Entries by Tourvest

TEAM DESTINATION MANAGEMENT GEARS UP FOR THE 2018 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP™

TEAM Destination Management, a division of Tourvest Destination Management, will provide destination management services for around 30 000 VIP guests attending the Football World Cup™ in Russia this year. TEAM Destination Management, a wholly South African owned and operated company, started its ambitious sport event activation management business in 2006 for the Football World Cup™ in […]

TOURVEST EAST AFRICA DOUBLES DOWN ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Tourvest East Africa has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women to provide its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins. In so doing, Tourvest says the East African leg of integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division is killing two corporate social responsibility objectives with one stone:  supporting and […]

SENSE OF AFRICA NAMIBIA: 50 YEARS OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Sense of Africa, one of integrated tourism group Tourvest’s leading inbound tour operator brands, celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The company, which was first called Oryx Safaris, was founded in 1968 by a Belgian Congolese expatriate and ran it as a small safari and day tour operation out of Swakopmund.  The business was then […]

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND GOVACATION AFRICA’S RAPID SUCCESS

Since its launch in May 2017, GoVacation Africa has grown from 50 employees in Johannesburg and Cape Town to over 100 employees in 7 more African cities, namely Arusha, Nairobi, Mombasa, Stone Town, Kampala, Windhoek, and Otjiwarongo. Its rapid growth is largely attributable to the company’s strong operational management team: Sabine Blehle, CEO of GoVacation […]

TOURVEST DMC: AMBITIOUS ROADSHOW TO INTRODUCE NEW BRAND

The first 100 days at Tourvest DMC were nothing short of a whirlwind, as the recently launched brand’s sales force hit the ground running holding the Tourvest DMC banner high across the globe.  Tourvest DMC’s Sales Directors Suzanne Benadie and Simona Battani and their team of Market Managers travelled across 6 continents and 34 cities […]

TOURVEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT: INVESTING IN TOURISM’S FUTURE TALENT

The tourism industry plays a critical role in the South African economy, and its contribution in terms of spending, employment and impact on the gross domestic product (GDP) cannot be underestimated.  However, passionate travel ambassadors for the country are sadly in short supply. Although available careers for both local and international students have been considerably […]

TOURVEST MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE

Tourvest Travel Services (TTS), a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, treated fifteen very excited orphans from Gauteng to a getaway in Durban as part of the group’s social responsibility drive to introduce underprivileged children to the wonderful world of travel. TTS is one of South Africa’s largest providers of travel management services and includes […]

TOURVEST COMMITS TO TRANSFORMATION

Integrated tourism group Tourvest has appointed Sindi Zilwa a non-executive director and Roberta Gumede an alternate director, underlining the group’s commitment to conform to the new Tourism Black Economic Empowerment Charter. Zilwa is the co-founder and former CEO of Nkonki Inc, one of the largest registered firms of auditors, consultants and advisors.  She is a […]

TDM GETS BEHIND THE RTWN #FINDTHEBOX CAMPAIGN

Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has pledged its support to the Real Talk with Nthabi’s #findthebox campaign, aimed at keeping children in school through the provision of sanitary towels and deodorants. The company has donated sanitary towels and deodorants to eight disadvantaged schools in the […]

TOURVEST’S REVAMPED TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM SHOP RAISES THE BAR ON RETAIL STORY-TELLING

Tourvest Destination Retail, a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, says its revamped gift shop at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has raised the standard in retail story-telling. “It’s new and refreshing,” says Allison Graham, chief executive.  “It takes its inspiration from the geometries and polished edges of a conch shell, adding some […]

TDM RAISES OVER A HALF A MILLION RAND FOR CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES

Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has raised well over half a million rand from voluntary contributions towards worthy conservation programmes. Since 2013, Tourvest Destination Management has offered its clients to contribute towards reducing their carbon footprint and conservation programmes by purchasing a “Green Seat”, […]

WILD HORIZONS ELEPHANT SANCTUARY & ORPHANAGE

As of 01 January 2018 Wild Horizons will cease to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience.  This activity will continue to take place at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. It is our intention to continue to work closely with the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Victoria Falls Wildlife […]