Q&A with Imogen McCormick-Matthews

What is your role at PG Tops?

Consultant.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Assisting people from around the world in putting together a once-in-a-life time trip to our beautiful country; it is very special. Being a part of big life events such as engagements, honeymoons, birthdays and reunions is amazing!

What makes PG Tops unique?

PG Tops offers a completely customised and personal service to clients.

What is your favorite PG Tops tour and why?

I used to work as a field guide in the Eastern Cape and as much as I love the city, the bush will always be a special place, so a safari is always my favourite.

What is your ultimate travel destination in South Africa?

South Africa is so diverse and each area offers something so different to the next, so it’s hard to pick just one. However, having said that Cape Town offers pretty much everything so if you only have a short amount of time in South Africa, a trip to the Mother City is a must.

What are the top three destinations on your bucket list?

Botswana

Bora Bora

Italy

If you could have dinner with any woman in the world, who would it be?

My mom. My parents live in the UK and even though I normally see them about twice a year, an extra dinner (preferably cooked by my mom) would always be nice.

What women in the travel and tourism industry inspire you?

I have so much respect for women who guide. It’s a role that’s male-dominated and sometimes presents challenges from lifting heavy bags, changing tyres and convincing guests you can drive the big vehicle in front of them.

What is the best career advice you have been given?

Never give up. If someone says you can’t do something, prove them wrong and pursue your dreams.

What is your favourite motivational quote?

“Life is a journey and only you hold the map.”

If you could only pack five things for a trip, what would they be?

Passport

Purse

Sunglasses

My two dogs!

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