Crystal Events Africa, South Africa

Tes has been in the hotel and hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, having started out as a hotel management trainee with the Southern Sun group of hotels in 1985. She spent 5 years at Sandton Sun Hotel before joining the opening team of Gallagher Estate in 1993.

From there her career included a 5 year stint with Sun International and she started working as a DMC since July 2000.

Tes is the owner and founder of Crystal Events and Incentives which was founded in 2008 and also a proud winner of the 2014 Crystal Award for Best Motivational Progamme.

She served as president of the SITE Southern Africa chapter from 2012 until March 2018.

Tes has extensive experience in hotel, operations and event management as well as sales and marketing within the tourism industry. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion at all levels and consults to the industry on a regular basis.

As a director of African Tourism Leadership Partners, Tes partnered with Kwakye Donkor (CEO of African Tourism Partners) and Miller Matola to deliver the first Forum to promote Intra-African Travel and business tourism across the continent. The inaugural event was held in Accra, Ghana on 30 & 31 August 2018 and sponsored by the Ghana Tourism Authority.

by Tes Proos