Tanzania Tourism Board signs contract with TII for North America

A Trinidad-based company, Tourism Intelligence International (TII) signed a contract with the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Board of the Republic of Tanzania to develop strategies for Tanzania to grow market share in North America.

The signing took place at the 2017 International Tourism Business (ITB) trade show in Berlin, Germany on March 9.  TII is no stranger to the African market. Read More

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Deeper Africa seeks Marketing Specialist

Deeper Africa is seeking a high energy, highly-skilled Marketing Specialist to communicate our message across all platforms. Ideal candidate will have 5 years of relevant marketing experience, at least one year in the travel industry.

We are a Boulder, CO based outfitter that provides wildlife safaris for discerning travelers in East and Southern Africa. Named as The # 1 Safari Outfitter by Travel and Leisure in 2016, Deeper Africa is a leader in enhancing and revitalizing the African safari experience.

Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of marketing and message communication, including design, content, and implementation.

Key areas:
• Web content maintenance & website re-design
• Social media presence – manage presence across all platforms
• Writing and copy editing – website, social media, marketing itineraries, guest itineraries
• Branding – Assure brand quality and recognition
• Public Relations – Collaborate with our public relations firm on press releases and stories

Essential Characteristics:

• Attention to detail, especially in written and oral communication;
• Punctuality – Must be in the office during business hours and focused on tasks
• Willingness to work long hours if needed
• Ability to multitask and work under pressure
• Ability to solve problems, think strategically and identify opportunities
• Excellent writing, proof-reading, and editing skills
• Technology—Must be proficient with digital marketing software & applications, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, Dropbox, Email Campaign Management Software, Lightbox (or comparable photo management software). Not required, but a plus if familiar with HTML/CSS, Hootsuite & Wetu.

To apply, please contact Karen Zulauf directly at karenz@deeperafrica.com. Please send cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample.


Ethiopian Travel Roadshow Kicks off Tomorrow in Los Angeles

Ethiopian Tourism Organization is hosting a series of three workshops and media events in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. The roadshow kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles and continues to New York on Monday and then Toronto next Thursday. 21 different Ethiopian suppliers will be on hand along with the senior leadership of Ethiopian Tourism Organization to meet with travel agents and tour operators in all three cities. Media briefings will also take place alongside each event.
Los Angeles (March 24th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-los-angeles-tickets-31741482629
New York (March 27th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-new-york-tickets-31741886838
Toronto (March 30th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-toronto-tickets-31741915925
Events are open to all travel agents or tour operators. Media should contact David DiGregorio at dave@cornersun.com for information on the media briefings and interview schedule with ETO’s CEO, Mr. Solomon Tadesse.

Lorenzo Giani – Travel Focus International to represent Tsogo Sun

Dear Partners in Travel,
In the light of Tsogo Sun’s realigning our International Sales & Marketing reach, I am delighted to to confirm that Lorenzo Giani – Travel Focus International will be representing Tsogo Sun (Southern Sun Hotels) in the USA and Canadian markets, as of 01 April 2017.

 Lorenzo brings with him an enormous wealth of expertise in both the Leisure & MICE segments and we are thrilled to have him on board.

 We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and would like to take this opportunity to thank you nce again for your valued support.

 Kindly note that we will be exhibiting at We Are Africa, ILTM, as well as Indaba.   We look forward to catching up and sincerely hope to see you soon.

 Please be sure to connect with us via our social media platform to stay abreast of happenings and news and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 Warmest Tsogo Sun greetings,
Tsogo Sun

New General Manager for Delaire Graff

Matthew Smith, an expert in his field, with more than 25 years’ experience at prestigious properties and remarkable vision, will lead the Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa team as General Manager.

Previously General Manager of the two Leeu properties, he has an extensive background in hospitality, having run hotel magnate Sol Kerzner’s private property and spent eight years at Ellerman House in Cape Town, which is part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection.
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Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

 Fractional ownership companies have put the Uber twist on the private jet industry, placing private aviation within reach of a far wider demographic.   
Luxury hotel companies – from Peninsula hotels to Aman resorts and Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. – are also getting involved in private jet tours. So are safari outfitters, such as Great Plains Conservation and AndBeyond, which are using private jets to link otherwise difficult-to-connect destinations, such as Kenya and Botswana. Top-notch operators, Abercrombie & Kent and National Geographic, are offering global vacations built around exclusive charters. And the list keeps growing.
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Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

New codeshare agreement, covering Ethiopian thrice-weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs, will allow Ethiopian and Air Namibia to place their codes on each others’ flights. ET will place its code on SW flights from Windhoek to Gaborone, Luanda, Victoria Falls, and Cape town, while SW will place it’s code on ET flights between Addis Ababa and Windhoek, Beijing, Lagos, Los Angeles, and São Paulo.
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Webinar for Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti AND Four Seasons Johannesburg The Westcliff

Please join Karen Whitaker, US-based Sales Manager for both properties as she conducts a webinar on Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00pm, EST. Learn about these two luxury properties and ask any questions you may have. The webinar will last no more than 30 minutes.

To register for the webinar or for more information, please email Karen at karen.whitaker@fourseasons.com

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New Revised Rates for Mara Expedition Camp

Great Plains Conservation is announcing revised nightly rates at our Maasai Mara located, Mara Expedition Camp, for the remainder of 2017.

The incredible offer includes a revised rack rate of only $660 per person per night sharing valid for the 2017 migration season (1 June – 31 October 2017).

Revised Rack Rates

- $500 per person sharing until 31 May 2017
– $660 per person sharing 1 June – 31 October 2017
– $500 per person sharing 1 November – 19 December 2017
– Maasai Mara Conservation fees of $80 per adult per day are applicable

Perfect for the Migration

Mara Expedition Camp is an intimate 5 tented camp tucked away on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets savannah in the north-central section of the Masai Mara.

Set just inside the main Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara Expedition Camp is perfectly positioned for the wildebeest migration and provides easy access to river crossings sites.

This access to the main Maasai Mara is combined with traversing rights in the Mara North Conservancy offering an escape to the quiet and exclusivity of a private conservancy.

There is still space at Mara Expedition Camp between June and October 2017 and these new lower rates make Mara Expedition the perfect choice for travelers hoping to see the migration this year. Valid for new bookings from 17 March 2017 forward.

Email sarah@greatplainsconservation.com for more information

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Victoria Falls River Lodge Island Treehouse Suites – Opening 1 August 2017

Nestled on the luxuriant banks of Kandahar Island, Victoria Falls River Lodge invites guests to experience pure serenity at the all new Island Treehouse Suites. Just upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls, positioned on an exclusive Island surrounded by the flowing waters of the mighty Zambezi and accessible by boat only.Panoramic vistas of the ever-changing hues of Africa’s molten skies can be enjoyed from any of the 3 sumptuous Treehouse Suites. Set upon raised decks, each luxuriously appointed Treehouse Suite – constructed predominantly of wood and glass – has a spacious sitting area and private deck with plunge pool whereupon guests can sit back, relax and drink in the magnificence of their surrounds. The combination of personal butler services, incredible wildlife viewing, fine dining, luxurious accommodations on an exclusive Island, a significant array of recreation opportunities (both onsite and in nearby historic town of Victoria Falls) and the option of revitalizing in-room Spa massage treatments – promises an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.

Click Here or contact reservations@zambezicrescent.com for more information.