After the hard work, be patient; nothing can be achieved easily.
Elena Tanou, Vice-President of Top Kinisis Travel Public Ltd
An award-winning tourism organisation which was established in 2000
The agency now counts around 85 staff
It is active in various areas, such as corporate travel, incoming tourism, cruising, and conferences
Sensing a tourism boom in Cyprus, Elena Tanou decided to study travel and tourism management. But she soon discovered competition between travel agencies was fierce. To stand out from the crowd, she decided to specialise in far-away destinations, where there was a notable gap in the market. Today, Elena is Vice-President of Top Kinisis, which employs 85 people, and she is a European Commission-appointed Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador. In 2012, she won the Madame Figaro Business Woman of the Year Award. In this video for WEgate, she shares her struggles and successes, and advises young entrepreneurs to work hard and be patient.