Judging: Innovation Award
Luxury Travel Manager
Belinda is a Luxury Travel Manager with expertise in Food & Wine and other specialist group travel, including art, sport, and adventure tourism. Born and raised in Bloemfontein, she completed her university degree in Communications, before moving to London and into the travel industry. Belinda has had a lifelong love of travel and a varied career spanning major events, including the Rugby World Cup 1995, Professional Conference Organiser, as well as creating and managing incredibly detailed itineraries for incentive and specialist groups, multi-generational families and couples.
Her 30-year experience includes The Great Wine Capitals Global Network Coordinator for Cape Town and Event Manager for a number of exclusive Food & Wine pairing events for Wines of South Africa’s Cape Wine Openings.
Having travelled extensively, Belinda is happiest when sharing the beauty and unique offerings of Cape Town, the winelands and the diverse African continent with travellers from all around the world. Working in a competitive environment, she constantly searches out product that is innovative, trend-setting and unique, and champions the best in food & wine, to ensure that her international guests return to their home-countries in awe and ready to be ambassadors for Africa.