Peter Myles is one of South Africa’s leading tourism professionals. Before establishing his own business in 1995, Peter served as Director of Tourism Port Elizabeth (tourism marketing) and then as Regional Director of the South African Tourism Board in the Eastern Cape (tourism development). In 1995 he developed the Peter Myles cc 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.


He has served on a number of statutory boards and professional associations. These include: Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Eastern Cape Gambling & Betting Board, Eastern Cape Tourism Board, and Eastern Cape Bioregional Implementation Committee. He was recently appointed to serve on the Advisory Board of the Netherlands based Stenden University SA located in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape Province. 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 former Premier of the Eastern Cape and the Eastern Cape Tourism Board, and was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his contribution to the development of the first Eastern Cape Tourism Master Plan.


Peter is an Associate of the IUCN Tourism & Protected Areas Specialist Group, a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, and a Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. He is registered with IUCN to undertake desktop reviews of World Heritage Site (WHS) nominations.

The areas that Peter specialises in includes:

Coastal & Marine Tourism

Desert Tourism

Agricultural Tourism

Tourism Clusters & Strategic Planning

Responsible Tourism

Tourism Development Plans


Tourism Research & Industry Intelligence

Conservation Tourism

Tourism Sector & Marketing Plans

Heritage Tourism

Capacity Building

Community Based Tourism

Customised Training Programs

Institutional Arrangements & Organizational Design

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plans


Peace Parks

KAZA TFCA Socio-Economic Baseline Study



Uganda Inclusive Tourism Program

Peter Myles

Tournet Africa


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