Testimonials

Frank Kilbourn, FORMER CHAIRPERSON, SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM

“As CEO of Cape Town Tourism Mariette not only ran the organisation very effectively, but managed to take the brand into the digital era with the purposeful use of social media.”

MEC Alan Winde, WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF FINANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

“As CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette was integral in defining a brand for our destination, setting a vision for our tourism industry and taking our offering global.”

Mandlakazi Skefile, CEO, NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM

“The results of working with Destinate meant the launch of a new blog and digital strategy for Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, and we feel that this has been very successful as a new tool in increasing our online and social media presence.”

Annemarie Ferns, CEO OF STELLENBOSCH 360

“Being results driven, Destinate – through the strategic thinking of Mariette – has contributed to Stellenbosch running its most successful marketing campaign to date, placing Stellenbosch on the world map.”

Marthinus van Schalkwyk, FORMER MINISTER OF TOURISM, SOUTH AFRICA

“Through your input and conduct, you have always shown that you understand a leader to be someone who unites others behind a shared goal, develops trust and seizes all opportunities.”

Peter Stuart, MANAGING DIRECTOR, VERGENOEGD WINE ESTATE

“Mariette, Annareth and their team of Destineers were appointed in December 2015 to carefully and strategically steer the historic but “forgotten” Vergenoegd brand and wine estate into an authentic destination offering unique experiences, consistent quality wines and exceptional service. The results were the following: 189 visitors in December, 265 in January, 1163 in February and 2253 in March and more than 20 million views of our duck parade video on social media platforms in April! A great result for Destinate and the new Vergenoegd.”

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