Mahlatini’s tribe continues to grow in Cape Town

Since opening the doors on its first permanent base in Africa last August, Mahlatini Luxury Travel’s dedicated sales and product office continues to expand. This month the leading tour operator welcomed another three recruits to the team in response to a sustained period of growth. Greg Fox, Co-founder and Director of Sales, commented, “Our clients have always appreciated our specialist, first-hand knowledge; they love working with travel experts living on African soil to create their bespoke travel itineraries. A Cape Town base affords direct access to our trusted supplier network ensuring we deliver the absolute best travel experiences for our clients.”

With a combined experience of almost 50 years in the African travel industry, Ilaria Semprini-Sara, Adelle Bell and Steve Meinhold bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Mahlatini. Ilaria has worked at a senior level within the tour operator sector for both an Italian specialist brand and a large corporate for over ten years; she joins Mahlatini to head up its Italian-speaking division. Adelle joins the team after a decade spent within a number of safari specialist tour operators, and Steve moves from his role as Senior Travel Consultant at Rhino Africa where he has been for the past five years. Commenting on her recent appointment, Ilaria said, “Joining a long-established UK tour operator at this key milestone, as it looks to expand its footprint within Africa, was a unique opportunity that I had to explore. On meeting the Directors and the wider team I instantly felt at home…we are united by a common passion for African travel and a pride in going the extra mile to make our clients’ dreams a reality.”