Thebe Tourism Group appoints new head for inbound divisionNovember 19th, 2009 by H&R | Categories: people, tourism
The Thebe Tourism Group (TTG) has appointed Heather Gutierrez as the head of its inbound division. With a decade in the field, Gutierrez’s primary focus is on exploring growth opportunities for the group’s inbound tourism operation and ensuring the optimal functioning of Thebe’s dedicated overseas subsidiaries.
Prior to joining the Thebe group, she was regional director for the Cape at Tourvest Inbound Operations (TIO), during which time she returned the company to profitability. She has also held senior portfolios at several TIO subsidiaries, including those of MD of Sunbound Tours and Incentives and GM of Holiday Africa, rebranded as Your Africa.
Gutierrez describes South Africa as a year-round option for visitors: “My vision is to consolidate the inbound division by optimising operational efficiencies and to grow the business going forward.”
CEO of TTG, Monwabisi Fandeso says of the appointment: “The search for someone of Heather’s calibre to head our inbound division has been painstaking. She joins our team at a very critical point as we embark on a growth strategy that aims to increase TTG’s market share phenomenally.”