Tsvetelina Tsankova (Betty)

Destination and Product Manager, Licensed Bilingual (English and German) Tour Guide, Travel Vlogger and Photographer.

Travelling is a way of life for me. I dream of new trips all the time and I feel obsessed by the idea of exploring new destinations whenever I can. I am not materialistic type of person and I like taking risks. One of the craziest things I have done so far is skydiving from 3500m. It is in my nature to be on the move all the time, plan the next challenge to go through and think about new ideas and projects. Travelling is in my blood while change seems to be the thing I sincerely enjoy.

In high school I fell in love with Geography, which sparked my interest about the travel industry. Therefore, I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and a Master’s degree in European Integration. My professional career in the travel industry began in the summer of 2003. I started working as an intern for a leading tour operator company in Bulgaria, which dealt with Bulgarian heritage and cultural trips. For a period of 5 years in this role I had the chance to work with groups from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and France. In the winter of 2007 I spent 3 months as a trainee in a travel company in Dresden, Germany, where I dealt with student trips. This time was precious as it gave me the opportunity to think who I really wanted to be. Upon my return to Bulgaria, I knew it was time for a change.

I realised that if I wanted to grow and develop my ideas professionally, I had to have my own company. Hence, in the summer of 2008 I set up Nvision Travel and following this dream of mine has been an incredible journey by itself. In order to keep my company going I started a second job for a big international company in the technology industry. While it helped me finance my project I knew that it was a temporary situation until I get to spin the wheel faster with my project. Furthermore, realising that it was not possible to perform both jobs effectively at the same time in 2010 I decided to completely dedicate my efforts to Nvision Travel. That was the best decision I ever made and over the years I gained incredible experience, working with tourists from all over the world. In one of my trips, a group from Taiwan gave me the name Betty. Currently, I have two official names: for my European friends it is Tsveti and for my Asian friends – Betty. As a licensed tour guide and keen photographer, I started the first travel vlog in Bulgaria: www.bettytravels.com in 2015. This is my baby and here you can find up-to-date information about all of my trips and perhaps inspiration for your next one. All of that love and passion for travelling I put in our tours. I will be happy and excited indeed to share the beauty of Bulgaria with you.

Visited countries: 29

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, UK, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Vatican City, Israel, Jordan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Albania, Czech republic, India.

Personal Facebook: Tsvetelina Tsankova  Instagram: betty_travels

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Albena Tsankova (Beni) and Greta (the cat)

Licensed Tour Guide and Planner, Driver, Proofreader

I am a licensed tour guide since 2005. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism from the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria. In 2006 I was an exchange student by Socrate/Erasmus for one semester in NHTV, Breda, the Netherlands. I love travelling but most of all I like meeting people and listening to their travel stories.

I am Aquarius and my sign describes me best. I like being independent and sometimes I am extra energetic and unconventional.

My professional experience combines a law company, renewable energy company and travel companies. So far, I had the chance to work for big companies as well as for smaller family businesses. Personally I prefer the small company where you know the owners and you feel valuable part of the business. This also provides great opportunity to learn a lot about running your own business. In the big company this is missing, as your tasks are mainly routine and quite structured.

I have my driving licence since 2008 and thanks to the many business trips in the past I gained quickly valuable experience as a driver. Automatic cars are not my favourite though; I am old-fashioned and prefer the manual ones.

I am a fluent English speaker and I have basic knowledge in German and Spanish languages. I am also good in grammar and spelling, so if you make a typo, my eyes will certainly catch it. This makes me good proofreader for any business.

Last, but not least, I love cats. In 2008 I adopted a cat, female, white and ginger. Her name is Greta and honestly, she is one of my weak points, as I got pretty attached to her. It is very likely that you may get to know her too as I enjoy telling stories about her mischiefs to our fellow travellers and friends.

Visited countries: 28

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Luxemburg, UK, Austria, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Vatican City, Israel, Jordan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia.

Personal Facebook: Albena Tsankova  Instagram: albenuni

Facebook and Instagram: #GretaTsankova

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