Africa Travel Week

Unlock Podcast: Tourism can uplift SA – Monika Iuel

Meet Monika Iuel, Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, someone who is deeply committed to taking something or someone and making them flourish. A believer that tourism has great power and can transform a country and community, Monika shares her inspiring views on why this is important in South Africa.

Monika has a passion for Southern African tourism, a deep knowledge of the international marketplace, and strong industry relationships at home and abroad. Since 1992 she has worked for an outbound tour operator in Berlin, Germany, smaller boutique DMCs in Johannesburg and spent 13 years at Tourvest Destination Management. 

She spent four years at SA Tourism; initially as Regional Director for the Americas (during which time she opened the office in Sao Paulo) and ultimately as General Manager International Marketing, supporting all international SA Tourism offices in Europe, Americas and Australasia.  

Before joining WESGRO, Monika was the CEO of Private Safaris in Southern Africa, a Destination Management Company operating from offices in Cape Town and Windhoek.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.