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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.

Bani Zare

Bani 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!

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Nataliya Maksymova

Nataliya Maksymova

Since I was a teenager, I was determined to become a travel guide. Following my dreams, I studied and successfully graduated with a Masters Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Ukraine. I did not become a tour guide, instead, I am the one who works behind the scenes, participating significantly in creation of new products. Today, with 20 years of experience, I am blessed to have an extraordinary and interesting job and I consider travel professionals, like me, to be extremely lucky as we bring the light, joy and happiness to people during their holidays. I have traveled vastly in Europe and I take any and every opportunity to travel for business, with family or friends like my recent trip to Ecuador & Galapagos Islands which was marvelous! South America is big on my travel bucket list and I daydream about Brazil, Argentina and Chile altogether with some other countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Adil Muzaffar

Adil Muzaffar

For the past seven years I have been working in the Travel Industry. I choose this career path because of my love of travel and exploring new destinations as well as wanting to experience other cultures for myself. With so many countries home to different people, different religions and different cultures I feel it is better to explore than sit at home. We need to enjoy this beautiful world we live in. I still remember the remarkable experience I had when I went Saudi Arabia, I learned so many new things, tried new foods, learned more about their religion as well as their culture. Travel is the best way to do this and I like helping people discover what is out there.  

Sachin Katoch

Sachin Katoch

I was born in Himachal Pradesh and caught the travel bug at an early age. I have an insatiable thirst for travel and experiences that involve taking risks (much to my mother’s dismay) and learning about new cultures. I’m basically a travel junkie who is always in the midst of planning my next trip! I think I have wanderlust in my genes and I think I will have it for life. I am a wanderer, hiker, biker, trekker and an adventure-seeker. Travelling changed my life so much that I can’t imagine a life without it. It is because of this that I now work in the travel industry. I have so many places on my bucket list it is hard to decide which country is next but I think it will be one of the European countries as they are rich in history, culture and nature.

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