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Tourism Support Center Launched

The business of tourism has become a fiercely competitive global cyber-market. To many, this cyber-market is as confusing to the layman as the terminology or ‘Geek-Speak’. But never fear, for Tourism Tattler have launched Tourism Support Services just for you. By Des Langkilde.

Tourism Support Services is Tourism Tattler’s flagship Tourism Support Center, created specifically for the African Tourism and Hospitality industry. This new service provides free online marketing tools and incorporates superior online solutions aimed at assisting African Businesses to compete successfully in global markets. Services include Website Design, Facebook Business Pages, Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Business Collaboration. Additional services include a free Travel Trade Directory listing section, Mobile Website Builder application and B2B Advertising channels.
HelpDesk Support
The Service Center is fully integrated with an online HelpDesk ‘Chat’ facility, which is located at the bottom left-hand corner of every service center page. Questions that the user may have are answered in ‘real-time’ by a ‘real-person’ at the other end of the ServiceCenter. Enquiries can also be submitted through our Support Center Enquiry form.Service Center Commitment Through the service center we look forward to supporting your business, responsibly and confidentially with your goals, aims and expectations in mind.

Host & Post!web_design
Host and Post is the Support Center’s Website Installation Service. With this website upgrade or new website installation service you get a fully operational 7 page WordPress website that is user friendly and fully supports both PC’s and mobile devices. In addition, each website has owner / user admin access, which means that you have total control over your website’s page content and can make changes or upload new content and images directly from your laptop, tablet or smartphone at any time, no matter where in the world you happen to be (provided, of course that you have WiFi access).New websites include a choice of .com or domain name and web hosting for one whole year.  The price per installation or upgrade is competitively priced at just $495 (USD)*. This service is intended for those wishing to start their own website or for those who wish to upgrade their old website to a new design. The service  installs all the necessary functions to perform online business remotely. Each website is provided complete with homepage, product page, accomodation page, about page, image gallery, blog page, and contact page.

Website Designs:
A wide range of website design templates are available to suit just about any travel and tourism product or service. Scroll through the templates at

Online Marketing SEO
Use the Service Center’s search optimisation tools to check your current website’s Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) performance and improve your website’s ranking. The SEO Tools provide direct help with Backlinks and PageRanks, Keywords and Meta Tags, Compatibility, Source and Reference, DNS and Web, and Lookup. If these words sound ‘Geek’ to you, click on the links to get an explanation. Give it a try at

facebookpageFacebook Business Pages
Normally a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate is required to create a Personal Facebook Page online. With Tourism Support Services, this is not required as we provide the certificate on our servers, thus saving you the cost of securing your own SSL certificate, while providing an excellent Facebook Business Page Service. Let the Tourism Support specialists convert your Facebook presence into a potent business tool or opt for the monthly assisted content update service. We’ll be happy to provide you with a personal quote any time. Read More  at

socialmediamarketingSocial Media Marketing
Make use of the Support Center’s Social Search engine. Get help and advice to take full advantage of Facebook and other Social Media Websites. Let the Tourism Social Media Marketing Specialists help you reach your sales-prospects directly.

Support Center Suggestions
Suggestions about Services needed but not listed here can be made through the Support Center Suggestions Form at

TSS-Directory-listingTravel Trade Directory
Tourism Tattler has over 33 000 registered subscribers, now imagine if every one of these businesses had a listing in the directory. It would mean that buyers would have a quick reference tool for finding suppliers across the entire continent of Africa. This is the objective of the trade directory feature and we have kept listings free of charge to help you, in helping us, to achieve this objective.

Each listing takes less than 15 minutes to create and includes Google Maps with location pins, images, address / contact details and website hyper-links. And best of all; it’s free of charge! To list your tourism service go to

Eco Atlas
Is your hospitality establishment environmentally friendly? Tell the world by listing your property on our partner’s website at a nominal fee of just $6 per month.

TS-Mobi-SiteMobile Website Builder
Travellers are using their mobile phones and tablets to find information on destinations, products, attractions, restaurants and transport services. If your website is not mobile friendly, then this services provides an ideal solution and can be created in under 30 minutes. And the cost? Just $6.95 per month!

The application is filled with usable, interactive features, including a mobile simulator (how the user will see your page), Google Maps for quick-find directions, Social Media Buttons and much more.

To get started, go to

B2B Advertising channels.
Advertising is about getting your business and brand recognised for its unique differentiators in products and services. Research shows that people want to interact with brands that they recognise, find commonality with and can create a relationship with, and there is no better way to do so than to advertise on the Tourism Tattler’s various channels.

TSS-Magazine-Rovos-Rail-LRMagazine Ads
The Tourism Tattler Trade Journal is recognised as the official magazine of Africa’s pre-eminent private sector travel trade associations and public sector organisations for its credibility in reporting on matters that affect the travel trade in Africa.

The magazine is distributed globally on a monthly basis in both print and digital formats. The digital format enables hyper-linked content for websites, email enquiries and video informational content, directly from the advertisement page.

Banner Ads
With over 400 000 page views per month, the Tourism Tattler website has become the preferred online portal for news and information on the travel trade in, and to, Africa from both an inbound and outbound perspective.

A wide range of banner ad sizes and position options are available at competitive pricing and can be tailer-made to suit your specific objectives and marketing budget.

Publia News

Publia is an online news facility for trade news and advertorial articles. This service is available in ‘self-upload’ or ‘assisted-upload’ options and every article posted onto the Tattler’s Publia portal, includes full SEO, RSS and Social Media functionality.

To download the Print and Online Rate and Data Cards, go to

* We require all customers to utilise disk space and bandwidth in a manner consistent with the normal operation of a personal or small business website. Please note that companies using more then normal bandwidth or disk space due to excessive use will be advised and moved to a different hosting plan. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes a personal and small business website, as well as normal or excessive use; please ask us if you are not sure.

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