I had the wonderful privilege to catch up with one of Ghana’s youngest Travel bloggers and consultant Cyndy Nuamah (25). Cyndy is a Licensed Travel Consultant and has a registered company called Cytickets & Reservation. She has been in the Travel Industry since 2008. Her company works on flight & hotel reservations, tour packages, vacation/honeymoon planning and tour guiding in Ghana and beyond. Cyndy growing up had a passion for Aviation so she went to Aviation school where she studied Flight & Dispatch Operations. She felt that it was not for her anymore and studied International Travel and Tourism. She is IATA certified by Canada – Montreal.
She has visited and toured so many regions in Ghana except the Northern Region. Her favourite regions to tour are Central and Eastern region due to the natural landscape and weather. She states that she loves Aburi, Akosombo, Cape Coast and Elmina.
“Due to the nature of my business I needed to get more exposure and get other people to be interested in traveling. I started blogging about my trips on my personal page, tour packages and group tour pictures on my business page to get more people to travel and of course, by patronizing my services”, states Cyndy.
Cyndy has plans to travel as many countries as she can but she says that her top five are India, Jerusalem, Maldives, Senegal and Iceland. She would love to go to India due to their culture and because she would love to experience their Holi festival. She would also like to visit Jerusalem. Maldives is on her list because she would like to experience the island vibe. Last but not least Senegal for some African history and Iceland for beautiful waterfalls and cold climate.
How did you turn your love for travel into a business?
“I turned this into a business after I lost my job when the airline I was working for closed down. I got a another job where I was working with a mini travel agency but later on I decided to do something on my own instead, I felt I had so much to offer in the tourism industry”.
Cyndy’s favourite bloggers are:
Money, status and power? Put these in order of importance and give a reason why?
“Money is the most important because if you have money you can gain status and power in the society. With money you can establish more businesses and get networks. Once that happens you attain status and power as a bonus”.
How much effort goes into creating content?
“I know a lot of effort goes into content creation for example finding good locations, being able to afford to travel to the locations you want to visit, what to wear, gadgets to use etc. I personally find it easy because I mostly benefit from trips I organize for groups or individuals to create content for myself when I am present on the trip. I’ve also had sponsored trips which has made it easier to create content”.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
“The advice I would have given to my younger self is what I am already doing. I pursued my dreams early and challenged myself to start my own business without knowing how it will go but with consistency, hard work and prayers I’ve been able to pull through”.
One quote that Cyndy stands by is:
“If you believe in something, you stand for it”.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Cyndy loves rice.
- She does not like having nail extensions.
- She cannot sit still for ten minutes without talking or thinking about something.
- Once she puts her mind to something, she wants to finish it as soon as it sets in.
- She never forgets faces but easily forgets names
CONNECT WITH CYNDY ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
@cycy_travels (personal page)
@cy_travelconsult (business page)