…has spent 19 years in the tourism/hospitality industry. From 2005 till 2013 I managed the marketing department for a resort group across all platforms including website content, database communication and correspondence, PR, shows, events and industry networking. I have also guided in Kruger National Park as well as managed lodges in the Drakensberg as well as a remote beach lodge in Mozambique.
The experience and knowledge I gained with Hospitality & Tourism Grading adds great value and has given me a fresh and objective outlook in terms of internal standards and services within hospitality.
Traveling…well I’ve done a bit of that too.
I grew up in the Eastern Cape and have spent many holidays on the Wild Coast when 4×4 travel was almost unheard of…and yet we still got there and back. I have traveled South Africa far & wide., lived in the fairest Cape, Mpumalanga Lowveld, Free State (Maloti Drakensberg) and Josies. Oh yes…and a spell on the Mozambique coast where we fished and dived regularly. Speaking of diving…I have been diving the Maputaland coast since 1989 and spent many holidays there with my 2 sons who also grew up to love the ocean and the great outdoors. I have also done regular trips to the UK and Germany where I attended international Dive Shows as well as a trip to the Ukraine and Holland.
I am now living on the Dolphin Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal with my life partner, Lize where we run a 4* luxury guesthouse. In my spare time I plan to do what I have always been told to do and that is…write; I will be writing travel columns, establishment reviews, travel news, and advisories with a particular focus on South Africa, Africa and the industry in general. And of course assisting and advising guests and prospective travelers with their travel plans within South Africa.
I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career in this industry and invite colleagues to continue communicating with me with a view to developing the industry in a meaningful, viable and sustainable way.
Oh yes…we also plan to do as much scuba diving, travelling and sailing as possible.