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Leanne Henwood-Melbourne Beach,FL

Africa/South Africa Travel Specialist


My name is Leanne Henwood and I was born and raised in Durban, South Africa.  I became a travel agent at the age of 18, working as an intern during my college years.

  I later moved on to become a sales rep for Thompson Tours in South Africa, got married to a pilot!  We moved to England, where I worked as a check-in agent for Sabena Airlines and South African Airlines, where I specialized in airline tickets to Europe for both business and leisure clients.

  A few years later, we moved to Phoenix, Az. where I worked as a travel agent for an agency specializing in tours and adventures to South Africa and Africa.  After 9/11, I retired for a few years. Later beginning my journey back in travel with Travel Leaders in Charlotte, NC. Here I specialized in all-inclusive resorts from the Caribbean to Mexico! 

Today we live in Melbourne Beach, Florida and I work as an Independent agent for Beyond and Back Travel who utilizes the Travel Leaders platform, now I am putting my marketing skills and passion for travel back into play and beginning my specialty field in cruising as we have a cruise port on our doorstep! 

I love planning trips/cruises and FIT's around the world, having traveled to many destinations myself, I find it exhilarating to plan other people's incredible and memorable vacations.

So, with over 20 years of experience behind me -  let's plan a trip together and go Beyond and Back!  What lies ahead is nothing short of exhilarating!

Destination Expert:

  • South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Hluhluwe-Umgolozi Game Reserve
  • Durban
  • Italy

Travel Specialist:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • All Inclusive
  • Independent Travel
  • European Culture
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • African Travel Inc.
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Couples Resorts


  • Public Relations Award
  • Travel and Tourism Certificate
  • South African Tourism Board Certificate

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