Checkedin Chica: Arlene Jonas

Arlene Jonas, Senior Travel Consultant at Achievement Awards Group, has been in the travel industry for 16 years and is still loving it. Read more about this week’s Checkedin Chica.

Who are you and what made you get into travel?

I have been within the travel industry for 16 years and I am still loving it. I have always had an interest in learning about other destinations and cultures.

What has the industry taught you?

Travel when / if you can. Create those memories – nobody can take it away from you.
Be patient and kind and always put yourself in the next persons shoes.

Where do you think you will be in the next 5 years?

Hopefully still within the travel industry. Once it’s in your blood, it’s there to stay. Also, to at least have seen another two of the Seven Wonders of the World.

What is your most pleasant travelling experience?

There are a few, but the last one to Vic Falls was special. First African destination I’ve visited. The Helicopter flight over the falls was ammmmaaazzziinnnggg to say the least!

Top 3 travel recommendations and why?

*Thailand – Shopping, beach and culture all in one!
*USA – Just love the US, I will go back there anytime at a drop of a hat. I cannot explain what makes it my favourite destination, IT JUST IS!
*Family Road trip along the Garden Route, visiting those small towns

Three travel tips?

Always leave copies of passport and insurance at home
Pack light (coz you need space for the shopping on your return)
Live, Love and Enjoy the destination, coz who knows when you will be back!

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