Project Description

Topics: Africa, travel trends, tourism marketing, covid19, future of travel

Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast. I am your host, Vanessa Mbenoun and today we will be talking to a well-known figure of our industry about the future of African Travel. Her name is Katja Quasdorf, you might know her as the CEO of the Jenman safaris group but she is also a passionate leader and conservationist. I am petting sure she is going to share valuable insights regarding the crisis our industry is currently facing so please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel!



[0:39] Guest intro

[01:31] Katja’s background and future career plans

[06:46] Jenman Safaris covid19 coping plan and internal procedures

[14:46] Suggestions on how to reopen travel successfully

[18:28] “ whether it’s in terms of recruitment or ability of Africans to travel, do you think out industry is inclusive or conducive enough?”

[21:45] Trends that will impact the future of African travel

[26:36] Katja’s final remarks and tips

That’s it for today! Coming up next week: we chat to Caroline Sande, founder of .In the meantime, visit to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur


Jenman safaris:

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African tourism trends by Phakamile Hlazo:

Lightning Travel Recruitment: