You can be assured of the benefits gained from the dedicated attention that only an owner-run business can provide, whilst still enjoying the buying power and quality assurance of the Harvey World Travel and Bidvest Groups.
We at Harvey World Travel Highway are a small but closely knit team. We treat our clients, and each other, like family. Here are the faces behind the names:
Brigitte Gonggryp is the owner of Harvey World Travel Highway. She was previously employed as MD of M&R Properties after which she bought various other small businesses whilst growing her family. In 2001 she, along with her partners, made a decision to buy this Harvey World Travel franchise. She is the proud mother of three children. Brigitte is very active in social upliftment programmes, is on the board of CAST (Church Alliance for Social Transformation) and occasionally involved in projects for Operation Mobilisation. She has a particular interest in business training and development in the communities. She is a hands-on owner, and is involved in the strategic growth and development of Harvey World Travel Highway.
Nicky started in the travel Industry 28 years ago. She enjoys the fast moving experience of the corporate world. She thrives under pressure and enjoys negotiating routings and airfares.
She believes that being in the constant loop with airlines, regarding airfares and agreements and always one top of your game makes a good corporate travel consultant.
Karen has been in the travel industry for 28 years and has found that every day is different, and that a travel agent never stops learning. She says that her job is never boring thanks to our valued clients booking their various holidays / business trips to different and exotic destinations in the world and that this what she loves about her job. She also enjoys the interaction she has with her staff on a daily basis which makes Harvey Highway one big family. She believes that good travel professional needs to have the passion, expertise, knowledge and the ability to “connect” with their clients to ensure that they are given the best possible advice and options to suit their requirements.
Trace has been at our HWT branch in the Leisure department for 13 years, and in the industry for 30 years. For her, being a Travel Consultant is all about how she makes her clients feel. She says that clients rely on her expertise and attention to detail, to ensure that all the t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted. She believes in talking to her clients with a genuine interest, showing them that she is prepared to get them the best value for their money, and letting them know that she will give them great service.
Lorraine has been in the travel industry for 10 years. She has mainly been a corporate consultant, and enjoys interacting with her clients as well as the fast pace at which the corporate world moves – the continuous changes to their schedules makes life very interesting and keeps her on her toes. She believes that a good travel agent is organised, managing their time as well as they possibly can, and getting back to clients in a timeous manner.
Nicole studied a Diploma in Tourism and Tour Operations and has been in the Travel Industry for about 6 years with some experience in Hospitality. She was driven at a young age to get into travel and decided to turn her passion into a career. She enjoys putting together itineraries and helping clients, to ensure that they have memorable experiences on their travels. A quote by Eudora Welty that resonates with her is “Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”
Prisca is a quiet natured person who has been the company’s bookkeeper for the past 12 years. Being organised and dedicated she ensures that all the company’s financials run smoothly. Accountancy has always been her passion, every day she is faced with challenges which makes her job a rewarding experience.
Roshni has been in the Travel Accounts Department for eighteen years, she enjoys the everyday experience of interacting with clients and suppliers. Her knowledge and expertise in dealing with challenges is rewarding. Her gentle and lovely nature adds value as a team player to the staff complement.