Checkedin Chica: Esona Mtshengu

Keep calm and do not panic! Esona Mtshengu shares her story with us…

Who are you and what made you get into travel?

Esona Mtshengu is a MICE Coordinator from The Winners Group.  Whilst at college studying towards my diploma, 18 students from college where asked to assist Winners in one of their big projects and the company promised to reward the top two performing students with an internship and I was one of the students that received the internship and I have been with the company for almost 5 years now.

What has the industry taught you?

A lot can go wrong in the execution of  a project and you cannot panic, if you panic you are not able to think and come up with a solution.

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

From “MICE” I really love the E for events and would love to be involved with a brand that its core focus is corporate events.

What is your most pleasant travelling experience?

Travelling to Zanzibar last year, I am a summer baby so a beach destination is always at the top of my list.  My highlight was how friendly the locals are.

Top 3 travel recommendations and why?

New York City: It’s the city of dreams.  Even people who walk on the street ooze positivity their walk says “I have made it”, you are bound to return home with inspiration and positive energy

Cape Town: Mega activity city with many historic sights and you can do a lot at very little cost or not cost at all

Durban:  You can swim all year

Three travel tips?

Always pack a camera to capture those memories

Respect the culture of the country you are visiting

Always take out travel insurance when travelling especially abroad

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