Travel Massive Johannesburg Gets New Chapter Leaders

Gallivant Africa

Travel Massive Johannesburg has been dormant since the tragic passing of former co-chapter leader Meruschka Govender also known as MzansiGirl. After 6 months of searching, new co-chapter leaders have been appointed to the task of promoting and celebrating Johannesburg and Gauteng as a leading travel destination.

Travel Massive started over a six pack of beer on the rooftop of the YHA Hostel in Sydney Harbour in 2010. A small group of people met to talk about travel, and these events quickly grew in size each month as more people found out about the meetings that were often hidden in backpacker bars. Since those days the group grew to a global community of thousands of members in over 72 cities worldwide. Meetings were based on three simple rules – to be open to all the travel industry, to be free to attend, and to encourage people to connect and share globally. These founding principles started the first chapters of Travel Massive in Toronto, London and San Francisco and created the beginnings of a global network in early 2011. Together a worldwide movement was created that is making an impact in travel.

As pioneers, leaders and influencers of the travel industry, we have a responsibility for influencing how and where people will travel and for creating the experiences they will have.

Innovations and ideas from the Travel Massive community will create new ways to dream, plan, arrive, explore and to share our journeys. Travel Massive is bringing new ideas, collaboration, innovation, diversity and new talent to the travel industry. Travel massive is about unearthing innovation around the world, bridging gaps across verticals, connecting people, building new relationships, and fostering collaboration and shared learning on how we can make travel truly better. Travel Massive is creating a new era of exploration for a new generation of travelers.

New Chapter Leaders:

Rebecca Kambule

Rebecca is a dynamic entrepreneur and founder of Rempo Consulting, a bespoke agency created to offer a range of marketing-related services to niche lifestyle and hospitality brands and businesses.

Miriro Matema

Miriro is a travel writer, sharing her two cents on Africa’s travel and tourism industry through print, digital and radio channels.

Travel industry professionals based in Johannesburg are invited to connect with them on social media and join the Travel Massive Johannesburg chapter.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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