Perspective Magazine President & CEO Paul Mattimoe will be addressing southern Africa’s most influential timeshare and fractional ownership industry participants during the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) annual conference later this month. [member]
During the conference’s first full morning of activities on August 30th, Mr. Mattimoe will debut Perspective Magazine South Africa, the only independent timeshare and fractional industry trade magazine covering the southern Africa market.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to speak at VOASA this year, and to tie it in with the launch of our dedicated South Africa edition of Perspective Magazine. South Africa has a booming marketplace that is positioning for further growth and I’m looking forward to spending much more time getting to know those who operate within the timeshare and fractional industry in this region.” said Mr. Mattimoe.
Perspective Magazine is once again a media sponsor of the VOASA conference, which brings together industry leaders from all across the African continent for three days to discuss industry related issues. Delegates, speakers and sponsors can share information and learn new ways of aligning themselves to international best practices.
“It is indeed a pleasure to have on board Perspective Magazine as a media sponsor and their commitment to the southern African region”, said Alexander Willem Bosch, Executive Director, VOASA. “Their professionalism and advice is welcomed and we wish them success in launching the magazine edition for southern Africa. This venture and commitment deserves gratitude from our members”.
On day two of the event, Mr. Mattimoe will serve on an industry panel discussing the importance of social media and its place in overall marketing strategies. Conference delegates will also be discussing topics such as the state of the fractional industry, implications of the Consumer Protection Act, sales strategies and resales.
The conference is scheduled for August 29th- 31st , 2010, at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban, South Africa under the theme “Back to Basics”.
Details of the conference, including online registration information and a list of speakers, can be found on the VOASA conference website www.voasaconference.co.za .
VOASA, previously known as the Timeshare Institute of Southern Africa, was established in 1990 as an organization representing the interests of the respective stakeholders with its primary objective being to “create, maintain and develop an environment within which the long-term viability and growth of vacation ownership through shared vacation ownership can be optimally ensured.”Fundamental to the existence of VOASA, is its ability to self regulate and control the industry in such a manner that the national authorities, via the Department of Trade & Industry, is confident of its ongoing ability to manage and deliver a mature industry that instills confidence within all stakeholders and is positively perceived by the consumer at large. A key contributor to VOASA’s existence is the protection of consumer rights and the stimulation of the ongoing growth within the industry in a positive and organized manner. VOASA introduced its Code of Conduct, through negotiations with the Department of trade and industry (Business Practices Committee), in which it outlines the intention to govern business practices within the shared vacation ownership industry by protecting the interest of both consumers and the industry and promoting an equitable, negotiated balance between these interests.
About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine publishes four regional brands: industry publications Perspective Magazine North America, Perspective Magazine Europe & Middle East and the soon to be released Perspective Magazine South Africa and Perspective Magazine Asia Pacific. Together, the industry magazines have become the most read independent trade publications globally for the shared ownership industry and the company is a media sponsor of 20 major industry events around the world. The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, has become the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public. Distribution is via a variety of high-profile consumer channels including, but not limited to, more than 150 first class airport lounges worldwide with over a dozen airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta as well as hundreds of luxury hotels, resorts, spas and golf clubs.
For more information visit http://perspectivemagazine.com or email Steve Luba, Director of Public Relations, at steveluba(at)perspectivemagazine.com For information on advertising and editorial opportunities visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/advertise . [/member]Tags: Africa, fractional, Paul Mattimoe, Perspective Magazine South Africa, shared ownership, timeshare, Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa, VOASA