When work is not work, but a passion, Charlotte Hlongwane share her story with Checkedin…
How and why did you get into travel?
I studied travel and tourism and was offered a learnership and that is where I started falling in love with travel.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of being a travel agent is seeing the excitement and joy while you are booking a trip for people that who have been saving for or wanting to travel to for a long time.
-Gaining valuable experience
-When you are travelling to new destinations, you get to know new cultures and cuisine
-Making people’s dreams come true and gaining repeat clients
-Sharing my passion for memorable travel experiences from the start to the end. Knowledge regarding the destination is very important to me.
Would you still get into travel if you had a choice now?
Definitely big yes, travel was my first choice
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to make sure that I stay busy in different ways. I enjoy playing netball and going out with my friends. I like to stay sharp by reading, watching travel channel. I also like to relax with a nice board game at the end of the day.
Name your favourite travel destinations
I would be hard pressed to identify one favourite travel destination. In fact, I have many based on what I’ve visited thus far. However, I believe there are dozens more where I have not travelled that I am certain would be on my Top 25 one day.
With that said, Cape town, Plettenberg Bay, and Durban are the most frequent places I have visited and have never disappointed. I will definitely love to travel international