About Carla

5827-17_Carla Rossouw

I work primarily as a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) Event planner and Events coordinator at my own company, Vespasian Consulting. My client base is mainly corporate companies and I place business anywhere in South Africa as well as outside the borders of South Africa.

Furthermore, I am a Travel Consultant, creating bespoke travel experiences for many private individuals, small groups as well as corporate clients, especially for incentive travel. I am an individual member of SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry) as well as an Executive Committee Member of the PCO Alliance Network

Since 2015 I am working in association with Sandown Travel with regards to MICE enquiries and other travel services.

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I  was included in the TOP 40 WOMEN IN MICE 2016, as selected by Meetings Magazine (www.theplanner.guru)

To stay abreast of all MICE / Travel news and increase my knowledge of international destinations and premium service providers I attend international travel trade exhibitions. During 2016 I attended:

  • Meetings Africa – Johannesburg
  • WTM Africa (World Travel Market) – Cape Town
  • IBTM World ( Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Expo) – Barcelona

I freelance as a:

  • On-site event manager for meetings, conferences and events
  • Travel writer for various publications and my blog on this website
  • Reviewer of venues, hotels, conference facilities
  • Tour leader for leisure and corporate groups to national and international destinations
  • Restaurant reviewer

Being an avid traveller, I have always been interested in all things travel and absorbed travel information like a sponge. I started my professional career in the Human Resource Management arena and only seized an opportunity in 2003 / 4 to became involved in the travel and tourism industry, developing into various capacities.

I travel locally and internationally, constantly visiting venues, writing reviews, attending travel workshops, exhibitions and local and international trade fairs to stay abreast of travel news, emerging trends and fabulous destinations.

I invite you to journey with me!

Destinations visited / experienced for work, leisure or sport include:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Comoros, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, UK (including Wales), UAE, USA, Vatican City, Vietnam, Zambia & Zimbabwe                     


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