An Experience To Remember


South African Airways (SAA) teamed up with the South African Tourism, and the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), as well as Zambia Tourism and Zimbabwe Tourism to host 50 travel specialists from North America on an educational trip through Southern Africa recently.

The group – from Canada and the United States – went on a safari in South Africa, before discovering Cape Town and the Western Cape, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Stroebel Bekker, vice-president sales for SAA in North America, said that: “As the leading carrier from North America to Southern Africa, one of our roles is to educate travel specialists on selling the region.”

Stroebel said that: “They get to experience countries that are the ultimate combination of natural beauty, wildlife, culture, adventure, food and wine. It is always a pleasure for us to host travel specialists, which in turn, will help them to confidently sell these destinations to their clients, particularly now, since Southern Africa is so affordable for American travelers.”

South African Airways is the only carrier to offer daily nonstop service from New York-JFK to Johannesburg and nonstop service from Washington D.C. — Dulles to Dakar, Senegal, or Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg.

From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA together with its regional partners SA Express, Airlink, and Mango offers easy, seamless connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, Kruger National Park, Livingstone, Maputo, Victoria Falls, Windhoek and Mauritius.