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May 2019 updates and highlights

Conserve = Responsible Consumerism

In addition to the ever popular volunteer tourism or "voluntourism", the new trend in travel experiences in Africa is "conservation tourism" where travelers can assist in conservation efforts in various destinations in Africa. This harmonious interaction with animals has less impact on the environment.

If you're company has unique travel experiences that set you apart from the average or typical safari company or tour operator, contact us so that we may promote your company in the US market!

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

Kevin E. Streit, CSTP, CTC, CTIS
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NEW BREED OF SAFARI EXPERIENCES FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

A deck and fire pit at Kenya’s Angama Mara lodge, which recently launched a photography studio. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Angama Mara
A deck and fire pit at Kenya’s Angama Mara lodge, which recently launched a photography studio. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Angama Mara

Discover how many of Africa's lodges and tour companies are listening to their clients and changing the animal interaction experiences they are offering to be mindful of what is best for the animal or environment... yet still offering unique experiences.

Complete article.

WILL INCREASED AIRLIFT GIVE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM A LIFT?

Elephant walking in front of sunset

United Airlines will operate 3 direct flights between Newark and Cape Town from December 2019 to May 2020. Will this help American travelers consider South Africa over East Africa when making their travel plans?

Complete article.

LAST CHANCE

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Let us represent your company at the Travel Agents of Tennessee Show in June in Brentwood, TN (just outside Nashville). This is great exposure to over 120 interested and highly motivated travel agents. Cost is $495 (plus the cost of sales material to hand out). For this, we represent your company at the show and send you a detailed report afterwards with a contact list of who we met with and any potential leads we get. June 21 to 23.

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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.

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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.

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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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