Baltic Destination Manager & Trip Planner
Moonika Apart was wonderful to us. She communicated repeatedly with us throughout our trip to make sure all our needs were being met.
Moonika is a traveler in every sense of the word, and has a strong adventurous streak, taking solo trips to countries that some might regard as risky or unknown. This passion and travel experience serves her well in her position as the local representative, trip planner, and destination manager for the Baltic States and Russia. A couple of years ago, she returned to her native city of Tallinn, after eight years of living abroad in Australia, where she moved soon after completing her marketing management studies at the Tallinn University of Technology.
Why do you think it's important to travel?
It opens your mind. You will see how other people live and what their lives are like. It makes you realize how lucky you are.
What's the best place you've ever visited and why?
The Rainbow Mountain in Peru. It’s an amazing hike up a scenic path to finally get up to see a gorgeous colorful mountain.
What was the most exotic dining or cultural experience you've had when traveling?
Riding horses to stay with reindeer people (Dukha) in Mongolia. I stayed with a local family there. We rode reindeers, milked them and of course ate the meat. We dined with the local family in their tepee, where we also slept on the ground. Sitting on the ground chewing bones and drinking reindeer yoghurt from a Sprite bottle… it was unforgettable!
What were your reasons for choosing to work in travel? And what value do you see in it?
Because I love to travel myself I have always thought I should work in tourism to help other people have memorable trips as well. I love my country and the region I live in and I'd like people who come and visit this region to love it as well. I think it's important to do what you love. People who get paid to do what they love are very lucky and I feel like I'm one of those people.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try, but haven’t got around to yet?
Skydiving, and riding camels in the Sahara.