Regional Manager at Ethiopian Airlines.
Adrian Goslett is CEO and regional director of RE/MAX Southern Africa. He joined RE/MAX Southern Africa in 2005 as a franchise development consultant, supporting various regions and offices.
Adrian Roodt is Country Manager, Southern Africa, Travelport..
Andrew Stark is the managing director: MEA for Flight Centre Travel Group..
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Avukile Mabombo is the group marketing manager of Protea Hotels by Marriott..
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.
Futurist, economist and trend analyst. Partner at Flux Trends..
Cathy Huyghe is wine columnist for Forbes and Inc, focusing on business and entrepreneurship within the industry. She is the co-founder and CEO of Enolytics, a big data company for wine, and she is the author of the award-winning book, Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass..
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..
Troskie is passionate about guiding businesses on technology that will help them better understand as well as engage with their customers..
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.
Damon is regional chief creative officer for DDB in New Zealand and Australia. Before that, ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and global ECD of Standard Bank.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Daniel Levy is a co-founder of Flow, a proptech company which is revolutionising how people rent and live..
Dawn Jorgensen is The IncidentalTourist..
Debbie Hathway is an award-winning writer, with a special interest in the arts, luxury brands and travel..
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..
Dorine Reinstein is corporate division leader for Big Ambitions. She is a seasoned travel writer and editor, who is passionate about corporate and retail travel.
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.
Head of Content for Entrepreneurship and Group Editor overseeing the content mix for the ICT and Automotive industries..
As VP Strategy for Travel Channels at Amadeus, Gilles is in charge of leading strategy, business development and transformation initiatives for the Travel Channels division. He comes from a consulting background with experiences across industries and continents at Boston Consulting Group..
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 van den Berg|
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.
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Juanita Pienaar is an editor in charge of the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer..
Kerry Hayes is the Editor of Tourism Update, a tourism news publication reporting on tourism-related news across southern and East Africa. She has worked in the publishing industry for over a decade, with editorial experience in the décor and design, food and wine, motoring, marketing and social media, and travel and tourism industries.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor 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..
Leigh Dawber is marketing executive at Cape Town Tourism..
|Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster|
marcusbrewster is a brand synonymous with PR excellence in SA. An industry innovator, leader, and inspiration, Brewster affiliated his multi-award winning boutique firm with larger Level 1 BBBEE marketing/comms agency MediaRevolution for scale in 2016 and went on to launch Marcus Brewster International in Europe the following year.
Tourism Manager at Vinpro.
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
|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..
|Martin Tvede Larsen|
Martin Tvede Larsen is from Denmark travelling through Africa with his wife, Erika, from the Philippines; and the co-founders of While in Africa - a blog promoting Africa as a destination to the international market..
Melissa Burns is an independent journalist and business consultant. Business innovations, technology, and marketing are central topics of her articles.
|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..
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 director of Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy. 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..
|Regine le Roux|
A Reputation-Superhero that goes to the ends of the earth to protect clients' reputations.
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..
A seasoned marketing and communications specialist, Russell Jarvis started his own consultancy in 2017 after eight years at online travel and FinTech companies. He is based in Cape Town..
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..
|Sam van Gool|
Sam van Gool is the leader of Flight Centre's recruitment division Peopleworks..
Sharmila Ragunanan is a hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts.
Shaun Lamont is the Managing Director of First Group. His career spans 21 years in hospitality management, during which time he has acquired a wealth of valuable industry insight from both a local and global perspective.
A long-time globetrotter, Shellee-Kim spent seven years travelling through 43 countries..
Sherry Zameer is Vice President IoT at Gemalto..
|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..
Theresa Prins is the founder of Revenue Resolutions, a strategic revenue management agency for the hospitality, leisure and property management industries. Prins has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry and is an expert in revenue optimisation..
Tim Smith is the managing partner of HVS Cape Town, a consulting firm specialising in providing services to the hospitality industry. He is responsible for work carried out throughout Africa.
Local representative at Airbnb.
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.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Miss Tsholoba is the Social Media Manager for Discover Africa Group, a South African-based travel agency that offers luxury and adventure tours as well as small group holidays all over the East and Southern Africa..