South African Airways Awards DSA Vacations for the Airline’s Branded Vacation Package Program


South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa, has reappointed DSA Vacations to manage and operate South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the airline’s branded vacation package program for the North America market.  The three-year term of the agreement is effective January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021.   Since its inception in 2006, SAA Vacations has grown to become one of the largest tour operators selling a wide range of air-inclusive affordable luxury vacation packages to popular tourist destinations throughout Africa.

DSA Vacations, formally known as Destination Southern Africa, was founded in 2001 and is currently headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with a staff complement of 15 African Specialists.  As a division of South African Airways, SAA Vacations® utilizes the airline’s extensive route network to launch a collection of air-inclusive packages throughout South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal and Africa’s Indian Ocean Islands.  SAA Vacations® features over 80 air-inclusive packages which offer many of the leading hotels, safari lodges, and attractions in Africa that cater to all types of travelers.  Over the last eight years, DSA’s partnerships with South African Airways and an array of locally based representatives in the tourism sector throughout Africa has inspired the expansion of their product portfolio, enabling them to be awarded as the selected operator for the SAA Vacations® program for the third consecutive term.

“As the leading airline to Southern Africa, we are pleased to continue our strong partnership with DSA Vacations during the next term of our agreement,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways.  “They are committed to building SAA Vacations® into a strong leisure brand for South African Airways and are closely aligned with our strategic corporate position of further developing tourism throughout the African continent.”

“It is an honour and privilege to be reappointed to operate SAA Vacations, and we are looking forward to the next few years as we continue to grow and expand the program,” said Terry von Guilleaume, president of SAA Vacations®.  “Our team of dedicated Africa Specialists are excited to be part of such a formidable brand and to continue to promote some incredible air-inclusive packages to the African continent.”

In partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango, SAA offers comfortable, convenient connections to more than 75 destinations throughout Africa.  For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit or for more information on South African Airways Vacation, please call 1-855 FLYSAAV (1-855-359-7228) or visit


About South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana, and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, and American Airlines which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 16 consecutive years.


About South African Airways Vacations®

A division of South African Airways (SAA), South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®) is highly regarded for its wide array of affordable luxury packages to Africa and uses SAA’s extensive route network to create packages for travel throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and the Indian Ocean Islands. Offering more than 80 air-inclusive packages, which range from value to superb luxury. Our specialty-themed programs offer unique experiences, whether you are interested in safaris, culture, cuisine, romance, and adventure. The program is managed and fulfilled by Destination Southern Africa (DSA), which was founded in 2001 and offers an extensive portfolio of tour programs with a variety of hotels, game lodges, and safari companies throughout Southern Africa.


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