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Tourguides elect leaders for tourist guides

The new Tourist Guides Association Executive Committee members are, back row left to right: Rolf Heinrich, Waldi Fritzsche, Kurt Schlenther (Chairperson), Werner Schlierkamp, Emiliano Benolich and Heinz Remmert. In the front row are Tommie Britz, Hugo Hausmann, Gudrun Middendorff (Treasurer) and Meke Imbili (Secretary). Not present when the image was captured are Faustin Kupasula (Vice Chairperson), Paolo de Oliveira, Armin Jadghuber, Claus Dau, Danica Smith, and Issy Karaerua.

The new Tourist Guides Association Executive Committee members are, back row left to right: Rolf Heinrich, Waldi Fritzsche, Kurt Schlenther (Chairperson), Werner Schlierkamp, Emiliano Benolich and Heinz Remmert. In the front row are Tommie Britz, Hugo Hausmann, Gudrun Middendorff (Treasurer) and Meke Imbili (Secretary). Not present when the image was captured are Faustin Kupasula (Vice Chairperson), Paolo de Oliveira, Armin Jadghuber, Claus Dau, Danica Smith, and Issy Karaerua.

After a successful Annual General Meeting, the Tourist Guides Association of Namibia (TAN) announced that its members re-elected the incumbent Executive Committee but added three new members. Kurt Schlenther remains as Chairperson while Faustin Kupasula is the new Vice Chairperson.
The other exco members are Gudrun Middendorff and Meke Imbili respectively Treasurer and Secretary, Waldi Fritzsche, Danica Smith, Claus Dau, Armin Jagdhuber, Werner Schlierkamp, Paolo de Oliveira, Rolf Heinrich, Tommie Britz, Heinz Remmert, Issy Karaerua, Emiliano Benolich and Hugo Hausmann.

The association said the AGM was attended by 42% of TAN members as well as other stakeholders such as HAN, NTA, NTB, and tour operators. The meeting was also attended by a delegation from the Botswana Tour Guides Association as a benchmarking exercise and to eradicate the boundaries between neighbouring countries. In response the new TAN exco said it will nurture this relationship and soon pay a return visit to Botswana.  The association also intends to establish relationships with similar bodies in other neighbouring countries.
The Tourist Guides Association of Namibia was established in 1994 to represent its members and to promote and maintain the highest standards of professionalism amongst tourguides.

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