|Rodger Foster currently serves as an AASA Executive Committee member (and past AASA Chairperson), and is the CEO and MD of SA Airlink (Pty) Limited Group of Companies trading as “Airlink”, since June 1992 to the present (over 26 years). Co-founding shareholder (together with Barrie Webb) of Airlink which commenced business on 12th June 1992. Current shareholder of 22.32% of Airlink’s issued shares.
|Leading in Progressive Policies’ Award
BOTSWANA Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and worldliness, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret – Botswana.
|Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award
Cassandra “Coach Cass” Nuamah Director of Travel Operations & Logistics – Travel with UsCoach Cass and her mother Kukuwa, Ghanaian mother and daughter team own a global African dance fitness and wellness business called Kukuwa Fitness in which they take people on a journey through Africa without their passports through music and dance.
CTO – Ifarm 3602nd Runners-up Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu
Managing Director – The Pyne Award
|Women in Leadership Award
Managing Director – The Pyne AwardAmaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu is a US based award-winning hospitality professional with a proven history of tenacity, strong drive, passion, and leadership for over 10 years. She is the Founder, Past President and Chairperson Board of Trustees of The Women in Hospitality Nigeria (WIHN) and recently a Co- Founder of the African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality.
Managing Director – Africa’s Connect2nd Runners-up Jeanette Moloto Director: Global Sales South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa & West Africa – Marriott International
|Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award
Ghana Tourism Authority The Ghana Tourism Authority is a Ghanaian state agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts responsible for the regulation of tourism in Ghana by marketing, promoting, licensing, classifying, researching and developing tourism facilities and services in the country.
|Outstanding Accommodation Facility/Group Award
Hotel Verde – Cape Town Airport Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport offers a 100% offset carbon-neutral stay, modern and stylish guestrooms, versatile conference and events facilities and a natural, green setting just 400m from Cape Town International Airport.
|Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award
SA Airlink Airlink is a privately-owned, premium, full-service regional airline serving a comprehensive network of destinations throughout Southern Africa. We’re operating independently under our own unique 4Z flight code offering our customers more choices, more connectivity, and more travel opportunities.
|Outstanding Africa Tourism Media & Marketing Award
Northern Cape Tourism Authority The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province and a must-see destination, whether you prefer the ocean, the desert, the bush or quirky towns rich in history and culture.
|Championing Sustainability Award
Chobe Game Lodge Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge and the only property located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and set on the banks of the famous Chobe River.