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Our Perfect Destinations Travel Specialists, are all uniquely ‘Perfect’ not just for their great industry experience, high levels of customer service and of course product and destination knowledge but also for their wonderful personalities.

If you were a fly on the wall at Perfect Destinations you would be able to hear lots of intense typing, exciting discussion – sharing travel experiences and journey ideas, laughter and friendly teasing.

Put a face to a name and a personality to a picture by reading more about us below.

Lize Du Plessis

Lize

Lize Du Plessis

lize.duplessis@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype name: lizeperfectd

 

 

Experience:

Lize has been working in the travel and tourism industry since 2009. She spent two years working, and travelling, internationally aboard luxury cruise liners. On return to Sunny South Africa, Lize spent a further 2 years honing her skills at a well-known travel agency brand, before finding her happy place at Perfect Destinations.

Countries Visited:

Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Israel, Namibia, Mexico, Bahamas

Favourite Destination:

Thailand, Bahamas, Reunion

Bucket list (next trip):

Vietnam

About Lize

Lize is small in size but as all her loyal customers know, what she lacks in height she makes up for in personality. When you call Lize you will be greeted with genuine bubbly, enthusiastic interest. Lize creates outstanding relationships with her customers providing expert advice and ensuring she creates the perfect package for her customers. Attentive and supportive, Lize is available for you at all times.

What her customers say:

“Many thanks for the documents and for calling me earlier today. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.  I am so happy that I bumped into Heidi a few months ago and we chatted about Perfect Destinations and she gave me your details. Your service is outstanding, great prices and excellent attention to detail. It is wonderful in this day and age to get “good old fashioned” friendly service. I will look forward to working with you in future.” Cherylin – Travel by Cher

“Lize is a wonderful consultant that is very knowledgeable about the destinations that she sells. She is not scared to advise on different options for client. And is always quick to quote, amend and help where she can. Out of my 6 years as a Travel Agent, Lize definitely ranks in my Top 5 persons to work with!” Jana Kotze – Travel latitude

Bronwyn Lambrecht

Bronwyn Lambrecht

bronwyn.lambrecht@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype name: bronwyn.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

Bronwyn started her career in 1999 working for an airline.  In a move to become more hands-on in the travel industry, she worked for a travel agent for a year.  Thereafter, she worked for tour operators for 12 years – resulting in her large experience in the South African, Far East and Mauritius markets.  After a move back to Cape Town to be close to family, Bron is very excited to be part of Perfect Destinations, and really enjoys working with a smaller team.

Countries Visited:

Thailand, Bali, Mauritius, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi

Favourite Destination:

Mauritius, Koh Samui and Phi Phi

Bucket list:

Dubai and Maldives

About Bron:

Bron has an awesome sense of humour.  She is very caring, hardworking and positive about life.  This perfectionist is also very family orientated.

What her customers say:

“Good Morning, Thanks so much for all the effort!! You did a great a great Job.” Annabel –Flight Specials

“Please use Perfect Destinations for any Far East packages you might require. They also do other destinations too. I deal with Bronwyn directly and I have only received the most excellent and prompt service from her.” Silvia – Select Havens Travel & Tours

Antonette van der Lith

Antonetta van der Lith

antonetta.vdlith@perfectdestinations.co.za

Skype name: antonetta.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

Originally from Namibia, Antonette started her work career in London for 2 years.  She then went to China for 5 years, were she taught English in a small town called Nanchong in the Sichuan province.  On her return to Namibia, she started working as a travel agent.  After three years, she moved to Cape Town to work for an inbound travel consultant, and thereafter as a tour operator where she expanded her destination knowledge. 

Countries Visited:

England, China, Germany, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.

Favourite Destination:

China

Bucket list:

Vietnam & Cambodia

About Antonette:

Because of her wonderful experiences travelling, Antonetta wants all her clients to have the same experience that she had.  She is passionate about travel and discovering new cultures and customs – a large reason why she stayed in China for so long – she learnt something new every day.

Justine Choveaux

Justine Choveaux

Sales Representative – Johannesburg

justine.choveaux@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype name: Justine.perfectdestinations1

 

 Experience:

Justine started travelling at the age of 18 years when she lived and worked in the Isle of Man for 2 years.  She started working in a hotel and then became part of their local airline as crew. The allure of ‘free’ travel appealed, and for a further 4 years, she moved to Dubai where she worked as airline crew for a well renowned airline. After returning to South Africa, Justine worked as a retail travel agent/manager but found that servicing the travel agents themselves suited her personality better . Having been the middle man between the tour operator and the client she understands the importance of customer service from beginning to end and that is why working for a Tour Operator like Perfect Destinations is ideal.

Countries Visited:

Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Dubai, Oman, Sri Lanka, Ghana and Tanzania

Favourite Destination:

Malta and Sri Lanka

Bucket list:

Vietnam and Cambodia

About Justine:

Justine is passionate about travel and customer service. She strives to ensure personal service to each and every client and is always  available to assist. Justine is a hopeless romantic and loves that most of the destinations sold by Perfect Destinations are perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries.

Tanya Brereton

Tanya Brereton

tanya.brereton@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype name: Tanya.perfectdestinations

 

 

 Experience:

In 1999 Tanya studied Travel and Tourism.   After finishing college she went to au pair in America for a year. She returned to South Africa 2 weeks before the 9/11 terrorist attack, causing the travel industry to go into a slump –  and finding a job at the time was very hard.  She eventually got an opportunity to work in the hotel industry, where she stayed for nearly 7 years.  After spending 2 years working in the UK, she returned to work for an online travel agency in the customer service department, thereafter moving behind the scenes as a ticketer.  Her hankering to return to sales precipitated her exciting move to Perfect Destinations.

Countries Visited:

America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Mauritius & Dubai

Favourite Destination:

Tanya lived in America for a year and loved it – she would love to return one day.

Bucket list:

Thailand, France, Italy and Spain

About Tanya:

A friendly and very bubbly person, Tanya spends most of her free time with her very active 4 year old son.  She enjoys crocheting,  scrap booking, and socialising with friends.

Dalleries Booysen

Dalleries Booysen

dalleries.booysen@perfectdestinations.co.za

 

 

 

Experience:

After a brief stint working in dentistry, Dalleries knew this was not for her and set her heart on learning about the travel industry.  Having completed her travel and tourism qualification, the first stop was working for a car hire agency. It was here she learned customer service and became an expert at juggling clients’ imaginative requests with real aplomb.  Although her clients left incredibly impressed, the challenge in the end wasn’t enough and she wanted to learn more about this fascinating and enjoyable industry.
We were very excited to welcome Dalleries as a member of our Sales Support Team. She has an incredible eye for detail and a natural desire to make all things perfect! She is an ideal complement to our growing sales team and ensures all our client holidays are in perfect order, as they should be.

Countries Visited:

Travelled extensively within South Africa

Favourite Destination:

Garden Route

Bucket list:

Where to begin! Everywhere and the world between!

About Dalleries

Dalleries is such a pleasure to have in the office, always happy, her positive attitude is infectious. She has a genuine desire to make all our clients happy and never hesitates to go the extra mile to ensure it. She is fun loving and adventurous at heart, never afraid of a challenge and sees the world as a positive place of opportunity and delight.

Vicky Toms

Vicky Toms

vicky.toms@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype Name:Vicky.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

Vicky started in travel in 2004, fresh out of college and with a determination to succeed she began at a well-known tour operator in Cape Town. Quickly rising up the ranks she expanded her portfolio from specialising in just the islands, to being the go to person for the Far East and indeed the rest of the world.  Before ‘coming home’ to Perfect Destinations, Vicky spent time working as a retail travel agent and understands fully just what it means to really get to know a customer’s needs and match them perfectly. She is continually exceeding expectations and making dreams come true!

Countries Visited:

Australia, Singapore, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Dubai, Kenya, Borneo & Indonesia

Favourite Destination:

Maldives and Dubai

Bucket list:

Krabi & Koh Pha Ngan, in Thailand

About Vicky

Vicky has an absolute passion for travel and loves arranging dream holidays for clients.  Travel inspires Vicky and she is driven by discovering new places, and exploring new sights, she loves reading about travel and will always jump at the chance to try the local cuisine!  Overall her passion is beach destinations and she likes nothing better than a glorious beach, beautiful waters and everlasting sunshine, something the Far East is especially good at! In Vicky’s own words ‘I like to think that I am humorous and quite complex by nature and I like to bring that across in my everyday life, recently I embarked on a healthy living lifestyle and have taken life completely by the horns’.

What her customers say:

“Vicky has assisted me for many years with quotes and bookings and she’s extremely professional and knowledgeable and very friendly.She always puts her personal touch into her quotes because she’s travelled extensively and always has valuable tips and advice on the various destinations. She’s a true travel expert and it’s an absolute pleasure dealing with her!” Caron – Club Travel

Pieter Nel

Pieter Nel

pieter.nel@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype Name: Pieter.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

Pieter started working in travel in 2000. He worked at well-known retail travel agencies over a period of 15 years, thereafter moving to Corporate travel.

Countries Visited:

South Africa – Extensively, Namibia, Mauritius, Florida – USA

Favourite Destination:

Anywhere with a beach

Bucket list:

Thailand, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Australia, France, Greece, Egypt

About Pieter

Pieter’s love and passion for working with people developed in him a need to sell an experience rather than provide a generic run of the mill Travel Agent Service. He gets a thrill from adventure and has done shark cage diving and bungee jumping. He still plans on doing activities that has any adrenalin rush to it.  Pieter has a very quirky personality and his hobbies reflect this – his hobbies include playing magic cards and competing in paintball competitions where he enjoys getting shot just for “FUN”

Janine Mostert

Janine

Janine Mostert

Sales Representative – Cape Town

janine.mostert@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype Name: janine.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

In 2008 Janine began a 4 year career in hotels and hotel management. In 2014 Janine decided she would rather be the agent creating the dream holiday and she successfully interviewed for a position with Perfect Destinations. We are so glad she did, she is a rising star with a passion for her job and her customers that ensures her clients long lasting happiness.

Countries Visited:

South Africa – Extensively travelled, Philippines, USA, Thailand,  India, Prague, Germany and France

Favourite Destination:

Philippines

Bucket list:

Bali & Borneo

About Janine

Janine truly cares about her customer’s travels. When she talks about them she is animated in her discussion, becoming them and wanting to make sure that the travels they have placed in her hands will be memorable for all of the right reasons.

What her customers say:

“Dankie vir al jou moeite, waardeur dit vreeslik, sal beslis weer n vakansie deur jou boek!!” Stephan V

“Firstly, thank you so very much for all your help and the trouble you went to with assisting me with my many requests and problems. The stay was wonderful, way too short, but wonderful. I owe you big time, your level of customer service is impeccable and I must say was very unexpected and very refreshing. Thank you again.” Jacqueline R

Colleen Byren

Colleen

Colleen Byren

Product Manager

colleen.byren@perfectdestinations.co.za

 

 

Experience:

Colleen’s passion for travel led her to follow her desire to see others experience the same.  When an opportunity to join Perfect Destinations arose, Colleen jumped in head first! Colleen now takes great pride in ensuring that Perfect Destinations remains tops for quality, price and choice of product across all the Far East, Middle East and Maldives destinations.

Countries Visited:

England, France, Portugal, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Vietnam and Thailand

Favourite Destination:

Vietnam

Bucket list:

Singapore & Borneo

About Colleen

Colleen loves nothing more than relationship building! Her passion for people and genuine care for our clients comes across in all her correspondence and communications. This seals the deal for our suppliers ensuring we get the best deals possible!

Nodine White

Nodine White

Head of Product
nodine.white@perfectdestinations.co.za

 

Experience:

Nodine took a 2 year working break in the UK before returning home in 2006. She then joined an international Inbound Operator as administrative assistant. The travel industry became a passion from which she knew she would never leave, and she worked her way up to being the Operations Manager before moving on as a Product Manager soon after.  In 2015 Nodine joined Perfect Destinations as Head of Product. Nodine has been in the travel industry for 10 years and is loving every single moment of it.

Countries Visited:

UK, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Thailand, Sydney and India

Favourite Destination:

Thailand

Bucket list:

Maldives

About Nodine

Nodine believes in offering the client the best service at the most affordable rates!
She loves working in the travel industry and will always go the extra mile to satisfy the client.
Her passion for travel started early in her life by being fortunate enough to be able to go on family holidays to various places. Nodine believes that “life without travel is like reading a book without turning a page.”

Brenda Mahone

 

Brenda Mahone

brenda.mahone@perfectdestinations.co.za
Skype name: brenda.perfectdestinations

 

 

Experience:

Brenda started her adventure in Travel in 2004, when she began working for an airline as a Customer Service Agent. With a passion to broaden her horizons and learn more about the industry, she later joined a fast growing Online Travel Agency where she remained for the next  6 years. During this time, she honed her skills as a travel expert. With a desire to be exposed to another side of travel she joined a Tour Operator where she worked for a further 2 years. This environment challenged Brenda but helped her gain considerable product knowledge, especially with Maldives and Seychelles.  Thankfully for us, in the middle of 2015, Brenda joined Perfect Destinations  as a Travel Specialist for the Far East and Indian Ocean.

Countries Visited:

Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mauritius & numerous destinations within South Africa

Favourite Destination:

Mauritius

Bucket list:

Seychelles & Dubai

About Brenda:

Quiet, loving, calm & spiritual, Brenda loves a good joke and is always enthusiastic about life.  She most loves spending time with family & friends and being a positive influence in their lives. Brenda is driven by passion and the belief that every small triumph will lead to greater achievements. This positivity and drive to succeed, together with her passion for always learning, ensures she always delivers the best customer service, offering above and beyond every time!

Brenda’s favourite quote “Yonke into inesikhathi sayo!”  (Everything in life has its own time)

Corrie Croucamp

Corrie Croucamp

corrie.croucamp@perfectdestinations.co.za

Skype name: live:corrie.croucamp

 

 

 

Experience:

With 16 years working in the travel industry, Corrie has a vast amount of experience.  She started her career with two years in the South African travel market and after moving to the UK for three years, worked in travel there.  On her return to South Africa, she worked for a big retail travel agency, but after time wanted a change and moved into the leisure online industry.  Her direction changed to wholesale, where she finds herself now.  She loves the product and being able to work with both agents and direct clients.

Countries Visited:

UK, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Thailand, Bali, China, USA – Florida, Zanzibar, Mauritius

Favourite Destination:

Switzerland, Italy, Scotland & Mauritius

Bucket list:

Avalon Waterways European River Cruise, Maldives etc.  She loves to travel and wants to go wherever she can – she feels that every place you visit is an experience on its own and creates wonderful memories.

About Corrie:

Corrie is passionate about helping people. She is down to earth, adventurous and game for anything.  With her outgoing and friendly personality, she is a pleasure to do business with and an asset to Perfect Destinations.

Zephnie Viljoen

Zephnie

Zephnie Viljoen

Director
zephnie.viljoen@perfectdestinations.co.za

 

 

Experience:

Zephnie first started travelling in 1997, and after years of globe-trotting and sailing the seven seas she simply could not resist turning her passion for travel into a career. Her journey started in 2003 at one of the largest UK online agencies selling ski and later heading up the cruise product division, and in 2007 she returned to South Africa.  In Cape Town, she continued earning her industry stripes by strategically growing, managing and leading two prominent online outbound agencies on their road to success.

Sharing the same values, drive, commitment and innovative approach to outstanding service delivery that is so quintessentially Perfect Destinations, made joining the company as a partner in 2014 the easiest decision in the world.

Countries Visited:

USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, most of the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean islands, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama (incl. Canal), Belize, Canary Islands, Madeira, UK, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Croatia, various Aegean Islands, Turkey, Corsica, Malta, Bulgaria, Balearic Islands, Dubai, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Namibia, Borneo, Bali, Singapore and India

Favourite Destination:

Santorini

Bucket list:

Vietnam

About Zephnie

Zephnie’s passion for providing the highest standard of personal service in travel management sometimes borders on the obsessive! She sees it as an absolute privilege to work in an industry where our sole objective is to make customers’ travel dreams a reality, and is always in pursuit of new and innovative ways for Perfect Destinations to continue setting even higher benchmarks in our industry.

Shona Pittaway

Shona

Shona Pittaway

Director
shona.pittaway@perfectdestinations.co.za

 

 

Experience:

Shona started in travel in 1998 working as an adventure guide, scaling mountains, jumping into rock pools and leading caving expeditions, a passion for adventure is what drove her. In 2002 it was time to get serious and she dove headfirst into working her way up in a very successful and specialist UK based Tour Operator. For the next 7 years she made it her mission to learn, learn, learn and was fortunate to gain experience and knowledge in every department required to run a successful company. It is with this knowledge and an absolute driving passion for excellent customer service that she returned home determined to make a difference within the South African market place, and The Staff Travel Corporation was born. Today we have become a familiar name which represents service and quality within the South African tourism trade.

Countries Visited:

Thailand, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Seychelles, Australia, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Brussels, Holland, Cyprus, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania including Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Indonesia Borneo, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam , Cambodia, Prague and Bali

Favourite Destination:

Thailand, Maldives

Bucket list:

China

About Shona

Shona is the driving force behind Perfect Destinations. She is never satisfied and continually looks for new ways to improve in our product, our service, our pricing and our brand. Watch this space; Perfect Destinations will continually be challenging the status quo and introducing new service standards, and offerings, which will help to shape the future of the SA travel industry.