Our staff are our major asset and it is through them that we have achieved such phenomenal growth. Core emphasis is placed on ‘Service Excellence’ and to this end we are committed to on-going staff training and internal development. We operate as a cohesive team and our staff are recognized professionals in the travel industry.
Juliet Coetzer (Director)
Julie started her travel career at Wynberg Travel in 1988 as receptionist for their Wynberg branch. From being a receptionist she worked her way to becoming a senior consultant as well as manager of their Constantia Village operation. Wynberg Travel was then sold and then traded as Wynberg Executive Travel. She then became Marketing Director and from here to Managing Director of the company assisting with the running of all the Dimension Data in-house operations spread throughout South Africa.
In January 2002 she joined forces with Debbie Scott to form Xl Absolut Travel, her main role being to concentrate on growing the leisure side of the business as well as being involved in HR and Training. Julie loves travelling with her husband and discovering unknown places. She likes to recharge in the bush and loves to explore “off the beaten track”! She and her husband have an Air B n B in the country and love the “Country life”.
Debbie Scott (Director)
Debbie started her career in travel at the Rennies Corporate Travel office in Cape Town. She worked alongside the office manager handling all the top 150 corporate accounts. In 1996 she relocated to London and was employed by Flextech Television in their in-house operation, managing all their travel requirements. She outsourced all the best corporate hotel, car and airline deals and coordinated all the television and entertainment conferences (MIP TV MIPCOM in Cannes and Edinburgh).
In 2000 she traveled to the United States and then returned to Cape Town to join Wynberg Executive Travel in the capacity as Senior Consultant and manager of their corporate office located in Mowbray, Cape Town. In February 2002 she resigned in order to start her own travel agency, Xl Absolut travel with Julie Coetzer. Her main role in the business is to concentrate on Movie & Corporate travel as well as IT and Finance. Debbie had a daughter, Morgan, in 2012 and relishes her role as a mother. One of her passions is to travel Machu Pichu being number one on her bucket list!
Debbie had a little baby girl in 2012 and is relishing her new role as Mother. Her passions are travelling and on her bucket list is still to do Machu Pichu
Beulah Lakay (Director)
Beulah started off her travel career with us at XL Absolut Travel and has been employed since 2004. She started as a receptionist , from Damelin College, and has worked her way to becoming the most dynamic and finest corporate consultant. After 15 years she is now a Director of the company and couldn’t be happier, learning everyday with all the new challenges that arise.
She has a soul and spirit of an explorer and her travel bucket list dream is to visit Greece and to go back to the USA to visit her family. She is soon to be a first-time mother which is going to be a joyous occasion!
Lucia Amos (Director)
Lucia started off her career working for Harvey World Blue Planet Travel for 9 years and has been employed at XL Absolut Travel for 8 years giving her a total of 17 years in the travel industry. Lucia operates and manages our accounts department and handles all accounting queries. She is determined, hardworking and full of humour!
Lucia is passionate about family , loves the Football field where she spends most of her weekends cheering on her husband and family involved in the sport. She is involved in a social responsibility group where they feed children and arrange various art, sport and awareness events over weekends. She loves cooking and resorting to a campsite for her time of “R&R”.
Xabisa September (Corporate Consultant)
Xabisa is originally from East London. After matric she studied travel and completed a three-year qualification in travel and tourism at Boston Business College in East London. After graduating from college she worked for XL Aloe Travel in 2011 to gain her travel practical experience. In 2015 she moved to Cape Town to work for Duma Travel and then joined Xl Absolut travel in August 2015. Xabisa is a true asset to our company. She handles our corporate business and loves people, sewing and travelling. She is married and is a very thorough and dedicated travel consultant.