The results are in and APTA Executive Board would like to welcome back, David DiGregorio as our Marketing Director. Kirsty Perring of Traversing Africa is our newly elected Executive Board Member. Both terms start August 1st for three years.
About Kirsty Perring
Kirsty Perring is the founder of Traversing Africa. She grew up in South Africa, and has been travelling throughout Africa for many years, and now resides in Toronto where her travel company is based. After working in the industry for over 2 decades, she came to the realisation that offering cookie-cutter itineraries lacking individuality was not the way she wanted anyone to encounter Africa, be it on a first-time trip or one of many. Her main vision when Traversing Africa was conceived was that she wanted to be an architect in providing customised, personal, gratifying and life-enriching journeys to Africa to those who desired the same. She is a founding mentor of the Transformational Travel Council, and promotes sustainable tourism as well as the conservation of wildlife throughout the continent.
About David DiGregorio
David is the Managing Director of CornerSun Destination Marketing, a full service destination marketing consultancy specializing in working with African destinations. From 2009 to 2014 he served as Head of Marketing and Communications for South African Tourism. From 2011 to 2014 he served on the Board of APTA’s Northeast Chapter. From 2012 to 2018 he served on APTA’s Executive Board as Marketing Director where he oversaw the development of APTA’s new branding and implementation of the weekly APTA Dispatches newsletter. David has worked closely with the National Tourism Boards of South Africa, Malawi, Seychelles, Kenya, Botswana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe as well as Uganda’s Great Lakes Safaris Ltd and as a consultant to the World Bank in Sierra Leone. He also serves on the Associate Advisory Board of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).