PT Staff 2013 4

About Us

Markus Bill has extensive travel experience on all five continents, and skills in Swiss, German and French languages will be a benefit to provide PRIME service. Born and raised and educated in Berne, the capital of Switzerland. After relocating to Vancouver, he began his career in the field of finance and auditing, working for CIBC. He returned to Switzerland where he worked as an Internal Auditor for Chase Manhattan Bank International in Geneva. He became a founder and Part owner/Managing Director of his own sporting goods business – Ryffel Running, Switzerland’s leading running & triathlon sports equipment company. He organized major international sporting events in Switzerland and was very successfully involved in establishing one of the strongest and largest running and triathlon communities in Europe. Tour Organizer to major sporting events around the world (Marathons, Olympic Games, Track & Field & Cross Country Championships & Events) – After moving back to Vancouver in 1993, he was appointed Director of Event Management of The Landmark Group, Canada’s leading sports event & marketing company. Formed “International Sports Tours Ltd” in 1995, a tour operating company, specialized in active sports vacation tours for recreational athletes out of Europe – purchased Prime Travel in West Vancouver in 1996. Email:Markus Bill

Jeff Balabanov joined the travel industry in 1999 after 18 years of extensive travel in marketing and management for an industrial supply company. Jeff focuses on marketing corporate and leisure travel, incentive groups, sports groups such as teams and tournaments, and packages to attend major spectator events anywhere in the world. His travel experience includes all of North America, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central and Southern Europe, and Northern Africa. Email: Jeff Balabanov

Gila Ahmadi has been providing expert counselling in leisure, business, and cruise travel for 12 years. A versatile and knowledgeable world traveller Gila can provide insight and recommendations on almost any destination. Her attention to detail will ensure your travel will meet or exceed your expectations. Email: Gila Ahmadi

Yvonne Camenzind Kabata was born and educated in Switzerland and in addition to English is fluent in German, Swiss German and French. Before joining the travel industry she worked for the Swiss Foreign Ministry. Her work and passion for travelling took her to many corners of the world, including Africa, South East Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, North America and of course Europe. She is a certified Switzerland specialist and as such is able to offer a wide variety of ways to see this fascinating country. In addition to independent travels worldwide she can also assist with any type of group bookings. Yvonne loves ballroom dancing, gardening and spending time in the outdoors.
Email: Yvonne Camenzind Kabata