Monique joined us in October 2022 as a trainee consultant and BBB’s personal assistant. She’s already learnt so much about what we do and how Namibian tourism fits together, and she’s happily throwing herself headlong into every opportunity.
Growing up with a strong drive of wanderlust, with every opportunity given Monique would always find herself back on the road. Her favourite destination has always been the coastal area. Besides being an adrenaline junkie, she enjoys spending time on the beach, or in the kitchen cooking dishes for family and friends.
Between making cups of Earl Grey tea, sending e-mails, and sharing laughs with her colleagues, she spends her time reading and studying the ins and outs of the tourism industry and all it has to offer. Fun fact: she’s now finding herself developing a passion for Namibia’s wildlife and the conservancies put in place to protect it. Her free time is dedicated to watching the livestream at Etosha’s Okaukuejo Resort trying to spot new animals around the waterhole. She couldn’t be happier about where she’s finding herself, and she’s pretty excited about her journey here at ATI.
What are your ‘must have’ travel items? Earphones, camera & sunglasses.
What meal could you eat everyday? Pasta!!!
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you. One thing people don’t know about me is that I’m actually shy (hard to believe, I know). I just play it off too well…
How did you get into tourism? I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be in tourism from a very young age just because of how much I love to travel, but I only really got into it after high school when I landed my first job in the hospitality industry.
What is your favourite book and/or movie? The best book I’ve ever read and would highly recommend to anyone looking for some self-improvement & development, has to be Think and Grow Rich. My favourite movie falls somewhere between the hilarious Little Rascals and oh so emotional romance film The Notebook.
What is your favourite Namibian destination and why? Swakopmund. Besides enjoying the cold gloomy weather and the long bicycle rides on the beach, being in Swakopmund gives me serenity and has a way of recentering me and reminding me of how beautiful live is.
A quote to live by? “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure the in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill