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WTM Africa partners with revered ASATA Diners Club Awards

WTM Africa recognises South Africa’s top travel industry professionals.

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa announce its partnership with South Africa’s top travel industry service and excellence awards, the ASATA Diners Club Awards.

The Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA) together with Diners Club recognise the travel industry’s top contributors and influencers on an annual basis. These awards reflect excellence and outstanding service in the industry and these awards give winners a tremendous sense of pride and purpose.

CEO of ASATA, Otto De Vries says, “Over the years ASATA has regularly promoted the services of our travel agency and wholesale members, and the annual awards recognise those individuals who have contributed to the professional image of this dynamic industry.”

Individuals are nominated by their peers and an elected panel of judges commit to awarding nominees who meet the industry list of criteria. This year, the awards ceremony will be taking place on 28 February 2015 at the Montecasino Ballroom in Johannesburg.

One of WTM Africa’s key objectives is to further promote Southern Africa as a key influencer in the global travel market and what better way to cultivate this, than by recognising those who continuously aim to make South Africa an international leader in the market. In light of this, WTM Africa will be sending two ASATA Diners Club winners to the world-renowned WTM London in November this year.

WTM Africa is the leading B2B tourism event in Africa, catering to both inbound and outbound tourism and will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 15 to 17 April 2015.

Sugen Pillay, Commercial Director at Thebe Reed Exhibitions says, “Having partnered with the association before, WTM Africa is proud to again be associated with ASATA and Diners Club and we look forward to a continued successful relationship, identifying and promoting key industry players for their continued dedication and service excellence. This programme is very close to our hearts.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.