TTC restructures personnel to improve efficiency

In an effort to improve its efficiency, the Travel Corporation (TTC) has reorganised its personnel with Kelly Jackson taking over as its head of sales, while Teresa Richardson will lead its marketing and communications department and serve as managing director. 1 day ago

Nontobeko Sibisi named Wessa non-executive director

Bhubesikazi Investment Holdings founder and CEO Nontobeko Sibisi has been appointed as the non-executive director of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) board of directors. 2 days ago

Frederic Feijs tasked with Radisson's growth in North Africa, Egypt

Radisson Hospitality AB has appointed Frederic Feijs as its new regional director for North Africa and Egypt. 9 Jul 2018

Radisson Blu Waterfront appoints new GM

Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town has named Clinton Thom as its new general manager. 6 Jul 2018

Travelstart selects new chief marketing officer

Travelstart has appointed Jerome Touze as its new chief marketing officer. 4 Jul 2018

Kelly Jackson to lead TTC SA's sales

Kelly Jackson has been appointed as The Travel Corporation (TTC) South Africa's new head of sales. 3 Jul 2018

The Peech Hotel appoints Oliver Richter

The Peech Hotel has named Oliver Richter as its new general manager. Richter has vast experience in the hospitality industry, having worked for the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve for 14 years before consulting for the Lion Roars Hotel and Lodges, where he was also the acting regional general manager for a year, and then the general manager for the Athol Place Hotel, Villa and Restaurant. Richter was also previously project manager for Deloitte & Touche at the Compass Group. 18 Jun 2018

Toni Ukachukwu named ABTA regional manager in Nigeria

Travel and tourism management professional Toni Ukachukwu has been appointed as the African Business Travel Association's (ABTA) new regional manager in Nigeria. 14 Jun 2018

Ruckus Networks appoints Larry Birnbaum

Ruckus Networks has named Larry Birnbaum as its vice president of global hospitality and multi-dwelling unit business development and solutions. Birnbaum owns the hospitality partner ecosystem and is responsible for driving the business to its next stage of growth in his new role. Birnbaum will report to the chief commercial officer Ian Whiting. 12 Jun 2018

Multidisciplinary Expert Panel appoints Luthando Dziba

Luthando Dziba has been appointed as a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (Mep) in the sixth Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Ipbes). Dziba is the managing executive of conservation services for South African National Parks (SanParks). 5 Jun 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges makes new appointments

Aha Hotels & Lodges has named Jannie Claassen as the general manager of the Ivory Tree Game Lodge and Alwyn Kellerman as the general manager of the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. Claassen has more than 30 years' experience in the local and international tourism industry and Kellerman has over 28 years' experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. 5 Jun 2018

African Business Travel Association selects new regional director

The African Business Travel Association (Abta) has named Nadine Clarke as its regional director for Africa. Clarke will be responsible for the expansion of Abta across Africa and increasing membership and sponsorship of the association in her new role. Clarke was previously head of corporate at Diners Club and head of strategic relationships at American Express International. 5 Jun 2018

Cassilda Ntsane to head The Regency Group's sales team

Hotel chain, The Regency Group has appointed Cassilda Ntsane as its new head of sales. 31 May 2018

Bon Hotels makes new appointments

Bon Hotels has promoted Dawie de la Guerre to group financial director. 30 May 2018

Jerod Flaum named First Group's new regional manager

First Group has appointed Jerod Flaum as its regional manager for KwaZulu-Natal. Flaum is to ensure the continued growth of eight properties under his management in his role as regional manager. Flaum has 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry. 7 May 2018

Drive South Africa appoints new business/relationship manager

Drive South Africa has named Kirsten van der Hoven as its new business and relationship manager Van der Hoven joins the company after 20 years' service at Bidvest Car Rental. 4 May 2018

Asata appoints Nivashnee Naidoo

The Association of South African Travel Agents (Asata) has named Nivashnee Naidoo as its professional project and programme manager. Naidoo will be responsible for managing various government projects and implementing the processes and procedures related to the recognition of Asata as a professional body by the South African Qualifications Authority (Saqa) in her new role. Naidoo has 18 years of experience in in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. 26 Apr 2018

Radisson Blu appoints Arend de Beer

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront has appointed Arend de Beer as its new director of sales and marketing. 26 Apr 2018

Petousis Family Holdings appoints new board chairperson, non-executive directors

Petousis Family Holdings has included three non-executive directors to its board. 25 Apr 2018

La Colombe promotes James Gaag to executive chef

La Colombe has promoted James Gaag, who is now its executive chef and formerly its head chef. 18 Apr 2018

Debby Laatz joins Capital Hotel School's culinary arts division

Debby Laatz has been appointed as the new executive chef in the culinary arts division of the Capital Hotel School. 13 Apr 2018

Club Med appoints Nathan Stubbs

Nathan Stubbs has teamed up with Club Med's Southern Africa team to head up its sales, transport and customer care team in the region. 11 Apr 2018

Conni Lyners joins Bon Hotel

Bon Hotel Swakopmund has named Conni Lyners as its new general manager. Lyners has worked at various top hotels across the globe and has diplomas in hotel/tourism management and strategic marketing management. 11 Apr 2018

Minor Hotels names new regional director

Minor Hotels has chosen Mark Havercroft as its new regional director for Africa. Havercroft is responsible for several tasks in his new role, such as driving the group's performance and expansion in Africa through acquisitions and partnerships, refurbishing and developing existing properties and management contracts, and continuing the growth of the group's existing properties and the teams that manage them. Havercroft was previously employed at the Legacy Group before joining Minor Hotels. 11 Apr 2018

James Khoza becomes first black SA Chefs president

James Khoza became the first black president of the South African Chefs Association (SA Chefs) following a vote at its annual general meeting that was recently held in Johannesburg. 29 Mar 2018

Vic Falls Safari Club welcomes two new additions

Victoria Falls Safari Club has made two new additions to its staff; Dionne Mutsonziwa has been named Victoria Falls Safari Club manager and Mark Rimmer has been appointed as a consultant chef. 29 Mar 2018

Stephen Mandes to lead the Westin's ON19 restaurant

Stephen Mandes has been appointed as the head chef of the Westin Cape Town's ON19 restaurant. 28 Mar 2018

Tourvest makes appointments in line with BEE tourism charter

In an effort to confirm its commitment to the new Tourism Black Economic Empowerment Charter, Tourvest has appointed Sindi Zilwa as a non-executive director and Roberta Gumede as an alternate director. 28 Mar 2018

WRSA elects Tebogo Mogashoa as new president

Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA) elected Tebogo Mogashoa as its new president. 27 Mar 2018

Kenneth Ngubane is Crowne Plaza Johannesburg's new exec chef

Tsogo Sun has appointed Kenneth Ngubane as the executive chef of the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank. 23 Mar 2018

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