Meet the team


The Elite Collection prides itself in giving impeccable service at all times, and in matching a perfect venue to each and every event.


Candi Durr-Visser

Owner and Managing Director


Candi studied to be a pre-school teacher, but a temporary holiday job at a small boutique hotel brought out a new passion.

Her vivacious personality, love of the hospitality industry, and gift of dealing with people on all levels launched Candi on to a new path, over 15 years ago, and she hasn’t looked back. Her strength in the ability to build lasting relationships, is the heart of her success.

She worked for hotel groups such as Relais Hotels, African Hotels and Adventures, Hyatt and Sheraton, building up an impressive track record in travel sales and a wealth of industry knowledge along with it.
It was at this point in her career that Candi had the vision of starting her own company, so she could give her broad client base the very best personal attention. In 2015 that vision became a reality, and the Elite Collection was born. Her clients can now confidently lean on her experience, as she and her team are experts at matching the perfect venue to the client brief.

She's travelled extensively around Southern Africa, and overseas, attending many local and international workshops and trade shows such as travel people and Indaba, as well as international trade shows such as IGTM.


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Gail Durr

Office Manager

Gail has a vast experience of management.

Her fine attention to detail both in the general running of our office, client invoicing and her people skills, make her an asset to our Company.

Andrea Davids

Andrea Davids

MICE & Marketing co-ordinator

Andrea has always been passionate about working with people. She absolutely loves planning in every aspect of her life. By combining her creativity and coordination skills is how she found her love for events management and marketing. She is committed to making a positive impact everywhere she goes. These characteristics is why the events & hospitality industry is ideal for her.  

Kia Thompson

Kia Thompson

Sales & Marketing co-ordinator

Kia is a driven & passionate individual with a love for the event industry. Her goal in life is not only to succeed in what she does, but to inspire while doing it. She loves the Event Industry because it is a perfect representation of how an idea on paper can turn into a reality. To her, there is nothing more fulfilling and satisfying than getting the job done, knowing it is completed to perfection. She is organised, trustworthy, hard-working, kind, and always prepared to go the extra mile.