Role: Marketing Manager

Margo joined the ATI Holidays team in April 2011 in the newly created position of marketing manager.

Margo was born into conservation and tourism in Namibia, spending her formative years living in various National Parks around the country, including Etosha where her parents worked for nature conservation in the rest camps.

After finishing high school and her studies Margo spent a number of years travelling through South Africa and Europe, working first in the golfing industry and then deciding to take a much more serious stance on life – in the actuarial department of an international insurance company…

Eight years later Margo found herself moving back to her home country and ‘accidentally’ pursuing a career in tourism. She first established and headed up the MICE division for a Namibian tour operator before being head-hunted to join an Italian specialist ground handler, and then eventually finding her niche at ATI Holidays.

What is your ‘must have’ travel item: Dental Floss – some things you just cannot explain…

What is your favourite holiday destination: My in-law’s spare bedroom – it’s cheap, in the Cape winelands and the food is really good!!

If you were a superhero what would your name and super power be: Mamma Crunch… She can prepare fresh, wholesome, organic food with a flick of her manicured hand, she can coax a baby to sleep through the night with a touch to the temple, her house is immaculately clean whenever she turns the key in the door… I am the eternal optimist, but with a young son and three puppies I doubt it will ever happen.

What is your favourite book and/or movie: Bill Bryson’s Short History of Nearly Everything. It went down a whole lot easier than Stephen Hawking’s Brief History of Time.

A quote to live by: It’s better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.