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I was born into a family who loves travelling and was fortunate to have experienced our beautiful country’s icons and hidden gems. One of my first “international travel” memories was of watching my uncle’s slide show of their adventurous trip to South America.
After school I became an au-pair and lived for 10 months in Germany. It was here that my love for travel was born and I fell in love with Europe. I then enrolled at the University of Pretoria and obtained a B.Com degree in Tourism Management. I recently completed a Diploma in Sales Management from Varsity College as well as a Programme in Advanced Marketing Management from UNISA Centre for Business Management.
My career started in 2000: I started at a tour operator specialising in Spain and Portugal. I then moved on to a retail travel agency where I gained a lot of extensive experience. I later joined an international tour operator, selling and promoting escorted tours to Europe, the Mediterranean and the Americas. I gained in-depth knowledge of various countries and visited many destinations.
Some of my travel memories include: enjoying the beaches of the Algarve, shopping in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, experiencing Eastern European cultures, cruising in the Greek Isles, driving in the Black Forest and taking a rail journey up the Swiss Mountain peaks, enjoying Austrian music and entertainment and sampling French cuisine, marvelling at the ancient wonders in Egypt and enjoying la Dolce Vita in Italy! Experiencing the night-life in London and Amsterdam and climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge.
My 10 years experience in the industry and my passion for what I do motivated me to start my own travel business. As a Travel Counsellor I can offer the best prices and highest service levels thanks to the newest technology and great support from a dynamic global company, plus I am available at a time that suits you.
As I enjoy seamless, perfectly planned holidays when I travel - I will always aim to provide this to my clients with whom I build long-term relationships. Extensive planning and careful consideration of various options - like travel routings, airlines, hotels, tours and transportation, all collaborate to create the perfect dream holiday.
Holidays are dreams waiting to be realised. So carpe diem - Seize the day! Make that travel enquiry and allow me to make your dream come true!
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
21 July 2012
Whether you are a first time visitor to Mauritius, or a regular, the Sun Resorts marketed by World Leisure Holidays will welcome you to this island paradise as no other hotel group can. I was fortunate to spend 6 days in Mauritius during July 2012 and stayed 1 night at each of these properties, to enjoy what each hotel had to offer and to realise how different each property is in terms of style, location and ambience. La Pirogue (4 Star) is a famous landmark on Mauritius and has been open for 36 years; its 20% repeat clientele proves its...
21 July 2012
Have you always dreamt of an island holiday, lying on a sandy beach, enjoying good food and great hospitality? Then look no further than World Leisure Holidays’ Veranda Resorts. The 4 properties in the group are all very different in style, yet offer consistently great service and ambience. While being on an educational trip to Mauritius during July 2012, our group visited these properties and were delighted at what they have to offer. Veranda Pointe aux Biches (3 Star) is the perfect holiday spot for families or holidaymakers on a budget. As one steps into the reception, one is greeted...
17 July 2012
Why would you have your next conference at a local conference venue if you can have it in paradise? Imagine arriving in an exotic location, smelling sweet tropical air and being welcomed by energetic sega dancers and a band playing the local music, while sipping a cocktail served in a hollowed out pineapple. I was fortunate enough to experience this, and a lot more while attending the annual Travel Counsellors Conference which was held in Mauritius, at Beachcomber’s Shandrani Resort & Spa (5 Star) from 17 to 20 May 2012. From the moment we stepped on the Air Mauritius...
Sent in by Jacques Fourie
Centurion, 05 March 2020
Alta is by far the best at what she does, spoke to 2 other companies and she was the most informed and also the best at explaining everything! When organizing a vacation that's the most important to know and she did it 110%.
Sent in by Elize Bodenstein
Windhoek, 05 March 2020
Alta is very professional, her attention to detail is very reassuring and I would trust her with all my travel plans. She works fast and is very clear about the whole process from beginning to end. I am very impressed and happy with her services.
Sent in by Marius Potgieter
Pretoria, 20 August 2013
Alta has been extremely helpful in all aspects of planning and booking our trip, I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know! We had a great weekend at Victoria Falls, everything was perfect: The hotel was great, the excursions were awesome, and we even did white water-rafting which was the best experience ever. Thank you for your effort and arrangements; it was really an unbelievable weekend!
Sent in by Deon O'Neil
Pretoria, 20 August 2013
What an absolute pleasure dealing with Alta. She is very professional and extremely helpful. I cannot wait to spread the word about her and book our next holiday through her. Deon O'Neil
Sent in by Jaco van Niekerk
Johannesburg, 20 August 2013
Alta Lotter is absolutely the travel agent of choice when making your holiday plans. When my wife and I started planning our honeymoon we received friendly service above and beyond our expectations from her. We had a crisis on the day of departure from OR Tambo, (on a Sunday) and we missed our flight. With a single call to Alta, she sorted out everything within minutes and phoned us back while we were in panic at the airport. Her professional approach to ensuring that we were at ease and arranging everything from getting us on a flight the very next day, to arranging with Massinga Beach Resort for us to stay an extra day that we missed, to making sure that we were all settled and enjoying our honeymoon, was above any expectations that we had from anyone. Massinga Beach Resort is an absolute paradise, (recommended by Alta) and we’d love to go back soon. We will make use of Travel Counsellors in the future and absolutely recommend to anyone to deal with Alta Lotter for the best travel experience ever. Jaco & Nicola Van Niekerk.
Sent in by Mandie du Toit
Makwassie, 26 May 2012
Alta Lötter van Pretoria het geen moeite ontsien om vir my seun en sy vrou die ideale vakansie te bespreek vir hulle wittebrood nie. Sy het die prysklas in berekening gebring asook hul belangstellings en stokperdjies. Sy het ook die geduld aan die dag gelê om navrae oor verskeie destinasies te doen totdat hul op ‘n Mauritius vakansie besluit het. Ek sal julle te enige tyd by almal aanbeveel en sal in die toekoms weer van jul gebruik maak.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 082 708 5876