Isabella is a talented and exceptional planner and leader of travel programmes. We worked with Isabella for a significant part of the 25 years we owned Travelworks NZ Ltd. She largely planned the Italy programme itinerary, booked all the accommodation and special visits, met group members on arrival in Italy … then led the complete travel experience through the country.
To give programme participants an experience of a lifetime, it’s necessary to have a skillset well beyond the normal. Skills that include imaginative yet logical planning, negotiation, excellent logistics, a remarkable knowledge of history, fluent Italian, creative writing and grammar; then morph these into on-the-road skills to include intuitive story-telling, recollection, leadership, on-your-feet problem solving, human relations expert and sheer resilience.
That’s quite a feat! Post-travel questionnaires always confirmed Isabella’s guests were totally happy with their travel experience and the magical and deep sense of Italy Isabella was able to impart. Many in fact returned again and again to travel with her on other programmes.