South African Tourism has appointed Rachel Lewis as Campaign and Partnerships Manager to help ensure the trade is benefiting from a wide-range of consumer marketing campaigns.

She joined SAT in the newly created role from South Australia Tourism Commission, where she was Marketing Executive.


Dragonfly Africa has announced the following appointments:

  • Johan van Wijk will join the Board of Directors, effective March 1 as Director: Group Finance. He has been with the company for eight years and has an extensive financial background.
  • Debbie Holmes has been appointed Director of MICE Operations (non-board role). Her focus will be solely on operations in this division.
  • Sharon Holmes has been promoted to the role of Manager: Incentives Administration, and Clare de Haas to Manager: Operations and Administration.
  • Tanya Angell-Schau has been appointed Manager: Business Development, and at Green Route Africa, Dragonfly Africa’s Cape Town office, Shihaam Fakier has been promoted to Manager: Incentives Administration.

Minor Hotels has appointed Adam Beadon as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, and will be based at the group’s Johannesburg office.

Beadon is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams working on the company’s Anantara and AVANI brands in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

He was previously Director of Sales at the InterContinental Hotel Group’s Festival City Cluster, and has more than ten years’ experience in driving sales at some of the major hospitality groups in South Africa and the Middle East.

Royal Palm Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, has appointed Simon Bailey as General Manager.

Bailey grew up in Durban and completed his Hotel Management studies through Intec College, beginning his career at Gooderson Leisure as the Food and Beverage Manager, where he stayed for four years.

In 2009, he moved to Salt Rock Hotel and Beach Resort where he was Food and Beverage Manager for five years, before advancing to Deputy General Manager and then General Manager for a further two years.

Bailey then went on to La Montagne (First Group), as Deputy General Manager and then General Manager.