Graeme Edmond has been appointed CEO of aha Hotels & Lodges effective immediately.

Having been with aha since its inception, Edmond rose through the ranks from Sales and Marketing Executive before assuming the position of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Tourvest Accommodation and Activities.

James Robb has been appointed the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for aha. With eight years’ experience at aha, he was previously responsible for the international sales function of the business. His new role will now include all sales and marketing activities for the business.  

Gary Elmes, CEO of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities, says: “The appointments of both Edmond and Robb are incredibly exciting for aha and we believe that, together, they will lead the company into the future. We wish them the greatest success.”

Africa Albida Tourism has appointed Anald Musonza to the role of GM of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Estate.

Anald Musonza, Victoria Falls Safari lodge Estate’s new GM.

Southern Africa 360 has appointed Taryn Myburgh as Marketing Administrator.

Myburgh originally joined Southern Africa 360 as a digital marketing intern in September 2018. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management having previously completed a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing Management through the IMM Graduate School of Marketing. Myburgh will be responsible for all marketing duties and will also create all content across all of Southern Africa 360’s media platforms.

Taryn Myburgh, Southern Africa 360’s new Marketing Administrator.

Pascale Melissen has been appointed Inbound Travel Consultant for Southern Africa 360. She specialises in the Namibian market as well as the Dutch and European markets.

Melissen was born in Amsterdam and moved to South Africa 16 years ago. She has been working in the tourism industry since 1990 and worked with Dutch agents for many years as an Inbound Travel Consultant. She will be responsible for creating new Namibian and Responsible Tour packages for Southern Africa 360.

Pascale Melissen, the new Inbound Travel Consultant for Southern Africa 360.

Zoe Carroll has been appointed UK and Ireland representative for Hide & Changa Safari Camps in Zimbabwe, effective from March 1.

Carroll first visited Zimbabwe in November 1995, and almost 24 years later, her love affair continues for Africa. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a delight in fostering and maintaining relationships with agents, suppliers and fellow operators.