Joanne Elam

Operations Manager

Africa Safari PlannerJoanne Elam is Operations Manager for South African Airways Vacations (SAAV).  Originally from New York City, Joanne found her love for travel while in high school when she took her first international trip to Italy.  From that point on, Joanne made it a point to travel to different destinations whenever possible.  

After many years working in the Human Resource field, Joanne decided to change careers and work in the travel industry.  Having relocated from New York to San Diego, where she lived for 10 years, she moved to Tucson to work with Qantas Airways.   During her 16 years at Qantas, Joanne travelled many times to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji as well as many other countries.  
When Qantas Airways relocated their Tucson office to New Zealand, Joanne was fortunate to be able to stay in Tucson and work in the travel industry at DSA Vacations, the parent company of SAAV.  Joanne worked as a sales consultant planning trips of a lifetime for many clients.  Joanne then moved on to a Sales Manager position before transitioning to her current position of Operations Manager.
Joanne and her husband are avid sports fans who love to cook, read and, of course, travel. 

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