South African Tourism is pleased to announce Ms. Neliswa Nkani’s appointment as the Hub Head for Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.
A South African citizen, Neliswa will now assume reigns and spearhead the national tourism board’s initiatives in India. Nkani was the Director for South African Tourism in Amsterdam from 2003 to 2006. Prior to this she was the Chief Marketing Officer for a Government Investment Agency focusing on Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2006, she started a company which specialized in Marketing activation in Tourism, Tourism hosting. Through her tenure there, she has also done work for Ajax Cape Town and was instrumental in Hosting Ajax Amsterdam in 2007. She has also coordinated the marketing of Cape Winelands for World Cup 2010, lobbying for international teams, media, sponsor and fans
The new Hub Head brings great value to the role; over and above her three years at the South African Tourism office in Amsterdam, she comes with holistic tourism experience that includes marketing, strategic government relations, negotiating, tourism, sales and investment facilitation. She will be instrumental in helping the South African travel industry understand the Indian market better, and in encouraging tailored destination offerings to cater to the tastes and demands of travellers from various regions across India.