7 May 2011

New Media Centre Management for INDABA 2011

Ilana Salant and her team at Head Honchos are managing the media centre at this year’s travel INDABA

INDABA 2011 Media Centre

South African Tourism has appointed a new, highly experienced team to manage the Indaba 2011 media centre, to meet the requirements of the growing interest in Indaba and South Africa as a tourist destination from global and local media.

Head Honchos, under the direction of Ilana Salant, will this year ensure that a steady flow of relevant information is available at all times to the 700 strong members of media who are attending this year’s Indaba event – the premier showcase of South Africa as a tourist destination.

Salant has vast experience in running world class media centres and understands the evolving nature of the needs of journalists. She and her team ran the media centre for the inaugural Johannesburg International Motor Show to widespread approval from the attending press.

In line with its manifesto of ‘Leaving Ordinary Behind’, South African Tourism and Head Honchos have revamped the media centre to serve the interests of the media. New systems have been installed for faster web connectivity, internet broadband will allow journalist to quickly transmit not only their articles but also pictures and video clips around the world and the centre now caters to the growing social media phenomenon.

According to Salant, “We have embraced high technology in all aspects of this year’s Indaba media centre and have made great advances to make the centre as user-friendly and as efficient as possible for journalists.”

In line with global trends, this year’s media centre has embraced the green revolution and is being run as much as possible as a paperless, environmentally friendly office.

Salant and her dedicated team of media specialists and professional photographers at this year’s event will ensure that the needs of the global media are well catered for with a steady flow of information, photographs and, even, on line video clips.

This year’s INDABA Media Centre team:

Ilana Salant – Media Centre Manager

Happy Ngidi – Media Centre Operations

Danie van Jaarsveld - Media Portal Manager and Chief Photographer

Piet van Wyk – Photographer

Terrence Herron – Media Portal Administrator


For Further Information please contact:

Ilana Salant



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