My name is Melissa Ridley, but you can call me Mel.
Welcome to my Business Travel web page. I would love to be your go to person for all your travel needs whether it be for Business or Leisure.
I am based in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg (South Africa). Although I can assist you no matter where you are in the world. I am only a phone call away or you can pop me an email – all my details can be found on my web page.
I have been back in the Travel Industry for 9 years; for 3 of the 9 years I have been running my own Wholesale Company. I have been in the travel industry since 2003. During my career I have serviced Leisure, Corporate as well as Group clients. I am now running my own travel franchise with Travel Counsellors.
I have achieved many awards and have had the wonderful opportunity to travel extensively. I have travelled both locally and internationally.
Why I became a Travel Counsellor is that I wanted to run my own business, whilst at the same time being able to offer my clients the service that they deserved.
The back up and support of Travel Counsellors is phenomenal, which leaves me more time to concentrate and focus 100% on my client and their needs which is what I love. Travel Counsellors has dedicated information sharing platforms for all Travel Counsellors around the world, (there are 1900+ franchisees); the message boards and other platforms give me access to recommendations and local advice from my TC colleagues across the globe. This can help me to recommend great hotels and to solve a problem.
I am available outside normal office hours should you need urgent assistance.
I hope to hear from you soon.
I had to make urgent changes to my flights to get back from Harare to see my sons first swimming gala. Mel reacted quickly and booked me the next flight out. She also went the extra mile to check me in to the flight and got me a exit row seat. Just brilliant...
Don't know how we would cope without her!
Super service, Melissa Ridley Travel Counsellor, South Africa. Highly recommended to all. Very knowledgeable, professional and always available and in touch. The fact you offer a Travel app with all documents digital, a bonus in these paper crazy times!...
I recently starting using Melissa from Travel Counsellors for my business travel. Melissa was absolutely amazing! She completed all my bookings within my budget. She went out of her way to arrange a meeting room in Port Elizabeth whilst facing challenges...