The Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA) has announce the finalists in the 2017 ASATA Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards evening at Katy’s Palace in Johannesburg on March 8, 2018.
Otto de Vries, ASATA CEO, says the ASATA Awards are part of the association’s efforts to professionalise the travel industry.
“The recognition of ASATA by SAQA as a professional body and re-launch of the ASATA Professional Programme (APP) are further initiatives run by ASATA to deliver on our promise to consumers that by entrusting their travel in the hands of an ASATA member, they can travel with peace of mind.”
De Vries says the ASATA Awards are reflective of the excellence of South Africa’s travel sector. “The awards recognise those travel professionals who continue to offer excellent service with passion and due care, and who improve the perception of this exciting industry,” he said.
The finalists are, in alphabetical order:
Monique Rooskrans - TAG/Claudia's Travel
Fiona Keeley - IGO Travel
Clare Robertson - American Express Global Business
Independent Travel Consultant
Angela Blythe - e Travel (A2B Travel) Angela Blythe is from A2B Travel (eTravel).
Raakhee Keshav - Tourvest
Fiona Watermeyer - Aeroplan Travel (e-travel)
Oriana Neto - Caldeira - Flight Specials Centurion (XL)
Shirani Gaymans - Hashtag Holidays (TAG)
Brendan Pottier - IGO Travel
Ntiyiso Maluleke - Tourvest
Thaybz Kahn - Cruises International
Lorian Abrams - Tourvest
Marianne Strydom - XL Boland Travel
Charleen Shearer - Tourvest
Mary Shilletto - Thompsons Travel
Samantha Barkhuysen - Beachcomber
Janine Bouwer - Beachcomber
Katherine Coetzee - Beachcomber
Diana Olivier - Development Promotions
Ettienne Walters - Beachcomber
Ashton Bagwell - TTC Africa
Key account manager
Irene van Aswegen - TAG Travel
Cindy Fourie - TTS
Phumla Mjoni - XL Bay Travel
For more information about the ASATA Awards, please visit https://awards.asata.co.za/