#LoveSA: SA travel agents to be recognised at ASATA Awards

2018-02-08 11:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - The Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA) have announced their awards' finalists. 

The ASATA Awards is part of the organisation's campaign to professionalise South Africa's travel industry, giving credibility to its certified members and to give consumers peace of mind when booking with ASATA agents.

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ASATA CEO Otto de Vries views the awards as a celebration of excellence.

"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," says De Vries.

ASATA has been around since 1956 and represents more than 85% of the country's industry that includes travel agents, management companies and wholesalers. They also relaunched their Professional Programme which gives travel agents the opportunity to check and update their career's progress and development in an online system.

Here are the finalists:

Corporate Consultant

Monique Rooskrans - TAG/Claudia's Travel

Fiona Keeley - IGO Travel

Clare Robertson -  American Express Global Business 

Independent Travel Companies (ITC)

Angela Blythe - e Travel (B2B Travel)

Raakhee Keshav - Tourvest

Fiona Watermeyer - Aeroplan Travel

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Leisure Consultant

Oriana Neto - Caldeira - Flight Specials Centurion (XL)

Shirani Gaymans - Hashtag Holidays (TAG) 

Brendan Pottier - IGO Travel

Tomorrow's Leader

Ntiyiso Maluleke - Tourvest 

Thaybz Kahn - Cruises International 

Lorian Abrams - Tourvest 

Exceptional Commitment

Marianne Strydom - XL Boland Travel 

Charleen Shearer - Tourvest 

Mary Shilletto - Thompsons Travel 

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Wholesale Consultant

Samantha Barkhuysen - Beachcomber 

Janine Bouwer - Beachcomber 

Katherine Coetzee - Beachcomber 

Wholesale Representative

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 

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