Meet Tinyiko - a corporate agent to now a business owner

I am Tinikyo. I am a single mother with a 12-year old daughter. I love to travel with my loved ones. I love going to church. I enjoy the outdoor life, and I love going to the gym & reading books.

I love to travel and have travelled to Kruger National Park (Mpumalanga), the Garden Route, The Waterfront (Cape Town), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Blantyre (Malawi), Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), London (UK), Doha (Qatar).

I am a Travel and Tourism professional with 23 years of experience. I have a range of corporate travel experience and have worked for some corporate agencies and in-house agencies. I have assisted customers to fulfil their domestic and international travels. I have experience developing custom-built travel itineraries that have exceeded my client's expectations, all the while fitting within their budget.

We recently caught up with Tinyiko and look what she had to say

What will becoming a Travel Counsellor mean to you?

It will allow me to invest time and energy into something that I love. I can create a routine that will work best for myself and my family and it will give me the lifestyle flexibility that I desire where I can raise my daughter and still have a successful career.

What motivated you to start your own travel business?

I am passionate about travel. I love delivering the highest level of customer service to my clients.

Have you set yourself any goals or milestones for what you want to achieve in your first year?

I'd like to build a solid foundation of trust that will keep clients coming back to book with me. Every aspect of a traveller's journey matters.

What do you love most about working in the travel industry?

To Travel the world! People always travel for work and leisure.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

South Korea - I would love to take my daughter to a Korean pop music festival.

Can you relate to Tinyiko? Are you too looking for a flexible lifestyle where you can run a business and build it around your family life? You don't need to choose between work and family, you can have both. Sound good? We would love to chat with you, please get in touch.

Interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor?

Joining Travel Counsellors is a big career decision, and we're here to guide you throughout this exciting journey. Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or an experienced travel pro, we're ready to help you chart your course to success.

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