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Product & Systems Senior Executive

Adéle’s extensive product/system knowledge, attention to detail, and experience of tour operating make her a valued member of the YZ team, ensuring all information is relayed and updated into the system.

Adéle's biography

Born and bred in South Africa, from a very young age Adéle has travelled throughout the whole of her home country and southern Namibia. Her passion for travel and sharing her experiences with others led her to pursue a career in the travel industry, joining a leading tour operator based in Franschhoek, the heart of the Winelands in South Africa. After five years in a sales role, creating tailor-made holidays, she moved to product management, focusing on the development of bespoke products, travel planning, and developing the company’s new worldwide online system programme to ensure that their clients always received the best rates and the most up-to-date information. Adéle decided to relocate to London this year (2018), with many fond memories of the Winelands where she grew up and was lucky enough to make her own wine!

Most memorable experience

I have a long list of unforgettable experiences, all from when I was travelling in South Africa and southern Namibia. These are such contrasting countries, and SA alone is so many worlds in one, that mentioning a single experience is not enough. I’ve enjoyed so much, from horse riding on the red Kalahari dunes as the sun rises, to stargazing in the Karoo, to tucking in to an evening bush ‘braai’ next to hippos at the Olifants river with hyenas in the background, to a big bull elephant charging me head-on! I also had an amazing day in the Kruger National Park, when I spotted three leopards only a metre away from me. The excitement was overwhelming!

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