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Cape Town Tour Operator Course – 25 Aug 2014

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is offering an Introductory Training for Tour Operators course in Cape Town, South Africa, in response to the demand of the market. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the business of Tour Operating and equipping the candidate with the necessary skills for self employment and the sustainability thereof.

This course is open to anyone.

Date of course: 25th to 29th August 2014
Duration of course: 5 consecutive days (week days).
Includes: daily refreshments and a SATSA certificate on completion
Cost: R3 565.00 (excl VAT)
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, Upper East Side (provisionally)
Bookings: Lin Smith, email [email protected] or contact number 011-886 9996

Please note that this course will only run with a minimum of 15 confirmed and paid attendees. Booking & payment required by this Friday 15 August.

SATSA is a non-profit member-driven association representing transport providers, tour operators, brokers, accommodation establishments, adventure operators, attractions, conference / events organizers and venues, as well as related marketing organizations and service providers.

Small business to large corporates, are members and find a home in SATSA. SATSA strives to set the highest standards in the Tourism Industry. Those who belong to SATSA fly a flag that symbolizes credibility, stability and integrity.

The cost of course (R3 565-00 excl VAT) includes venue, tea/coffee and a light lunch each day plus a SATSA Certificate. Training in other Provinces available please contact Lin for further information.


The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the business of Tour Operating and equipping the candidate with a skill for self employment and sustainability thereof. Many people were enthused with 2010’, going to great expense of purchasing vehicles and not knowing where to start. Some even falling prey to repossession!

This course assists the candidate in becoming aware of their responsibilities, optimising the use of resources available to them and coordinating their efforts in order to maximise productivity and job satisfaction.

The following are some of the topics discussed during the 5 days:



Dearest Lin

Hope you keeping well. The cutting you gave me doing GREAT!! Hope to plant it outside after winter. You taught me so many things that you cross my mind every now and then, as I THANK you for all you did for me!!!!!!! It was the best thing I could ever do. What I liked the most about the course is all the detail you add in the program. I’m still interested in any other training courses you have to offer.

Our motto for this year is to stay motivated and get ourselves educated!!

Wish you a fabulous week!! Looking forward to your reply!!

Kindly Yours
Lindie Stiehler
for Kwathlano Tours & Transfer Services

Hi Lin,

Thank you very much for sending us the Tourist Guide code of conduct and I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and this week will be as fruitful. My journey back home was fun and less congested. I would also like to thank SATSA for providing such a wonderful course to its members, and for you delivering it so well.

Stanley Mufamadi
VUWA Safari & Tours

Dear Lin,

During my life I have attended a lot of courses and seminars, but never have I been to a course that I have enjoyed and appreciated as much as your SATSA course. The course material was both informative and vital to any potential Tour Operator, but nothing comes close to the world of knowledge and experience that you shared with us during the course.

Thank you for being such a loving, caring person! I feel blessed to know you.


John – Chartered Accountant and Owner
African Explore


Madibeng Municipality CEO handing out Certificates.
Madibeng Municipality CEO handing out Certificates.
“Gogo is a good facilitator. I thank SATSA for this wonderful opportunity they gave us. I just want to say SATSA should give other Provinces the opportunity that they gave us.”

“We congratulate Madibeng Municipality and SATSA for the Giant Step they took to develop and show interest in the SMME and under-developed community. I commit myself to
‘plant’ it by sharing what I learnt with the community and coming generations.”

“I suggest that Gogo (Lin) become the only facilitator for this type of course. She has got a good sense of humour which I think can keep other groups like ours happy and in tact – a good balance of knowledge and life experiences. Thanks to the Madibeng Municipality and SATSA for this opportunity.”

“Excellent course! Just should be advertised more! Thank you for all the hard work and time you put in – I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot!”


With at least 23 years experience in the Tourism Environment, our facilitator not only has the
knowledge to get you started in the Tour Operating business, but the passion to see you succeed!

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