South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa is offering special travel trade fares in both Premium Business and Economy Class to our travel partners and industry colleagues that are planning to attend the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) April 7-9, the World Travel Market Africa  (WTM) April 10-12, We Are Africa May 13 -16  all held in Cape Town and Africa’s premier travel show, Indaba, hosted by South African Tourism, May 7-9 in Durban.

These special fares start from $520.00* (restrictions apply) for Economy Class and $4620.00* (restrictions apply) for Business Class travel round-trip from New York-JFK Airport or Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban.  Special low add-on fares are also available to select destinations on SAA’s extensive route network throughout Southern and Eastern 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.  We invite our valued travel partners to attend one or more of these events to learn more about the exciting destinations and developments in Africa’s tourism industry.

“We feel that the best way to sell Africa is to experience the destination first hand. As the largest airline in Southern Africa, we play an important role in the development of tourism in the region,” said Marlene Sanau, vice president, sales – North America for South African Airways.  Therefore, as part of that mission,  it is important that we offer these special fares to our travel partners and industry colleagues to provide 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.”

These special fares will allow our travel industry partners to experience the rich culture and heritage, warm hospitality and all the natural wonders of the continent and use this knowledge to sell an African vacation of a lifetime to their clients.  For reservations and complete details on these exclusive tourism conference fares, attending delegates should download the application form by visiting and call SAA Reservations at 1-866-359-7227.

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.



Fares are per person and include all government and carrier- imposed taxes and fees. Applicable to selected SAA destinations (flight # range 001-999) for round-trip or open jaw travel only. SAA must be used on the transatlantic sectors to qualify for the domestic/ regional add-on fares within Africa.  Travel must originate from JFK or IAD only, between April 5 and May 15, 2019, and return travel completed no later than May 31, 2019. A minimum stay of three days is required and must include at least one of the conference dates. Tickets must be purchased within five days of the reservations being made or 14 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Cancellations before departure will be assessed a $300.00 service charge and after departure the ticket is non-refundable. Date changes fee: $150+ any applicable fare difference. Child and other discounts do not apply to these fares. Seats are limited at these fares, but other lower fares may also be available. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Fares available for travel agents with a valid IATAN identification card and other conference delegates with valid registration for ILTM, We Are Africa, WTM and/or Indaba.