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Date published 21.08.2017

THE RUNNING of the Southern African Tourism Services Association avoided serious disruption, with in-fighting at boiling point, ahead of the organisation’s annual general meeting at Spier, near Stellenbosch, last week.

In an update to members on the eve of the conference, the association’s executive committee said there was an ongoing challenge to the leadership by a group of concerned SATSA members, who wanted the current executive committee removed.

President Gavin Courtenay said the current leadership had been “overwhelmed by support”. Chief Executive Officer David Frost, who has publicly denied any wrongdoing, said his future at the organisation would depend on the outcome of the AGM and member vote.

SATSA did not disclose the particulars or names of those belonging to the opposition group. The outcome of the AGM was also still uncertain by the start of the weekend.

Africa Deluxe Tours took to Twitter and proclaimed “structural anomalies were addresses. Exec given strong mandate…”

More than 200 SATSA members attended this year’s sold-out AGM, themed Transforming for Inclusive Growth. Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa and South African Tourism Chief Executive Officer Sisa Ntshona delivered addresses.

Mr. Frost told delegates the association wanted to provide a better understanding of transformation and was looking for practical solutions and product development.

• For a full report from SATSA 2017, see the upcoming September issue of TIR, online from the 1st of the month at www.tir.co.za.

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