Lehlohonolo Hloni Pitso: Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa – Winner


Lehlohonolo Hloni Pitso: Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa – Winner

Lehlohonolo Pitso known as Hloni has been in Travel and Tourism industry for 16 years.
Hloni started his career in tourism by joining the first group of black students selected to join the HRG Rennies Travel Leanership Programme which aimed at empowering black students to enter the industry. After completing the programme he was then appointed as a Travel Consultant for the group for three years.
He then joined Air Botswana where he worked in various roles in Operations and finally joining the Sales and Marketing team as the National Sales Executive promoting the Airline across South Africa.
After seven years at Air Botswana, Hloni joined Protea Hotels as the Sales Manager: Africa leading a team of 14 Sales Executives that were based in eight countries where the group had representation. Part of his responsibilities was to introduce and implement strategies that would cross sell the group’s properties across the continent and grow sales. He was with Protea Hotels for two years.
Hloni now works for South African Tourism where he worked his way up the ladder, starting out as the Trade Relations Manager: East Africa and after two years with the organization, he was promoted to Regional Trade Relations Manager: East & West Africa.
He now resumes his new role as the Regional Manager: West Africa heading the first South African Tourism’s regional Africa office which is based in Lagos, Nigeria looking after the West Africa market.

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