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7 Insurance Policies for Tour Operators

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All tour operators require insurance protection, but there are some types of cover that you may not have considered. These could be essential to mitigating the risks associated with your tour company. Here are the top seven types of insurance ...

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Mobile App Disrupts Tourist Guide Recruitment

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An innovative new mobile application is rapidly changing the way that tourist guides find work, and tour operators find skilled nature/field, culture, and adventure guides in southern Africa. Review by Des Langkilde. Developed by Cape Town-based entrepreneur duo Darren Smith ...

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How To Start And Market A Travel Business Cost Effectively

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Starting a travel business from scratch can take years before it becomes profitable. Besides the set-up costs, such as company registration, insurance, licensing, and accreditation, there are the marketing costs incurred to develop trade networks and attract clients. But there ...

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Sun Resorts Awarded the Best Hotel Chain in 2017

During the 3rd edition of the “Victoires du Tourisme” which occurred on Wednesday 31st May in Paris, Sun Resorts won the title of the best hotel chain 2017. The group henceforth outperforms the Beachcomber and Lux* hotel groups. Solea, which ...

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Helping Tour Operators Sell Rwanda

The Rwanda Development Board has created a remarkable website at www.rwandaresources.com to assist tour operators and travel agents in selling Rwanda to their clients. Resources include rates and information on accommodation providers, transport providers and tours and safari ground handlers. ...

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Tour Operators Oppose Traffic Officer Bribery

SATSA and KLT have taken steps to reduce inappropriate fines levied against tourists and tour operators by traffic officers in the South African province of Mpumalanga, writes Anne Briggs. Last year, the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Mpumalanga Chapter ...

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How to Support Responsible Travel in Africa

Tour operators play a major role in influencing responsible travel through the holiday packages they design and offer to clients. Your business can support responsible travel in Africa by promoting Fair Trade Tourism certified tourism products and by packaging and ...

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10 Tips on Selecting Tour Operator Software

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For Tour Operators, it always comes down to cost; but investing in tools that will improve productivity, manage workflow, reduce errors and give your travellers a professional look and feel are an absolute must. By Linday de Heer. Embrace the ...

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10 Tips on Tour Quoting

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It’s no longer acceptable for tour package quotations to take hours or days to compile. It’s time for tour operators to automate their business processes in order to survive in this technology driven era of tourism. By Linday de Heer. ...

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Interview with Kuoni Group

If you want your tourism product to be taken seriously, and considered for inclusion by one of the world’s largest B2B wholesalers and online providers of hotel accommodation and land services, you’d better take Responsible Tourism seriously, writes Des Langkilde. ...

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How to Streamline your Tour Operator Business

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Surprisingly, there are still tour operators who rely on manual (spreadsheet and other) solutions to run their businesses, which invariably leads to costly errors, resource wastage and loss of business due to the slow turnaround time in getting quotes to ...

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Are Concierges Right For Tour Operators?

In this article, guest blogger Julia Barrero of Xola looks at the ecosystem of tourist-driven sales for tour operators with a special focus on hotel concierges. But before asking whether you should be pursuing hotel concierges as a booking engine ...

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All Terrain, All-wheel drive, All New: Sprinter 4×4

Off-road vehicles have an enthusiastic following because of their many uses and versatility, especially in the widely varying off-road driving conditions, terrain and weather of South Africa. The country’s unique road and weather challenges may require spßecial skills and equipment ...

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Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range

With the recent introduction of the all-new Ford Transit into the South African and Sub-Sahara African markets, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is continuing its plan to expand its commercial vehicle presence on the African continent. The Ford ...

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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 ...

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Tour Operators Course for Cape Town

Following demand from the travel trade, an Introductory Training for Tour Operators course is being planned for Cape Town by the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). The course will be convened in Cape Town from the 25th to 29th ...

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New Appointments at Continental Tyre SA

New team members at CTSA set to bolster company profile in tourism transport market place. Continental Tyre South Africa today announced the appointments of Niel Langner as Marketing Manager; Jiminy-Ann Knoetze Bosman as Public Relations and Communications Manager; and Morris ...

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