Peter Myles


Marine Tourism and Leisure Specialist: Tournet Peter Myles cc trading as Tournet Africa Tournet Africa (Close Corporation Number: 2001/033247/23) was founded in 1995 by Peter Myles when he decided to establish his own business as a tourism specialist to develop a network of associated specialists in Southern Africa and other parts of the world to focus on major tourism development projects. From the first day he entered the tourism industry, Peter has never looked back. He has written articles for tourism journals, prepared strategic tourism plans, designed appropriate organisational structures, facilitated tourism enterprise development, conducted tourism research in South Africa, Zambia, USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Caribbean, compiled visitor statistics, presented capacity building training courses, facilitated tourism workshops and prepared project proposals. In 1992 he received the Communicator of the Year Award from the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa, the SA Tourism Award in 1990 for uplifting tourism in the Eastern Cape Province, and the Tourism Liaison Council Award in 1989 for the marketing of Port Elizabeth as a tourist destination. In 2003 he was honoured by the Premier of the Eastern Cape Province at that time, Makhenkesi Stofile, and the Eastern Cape Tourism Board, and presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his contribution to the development of the first Eastern Cape Tourism Master Plan. Peter is the tourism specialist on the Kyle Business Projects (KBP) team and together they have prepared and reviewed the majority of tourism master plans and tourism sector plans in the Eastern Cape Province. Peter currently works as a tourism specialist with a number of associated project teams. Peter is registered with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) and the European Commission (EC) as a tourism specialist. He is an Associate Specialist on the IUCN Tourism & Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS), a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). He is registered with IUCN to undertake desktop reviews of World Heritage Site (WHS) nominations. In 2009, after successfully convening the 6th International Coastal & Marine Tourism Congress in Port Elizabeth, he was appointed to the interim committee to establish an International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society. Peter fully subscribes to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. In January 2012, Peter Myles signed an agreement to represent the Clean Blue initiative in Africa i.e. Clean Blue Africa. This is a new industry standard for beach management and safety (ISO 13009 referred to as the "Clean Blue Industry Standard" abbreviated as CBIS). This initiative has been specifically developed to help provide beach operators with information and guidelines to effectively manage beaches in different parts of the world.