- Gisela Maskell profile
Anyone who knows Gisela well would tell you that she possesses boundless energy, and is rarely found in a state of rest! In 2007, after nearly a dozen years at the helm of Hastings Travel and then corporate partner at Forbes Travel, Gisela decided to move in a different direction. She has reduced her workload to spend more time with her three grandchildren, but still finds time to help her devoted clients with their unique travel requests.
Since her semi-retirement, Gisela has travelled to a growing number of fascinating places. She has escorted small groups to Africa, visiting Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. In 2012, she again visited her beloved Africa. Highlights of this adventure included observing the migration in the Serengeti, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, and volunteering in a clinic in Zambia.
Gisela has also hosted cruises around South America and the South Pacific, including several weeks on board the unique ship known simply as “The World”. She loves assisting clients with every aspect of their travel plans, and is very happy to accompany individuals or groups requiring a savvy and experienced travel companion.
Notable among her achievements, Gisela was twice included in Chatelaine Magazine’s list of Canada’s top 100 woman business owners. She appreciates the synergy of Forbes Travel’s office and enjoys sharing experiences with her colleagues.