Adrian Roodt is Country Manager, Southern Africa, Travelport..
Anand Yedery is Regional Head of Marketing and Sales, South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) for Cathay Pacific..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups, wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
I am the co-founder and Managing Director at Matte BLK and Matte BLK Printing, digitally native and culturally relevant agencies of modern times. I am a seasoned entrepreneur, public speaker and business mentor.
Chantal Gouws has worked in the travel industry for over 16 years. In 2013, she started the independent travel consultant (ITC) brand for FCTG, today is known as FCA, Flight Centre Associates..
Having lived in Thailand, South Korea, and the U.K, Chelsey finally returned home to South Africa in 2016 where she now sails the adventurous tides of travel content writing. While she has a special focus on the travel industry, she also creates written content across multiple industries.
Craig Schwabe is a geospatial specialist at Africascope, and focuses on the use of accessibility methods in the optimizing of government services and retail outlets. Over more than 12 years he has assisted companies in the motor industry as well as the financial and retail sectors with optimizing their retail networks.
David Frost is CEO of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association - SATSA..
Debbie Hathway is an award-winning writer, with a special interest in the arts, luxury brands and travel..
Derek Martin is the Founder and CEO of TrevPAR World and is a Total Revenue Specialist with over 10 years of hospitality experience across brands such as Pan Pacific Hotel Group, Carlson Rezidor, Leading Hotels of the World as well as IHG..
Di Brown is a freelance travel writer based in Cape Town. Part of the tourism industry for the last 20 years, Di is a supporter of responsible tourism, advocates for animal rights in tourism and is a keen amateur photographer..
Emily Djock is a content writer for Big Ambitions. With a background in scientific publishing, Emily combined her expertise at distilling complex information into compelling stories with her love for travel.
Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Editor: Marketing & Media; Head of Content for Entrepreneurship.
Greg Cooke is Marketing Manager at CompariSure..
Guy Stehlik is the CEO and founder of BON Hotels and Director of BON Hotels International West Africa. Having vast experience in all aspects of Hotel Management as well as having owned his own hotels, Guy created BON Hotels as an "owner-staff-community-guest" centric company to herald in and define an exciting new era in hotel management..
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
With a curious mind and a love for travel and tourism, Jenna Berndt has over nine years' marketing experience in the travel industry. She is currently a brand owner for leisure travel brands at Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy.
Jerry Mabena is the CEO of Thebe Services. His extensive and highly successful business background is a testament to not only his strategic thinking, but also his passion for developing talented individuals and working as a team player..
Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
John Davenport is the Chief Creative Officer at Havas Southern Africa..
Juanita is the editor of the marketing & media portal on the Bizcommunity website. She is also a contributing writer..
Managing editor and retail editor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Leigh Andrews AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is former Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality, and of course, gourmet food and drinks! She can be reached on Twitter at @Leigh_Andrews..
|Mariette du Toit-Helmbold|
Mariette du Toit-Helmbold is an international destination marketing and tourism thought leader, as well as a writer and public speaker on tourism, responsible tourism, destination marketing, brand innovation and digital strategy. She established Destinate, an international specialised destination and tourism marketing agency, after an enviable tenure of 10 years as the CEO of Cape Town Tourism..
|Martin Jansen van Vuuren|
Martin Jansen van Vuuren is co-founder and director of I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd. He is a number cruncher, provider of market intelligence, strategist, economist, futureneer and advisor..
|Mike van Eck|
Mike van Eck is the founder and owner of Digital Khaki. Digital Khaki is a small, ambitious, specialist travel and destination digital marketing agency, providing content and social media marketing services. With over 30 years of experience in the business of media, Mike has been privileged to witness the media landscape evolve from a world dominated by traditional media to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where physical meets digital through world-changing innovation and technology..
|Muhammad Ali Albakri|
Muhammad Ali Albakri is IATA's Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East based in Amman, Jordan since January 2017. As of 2021, Albakri is the Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS) and will be based in Geneva Switzerland..
Naresh Maharaj is a petrol head who loves cars and writing about them. He is also a Member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists.
Natalia Rosa is the MD of African Brand Architects. Rosa is a passionate follower of online marketing, social media, retail travel, inbound tourism and publishing..
|Natalie Tenzer Silva|
Natalie Tenzer-Silva was born in South Africa and moved to Mozambique in the early 90s where she learned Portuguese. Natalie has worked in the tourism industry since 1994, first managing a large travel agency and then becoming Mozambique's largest inbound tour operator..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Odette Faling is the CEO of South Africa's newest online travel agency, Travelcheck.co.za. After 12 years in ecommerce she has gained deep knowledge in developing partnerships and marketing strategies to help companies grow..
Olivier Hannaert is the MD of Club Med Southern Africa..
With a proven track record in business management and finance, Oz Desai heads up Flight Centre Travel Group's dynamic Corporate Traveller brand in South Africa. Having worked in a retail travel, management and finance environment within the Flight Centre group, Desai's first-hand experience brings great depth to the role of positioning Corporate Traveller as the preferred provider of travel solutions to corporate South Africa..
Rael Levitt is CEO of Inospace. Levitt is a double Master's degree graduate from the National University of Singapore and the UCLA Anderson School of Business with over 25 years of experience in all facets of the real estate sector, including founding several leading businesses..
Based in Dubai, Ramsay leads Radisson Hotel Group's strategic growth across the Turkey and Africa with a team based in Dubai and Cape Town. He recently expanded his role as the Head of Development for Africa, further demonstrating the commitment of the company across the continent..
Rico Basson has been the managing director of Vinpro - the representative organisation for more than 2,500 South African wine grape producers, cellars and wine-related businesses - since 2012. This, following a career in the commercial banking industry, with a specific focus on agriculture and wine..
Rishabh is a director with HVS 's MEA team based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specialises in emerging hotel markets having concluded several projects ranging from portfolio valuations and strategic consulting to commercial due diligence and transactions advisory..
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. moc.ytinummoczib@htur.
Ryan Enslin is an accountant by training, a writer and content creator at heart and, by day, an avid proponent of the tourism and hospitality industry. Exploring and story-telling are the name of his game as he seeks to weigh-in on the relevant conversations of the day..
Sharmila Ragunanan is a hospitality expert and group marketing executive for Dream Hotels & Resorts..
|Simon de Haast|
Simon is Head of Experience and Service Design at Digitas Liquorice and has been helping teams and clients for nearly two decades to think more systemically about customer experience and how outside-in thinking can open up customer-led innovation opportunities..
Sisa Ntshona was appointed Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism in October 2016. In this position, he is responsible for steering the mandate and all operations of the National Destination Marketing Organisation's head office and its country offices..
Sue Garret is General Manager for Product and Marketing at Flight Centre Travel Group..
Teresa Richardson is the Managing Director of The Travel Corporation (TTC) SA, a Group of Companies which include Trafalgar, Cost Saver, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, U by Uniworld as well as the brand, Busabout introduced to South Africa by Teresa..
Vera Schneider is responsible for managing graduate programme operations and works closely with management to shape the portfolio and improve curriculum, programme design, and delivery. She is passionate about helping others develop their leadership potential and supports students' soft skills development.
General Manager: Southern African Region at Air France-KLM.