July 1, 2014

Meet Nazira from Sure Mithas Travel

In the third of our “Meet your Sure agency” series, we’d like to introduce you to Nazira Mitha, Director of Sure Mithas Travel. Sure Mithas Travel has offices in Newcastle and Overport in KZN and an office in Lesotho.

Tell us a little about yourself? I have a deep and undying passion for travel and have been in the industry for 37 fabulous years. I love visiting new places, experiencing other cultures, sampling different cuisines and meeting people from all over the world. But most of all, I love travelling because I get to appreciate the natural wonders that Almighty God has blessed us with.

How did you come to be working in travel?
My father was a director at a travel agency. Since I was the youngest daughter, he was always very protective over me and instead of sending me away to study he offered me a job to work for him. It is thanks to him that I joined the travel industry and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

What do you love most about your job? 
I love helping make people’s dreams come true. There are many who save for years to go on their dream vacation and I make it my responsibility to ensure that their dream becomes a reality and their holiday is unforgettable.

What would you tell a tourist in your city to do?
We sometimes get so busy with our work, families and other responsibilities that we tend to overlook the simple beauty that surrounds us.
• Visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium and take the Skycar up to the top of the arch. The view is absolutely majestic (if you are adventurous then maybe do the jump off the stadium!)
• Try a bunny chow
• Take a rickshaw ride on the beach
• Ushaka Wet & Wild
• Durban Botanical Gardens

First time you ever travelled abroad?
The first time I ever step foot on a plane was when I went to Mauritius with my family at the age of 12.

Favourite destination to travel to?
Saudi Arabia

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Next place on your travel bucket list?
India. I won a trip for 2 at the India Tourism Workshop and will be travelling in September.

Most treasured travel memory?
My husband and I travelled to Seychelles for our 30th wedding anniversary.

Funniest travel experience?On a family trip to London, we were using the tube to get to a theatre show. As always the tube was busy and I was pushed into a corner as people were packed in there like a tin of sardines. I was daydreaming about a beautiful handbag in Harrods and did not realise that we had reached our stop and that my family had already gotten off until I heard them banging outside the window and frantically gesturing for me to get off! There were people barricading the way and I’m grateful for all the years I supported the Springboks as I rugby tackled my way through and made it out the door in the nick of time to loud cheers from my family.

Best travel tip you have ever received?

Do a coach tour. As you get older you want to be pampered, and a coach tour includes all porters, tours and most meals, making your trip stress free and relaxed.

What advice would you give to someone travelling?
Travel light and always take our adequate travel insurance.

Tell us about Sure Mithas Travel? We started as a small home based office and have grown into a family orientated travel agency of 16. We have a close knit office and all strive to provide our clients with the best. We love to travel and visit different countries and if we go to a city twice, we make sure we stay at different hotels and see different sights so as to give the best possible advice to our valuable clients.

Why should a client visit Sure Mithas Travel?

We believe in building client relationships and will make you feel right at home. We do flights, domestic and international packages, cruises, coach tours, sports packages as well as travel insurance and forex.

How can a client contact you?
Call: 031 207 6987
Email: info@mithastravel.co.za
For addresses and other contact details, visit the Sure Travel website here.


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