Hazel van Zyl
Hazel van Zyl
- June 15, 2016
- Posted by: Admin
With over 22 years experience in the aviation industry, Hazel is the Manager & co-owner of AVITIR Services, trading as AVITIR Academy. Hazel has been delivering aviation related training and consulting services to both international and local businesses in the travel, training and aviation sectors since 2013.
Former “Assistant Manager, Passenger and Cargo Services” for IATA, Southern Africa, responsible for industry stakeholder engagements related to IATA’s industry development projects, and played a role in successfully meeting the IATA industry targets for Southern Africa. She is currently appointed as the local co-ordinator on behalf of IATA’s Training and Development Institute (Montreal, Canada) and responsible for co-ordination of IATA’s examination sessions for Southern Africa. Former Station Manager, Richards Bay, nominated as Best Leader and awarded runner-up “Station of the year” in 2009. Hazel successfully set up an in-house operations and functional training department for South African Express Airways and facilitated courses such as check-in, Amadeus (GDS), aircraft weight & balance and Dangerous Goods, amongst others. This included assisting SAA training centre with systems testing and facilitation during the global migration of their GDS system. Hazel facilitated N7 Travel and Tourism curriculum at a Technikon and increased pass rate by 30% for that year.
Hazel draws from her experience and exposure with a positive attitude and is able to engage in a professional, well articulated manner with both industry specialists as well as those wanting to embark on a career in Travel & Tourism. Her reputation and exposure in the commercial Airline, Travel Trade Industry and transport association (IATA), together with her passion for “giving back” to the industry, is expressed through her commitment to deliver quality and relevant training to a varied audience.
Her passion lies in creating a positive learning environment and creating employment opportunities for those who are driven to have a rewarding career in this exciting industry!
“Always strive to transfer knowledge in a positive way through
teaching, encouraging and motivating others”
“Train people well enough so they can leave… Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!”
“When an opportunity comes your way, just say “Yes!” – then learn how to do it!”
– Sir Richard Branson