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Heidi van der Watt

International Sustainable Tourism Advisor


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Pretoria South Africa

Sustainable Tourism Specialist working with destinations, businesses, destination organisations and place management authorities to plot and implement their sustainability journeys. Global experience with projects in 12 countries. Published author - "Developing Tourism in South Africa" 2nd ed. Academic background in Town and Regional Planning.


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Current Position(s)

Director | Global Sustainable Tourism Council
2012 - present

Managing Director | EDGE Tourism Solutions
2006 - present

Strategic consulting: assisting government, public sector agencies and private developers to devlop, implement and assess tourism and economic development strategies, programmes and projects.


Director | International Centre for Responsible Tourism - South Africa
2006 - present

Founding member of advocacy organisation working with government and the private sector through technical assistancem, information and training to bring about greater sustainability in the tourism sector


Previous Position(s)

Consultant to Executive Director: Tourism, Events and Marketing | City of Cape Town
2012 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Strategic support to Executive Director during establishment phase of Directorate: Tourism, Events and Marketing - strategic research, strategic planning


Advisor: Mayoral Committee Member - Tourism, Events and Marketing | City of Cape Town
2011 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Strategic support to MAYCO member during establishment phase of Directorate: Tourism, Events and Marketing. Responsibilities included strategic guidance re tourism and events, handling media enquires, speech-writing, media planning, departmental liaison, input to organisational design



Senior Manager: Government and Infrastructure | KPMG Advisory
2003 - 2004

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Senior manager: Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism | KPMG Advisory
2000 - 2003

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Lead regional tourism and hospitality advisory practice


Senior lecturer: Tourism Development | Cape Peninsula University of Technology
1993 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training

Teach, research and serve tourism development


Senior Tourism Development Officer | SA Tourism
Cape Town, South Africa | 1992 - 1993

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Lead tourism planning division of national tourism organisation

Educational history

Secondary

Hendrik Verwoerd High School, Pretoria, South Africa (1986)

Tertiary

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

2007 - 2008

Post Grad Diploma - Monitoring and Evaluation

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

1990 - 1991

Masters - Urban and Regional Planning

University of Stellenbosch

1987 - 1999

Bachelor's degree - Geography; Sociology

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