Contact Us

Visit us at the Mall of the South

Shop G160, The Mall of the South
Corner Swartkoppies & Kliprivier Road
Aspen Hills

Call us on +27 11 435 6742

Email info@laratravel.co.za




Meet the Team

Lara

Lara Casasola

Managing Director

Lara has been in the travel industry since 1989. She's matched her experience in the industry with personal travel, which makes for an invaluable hands on travel consultant. As Managing Director, Lara takes pride in her close relationship with both employees and clients and ensures that service levels exceed client expectations.
Email: lara@laratravel.co.za

Donna

Donna Hitchcock

Key Account Manager

"I joined Lara Travel in 2002, I Love every moment of my job; we have the best team ever. I deal with our corporate clients and make sure that the service runs smoothly between our clients and the consultants. I co-ordinate the training of our consultants with our tour operators, insurance companies and car hire in order to keep our consultant updated at all times. I also oversee the training of internships; at Lara Travel we pride ourselves in skills development. I started in travel in 1985 and always knew it was what I wanted to do.I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to travel to some beautiful destinations such as Kiev in the Ukraine and the very beautiful island of Macau, to mention but a few. I consulted for many years and then took some time off and came back in the sales and marketing side, I haven't looked back. Love the buzz of our very busy and friendly office. What a great team to work with."
Email: donna@laratravel.co.za

Precious

Precious Zwane

Travel Consultant

""I started as a receptionist for Lara Travel and by God’s grace I became a junior consultant. Working at Lara Travel has groomed me  to become the consultant that I am today. Working as a receptionist equipped me and made my transition extremely professional. I assist with bookings for domestic, regional and island holiday destinations such as Mauritius. I was fortunate enough to experience Mauritius and gained so much knowledge. Looking forward to meeting you and building a good relationship” "
Email: precious@laratravel.co.za

Stef

Stef Sherwood

Travel Consultant

"I joined Lara Travel in April 2004 and can honestly say the best Agency, wonderful team and best boss in my whole career. I joined travel in 1988 - 25 years ago. I have in total worked in 4 agencies of which managed one office. The idea of working with people making their travel dreams come true inspired me to join travel. In the 25 years I realised my forte is dealing with the Corporate market of which makes up 60% of my daily work and the balance is my repeat leisure clients. I am a people person and that's probably why I enjoy my job so much. I prefer to be busy rather than quiet".
Email: stef@laratravel.co.za

Isabel

Isabel Camacho

Travel Consultant

Isabel has been in travel since 1979 and joined Lara Travel in 2002. Isabel is responsible for ticketing for our sub agents and independent travel consultants. She also assists with Corporate and Leisure Travel arrangements. All her clients are made to feel like they are not just clients but special friends.
Email: isabel@laratravel.co.za

Alex

Alex Reis-Pereira

Travel Consultant

"I started in the travel industry in 1998 and I have loved making my clients dreams come true and most of all, assisting my corporates and making their travel experience as effortless as possible. I have always had a passion for this industry and I became very aware of it from an early age when I began travelling on my own to visit various family members. I have been at Lara Travel now since 2009 and enjoy every minute of working with my peers, although a very fast paced environment yet fun and helpful wherever needed. At Lara travel I work with both Corporate and Leisure clients as well as groups of all aspects. The travel industry is challenging and that is what makes it interesting for me. I enjoy the relationship building with my clients and they know that I am responsible, reliable and accountable in all I do. I look forward to many more years counselling travellers and assisting them with all their travel needs"
Email: alex@laratravel.co.za

Kelly

Kelly Robertson

Travel Consultant

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney Because travel is a dream and only you can take the first steps to make your travel dreams a reality. I am personally inspired by Walt Disney as Disney World has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I have recently been fortunate enough to pursue this dream and visit the Magical land of Florida USA. Being in travel is a glamourous job, you get to experience new destinations and best of all sell your experiences to clients to create an image of their dream holiday - after all travel is not a physical product, it is all about the unforgettable memories created at a destination. I have studied Travel and Tourism Management at the University of Johannesburg for 4 years and have been in the travel industry for the past 6 years. I absolutely love my job, from the first interaction to when I wish them bon voyage on their journey - there is no greater feeling then presenting my clients with their dream holiday. I specialise in leisure travel as I love planning new holiday packages for all parties – honeymooners, friends, and families and even the solo traveller wanting to experience the world. I have been quiet fortunate to have travelled to lovely destinations such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Thailand, Hong Kong and China as well the Sunshine state of Florida. Although I may have not seen every country in the world as yet, my knowledge and passion allows me to sell all destinations as I learn something new each and every day. I love my job and love Lara Travel and would absolutely love to make your dreams come true!!
Email: kelly@laratravel.co.za

Nadia

Nadia do Carmo

Travel Consultant

"I studied Travel & Tourism at the Vaal University of Technology and in April 2000, I began my career as a travel consultant, driven by a passion to travel and make the travel dreams of all my clients come true. I have been turning these dreams into a reality for 13 years and have enjoyed every moment. I have also been fortunate enough to travel to various countries all over the world and experience the wonder and joy of travel. I joined Lara Travel in the beginning of 2013.
Email: nadiadc@laratravel.co.za


Rashika Kanji

Travel Consultant

"I am a new addition to Lara Travel family since Aug 2018, I have been a Corporate and Leisure consultant for the last 10 years, I love doing both as it keeps me motivated and I strive to learn new things daily. I have been blessed and lucky to travel to Thailand, Mauritius, India and Turkey. Being a leisure consultant I understand the client’s needs and always ensure I keep core things in mind example honeymooners, birthdays and anniversaries or just a holiday these things make journeys and memories happen. Corporate is my passion, business travelers need full attention to detail and quick service which I strive for. Travel is my life and I get attached very easily as travel means a lot to me as a person and memories last a life time.”
Email: Rashika@laratravel.co.za




Daniel

Daniel Makovy

Accounts Manager

Daniel has been in accounts since 1995. He joined Lara Travel in 2004 and deals with all aspects of our accounts management.
Email: daniel@laratravel.co.za


Michelle Pereira

Travel Consultant

"I started in travel in Feb 2005. I have both a corporate and leisure background, but my expertise is in Leisure which I have an extreme passion in making every travellers experience an unforgettable one.
I joined this wonderful team Lara Travel in April 2017. I may not be well travelled as the rest of my peers , but researching every country makes me confident enough to sell any package you can dream of.
My favourite countries I have experience has to be Italy , Thailand and Mauritius. Although those countries are absolutely beautiful my heart is set on the little town of Sorrento in Italy.

Hoping to make your next Holiday an unforgettable one with happy memories”

Email: michelle@laratravel.co.za

Aphiwe Ngxalaba

Receptionist

"I just started working at Lara Travel in 2018 beginning of the year as a Receptionist with aspiration to be a consultant one day as I have a National Diploma in Tourism Management and Galileo, I really enjoy working at this Agency and I have developed excellent communication skills as a receptionist. This, combined with the fact that I am a highly motivated and conscientious worker makes it a pleasure being at Lara Travel, basically Welcome guest by greeting, answering questions about our services, responding to requests and forwarding to the right recipients, manage switchboard and assist consultants where I can basically try to make their lives easy, I love the world of Travel and I have learnt and still learning a lot and with me being the person that I am beautiful inside and out, bubbly and full of life makes it easy”
Email: reception@laratravel.co.za

Mavis Mabale

Office Assistant

" I work at Lara Travel as an office assistant. I have been with this company for more than 2 years and I have been told that I make the most delicious coffee. I also love taking care of the office because clients enjoy my tea and coffee. Im the spotless queen. One day I also want to explore the world and travel through Lara Travel”



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