Premier Hotels and Resorts is one of South Africa's fastests growing Independent Hospitality Groups and has built a fine reputation offering a range of service orientated luxury Hotels & Conference venues in key destinations.in Gauteng, KZN Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga.
As a motivated competitive professional with high work ethics and standards in Sales and Marketing, my commitment and achievements is a testament in itself. Having been exposed and managed a variety of management position in the Service Industry, I welcome this new challenge.
As the "Strategic Partnership Manager" I will be responsible for the development of strategic Corporate rates, Conference and Sport packages.
I welcome this new challenge and look forward to implementing new operational procedures & ideas.
Premier Hotels and Resorts South Africa
Strategic Partnership Manager
Jun 2014 – Present
Responsible for the structuring of commercial accommodation transactions with major Corporate Clients, including the communication of special Conference and Sport packages.
African Indawo "Your unique marketing solutions"
Jul 2010 – Jun 2014
Our task was coordinating and dealing directly with owner operatated preferred suppliers who are dedicated to quality and on time delivery, we carefully translate your marketing needs from layman's language and select & match promotional requirements for B&B's Guest Houses best suited to achieve their sales and marketing goals.
2004 – 2008
Car Rental Broker, ( A shadow Budget Rent a Car Company)
General Manager Sales & Marketing
1998 – 2002
Local & International Inbound tours and conferences
Dashing Office Furniture
Costal Sales Director
1994 – 1998
Managing the Cape Town & Durban Corporate Branches and agents in Windhoek, Port Elizabeth & East London
Budget Rent a Car
Sales & Marketing Director (South Africa )
1990 – 1994
My immediate function was to address the losses incured and increase utilization. This was achived while the industry was down 30% year on year Budget's market share increased from 16.1% to 19.4%
Director of Sales
1987 – 1990
The re-construction of the national sales team the introduction of the Sports & Promotion division to assist hotels with low mid week occupancy.
Holiday Inn South
Sales & Marketing Director
1978 – 1987
1979 Corporate Transient Manager
1981 Transvaal Sales Manager
1983 National & Internationa Sales Manager
1985 Marketing Director
After the take over by Southern Sun I launched the "Many happy returns" concept and re-established the H.I. corporate identity.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
New Business Development
I don't have a lifestyle. I have a life.
Hill High Johannesburg
Matric Street Smart 1962 - 1967
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people
Activities: Success is the old ABC, Ability, Breaks, and Courage
The sale merely consummates the courtship. Then the marriage begins. how good the marriage is depends how well the relationship is managed by the seller.
George what can I say. We have been using you since the opening of Crusader Rock and are most happy. It is not easy to find such a long term and reliable company. Sometimes it starts well and eventually dwindles out but in your case it is consistent good service. Highly recommended. Thanks again.
MANAGER XL OCEANAIR TRAVEL, CAPE TOWN
George is well liked personable person and would have no hesitation in working with him again in a business relationship.
Director presso ANGELO CALVINO LTD http://angelocalvinoltd.altervista.org/
The best boss I had in my life
CEO at Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
During my employ at Holiday Inns as a Sales Executive, in the Sales and Marketing team, I reported directly to George Fonzari who was my Sales and Marketing Manager.
George was a strong leader, who was always fair. His positive attitude towards his staff with his encouragement and sense of humor reflected in the successes and efforts of his sales team.
A saying that George had, still remains with me to this day. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You can do it, so go for it girl!"
Thanks George. You taught me a lot and it was a pleasure to work with you.
Sue van der Linde
Chairperson at Iris House Children' Hospice
I strongly recommend George to anyone wanting quality print work done in the Cape area. George's personal attention to each job ensures your printing requirements are produced professionally, on time every time.
Brand & Marketing Specialist
George has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and enjoys forging new business relationships. Even though he has so much knowledge and experience, I admire him for still being willing to learn and collaborate with other's to ensure that he can make the most appropriate decisions for the projects which he manages.
Marketing Director Status Hotels
African Indawu, and George Fonzari, in his personal capacity always delivers on his and his companies promises! It is an absolute pleasure to work with him Reg Ferreira Status Hotels
The Hotel Sage
I worked with George for a number of years at Holiday Inn in South Africa. I found him to be a person with integrity and reliability.
As a marketing man (surprisingly) he had a deep understanding of Hotel Operations and used this to assist in promoting the Hotels when running on low occupancies. He spared no time or effort to support me and other General Managers and always responded positively to any challenges presented to him.
Owner, RW Hospitality Consultants
George was the Marketing Director for the Holiday Inn. During his tenure he launched some very exciting and effective marketing campaigns. These resulted in growth in occupancy throughout the group. He is very well respected throughout the industry