We never lift our fingers from the pulse of the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, and are always looking for creative ideas and fresh destinations to ensure that our clients stand ahead of the pack.
Align our processes with yours, for the most efficient and coordinated experience from start to finish creating experiences beyond the ordinary through a combination of imagination, experience and knowledge.
Our edge is due to our standing within the Tourvest Destination Management brand (a division of Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Southern Africa’s leading diversified tourism company). This gives us access to a global powerhouse with established processes and procedures which lend weight to procurement, economies of scale in buying, supplier management, financial backing, logistics, human resources, administration, marketing, communications and advanced technological innovation. Our clients are assured of access to powerful resources which positively influence their bottom line through lower costs, efficient utilisation of time and human capital and enhanced reputation standing to internal and external stakeholders.
Align our processes with yours, for the most efficient and coordinated experience from start to finish creating experiences beyond the ordinary through a combination of imagination, experience and knowledge
Strive for perfection in respect of execution and service delivery. Where perfection is not possible, we pledge to bridge the gap quickly and effectively through efficient troubleshooting
Ensure we are always in line with compliance, safety and security requirements
Be a credible knowledge source in respect of trends, destinations and products
Engage in intelligent negotiation and procurement on your behalf, always with your bottom line in mind
Represent your brand as if our own, with integrity and professionalism
Making YOU the hero of every project we embark on. We realize that we hold your reputation in our hands, and will treat it like liquid gold
We are affiliated to industry associations including Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Accredited International PCO; International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA); Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA); International Air Transport Association (IATA); Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA); Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Green Leaf Environmental Standards and the Event Greening Forum.
Nothing excites us more than a challenge, and there is none too large for our team.
We are a Level 3 BEE accredited leader in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. We are proud of our track record, which spans 5 continents and we have built a veritable international product portfolio while developing our global logistical network. Through this process, we have become a business proficient in our understanding of vastly different industries, cultures and corporate business objectives.
TDM Air, a division of Tourvest Destination Management, has the expertise and capacity to facilitate domestic and international flight reservations and ticketing services for both FIT travellers and groups. Having built solid partnerships with airlines and suppliers over many years, TDM Air is able to guarantee lowest possible fares and attractive booking conditions.
Our professional creative team works closely with programme managers to produce high quality work that is both imaginative and intelligent. Built on the back of sound expertise, campaign design and management maximises return while minimising investment through the team of affordable professionals all housed under one roof.
Our people take this business from being a well-oiled corporate machine, to an intensely personal, highly motivated and passionate collection of skilled individuals who understand that this industry is really about one thing – impacting on and influencing human beings through extraordinary experiences. Attributes common to the Tourvest I.M.E team are passion, imagination, out-of-the-box thinking, accountability, integrity, respect and a genuine desire to move beyond the extra mile. Our team will always commit to exceeding our clients’ expectations.
Martin WiestChief Executive Officer at Tourvest Destination Management
To be the meetings, incentives, conferences and events partner of choice and the industry leader in each of our core competencies.
To provide a creative work environment; a secure place of employment, while treasuring our most precious resources; our stakeholders and passionate people. To live by our company values and play an integral role in sustainability and corporate responsibility.
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EXTRA MILE TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PEOPLE
Nothing excites us more than a challenge, and there is none too large for our team.
Even if a group ‘derails’, we will make sure the event stays on track. We experienced this while taking a group of 60 delegates on an infamous training programme. There are still some delegates who were none the wiser that ‘the train ever derailed’.
We will ensure that your inflatables never deflate. We utilised inflatable pools for a beach party recently, and when we realised with shock that one of the pools was damaged, we had just two hours to turn this mini-disaster around. We did it!
No matter how rough the seas we will keep your event afloat. We took a group on a cruise and after missing bon-voyage on the first night, we woke up in horror the next morning to the realization we were still in the harbour! We managed to keep it interesting and fun until the ship eventually sailed out – all passengers on board happy customers.
Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. We created a magical event and transformed a dire and dreary space into Willie Wonker’s Chocolate Factory. This event is still spoken about 5 years later, and by people who were not even there at the time.
Waking up the Head of Home Affairs in the Johannesburg area in the middle of the night to get the passport of a CEO of a well-known company approved and issued before his flight in 24 hours
We managed to move a crane that was blocking a view of an exclusive gala dinner at a Camps Bay Villa
We slept at the Zambian border post in the middle of winter, waiting for a shipment of décor from South Africa for a gala dinner event in the gorge on the edge of the Victoria Falls.
Flew a wine maker from a well-known estate in South Africa from a conference in Germany to a gala dinner – just so that they could present the wine to the CEO of a US based company – together with a complimentary bottle of wine to the value of R82 000.00!
Sourced and transferred 10 000 packets of Chinese and Korean noodles for a client whose group included 700 people, and travelled in a private vehicle with the noodles to ensure the group could have them wherever they were in the country.
Sense of Africa is now in East Africa! With offices in the key countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, we now offer a one-stop shop in Destination Management in the East and Southern Africa regions. Vintage Africa, Kenya and Grumeti Expeditions, Tanzania, were acquired by Tourvest a while back and have since rebranded to Sense of Africa. These companies had been in business for decades, and well entrenched in the industry, not to mention their superior infrastructure offering seamless service. In Uganda, Sense of Africa was set up from the ground, along the key pillars of the group, that ensure you connect with the best in the industry.
Just like with any such big organizational change, the company also made some changes at the top, with Mr. Martin Cook taking charge at the helm of the company, as the Group Managing Director. Mr. Cook is a Tourism industry veteran, having worked in leading organizations in Europe, Asia and Africa for many years. Mr. Michael Njogu, who joined the company in August 2016, is looking after Sales and Marketing for East Africa. He brings in industry experience running a couple of decades, having worked in different segments including Sales, Marketing, Incentives and operations. He has his eyes trained on enhancing interaction with our clients and developing new markets for the organization.
The management changes further strengthen our existing teams lead by Mr. John Munoru, who is General Manager Kenya, Mr. Steven Mukiibi - General manager Uganda, and Sangeeta Rathod Solanki who’s looking after Tanzania.
We sat down with Marc Namnick (Strategic Relationship Manager)
as he shares his personal passion and bucket list goals!
What is your passion outside of work?
I am extremely passionate about the Bush, sports, family and friends. Sitting around a fire with my family and close mates, whilst catching up on sports news is heaven for me.
Mention 1 thing on your bucket list?
I would love to plan a trip to Uganda to see the Gorilla’s