According to the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa, exhibitors, buyers and delegates from North America who plan to attend tourism shows in South Africa during 2017 can benefit from affordable fares for travel to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and destinations throughout Africa.
South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa is, once again, offering special travel industry fares for upcoming tourism conferences in South Africa. The 2017 travel trade fares are being offered from North America for travel industry delegates that are attending the World Travel Market – Africa April 19-21, with International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM-Africa) April 21-23 and We Are Africa May 1-4, all hosted in Cape Town. Indaba, Africa’s premier and longest- running travel show, hosted by South African Tourism, will be held in Durban May 16-18.
These special fares start from $519.00* (restrictions apply) for Economy Class and $4,619.00* (restrictions apply) for Business Class travel round-trip from New York-JFK Airport or Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Cape Town or Durban, with fares slightly lower for travel to Johannesburg. Special low add-on fares are also available to select destinations on SAA’s extensive route network throughout Southern and East Africa to give delegates an opportunity to travel around the region to explore and experience the beauty, culture and wildlife of Africa on pre and post conference tours.
“As the leading airline for travel to South Africa, one of SAA’s missions is to assist in fostering the development of tourism to the region through the promotion of these upcoming travel industry events.” said Stroebel Bekker, vice president, sales – North America for South African Airways. “We are pleased to offer these special fares to our Travel Partners and industry colleagues to provide them with an affordable way to travel to these conferences to learn more about selling Africa and the new business opportunities for further developing tourism to the continent. With the very favourable exchange rate for the U.S. Dollar, now is a great time for travel professionals to not only visit Africa for themselves but to sell an African vacation of a lifetime to their clients.”
South African Airways offer the most service from the U.S. to South Africa, with the only daily nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and daily direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg. With fully-flat bed seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, sumptuous cuisine and award-winning complimentary South African wines, SAA provides an in-flight experience designed for pure comfort. Individual audio & video entertainment systems deliver an extensive selection of first-run movie and music choices. From its Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to cities and destinations across the African continent and the Indian Ocean islands, including South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
For reservations and information on the travel trade fares, conference delegates should download the application form by visiting http://www.flysaaspecials.com/2017INDABAFARES.pdf and call SAA reservations at 1-866-359-7227.