October 19th, 2012, by Beth Engelhart
Beth brings over twenty-five years’ experience in the tourism industry, of which the past twenty was spent living and working in Southern Africa. Her inquiring, adventurous spirit led her into many of the game rich safari areas and tourist areas in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Her life in the bush, working in these three countries, has left her with extensive knowledge, experience and intimate insight in organizing custom safaris for her clients.
When we sat down to chat with Beth, these were her answers:
Q: What is your favorite African Destination and why?
A: Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Luiwa Plains, and many of the places in Zambia. Why? The peaceful, friendly people, and it’s remote, old-style Africa. I also love the night drives and walking safaris.
Q: What itinerary in African Travel’s new 2013 brochure is selling well and why?
A: For first timers, Southern Explorer is a favorite. There is great game viewing and it gives a good taste of Africa.
Q: What customer advice to you pass along to your travel agents?
A: It is so important to understand what your clients are looking for in their vacation. People go on vacation for different reasons. Agents must listen to the client and then determine the best itinerary and accommodations from there.
Q: What makes ATI special?
A: African Travel has a unique collection of specialists who know so much about Africa. I lived in Africa for over 20 years, and I’m constantly amazed at the depth of knowledge all the travel specialists have. African Travel specialists are truly a gold mine of knowledge.