking forward to being able to make her leisure customers dreams come true. And to make my corporate customers business trips seamless. She's looking forward to seeing the fruit from her efforts.

__What do you love most about working in the travel industry? __ Bev believes that travel makes people happy - whether for holidays or business. Helping dreams come true and removing the travel stress makes her happy.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Bev’s bucket list includes; seeing the gorillas in Rwanda, a beach holiday in the Maldives and a trip to Darjeeling in India.

If you too can related to Bev's journey then please get in touch. Perhaps Covid-19 has closed some doors on you, but could this present another door of opportunity for you to kick start your career?

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