About Helena De Nobrega

Helena is a seasoned travel industry expert with over 35 years in the business. After working her way through SAA for 11 years, Helena ended up in training, and realised her second passion after travel. She lectured for 4 years, at Wits University on travel and tourism after opening her first travel college in 1996. 2 Years later she started a small travel management company and ran the two companies together. Travel by Arrangement has subsequently grown rapidly and now employs 34 staff members and still growing.

Her passion for travel and education led her to launch something unique to South Africa – The Travel Training Academy. After many years in the industry she saw a big need for the upliftment of skills for travel professionals seeking to grow, learn and enhance their capabilities.

Highly entrepreneurial, a true visionary and more connected than a mafia boss, Helena will no doubt make a huge success of this new venture. Her stature in the industry is one that most travel professionals strive for and as a facilitator she hopes to inspire many more learners.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela