Meet The Team...
Sandra Lee Mackintosh is the owner and managing director of Ruby Travel Solutions (RTS).
She has been in the tourism industry for over 15 years, where she started off working part time at a local Bed and Breakfast whilst completing her Tourism diploma at college. From there, she was a reservations and sales consultant at a local Travel Agency and moved her way up as a Project Manager, where she worked with Business and Leisure groups and was privillaged enough to escort them as group leader to various destinations around the world. After having kids, she decided to settle down at a local Tour Operator based in KZN, where she was employed for many years as a senior proposals and reservations consultant.
Sandra has travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa and continues to do so with her family, sharing the love of Africa and ofcourse finding new and exciting experiences for our guests.
Tourism has always been her passion, she knew from a young child that she would pursue a career in this industry and to this day has never looked back!
Executive Sales Manager, UK
Julia has extensive experience in the travel industry, having studied Travel and Tourism and working in the field for over 20 years! She grew up along our gorgeous Durban coastline and is definitely a beach fanatic!
Having lived in Durban all her life, she has had the privilege of traveling and experiencing many of the beauties South Africa has to offer!! From travelling the Garden Route and exploring the villages and attractions, to spending weeks exploring the Cape!!
Julia has visited the north coast of Durban up to Hluhluwe as-well further afield to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho..... to name a few!
She is now based in the UK and operates as our Executive Sales Manager for the UK market.
Layne works part-time for Ruby Travel Solutions and comes with much knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for her position.
She is down to earth, always dedicated to the task at hand and loves working in the Tourism Industry.
She loves time with her family, outdoors and is our camping fanatic !
Operations/ Accounts Assistant
Valda grew up in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. From there she moved to Namibia where she spent 7 years travelling, before she settled down in Durban, KZN.
She is Ruby Travel Solutions "mother" and certainly takes care of all our staff members.
We are so blessed to have her in our office!
Khanyisile (or "Precious" as she is known in the office) grew up in a small village called Adams Misson in KwaZulu Natal. Precious has great organisational skills and is a key asset to our offices.
She has 2 daughters (16 years old and 8 months old). She loves socializing and spending time with her kids!!
Freelance Tour Leader, Photographer and Graphic Designer
Jade comes with over 15 years in the customer service industry and years of experience in the corporate incentive travel industry as a Project Manager and Tour Leader. She has travelled extensively across Europe, Africa, the UK and even to Mexico.
Starting of her career as a Restaurant management previously, she has high standards for customer service and a keen eye for detail to ensure RTS travellers are well looked after.
Jade is also a skilled Photographer and Graphic Designer and has her own company called Grapefox Graphics which she runs while not travelling with RTS groups.