In 1995 Linda Benwell (now Managing
Director) was approached by a travel company to open a Cape Town branch. She
was later joined by Nicole Nielsen and Grace Ruivo and so the dynamic trio was
As a women-owned business, these ladies
made the conscious decision to not only run a business with determination and
passion, but more importantly, to run a business that focuses on employing and
As the business grew, so did the team. And
as we all know, with growth, comes change…including name changes and over the
next few years, the company went from Millennium Travel to Sure Millennium
Travel and after joining the XL Travel Group, became XL Millennium Travel.
With more than 20 years of working
together, the dynamic trio, that is Linda, Nicole and Grace have turned the
company they once worked for, into a family-friendly, socially responsible,
successfully run partnership, co-owned with others.
They get up every morning, not just to come
to work, but to inspire, to develop, to lead, to nurture their team of
passionate, skilled and driven travel agents, conference coordinators and
administrators that are not just their staff, but their team…their family.