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Association for Tourism Hwange, New Board


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Sep 16 2020

The Association for Tourism Hwange, announced today that it has appointed an interim board of directors effective September 16, 2020.

"We are pleased to welcome an impressive and experienced body of conservationist, pro guides, tourism experts and environmentalists," said Elisabeth Pasalk, the Associations chairperson. "They join the board of the Association for Tourism Hwange, at a crucial time as we continue to engage the Government of Zimbabwe in tourism interests following the cancellation of special mining grants in our national parks. We are confident the new board will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to anticipate the amendment of the Mines and Minerals Act to protect all national parks in Zimbabwe from mining activity. We will also work collectively to drive profitability in the tourism sector in a sustainable way that promotes conservation and protects our wildlife and communities. We are fully focused on enhancing the appeal of our national parks for all tourists."

The board of directors consists of Elisabeth Pasalk, Board Chair and Owner of Gwango; Blessing Munyenyiwa, Board Vice Chair and Owner of Machaba Safaris Zimbabwe; Sharon Stead, Board Secretary and CEO of the Amalinda Collection; Renias Magumula, Board Corporate Governance and Director of Elephant Sounds; Peter Blinston, Advisory Board Member and Executive Director of the Painted Dog Conservation Centre; Shelley Cox, Advisory Board Member and Owner of Africa Conservation Travel; Kaz Dube, Advisory Board Member, Pro Guide and Owner of African Safari Walks; Terry Anders, Pro Guide and Managing Director of Forever African Safaris; Mark Butcher, Pro Guide and Managing Director of Imvelo Safaris; Dave Carson, Pro Guide and Managing Director of Camp Hwange; Garth Jenman, Managing Director of Hideaways; Courtney Johnson, Zambezi Region Operations for Wilderness Safaris; Wilbert Makonese, Director of Dete Africa Safaris; Jonathan Mathuthu, Managing Director of Sikumi Tree Lodge; Beks Ndlovu, CEO of African Bush Camps; Marleen Post, Managing Partner of Sable Sands; Angus Preston, Owner of the Hide; Francie Sherren, Director of Miombo Safari Camp.

About the Association for Tourism Hwange:
The Association for Tourism Hwange is the official tourism marketing organisation for the Hwange region. We will grow a strong and supportive membership and undertake a range of activities including promoting cooperation between private and public sector; managing domestic and international campaigns; hosting regional events; capacity building for community and tourism development with a focus on conservation, environmental and sustainability initiatives that continue to build the tourism spend in the region.

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Further media enquiries, contact Elisabeth Pasalk, info@explorehwange.com