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December updates

It is that time of year when we are all planning on our schedule and marketing opportunities for 2019.

Please take the time to review the schedule below. Participation is available on a first come, first served basis so sign up as soon as you can!

NOT A MEMBER?

Membership is FREE! Contact Kevin for details how to become a member.

Kevin E. Streit, CSTP, CTC, CTIS
[email protected]
Mobile / WhatsApp +1.702.883.6710

ETHIOPIA OVERTAKES DUBAI AS TOP FEEDER OF AIR TRAFFIC TO AFRICA

Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister.

Ethiopia Airlines jet on runway

Read the complete article on Eyewitness News.

Picture: Ethiopianairlines.ZA/Facebook.

FUTURE OF LUXURY TRAVEL ... AFRICA?

Africa might well be the future of luxury travel: a destination where the concept of high-end vacations has eveolved from conspicuous consumption to experiences that are purposeful, sustainable and memorable.

Read the full article on Travel Weekly.

EXPOSURE AT SHOWS

In November, we traveled to London for World Travel Market, a global gathering of travel professionals.

Kevin Streit with Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris at World Travel Market London 2018

Here I am meeting with Reginal Hakizimana, Managing Directorwith Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris, member of Africa Travel Alliance.

What people are saying...

...about working with Africa Travel Alliance

"It’s been a privilege working with Kevin. We have benefited greatly from his vast experience and knowledge of the international travel industry.

These past two years, he has gone above and beyond his call of duty in order to see us succeed.

We have most appreciated his flexibility that has enabled him to accommodate the needs and limits of a small and Africa-based company like Redroad Tours, and his creativity and thoughtfulness that has helped us improve and redesign our products to suit our target market.

We are forever indebted to you Kevin. Thank you!"

Prince Sabena, Owner Redroad Tours,
Uganda (with services in Rwanda and Kenya)


"Our first experience was working together for the Southern Baptist Convention – from the preparation before the convention including professional advice in preparing promotional material, registering for the convention, booking the hotel, meeting me at the airport, and facilitating my stay in the US, Kevin’s hospitality was apparent.

His help at our booth introducing Daniel & Frey Tours and walking the convention floor to introduce me to make connections with potential clients was invaluable.

I thank you, Kevin, and God bless you – your service is excellent! We look forward to working with Africa Travel Alliance in promoting and marketing Ethiopia in the USA long term."

Daniel Tesfaye, Professional Tour Guide & Sales + Tour Operation Manager
Daniel & Frey Tours, Ethiopia


Schedule

Following is a list of trade shows and sales missions where we can represent your company under the Africa Travel Alliance umbrella. There are some opportunities where you can be present as well (where indicated).

Note: this list is current and not necessarily related to the date this newsletter was published.

9 June - 12 June 2019

Southern Baptist Convention - Birmingham, Alabama

This convention brings in anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000+ members for a conference style meeting with educational sessions, prayer meetings and exhibit hall featuring companies offering products and services that would benefit this community.

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.

Download details

9 August - 13 August 2019

SYTA - Birmingham, Alabama

Annual conference of the Student Youth Travel Association - all student group travel planners attend this conference.

One-on-one appointments.

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.

24 August - 28 August 2019

ASTA Global Conference - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Annual convention of American Society of Travel Agents, the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.

Trade show format.

Limited availability.

Download details

4 September - 6 September 2019

Going on Faith - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Annual conference with on-on-one appointments with group leaders who handle travel for churches and travel agents who have churches for clients.

One-on-one appointments.

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.

26 October - 28 October 2019

Boomers in Groups - Franklin, Tennessee (outside of Nashville)

This is an appointment driver show - similar to Going on Faith. Suppliers are matched with organizers of group travel of "Baby Boomer" age - a burgeoning market.

One-on-one appointments.

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.

1 December - 7 December 2019

USTOA - Orlando, Florida

United States Tour Operator Association - one-on-one appointments with tour operators offering tours within the USA and abroad (for both FIT and groups).

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.

8 December - 12 December 2019

National Tour Association (NTA) - Ft. Worth, Texas

Over 1,500 buyer members (receptive operators and wholesalers) make up this organization of companies buying and selling travel to/from the US.

Appointment driven show.

One-on-one appointments.

Africa Travel Alliance represents clients.


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