Africa and The Middle East
My name is Jelena Williams, and I am a Travel Counsellor, based in Bloemfontein. Originally I am from Riga, Latvia (Eastern Europe). Before coming to South Africa, I lived in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland for 3 years. I had an opportunity to travel extensively, experience different cultures, meet new people and discover new places. While in Ireland, I met and married my husband (South African), and finally, we moved down to South Africa, where I've lived here since, for the past 10 years.
I have worked in travel for more than 5 years in South Africa, before I became a Travel Counsellor, I have had an amazing opportunity to meet fantastic people, who have become my clients, and now friends. I have been able to share their travel experiences, their joy and happiness. Thanks to my loyal clients, I’ve won several awards for being one of the best travel consultants.
Becoming a Travel Counsellor gives me an opportunity to dedicate my time to my client’s needs, where I get to know their likes and preferences which helps me to tailor-make your dream holiday. I am available 24/7, and I am happy to meet you in the comfort of your own office, home or a favourite coffee shop. For those living outside of Bloem we can connect over a skype call at a time that suits you best.
I am looking forward to share my own travel experiences with you, to show you the green planes of Ireland, the romantic scenery of France, the hidden treasures of Eastern Europe and Russia, the amazing islands of Thailand, and so much more…
I wish you all the best, and I would love to hear from you soon.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Ryno van Jaarsveldt
Bloemfontein, 22 February 2019
Excellent service! We would recommend Jelena to any friends and family who would like to travel and who require assistance. We are more than satisfied.
Sent in by Desire Devenish
Bloemfontein, 17 January 2019
Quick service, correct info, friendly service, everything we could ask for! Thanks Jelena!
Sent in by Michelle Gibson
Sydney, 18 December 2018
Jelena was wonderful, she is always patient and kind and has good fresh ideas. Nothing was a problem. I would recommend her to others and I will be in touch next time we travel.
Sent in by Hester Gordon
Bloemfontein, 22 November 2018
Jelena was very helpful, she is professional and I will recommend her to my friends. Thanks Jelena
Sent in by Lize Wolmarans
Bloemfontein, 03 September 2018
Jelena is fast, efficient and very helpful! You will not regret asking her to assist you!
Sent in by Anthea Ogle
Johannesburg, 31 May 2018
Thank you so much for all your help. You are professional, efficient and you have set the bar so high. I highly recommend your service to anyone who needs travel assistance.
Sent in by Wilhelm Steinberg
Bloemfontein, 03 May 2018
Thank you Jelena Williams! She always responds reliably and rapidly. It is great to be able to trust your Travel Counsellor with your travel plans.
Sent in by Carmen Smith
Bloemfontein, 10 April 2018
Jelena is excellent in what she does! Very helpful and professional. I would recommend her to anyone anytime.
Sent in by Charles van Heusden
Bloemfontein, 08 February 2018
We found the service from our Travel Counsellor Jelena Williams very professional, helpful and honest. She had our concerns at heart and is prepared to go the "extra mile" for her clients. We would definitely recommend her to our friends for future travel service.
Sent in by Kirsten Nematandani
Bloemfontein, 05 February 2018
Great assistance. Turn around time wonderful.
Sent in by Charles van Heusden
Bloemfontein, 31 July 2017
Jelena Williams is very professional and extremely helpful. I have only had "joy" when dealing with her. She is extremely thorough and precise in her work and is prepared to go the "extra mile" for her clients. I can recommend her with confidence to attend to the travel needs of my friends, family and colleagues.
Sent in by Joan Viljoen
Bloemfontein, 24 April 2017
Jelena Williams was excellent in assisting us with our travel arrangements. She was very fast and easy to get hold of. She is always friendly and glad to help.
Sent in by Amanda Lombaard
Kathu, 24 April 2017
Really quick & efficient
Sent in by Leon Lotz
Bloemfontein, 04 January 2017
Jelena is the best, my kids even had coffee with her, the whole family knows her and that is a first in my 25 years of marriage. She arranged a Bali trip for us and took care of everything from flying - meals - accommodation - taxis, AND EVERYTHING was just simply 500% and more. Jelena always go more than the extra mile
Sent in by Wilma Griessel
Hoopstad, 21 June 2016
Working with Jelena for many years, trusting her with our hard earned special holidays.....she is THE ONLY ONE! She is the most efficient and trustworthy travel agent I know, and we will surely never dream or plan a holiday without her doing our bookings. She is a jewel for any agency, Well done that you have such a component person in your team!! Regards Griessel-family of Hoopstad
Sent in by Helene Griessel
Hoopstad, 11 April 2016
A great Travel Counsellor that I would recommend to anyone! So pleased. She goes through so much trouble for you.
Sent in by Jan Gouws
Bloemfontein, 11 April 2016
I had an awesome experience.
Sent in by Annemarie Oberholzer
Bloemfontein, 01 December 2015
Why don't you have a 15 score? I would like to give Jelena a 15 out of 10! She's always willing to walk the extra mile and nothing is too much for her. Well done girl! She's ALWAYS friendly & professional. I will never ever use another travel agent.
Sent in by Mike Leonard
Bloemfontein, 04 November 2015
Jelena is very professional in her job, but is also a good friend. I will recommend her anytime to anyone.
Sent in by Jacques Van Vuuren
Bloemfontein, 09 October 2015
Great service and quick.
Sent in by Marinda Jardine
Bloemfontein, 08 October 2015
Jelena was incredibly helpful and she was very quick to answer all questions! I would highly recommend her assistance to any one I know! I was really treated as though I was her only customer. Well done Jelena!
Sent in by Busi Zondi
Bloemfontein, 20 July 2015
Jelena was really super-efficient after I had struggled with almost every travel agency that I had been to see, and in-contact with, in the Bloemfontein area. It took them nearly a week just to email me a quotation, and if I requested any more information or requested changes to be made, it took days before I had a response. Jelena, I called her on a Saturday afternoon, we spoke, and in hardly an hour after that I had a quotation ready. If I was unsure about anything I could email or call and she will respond immediately, it felt really good to work with someone with an excellent work ethic. I would most certainly recommend her to everyone I know who is travelling and who needs someone to handle their travel arrangements.
Sent in by Keletso Mekgwe
Johannesburg, 15 June 2015
Jelena is a very friendly and professional Travel Counsellor. It was an absolute pleasure being assisted by her. I will definitely make use of her for my future trips.
Sent in by Marlene Pieterse
Bloemfontein, 15 June 2015
Very efficient and on the ball. Very good service Congratulations. Regards. Marlene
Sent in by Willem Le Roux
Bloemfontein, 15 June 2015
Jelena is always friendly. She let the customer feels that he is of importance. She always followed up. She ensured that I received a good deal.
Sent in by Nico Pretorius
Bloemfontein, 28 May 2015
12 out of 10 service! Jelena went out of her way to assist us!
Sent in by Moretlo Kabi
Bloemfontein, 04 May 2015
The service is outstanding!
Sent in by Thato Ramabele
Bloemfontein, 23 April 2015
Jelena is amazing. She is very competent and extremely patient with clients. She is also very understanding and deserves a gold medal. Working with her has been a great experience.
Sent in by Maryanne Lamb
Bloemfontein, 16 April 2015
Very pleasant and efficient service, thank you.
Sent in by Dashnee Moodley
Johannesburg, 09 April 2015
Jelena Williams is a super star, she has international credentials and she never ever fails to always meet customer needs. She is wonderful to work with and is always pleasant and polite. I have booked numerous international destinations with her and she always exceeds my expectation. Wonderful!
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