ATTA appoints new Chair
The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) has appointed Tanzanian-based John Corse as its new Chair.
He takes over from Fiona Jeffery, who has held the position for the last two years.
“John brings a unique wealth of experience as both a supplier and buyer of East African product across many disciplines, including camp and lodge management, tour operating, aviation and commerce,” said ATTA President, Nigel Vere Nicoll.
Corse is currently MD of Serengeti Balloon Safaris, Director of both the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators and Responsible Tourism Tanzania as well as Chairman of social enterprise, Arusha Bicycle Centre.
Born and raised in Kenya, Corse was educated in the UK and graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Economics and Agricultural Economics. In 1998 he took up the position of Manager at Sand Rivers Lodge in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.
Since then he has served eight years as MD of Nomad Tanzania, was GM of Fastjet Tanzania and served four years on ATTA boards as a director.
He is passionate about African travel and believes strongly that tourism plays an important role in the development of a country and protecting its people and environment.
ATTA appoints new Vice Chair
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Nick Aslin has been appointed ATTA’s new Vice Chair.
Founder and Owner of Zambian Ground Handlers and former MD of Norman Carr Safaris, Aslin is currently trustee of Conservation South Luangwa and Vice Chair of Wildlife Crime Protection.
“ATTA’s management and membership welcome the two-year appointments of John Corse, based in East Africa, as Chair, and Nick Aslin, based in Southern Africa, as Vice Chair. Nick also brings his extensive knowledge of Southern Africa to the table,” said Vere Nicoll.
New Sales Exec for Extraordinary
Southern African-based hotel and lodge group, Extraordinary, has appointed Junese Viljoen as its new Sales Executive.
With over 22 years of travel industry experience, Viljoen is a valuable addition to the Extraordinary team.
"We are very excited to have Junese join our team. Her years of sales experience will be an asset as we work toward our recovery in the international markets," said Head of Sales and Marketing at Extraordinary, Kate Davidson.