Jenman African Safaris has appointed Irishman, Pierce Synnott, as Marketing Specialist, dedicated exclusively to certain European markets.

Synnott has relocated from South Africa to Ireland and will be personally looking after agents from Scandinavia, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the UK.

Synnott, who grew up in Europe and has lived in South Africa for a number of years, is fluent in both English and French

Doreen Katsima has joined the Swahili Beach Resort team as Sales Executive.

Katsima’s main objective is to provide a much-needed presence for Swahili Beach Resort in Nairobi, Kenya, and other strategic towns. She will be handling corporate, travel agency and direct business accounts.

Diana Amayi, Swahili Beach Resort Sales Manager, will be formally introducing Katsima to the resort’s partners between January 21 and February 2.

Coastal Aviation has appointed Fatema Tapya to Head of Sales and Reservations, a role that was previously held by Gianpaolo Casati who is moving to Mozambique to handle the Coastal Mozambique office.

Tapya has been with Coastal Aviation for the last 20 years, and comes with vast knowledge of the industry.

Classic Portfolio has a number of team updates, with Michelle Koen taking over Africa and Australia Trade Relations. Koen joins Classic Portfolio from Singita.

Simon Huxter and Lara Movsovich will open up Classic Portfolio’s Buenos Aires office this year, focusing on Latin America Trade Relations.

Jana Müller will manage all Classic Portfolio’s content, website and Classic Portfolio-branded digital marketing, based in the group’s Franschhoek office.

Dominique Heusdens joins Classic Portfolio’s Vision and Focus team, based in the Cape Town office.

Manthia Collins joins Classic Portfolio’s reservations desks for Congo Conservation Company.