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Sabine Blaske

Sabine Blaske

I developed my passion for exploring the world and different cultures during a school exchange in Senegal. It taught me that we all have aspirations and can learn from one another, if we are open minded. Born in Germany, I travelled extensively through Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and New Caledonia. After I graduated with a bachelor’s in International Tourism, I lived and worked in England, Germany, Australia, and now Canada. I enjoy my travels most when I get close to locals and learn directly from them about their culture. My most memorable experiences are swimming with whale sharks, hot air ballooning in the Australian Outback and skydiving in New Zealand. My bucket list is long, but at the top of the list is Bhutan – the only country in the world who measures the Gross National Happiness!

Fernanda Siller

Fernanda Siller

I started travelling when I was young, and quickly developed a love for exploring, often daydreaming about adventure and travel. Experiencing so many different cultures made me want to know more about the world and its people, places, traditions and cultures. I began my career in the travel industry when I joined a luxury cruise line, eventually exploring six continents, 63 countries, and over 150 cities, always loving waking up in a different place each morning. My favourite part of my job is learning about our guests’ stories, their culture and their experiences. I've met amazing and inspiring people, everyone with a different, unique story. These people are the reason behind my love for travel. Travel unites us. It is the shared passion to see and explore the world.

Banafshe Zare

Banafshe Zare

My passion for travel goes back to my time in Iran, where I studied Molecular Biology and then started working as a travel agent. When I moved to Canada, I was lucky enough to continue to work as a travel agent, which I'm really happy enough, because I Just can't get enough of travel! 

Travel and tourism are my true passions and I love to discover exciting new cultures. So far I've visited Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Turkey, Thailand, the UK, the USA, and Mexico - and I hope to extend this list in the very near future. I can't wait! 

Tordes Schaefer - Charlton

Tordes Schaefer - Charlton

My love of travel and discovering new places began when I was very young, with my parents regularly taking me abroad on family vacations. Later, as a teenager, if not off having adventures in foreign lands, I could be found reminiscing and daydreaming about travel and sharing my passion with others. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have set foot on all seven continents, to have visited over 75 countries worldwide and to have lived for extended periods in five remarkable destinations: Wales, France, Germany, Australia and Bali, Indonesia.

Now in my 19th year in the travel industry (9 of those with Indus), my passion is still there and having taken my own children out to discover the world - from snorkelling with sharks in Belize, fishing for piranha in the Amazon basin of Peru to watching orangutans in the wild in Borneo and climbing the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia: I hope that I have instilled a love of travel in them.

Helping people discover the pleasure of travel and watching them get bitten by the travel bug is what I enjoy most.

Azadeh Shahidi

Azadeh Shahidi

I began my career in Cultural Tourism as a lecturer for European educational groups in the Middle East. I studied architecture and graphic design but found in tourism the ideal field to fulfill my love of history, art and people. I have lived on 3 different continents and traveled extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas! I can speak English, French and Farsi fluently and can get by in German, Spanish and Arabic.
I am very passionate about the cultural diversities one finds while traveling and my greatest ambition is to keep on traveling. I want to see the great architecture, the flora and fauna, taste the good food, drink the exotic wines, dance to different beats and enjoy the exciting nightlife that our world has to offer. That’s why my favorite destination is South America, it encompasses all of that and more!

Nanette Chan

Nanette Chan

I have an irresistible desire to explore the world around me, so there’s no doubt that I have a bad case of wanderlust.  Ever since I was a little girl, I have been passionate about traveling—and I’ve been working in the travel and tourism trade since I was 16-years-old.

I obtained a degree in Tourism Management at Capilano University in 2018 and I love what I do now because I have a strong belief that everyone should experience travel. Seeing other people enjoying new places and experiences brings me great happiness. I have so many places on my bucket list, but seeing the Big 5 in Africa and swimming in the atolls of the Maldives are at the very top of my list.

Anna Molodcha

Anna Molodcha

I started traveling at a young age, with a folk dance group from school, throughout Europe, by bus. Our first trip was to England, where a big international folk festival was held, giving me a chance to connect with people from all over the world. I think that's when I first realized my passion for travel. I wanted to visit the countries of people spoke about, and see everything with my own eyes.  Ever since my first trip, I have been to many countries such as Canada, the USA, almost all Europe, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Egypt, and Israel. However, nothing was as moving as my visit to Chernobyl. I can't describe the feeling of standing in the center of the abandoned city, Pripyat, thinking about the huge tragedy that happened in your home country. It's been over ten years since I first joined the tourism industry. Communicating with people and learning about their countries and cultures still excites me, just like it did before. 

Ankur Sud

Ankur Sud

"Do what he must, he will always remain a traveler at heart". Somebody once said this about me. I didn’t know at the time how right they were as I have been on a lifelong journey to build connections between people, places and the environment. I have always had a passion for travel and exploration. Early on in my career I spent time exploring the Indian Himalayas as a Tour Leader however the thirst for learning about international travel trends has taken me to various corners of the world. Throughout my travels I have fostered my other great passion, photography. One of my most memorable travel moments was getting up close and personal with Komodo Dragons in Indonesia. I could have spent all day taking photos of these near-mythical creatures! Climbing an active volcano was a highlight of my time in Chile, less adrenaline inducing, but remarkable in its own way were the beaches and highlands of Cornwall, UK.

Diane Paras

Diane Paras

I have always been fascinated by travel, and grew up watching shows that involve travel, especially the reality show “The Amazing Race”, which inspired me to discover unfamiliar people and cultures. Once the spark was ignited, I took courses in travel and tourism, and the rest is history. Travelling is what I’m passionate about, and in my role at Indus Travels I am very fortunate to be learning new things, which gets me excited for continued new experiences. 

Abhijeet Keshari

Abhijeet Keshari

Travelling is an adventure and it’s also a healer. Meeting new people in new places fills me with curiosity about the world around me, so travel feeds my desire to learn about new cultures and increases my respect for different places. Over the years I have explored everything from idyllic countryside landscapes to dynamic cities, wild mountains, peaceful beaches and fascinating deserts. I have travelled solo, as well as with groups of some of the most amazing and passionate travellers you could hope to meet. My visit to the UAE had a major impact on me. It was a turning point in my travelling adventure and unlike anything else I’ve experienced, because it’s a somewhat artificial setting, but it’s also fascinating and full of life at the same time.

Rachel Pader

Rachel Pader

15 years ago I completed a tourism degree with a goal that I would show my mother the world as I had already been bitten by the travel bug. I learned that it is a priceless gift to create memories in different destinations. Some of my most memorable experiences are learning not to fall while surfing in Costa Rica, swimming with the sharks in Belize, walking on a pure white sand beach in the Philippines, swimming with dolphins in Jamaica, feeding kangaroos in Australia, visiting the Big Buddha in Hong Kong, enjoying the magical sites of Machu Picchu, and paragliding in Lima. The biggest bonuses in travel are recharging your batteries, leaving your worries at home, and returning to share your stories with family and friends. This has made me realise I love helping others create their own great travelling experiences.

Olga Ovcharova

Olga Ovcharova

My first trip was a family vacation to the Antalya Coast, Turkey, where we went rafting on a mountain river! You see, I'm a homebody, by nature. I love staying cozy and warm, but somehow, I can't seem to stay away from adventure! This is the reason I choose to work in tourism; it cures my endless desire for travel and adventure. I have been working in the industry since 2002 after my graduation in Tourism.  When traveling, I like to weigh each trip and carefully plan them. When I find myself in an unfamiliar environment, I try to imagine growing up in the area, to help me feel like a local. Extended trips for this matter are my favorites; in fact, the idea of moving to live and experiencing a new culture excites me! I can't say that I travel so much, but I would like more of it! I believe that the most important thing on a trip is who you're traveling with. As the saying says, homo ornat locum, non locus hominem— a place does not color a person, rather, a person colors a place. 

Monica Kanez

Monica Kanez

I was born in Zimbabwe and caught the travel bug at an early age. Before coming to Canada to pursue my post-secondary education, I had opportunities to travel in Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. After completing my degree I worked in the airline industry, which served as a bridge into the travel industry. One of the best things about working in travel is the network of connections you make with people and the knowledge you gain about cultures all over the world. When I choose a travel destination, it’s because I want to know more about the Earth, and all the beautiful people on it.

Shubham Verma

Shubham Verma

I’ve always loved biking and I’ve been to several places in India on my bike. My most adventurous bike journey was to Ladakh—a 1,200-kilometer journey from where I live in Delhi. I’ve been working in the travel industry for six years now, and it gives me immense pleasure to serve every single customer. It’s really easy to connect with all the travellers that I assist and guide, as we all have a respect and passion for what this beautiful world has to offer. I believe in going with the flow, and no matter where my travels take me in the future, I am pretty sure that I will find my share of happiness there. 

Harpreet Bajwa

Harpreet Bajwa

I grew up in the foothills of the great Himalayan range, so off-road adventures in the wilderness have always attracted me. While pursuing my degree in hospitality and tourism management, my desire to explore grew. I scaled the Himalayan range by road on a voyage that stretched across four states in 10 days. Travelling 1,100 kilometres across one of the highest elevations in the world rebooted all five of my senses. I’ve also had off-road adventures in the Thar Desert, the vineyards of Nashik and the Western Ghats of Goa.

Since moving to Canada, I have experienced the Northern Lights, which was one of the most breathtaking and magical moments of my life. I have also driven across three Canadian provinces and five American states. The call of the wild in Alaska is set to be answered soon!

Santosh Kamath

Santosh Kamath

Travel to me is the eternal satisfaction that drew me to this industry 25 years ago. Since then, my life has been dedicated to providing my clients with blissful travel experiences. I worked in Dubai for 12 years, a very multi-cultural environment, and saw how the travel industry was changing and adapting to new technologies.  Heading the operations department at Indus Travels; ensuring that schedules are in place and itineraries carefully crafted makes my role in the company often feel like that of a conductor of a grand orchestra.

Harsh Mehta

Harsh Mehta

I believe that "Life is a journey, not a destination”. A passionate traveler who wanted to escape the hustle-bustle of Bombay to live in the countryside, my journey started in England, where I studied Tourism & Hospitality Management. As a student, you are always going through some financial crunch, but when you travel without being able to afford the luxury, you learn a lot from such experiences. Visiting the city of Hull in West Yorkshire for leisure, living and working in the historic city of Chester, exploring the great city of London and Big Ben, along with the gorgeous landscapes of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle; all these lovely memories of cultural experiences will always be with me for the rest of my life. I like to explore different countries of the world, from Great Britain to Dubai and currently residing in Vancouver, which is one of the most visited cities in North America. One of the best trips of my life was a road trip from Banff to Jasper in Canada during the winter. The snowfall and slippery roads, the warm coffee by the roadside, everything about the trip were beautiful. Every year I plan a holiday to visit a new place as someone has rightly said that “Traveling leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller”.

Zahid Bari

Zahid Bari

'Not all who wander are lost' – famous words of J.R.R Tolkien. These words have resonated with me for a very long time now. They have given me the drive to learn more and more about the world each day. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel from a very young age — understanding & experiencing different places, people, cultures & history. I'm originally from India, born & brought up in Dubai. I've lived in 10 different cities and traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Middle-East, North & South America, covering 40+ countries. My passion for travel helped me find my feet in the tourism industry. I have been working for the past 12 years in different roles and helping businesses establish in India, UK & the UAE, creating life-changing experiences for travelers across the world. My all-time favorite destinations from around the world are Japan, Iceland & Galapagos Islands, and the next destination to explore on my list is Antarctica.

Roxane Seguy

Roxane Seguy

Coming from France, I fell in love of Canada, I stayed almost a year in Montreal and I needed to see the East Side so I am established in Vancouver now. I am passionate about Travel since my young age, I used to travel a lot with my parents in Caribbean island and Africa. As I lived in France I also had the opportunity to travel in Europe. I am solo backpack traveller, I did 3,000 km with my car on Roadtrip across Spain and Portugal during summer. It was the most amazing trip I did. I believe in: Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Being a Travel agent is the beginning of my career dream and it is a real fulfillment to build and plan people travel.

Saeed Parker

Saeed Parker

I wrote my first airline ticket in summer vacations of grade 10, in a family owned travel business back in Bombay India, which was established by our grandfather in 1938.  Travel became passion right then and I haven’t looked back since. Joined Air France after graduation, had the fortune of working for Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and other major travel businesses around the globe. My pursuit of cities, beaches, cultural, adventure, eco, nature, wilderness & architecture tourism has taken me to over 460 cities in 53 countries and am still counting.  Our friendly spy, Google just sent me travel account of 2018 that counted 11 countries, 55 cities and 147,000 km i.e. 2.5 times around the globe.  My favourite places so far are home i.e. Canada, Empty Quarter Desert in Arabian Gulf and South Island - New Zealand. Bucket list includes Antarctica, a train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok via Central Asia & Panama Canal on top, in a yearning of about +60 places. Travel is the best experience human race can attain and I just love to share it with our clients.

Jesica Faur

Jesica Faur

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city that never sleeps, I can say that I was asleep before I started traveling. I did a few trips with my family around Argentina, Brazil, the USA, Israel, and  Costa Rica. Nevertheless, it was only after I got my Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management and Tourism, did I feel like something was missing in my life. I always had a curiosity about living in other countries and learning about their culture, language, food, history, and community. Before I knew it, I was off to New Zealand as a solo traveler where I spent 3 years over there. Life was never the same after that. Later I lived for 2 years in Australia and I traveled around Fiji, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Uruguay, and finally Canada! Traveling brought so many amazing and incredible people to my life, each of whom has left a mark. I feel so incredibly grateful to experience this wonderful journey. Just remember Travel while you are young and able – Don’t worry about the money and material things, just make it work – EXPERIENCE and MEMORIES are far more valuable than money will ever be.

Marco Pasini

Marco Pasini

I am lucky enough to have lived on four continents and to have travelled to more than 50 countries. I’m grateful to have witnessed places like New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Alaska, the Caribbean, South America and Egypt. I strongly believe that travelling is the best way to spend my time and resources, so it’s been a great pleasure for me to build a career in the travel and tourism industry. Helping clients to make plans to explore the world and realize their dreams is immensely satisfying for me.

Joseph Homen

 Joseph Homen

I realized at a young age that travel broadens the mind and creates learning opportunities, and this led me to a career at British Airways. I’m now in my 27th year in the Travel Industry, and I’m as passionate about providing outstanding travel experiences to our clients today as I was when I started out almost three decades ago. I relish the opportunity to use my skills to bring the exceptional value of Indus’ tours to our wonderful guests. I see Indus Travels as the first choice for travellers looking for exciting experiences and great value. 

Eshant Yadav

Eshant Yadav

I first realized my passion for travel when I went to college, where I met many like-minded travellers. I love the opportunity to explore new cultures and how people live in different countries. I enjoy hearing about their daily lives and I learn from all of their stories. I have always been a mountain-lover, so I’ve spent some time in the major mountainous regions of India, such as Rishikesh, Manali and Dharamshala. I also enjoy the beaches of Daman and Goa. And I hope to travel more in the future, as the high I get from it is simply incredible.

Harish Shroff

Harish Shroff

When it comes to travel, my personal mantra is: 'Travel light and with an open mind'. This has served me well in my travel experiences across Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America & it's also been useful in my career, which has included travel industry roles in the Philippines and India - and now in Canada. 

I joined Indus Travel in 2009 and I've worked with many groups from across the USA and Canada, putting together some amazing trips to places like Peru, South Africa, Italy and Ireland. I really enjoy working in group travel as it helps people to gain a deep understanding of different cultures and business procedures across the world. 

Daniel Hughes

Daniel Hughes

I have a passion for traveling which has led me to live in 7 countries and visiting nearly 40. I enjoy discovering new cultures and visiting natural wonders. Traveling well with a focus on local customs is important to me, all while learning and sharing special moments with people I meet along the way. I particularly enjoy helping others with their travel plans and ensuring they have excellent customer service and communication. This gives me a sense of satisfaction in knowing I helped play a small part in someone else’s memorable experience. I’ve also learned that kindness, caring, and compassion is the same, no matter where in the world you are. 

Gurpreet Kaur

Gurpreet Kaur

I grew up in Punjab, India. I was born into a military family, so I travelled a lot while I was growing up - and I loved it! I've always been able to recognize how pleasurable it is for people when they get the opportunity to unwind in the right place at the right time. That's one of the reasons I have such a big passion for travel. I've been living in Vancouver and working as a travel agent since 2005. I get to meet people from all over the world every day, which I really enjoy. I also like to build a truly personalised and customized itinerary. But what I love the most is being able to find great deals for my clients - deals they won't find on the internet - and helping them to fulfil their travel dreams. 

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