ABOUT US

OUR COMPANY

Our company’s belief is that nothing is more important than personal service – whether this be in the course of contact with clients, or the cooperation with business partners in the travel industry.

WHO ARE WE?

The team at TIA is bound through many years of experience in the travel industry, by their love for Southern Africa and the pursuit of perfection.

We are all German speaking and specialize on the German speaking markets.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Our packages for individual and group travel are planned exclusively according to the client’s requests. The combination of our knowledge of the International market as well as the knowledge of cultures and destinations in Southern Africa, allows us to interpret and enhance the clients travel needs.

The excellent relationship between our service providers and ourselves allows us to structure the most cost effective travel.

Meet THE TEAM

WILFRIED TIMM

Managing Director

Wilfried, or Timmi as he is called by his friends and known for, spent 30 years working as a travel agent in Hamburg and during numerous visits gained a comprehensive knowledge of this country, it’s diverse cultures and people. In 1999 he immigrated to Cape Town and worked for 6 years as General Manager for an Incoming Tour Operator. In 2005 he founded Travel Imagination Africa. He now forms the backbone of our FIT department. Timmi’s strength lies in his vast product knowledge which is key to creating tailor made travel packages for the discerning traveler.

ANGELIKA RAWLINGS

Travel Expert

Born and bred in Germany, Angelika visited Cape Town in 1971, decided to spend a “little while” here experiencing the African lifestyle and very soon developed a passion for the country and people. Today she uses her excellent product knowledge and experience of Southern African countries to create specialised itineraries for individual or family holidays, and that extra ordinary small wedding.

IRMA JOHNSTON

Accounting

Born and bred Capetonian, Irma joined the TIA team in April 2011. She has been working in the tourism industry for the past 15 years, happily working “behind the scenes”, doing what she enjoys most – accounting and administration. To take her mind off those numbers, Irma enjoys playing softball in her spare time as well as going hiking with her family.

YVONNE REED

Travel Expert

Born in Germany and growing up in Namibia, Yvonne moved to Cape Town in 1998. She instantly fell in love with the Mother City and the unsurpassed beauty of the Cape. Her extensive experience in the travel industry has taught her that the combination of exceptional service, a well organised program and the passion of the people involved, are the key to the success of a memorable holiday.

CONNY ARELLANO

Travel Expert

Conny Arellano was born in Germany where she also completed her schooling and thereafter an apprenticeship in a luxury hotel in Munich. In 1978 she decided to move into the Travel and Tourism sector, where she started working for a tour operator that specializes in study tours. These tours included, amongst others, Cruise Liner and Yacht Cruise holidays and this is where Conny most enjoyed spending her time. She then took the decision to move back to her home town Stuttgart, where she worked for a Coach operator that was also a Travel Agent. In 1991 however, her longing for faraway places drew her to Africa. Her original plan to spend just one year in South Africa became a permanent arrangement and Conny ended up making Cape Town her new home. More than 2 decades and many travels later, she has had the privilege to personally experience the immense variety Southern Africa has to offer and now passionately shares her extensive knowledge with anyone who is planning a holiday to this beautiful part of the world..

RIANA KRIGE

Travel Expert

Riana moved to the big city in 1998 to study Interior Decorating. It was however a holiday job that spark an interest in travelling and eventually a career in travel & tourism. After starting as a stewardess on an intercity bus service, she decided to try an office job, selling beautiful Southern Africa to travel hungry guests. It was trial and error in the beginning, not know what the difference between a guest house, bed & breakfast and hotel is, but with some persistence & perseverance have built a successful career in travel & tourism. She has traveled extensively in Southern Africa, visited Eastern Africa and explored Eastern Europe and Russia. She brings a wealth of knowledge with experience in incentives, groups, FIT’s, specialized tours, cruise ship operations, golf tours and much more.

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