In this webinar, our panel explores the role of the media in unearthing and showcasing new and established tourism experiences, driving market engagement, and spurring travel interest, and influencing travel decisions.
Journalist, TV Host
and Founder of Jet Set with Jeannette
Jeannette is a bilingual Travel Journalist, TV Host, Travel Advisor, and a Global Public Speaker. Her work has appeared on ABC7 Los Angeles, FOX 11 Los Angeles, Mexico Travel Channel, KUSI News, and many more media outlets around the world. This year, Jeannette was a speaker at The Women Economic Forum in Cairo, Egypt. While in Cairo, she received the award: Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All.
Last year, she was awarded as one of the top 20 Global Women of Excellence by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis and the Multi-Ethnic Advisory Task Force. Jeannette was also one of the nominees for Best Travel Creator at The Tecla Awards – part of the 10th annual Hispanicize conference – honoring Latinx contributions to media. This year, she partnered with Visit Pasadena as the tourism board’s official bilingual spokesperson on National Plan For Vacation Day.
In 2018, Jeannette was the Official Travel Host for The World Woman Summit at the Clinton Presidential Center. Where she was recognized as Travel Host of the Year. The same year, Jeannette was named a Power Player by Angeleno Magazine. A respected Speaker, Jeannette has spoken at travel conferences all over the world including The Women Economic Forum Mexico City, The Women in Travel Summit, The New York Travel Festival, Tourism in Romania Conference, Impact Travel Immersion Conference, Epic Mastermind Conference, Travel Talks and the Travel Unity- Economic Development through Diversity Summit. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Belmont University. The following year, Jeannette completed the Professional Producing Program at the University of California- Los Angeles.
Founder and Director: Travel Africa Network
Travel Africa Network is a leisure, travel & tourism company and a 24 hour satellite television channel dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality in Africa. In early 2020, Travel Africa Network contracted with Eutelsat to become the first African travel channel to broadcast dedicated high-quality digital TV content to 135 million homes in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa on HOTBIRD 13° East which forms one of the largest satellite broadcasting footprints in EMEA.
Septi M Bukula
Founder: Seeza Tourism SME Network
Septi M. Bukula is a nationally recognised specialist in entrepreneurship and SME development policy in South Africa. He has undertaken numerous SME policy and programme advisory assignments in South Africa and other African countries. He regularly hosts prominent international conferences focusing on a broad range of SME development issues. In 2017 he established Seeza Tourism SME Network to promote the interests of tourism SMEs, with particular focus on facilitating domestic and international market access. In 2014 his company, Osiba Management, received South African Tourism’s coveted Lilizela Tourism Award.