Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal we are a leading Travel Management Company with over 50 years experience in the field of travel and tourism.
Marco started his career in the travel industry over 15 years ago. Throughout this time he has risen through the ranks and gained valuable experience in various travel disciplines, having worked in several travel management environments and roles. Most recently Marco oversaw a large retail corporate travel program, responsible for strategy, operations and delivery.
Formal qualifications include a Diploma in Travel & Tourism, as well as a post graduate qualification in Business Management.
Marco has also served on the board of the GBTA Southern Africa chapter, and was awarded runner up in the 2016 Travel Buyer of the Year Award at the annual GBTA Southern Africa conference.
Helena de Nobrega
Helena, Managing Director of Travel by Arrangement (South Africa) and Co-Founder of Travazul (Portugal), started her career in the travel and tourism industry in 1984 when she joined national carrier South African Airways.
She moved through the ranks and finally ended her journey with South African Airways as one of their Trainers. Passionate about training, she became a freelance Galileo Facilitator in 1993 whilst also lecturing Travel & Tourism at Wits Technikon in Johannesburg. It was here that Helena realised that a dedicated travel training institution was required for the tourism industry and where the idea for the Travel Learning Centre was born.
In 1997 Helena started her first class through the Travel Learning Centre with 11 students. Helena remained focused on ensuring that individual attention to each student was never compromised and valuing the importance of practical application in the learning process. It was here that Travel by Arrangement came into being.
In 1999, Travel by Arrangement (formerly known as TBA Corporate) launched with 1 consultant, growing year by year and today, 19 years later, has a staff compliment of around 30 and an independent team of 22.
Helena has become a force to be reckoned with, a dynamic business woman with a heart of gold, evident in the way she runs her business, with true compassion and care.