Southern Africa Travel appoints managing director

Southern Africa Travel has appointed Deevesh Joshi as its new managing director to allow former head Mark Bottell to focus on its sister company.

Southern Africa Travel appoints managing director
Southern Africa Travel appoints managing director

The firm has also appointed Hollie Smith as sales manager to offer support to travel agents, deliver training sessions and work on joint activities with agencies.

Southern Africa Travel covers South Africa, as well as neighbouring countries: Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the Seychelles and Mauritius.

Joshi said: "I plan to work very closely with the trade and in particular with the independent travel agents spread across the country."

Former manager Mark Bottell will be concentrating on the development of Southern Africa Travel’s sister company Worldwide Experiences, which specialises in student gap year trips, volunteering programmes and specialist educational tours.

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