Entries by Tourvest

AHA COO APPOINTMENT

Norman Wallace has been appointed chief operating officer of aha Hotels & Lodges, a division of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities (TAA). Wallace spent 33 years with Tsogo Sun, retiring in 2015 after 18 years as operations director responsible for managing the hotel group’s properties in Africa, the Seychelles, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Since then he […]

TOURVEST RAMPS UP SUN CITY OPERATIONS

Integrated tourism group Tourvest has  developed in partnership with Chimp & Zee a new rope adventure park at the Valley of the Waves in one of many new tourism activities the group is offering through its Sun City based Mankwe-GAMETRACKERS business. Scheduled to open on 25 November this year, the 45-minute long Chimp & Zee […]

SOUTH AFRICA TO BENEFIT FROM NEW TRAVEL TRENDS, SAYS TOURVEST

A desire to visit off-the-beaten-track places, a greater social and environmental awareness and growing interest in activity-based tourism are among the new global trends that stand to benefit South Africa’s tourism industry and position the country as one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations in 2018. So says Martin Wiest, chief executive of integrated […]

TOURVEST’S INBOUND TOURISM OPERATIONS TO LOOK NORTH FOR GROWTH

Tourvest’s status as South Africa’s largest inbound tour operator has opened new opportunities for development and expansion into the rest of the continent, says Martin Wiest, chief executive of Tourvest’s Destination Management division. Wiest says the group’s commanding leadership position in the market, strengthened further by the recent launch of GoVacation Africa, a partnership between […]

NEW CEO FOR TOURVEST

Sean Joubert has been appointed as chief executive of the integrated tourism group Tourvest from 1 January 2018.  He succeeds Tommy Edmond, who retires at the end of the year. Joubert, 50, is currently the chief operations officer of Quintica a UK-registered company which streamlines and automates business processes and workflows.  Before that, he was […]

IS YOUR TRAVEL BUDGET BEING TAKEN FOR A RIDE?

Cost-efficient travel procurement is becoming increasingly tricky for corporate executives, particularly those who are encouraged by their travel management companies (TMCs) to focus on the cost and not the efficiency of the service they provide. With budgets tightening and competition intensifying, many TMCs are discounting fees to unrealistic and sometimes even absurd levels, just to […]

Kicking off TEAM Japan (チームジャパン) for Rugby World Cup™ 2019

Tourvest Destination Management and KNT-CT Global Travel (KNT) have announced the launch of TEAM Japan, a joint venture created specifically for the Rugby World Cup™ 2019 taking place in Japan from 20 September – 02 November 2019. TEAM Japan’s core focus will be on providing ground handling services including: accommodation, transport and logistics, staffing, itinerary […]

TOURVEST EXPANDS EAST AFRICAN FOOTPRINT

Tourvest East Africa, part of integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division, is increasing its presence and extending its offering along the river Nile in Uganda through the development of two new camps at Kalagala. The Kalagala Falls Tented Camp will comprise 20 en suite tents while – Kalagala Falls Overland Camp will have […]

TOURVEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT (TDM) ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF TOURVEST DMC

It gives us great pleasure to announce the merge of Welcome Tourism Services, Your Africa, SST and Focus Tours to form Tourvest DMC. This union follows a long legacy of combining forces through consolidating market specific inbound travel brands and forming greater operating capacity in more markets, including Italy; North America; Australia; New Zealand; United […]

TOURVEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF GOVACATION AFRICA

After many months of meticulous planning, it gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of GoVacation Africa, created out of a strategic partnership between Tourvest Destination Management and DER Touristik. The new incoming tour operator is an evolution of the historic partnership between Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) and DER Touristik, and is the result […]