Ribbon-cutting for WorldVentures new office opening. From Left to right: John Keogh (Director of Compliance South Africa), Cassandra Devraj and Soojay Devraj ( International Marketing Directors), Kyle Lowe (Senior Vice President of Global Sales and International Expansion) and Kemble Morgan (General Manager Africa)
The office opening is significant as it communicates this US-based company’s commitment to grow their South African and African market providing earning potential and entrepreneurial opportunities that many South Africans are looking for.
Encouraging entrepreneurship, creating jobs
This comes at a time when South Africa’s unemployment rate is at approximately 5.6 million for the second quarter of 2016 (according to Statistics South Africa). “Through the innovative WorldVentures business model, we are able to encourage entrepreneurship and provide alternate revenue generating opportunities for people in need of extra money or for some, it could lead to a new career in the travel industry,” says Kyle Lowe, senior vice president of Global Sales and Business Development, WorldVentures.
The organisation prides itself on development, training, and mentorship which is often where other multi-level marketing companies fall short. “Our people are our business,” notes Lowe “and we understand and value the importance of developing, supporting and joining them on their business journeys”.
Echoes local WorldVentures general manager, Kemble Morgan, “A WorldVentures office in South Africa provides us with the structure and a platform to better provide our local independent representatives with the support, mentorship, and training that they require to build their respective businesses.”
A travel club
WorldVentures is a multi-level marketing company that invites people to purchase a DreamTrips
vacation and lifestyle club membership. DreamTrips is a travel club community where members experience customized travel opportunities and valuable deals at selected restaurants, hotels, excursions and entertainment venues in destinations all over the world. DreamTrips vaunts over 6,500 different holiday destination packages in a year – all available for members to book online at members-only prices.
The premise of the company is built on members going on a DreamTrip holiday, enjoying the experience and then seeing the opportunity to sell the concept of the membership to others. Herein lies the business opportunity. For those who are passionate about the offering and embrace the entrepreneurial opportunity, they have established themselves within the organisation as independent representatives and spend their time building their own business platforms and increasing their monthly revenue.
The offices are based in Cresta Junction, opposite the Cresta Shopping Centre. The opening of the local offices was well attended by WorldVentures business partners, key media and some local celebrities including radio personality Bongani Nxumalo from Radio 2000 who not only MC-ed the event but is also, together with his wife Rejoice a WorldVentures Independent Representative.