There’s been some shuffling around at the Knysna Tourism Board. After the CEO affair, this was to be expected. It wouldn’t surprise me if there was more to come.
Most importantly, here’s to wishing and hoping that this team mends bridges, operates with transparency, makes the office run smoothly and gives us a positive tourism direction for 2013/2014. The past 6 months have seen more tourists, especially from India, so hoping that that is a positive springboard for them and Knysna.
Here’s the contacts for them and the latest newsletter…
|Christine Collins||083 558 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stephen De Vries||082 431 email@example.com|
|Esme Edge||082 893 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ella Mahlulo||078 631 email@example.com|
|Dianne Pepler||083 626 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nan Raturat||083 460 email@example.com|
|Greg Vogt||083 290 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lauren Waring||082 4444 email@example.com|
|Richard Dawson||074 11 22 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathy White||082 773 email@example.com|
The staff and Board of Knysna Tourism are working together to ensure that Knysna stays the travel destination of choice.
The Knysna Tourism Board has been working very closely with the staff to ensure that the mandate of the organisation is adhered to. “We are very proud of and grateful to all the staff members,” said Chairman of the Board Greg Vogt. “They display a level of commitment which, coupled with their talents and capabilities, ensures that the office is run in an efficient and effective manner.”
Knysna Tourism Office Manager and Development Manager Glendyrr Fick said that various committees exist to advise and assist the staff on certain aspects of running the organisation. “These committees consist of Knysna Tourism Management, members of the Board and, in certain instances, consultants who are experts in their specific fields. And we are all working together very well.”
“As Chairman of the Board I serve on all committees,” Greg continued. “The first of which is the Executive Committee, along with fellow Board members Nan Raturat and Esmé Edge.”
“Glendyrr, Finance Manager Randi-Lue Pluim and E-Marketing Manager Charmaine Goddard serve on the Finance Committee alongside auditor Basil Michaelides, accountant Ruth Casti, Knysna Municipality Director: Finance Grant Easton and I.”
“Sedgefield Tourism Manager Rose Bilbrough, Glendyrr, Charmaine and I also serve on the Marketing Committee with Board members Christine Collins and Dianne Pepler,” said Greg. “And Glendyrr also joins me and Councillor Stephen De Vries on the Development Committee.”
“Finally the Membership and Communication Committee consists of me, Nan, Membership Administration Janine Arendse and Membership Consultant Keagan Borchards,” Greg explained. This committee liaises with our public relations consultant and we are looking at co-opting another specialist in the field onto this committee.”
“Aside from the staff members who receive their monthly remuneration, no committee member is paid to serve as such or derives any benefit other than doing his or her part in making sure that Knysna continues to be known as the jewel on the Garden Route.”
Glendyrr assured members of the organisation that their interests were being looked after. “We are all very passionate about Knysna and our very important tourism industry. And, with the support of the Board, we remain hard at work positioning Knysna as the travel destination of choice.”
“We all know that Knysna is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, that our area offers the best in adventure, sport, leisure and corporate travel,” Greg concluded. “And the very capable staff at Knysna Tourism, assisted by these committees, is taking great strides in ensuring that the rest of South Africa – and the world – not only realise this too, but comes to Knysna to experience it for themselves.”