25-27 Jun 2017 GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE, MIDRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
rosemarie van staden
Chairperson, National Accommodation of South Africa
My name is Rosemarie van Staden, owner of a 5 star Boutique
Guest House in the east of Pretoria called The Angels Place Boutique Guest
House. I am the newly elected chairperson for the National Accommodation
Association of South Africa (NAA-SA). I have been involved in the NAA-SA for quite
a few years now and for the past 2 years I filled the position of their Vice
chairperson (Inland). We are the united voice of the smaller accommodation
sector. I am passionate about Tourism, travelling and interacting with
different people. The Rosebank Region Accommodation Association asked me to be
their chairperson in 2016 and it is a task I thoroughly enjoy!
Soon after starting my own guest house in 2010 I joined GATE
(The Guest House Association of Tshwane/East) because I realized how important
it is to be part of associations within the hospitality sector. My passion for
tourism ignited and I was elected as the chairperson for the association.
Thereafter I became a board member of the Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) and
I was responsible for their Guest House Chapter.
I would like to make a difference for all owners of smaller
establishments during my term as chairperson for the National Accommodation
Association of South Africa and my objective is to be a true ambassador and
trusted representative for the different stakeholders within the Tourism