Africa and The Middle East
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My name is Monique Els, I am a Travel Counsellor based in the Helderberg area and I am surrounded by the beautiful Hottentots Holland mountain range. From here I can service my clients anywhere in the world.
Some more about me. I got married in 2012 and my husband and I have one beautiful daughter, followed by our two loving fur babies cocker spaniels and not to forget our parrot who gives us a wakeup call each morning. I love reading, learning new skills and I have a great passion for health and fitness and of course travel.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor in 2021, I worked in retail and corporate travel for 12 years prior. I gained so much knowledge, travel experience and life lessons during this time. My greatest pleasure is when my clients return from their holidays telling me all about their travel adventures and how flawless their trip was. I love connecting with people and it would be a great pleasure to get to know you and to plan your dream holiday.
During the 2020 lockdown, I had the time to reset and relook at my life, as travel was on hold. It was then that I decided to join Travel Counsellors as their support system is phenomenal. They have won many awards, provide me with excellent support, tech and provide me with the latest travel trends and airline news and so much more...
I will be your go-to travel person and I can also assist you with your 911 travel emergencies calls, so feel free to contact me.
"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams"
I look forward to hearing from you soon
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...
01 April 2021
Although the cheaper airfares and the rise of budget airlines have made flying much more accessible, it's also created a few major drawbacks that can make your flight an unpleasant one. Sadly, shrinking aeroplane seats and cramped legroom have become the norm as airline companies attempt to load as many passengers as they can into a small space. Here are 10 hacks for getting more comfortable on a plane whilst ensuring your trip will be as enjoyable and yes, sleep-conducive as possible. 1. BUY A TRAVEL BLANKET Fielding constant temperature changes can be one of the biggest issues on a flight, but...
12 March 2021
My Top Travel Tips when Travelling with Children * Take it Slow and allow for Plenty of Time * Planning for extra time is exactly the opposite of what I do when I'm traveling alone * Don't Overpack * Pre-Book Everything As Far As Possible * Explain the Trip to your child (manage their expectations so that they know what to expect for the day * Snacks, Snacks, Snacks - avoid sugar as this will give them more energy : ) * Pay Extra for Good Gear * Ask for Child Discounts * Accept Things Will Go Wrong * Ensure that you have your Unabridged birth certificate when travelling...
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 072 242 5843