Vanessa Mbenoun is an award-winning tourism professional and the brains behind the tourism entrepreneur brand. She is based in South Africa and is the founder of Kamaroutes, a proudly African travel company and Creative And Moving, a PR agency for tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs.
For the past 5 years, Vanessa has mentored and assisted startups in building and growing their travel brands. She has also partnered with institutions like the University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology and Nedbank to guide final year university students and graduates and assist their transition into the world of entrepreneurship.
She was previously selected by Airbnb as one of their African innovators and in 2019, she received the African Tourism Leadership Forum’s outstanding entrepreneurship award for her excellent work in Africa’s travel, tourism, hospitality industry.