[COVID COMMENT] From banks & bricks to plains & planes - 4 perspectives from 4 owners
25 May 2020

Talking to Owners

4 passions. 4 perspectives. 1 purpose


JOIN our second Tuesday Talk.
Next week my panelists are four of our members operating under different tourism scenarios in 6 countries.
They will share their perspective as owners, discuss their responsibilities around the wild spaces they operate in and give their viewpoints on our business landscape.
Finally, they will offer their insights and advice to our trade partners about gearing business for the future.
DATE: Tuesday 26th May
TIME: 4pm South African time (GMT +2:00)

We encourage you to register even if you cannot make the time slot - a recording will be sent to all registrants after the talk.
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OUR PANEL

BANKS: Fabia BauschCHEM CHEM SAFARIS
Tanzania
After years in the corporate jungle, Swiss born Fabia found a new home and dream in the form of the Chem Chem - Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA), in northern Tanzania. Together with her partner Nicolas, they envisioned a conservation haven where all - the wildlife, the people, and the land - would be respected. Chem Chem is testimony to their vision and values, and is the embodiment of their deep passion for Africa and its natural heritage.
BRICKS: Murray CollinsMACHABA SAFARIS & BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES
Botswana, Zimbabwe & Seychelles
South African based property-developer, Murray also has a deep passion for conservation through sustainable tourism. Together with partners Alistair Rankin and Chris Hatshe, Machaba Safaris was founded in 2012 and today extends across Botswana and Zimbabwe in prime wilderness areas. An avid fisherman, Murray also co-owns Blue Safari, bringing conservation through tourism to the outer islands of Seychelles.
PLAINS: Mikey Carr-HartleyTHE SAFARI COLLECTION
Kenya
Private guide, explorer, rally-car racer and creative thinker. As fourth-generation Kenyans, Mikey and Tanya share a mutual love of the Kenyan landscape and its wildlife and have dedicated their lives to protecting it. They established The Safari Collection in 2009, with the purpose of sharing some of Kenya's most beautiful locations while making a significant contribution to the conservation of its wildlife, cultures and ecosystems.
PLANES: Don ScottTANDA TULA
South Africa
With a background in aerospace engineering, Don’s journey with tourism started in the Timbavati in 2001. Today, together with the Jackson and Mathebula families, Don and Nina lead a contemporary African safari evolution at Tanda Tula, embracing meaningful transformation through equity ownership, education and inclusive development. Don is deeply involved with and dedicated to community development and conservation through tourism in the region.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Send us your questions or comments to tuesdaytalks@classic-portfolio.com.
There will be Q&A chat capability during the webinar, but for greater visibility, we recommend you send your questions ahead of time. Not all questions may be addressed, but we will try our best to consolidate and address all issues.

THE FRANSCHHOEK HOSPITALITY

ACADEMY & LEARNING CENTRE

Anyone reading this mailer has access to data, wifi, computer and a mobile device. While we are all in a business storm and feel 'poorer' than we did a few months ago,take a moment to consider the impact this crisis has on those who have far less than us and how we as businesses rely on these people to be part of the guest experience which ultimately makes us all successful.

As Classic Portfolio we are fortunate to operate from one of the top tourism destinations in South Africa and in turn we support Franschhoek Tourism Academy & Learning Centre. Now more than ever, as they take the Academy online during lockdown, they need additional funding. I value, appreciate and totally trust Michaela Julian and the team who run this Charitable Trust.
I urge you to make a donation of any size.
Every bit helps.
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As always I would like to thank you for your support.
Your feedback is always valued and we ask you to keep engaging with us. I apologise that I am not able to respond to every email in person, but trust the Classics team to manage this in the most effective manner.

While we may be overwhelmed by our current crisis, through collaborating, listening and understanding each other's perspectives, we will navigate a way forward together.
Remaining positive and #allinthistogether

Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

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