ABOUT US

Touch Down Travel Tech is an integrated tourism technology solution business that develops full, end-to-end platforms using  the latest technology to provide a seamless integration between supplier and customer.

Created to break the model of the typical tourism distribution company, Touch Down Travel Tech is a vibrant eco-system with silos that support the total distribution channel, ranging from Retail, Trade and Mice, to the B2B and Corporate markets. The dynamic creation of these product units allows a product owner  the peace of mind to have all business covered in dealing with one single entity.

Products include Ukiyo that drives travel content and bookings; online travel agent Xscape4u; revenue and distribution platform Scopic; Touch Down Destination Management Company; and retail travel agent Go Touch Down Travel and Tours, with each silo led by a team of well-known travel professionals with extensive experience.

By investing in people who truly understand the industry and linking them to state-of-the-art technology, we create the ultimate solution. This, combined with our extensive knowledge of global digital tourism markets, enables us to provide our customers with conversions that INNOVATE, INTEGRATE and INSPIRE.

MARKETING

ON THE DIGITAL PLATFORM

MEET THE TEAM

Leonard Reyneke

CEO

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995

Joined the Touch Down Group of companies in 2003

Set up and ran Go Touch Down Travel and Tours as well as Touch Down DMC

Integral part of the group’s global expansion

20 years of tourism experience

Greg Smith

CMO

30 Years of tourism  marketing experience

Marketing and digital strategist

Online travel eco-system development

Part of the Touch Down Group as an advisor since 2017

Integral part of the group’s global expansion

Tijan Oberholzer

Director

Joined Touch Down Group of companies in 2018

Obtained a Postgraduate certificate with distinction in marketing, Content and SEO marketing and Financial Statement from London School of business in 2019

Set up and run Touch Down Europe and established groups footprint in Europe

Integral part of the group’s global expansion

Ross Backman

Director

Been a sales and marketing specialist for 20 years

Been involved in very diverse industries – digital print, car recovery, car hire, stationary, money counters

Worked on large advertising and sales projects

Greta Downie

Product Manager

After 25 years in the tourism sector, Greta has gained significant experience in Sales, Customer Relations, Operations and Procurement

Having worked as a Sales Manager for andBeyond and Product Manager for Travel Smart Crew, her experience provides her with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics between supplier sales and product negotiations

Allison Emeric

Reservation and Rate Manager

Started working in hotels in London in 1994

From there she returned to South Africa and worked in a number of hotels before joining the world of tour operating

Since 2001 she has worked for a number of Tour Operators/DMC business & Beyond, Bushtracks Africa, events and Incentive Travel for Showgroup, Tourvest, Wild Frontiers and now Touchdown Travel Tech

She has held various roles starting in Yield and moving over to managing a number of Reservations teams. At Tourvest she held the role of Contracting Manager

In total she has enjoyed 27 years in the Travel and Tourism industry

Tracy Hoyle

Digital Integration Manager

12 years in the tourism industry

Experience covers from outbound tourism, events, contracting management

Online integration has been her passion over the last 6 years ensuring that we remain relevant as tour operations within this fiercely competitive space. Longevity is dependent on our ability to use technology to automate yet retain the human to human interface as well as the ability to maximize availability and drive price competitiveness