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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Last call for Supplier to join No. 1 B2B luxury trade fair loop

The mountains are calling“– under this motto the luxury travel trade fair "loop - luxury on our planet" will takes place from November 18th -22nd, 2018 in the beautiful Alps of Austria. Secure your spot and boost your sales business for the 4th quarter of the year and surprise your Head Manager with great results.

3 days – 72 sales meetings per person – exclusive VIP contacts

The concept of the fair is simple and yet highly effective: just as with speed dating, a buyer and a supplier exchange business for 15 minutes. When the time is over, we move on to the next partner. Thus, up to 62 appointments per person on three days can be perceived, plus numerous other networking opportunities in the breaks and on the evening events. Quality, effectiveness and the highest level of community spirit are the hallmarks of this extraordinary show.



Over the past five years, loop has established itself as the largest and most important luxury tourism event in the German speaking market. Exhibitors from more than six continents meet hand-picked top buyers from the industry.

The venue is the majestic Interalpen Hotel Tyrol close to Innsbruck. Here, 100 top buyers (travel agencies and tour operators) from the travel-affine markets Austria, Switzerland and Germany will meet 100 premium suppliers (international hoteliers and providers of luxury tourism products). The fair has been taking place in Germany since 2014 and will open its platforms for the second time in Tyrol in order to network high-profile VIP buyers and sellers.

Register at www.loop-luxury-fair.com and check out Linkedin

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

South African Airways places Africa on sale with fares from $849* roundtrip (restrictions apply)


Special low fares from Washington, DC for travel to Africa this fall and winter Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2018) – South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa, has placed select destinations in Africa on sale with huge savings for travel from Washington DC Dulles Airport (IAD) to Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa and travel from Washington DC Dulles (IAD) to Accra, Ghana. The fares start from $849* roundtrip (restrictions apply) and are available for purchase until September 5, 2018, for travel in the fall from October 26 to December 9, 2018 or early next year from January 10 to March 31, 2019.



“SAA’s low fares create the perfect opportunity for travelers to experience all of the unique and
unforgettable wonders of Africa” said Todd Neuman, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. “Our low fares combined with South African Airways’ world-class service means you’re getting the best value for the dollar with our convenient daily service Washington, DC” South African Airways is one of Africa’s most awarded airlines, honored with a 4-star rating for 16 consecutive years by Skytrax. South African Airways offers the most daily flights from the U.S. to South Africa with nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg via Accra, Ghana or Dakar, Senegal. Onboard, SAA offers an in-flight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy a spacious Economy Class cabin, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio/visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies, music choices, and games. Via our Johannesburg hub,

SAA links the world to over 75 destinations across the African continent and Africa’s Indian Ocean islands. To book this special or for additional information, travelers should visit www.flysaa.com , call SAA Reservations at 1 (800) 722-9675 or contact their professional travel consultant. As one of the leading airlines in Africa, SAA also offers other low fares to over 75 other exciting destinations throughout continent.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reserve now! In-depth 13-day fam trip to Thailand


Imagine visiting Thailand and experiencing Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. Chinatour.com is offering travel agents and a companion special deals for an in-depth 13-day fam trip with departures in November and December.


Departure Dates:
November 1, 2018 & December 3, 2018 

Price:
$1,699/Agent
$1,799/Companion & Client
Air-inclusive from LAX, Double Occupancy

Land only:
$1,399/person Double Occupancy

Single Supplement:
$599/person extra

Tour Reservation: Space Limited!
1. Tour Reservation Form
2. Clear copy of traveler's passport first page
3. Purchase tour with Check/Cash/Credit Card
($500/person deposit, Final balance due 70 days prior to departure date)

Please email/mail/fax the forms to:
Jenna Lian
Phone: 626-709-3110
Fax:  323-831-2537


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Five minutes to maximize your revenue

A free profile with the Channel Manager MICE access ensures that the hotel content is distributed by over 100 multipliers.

With only one free hotel entry, each hotel is presented both on the MICE access platform and on more than 100 multipliers of the tool. This allows the interface provider MICE access to reach over 15,000 different international corporate customers.



This ensures maximum transparency when arranging international enquiries and bookings, as everything - from enquiries and offers to bookings - is handled via just one channel.

In order to achieve the best possible reach, each individual hotel profile can be individually adapted at any time through its own access to the backend. It is possible to present unlimited pictures, videos, room and conference capacities to customers and providers. The profiles are bilingual (German and English) to enable a worldwide representation.

In addition, MICE access offers first-class inquiry and booking support, which optimally supports the unique online bid management for fast and easy processing of event enquiries. The commission for each offer submitted is determined individually by the hotelier making the offer.

Conclusion

Even with a free basic entry, MICE access offers hoteliers maximum added value in the online marketing and presence of their own hotel.

Sven Bergerhausen, founder and CEO of MICE access can only underline this: "MICE access offers hoteliers an uncomplicated and fast solution to open up the international MICE market. The free tool is absolutely self-explanatory and covers a multitude of different request types. It is also possible to conclude a Premium Option and thus make maximum use of the many advantages of the tool".

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tourism in Rwanda: Why has Rwanda become a top safari destination in East Africa?


When it comes to safari holidays, there are options aplenty in Africa, especially in the eastern portion of this massive continent. Yet, despite all the competition it faces, Rwanda is among the top destinations for those headed on safari.

Why is this? Consider the following points, and you’ll understand why this nation has become such a popular place to visit.



It possesses beautiful terrain

Rwandans call their nation ‘the land of a thousand hills’ - soon after arrival, you’ll understand what they meant by that. Everywhere you go, you’ll be surrounded by undulating terrain which will be the subject of almost as many pictures as the animals you are there to photograph. When you combine to the two it presents the opportunity for some truly award-winning photographs for your Rwanda tours during your trip.

The landscape is mostly beautiful in a subtle way, but not always – the Virunga volcano chain dominates the skyline in the northwest, with Mount Karisimbi towering over all others at almost 15,000 feet above sea level.

There are also plenty of lakes, with Lake Victoria being the most commanding of all – with a depth of over 1,500 feet, it is among the deepest in the world and home to countless members of the animal kingdom.

Rwanda is an easy country to navigate

Comparable in size to Albania, Rwanda is an easy country to navigate. A prime example of this: Kigali is situated within a three hour drive from Volcanoes National Park.

It is here where many of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas can be found – this makes it easy to get this highlight checked off so you can take in the other highlights of this compact and intriguing nation in East Africa.

Support for LGBT people

The 21st century has seen the LGBT community make huge strides towards tolerance and acceptance throughout the world. Sadly, many parts of Africa have fallen behind on this front, but not Rwanda.
Unlike its neighbors, Rwanda does not have any discriminatory laws targeting homosexuals, but it has gone further than that.

In 2011, this country was one of only six nations in Africa to sign on to a joint UN statement which condemned homophobic violence against LGBT people worldwide.

In 2017, they did the same for a statement condemning nations who put same sex couples to death for engaging in consensual intercourse.

While Rwanda may not be perfect on the issue of LGBT acceptance, it is miles ahead of its neighbors on this matter and many other countries around the world.

Home to the elusive silverback mountain gorillas

Volcanoes national park Rwanda protects over 500 mountain gorillas whose numbers are at an increase in the recent years. Rwanda offers 10 habituated gorilla families in Volcanoes national park which are available for tracking all year round. Rwanda has become a more popular destination because of the easy for tourists to reach the gorilla national park with only 2 hours’ drive from the Kigali international airport.

It was in Volcanoes national park where Dian Fossey shot her famous documentary, Gorillas in the Mist, in 1967. Although she was killed by poachers in the 1980s, a non-profit set up as her legacy has since worked with the government to help double the population of these magnificent species of primate.

If you decide to check them out, be ready to get dirty – tracking gorillas can be a messy business, with plenty of bush whacking and scaling steep muddy slopes required just to find where they are situated within their protected reserve.

This sacrifice and the considerable fee you’ll need to pay will be worth it in the end, as they are peaceful and tolerant of people viewing their activities so long as they are respectful of their space. Knowing this, do whatever is asked of you by guides, and you will be certain to have an amazing experience.

Plenty of other unique animals can be found here as well

Don’t lose the forest for the trees as you explore Rwanda – there is more to see here than just mountain gorillas. For instance, Akagera National Park is a reserve which is home to the Big Five mammals of Africa – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. It also has plenty of hippos, crocodiles, and zebras, as well as 483 identified avian species.

Want to observe chimpanzees as they swing playfully from one branch to another in their natural habitat? Nyungwe Forest National Park is where you’ll want to head, as this preserve is known for this species of primate.

The country itself has a compelling history

When you aren’t busy shooting this nation’s fauna and dramatic landscapes, spend some time in Kigali brushing up on Rwanda’s backstory. It is one with plenty of ups and downs, from countless generations of tribes co-existing together in relative harmony to the infamous Rwandan genocide, which saw upwards of a million Hutus killed back in 1994.

The best place to learn about the history of Rwanda is the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the National Museum of Rwanda – depending on your schedule, you can make time for these institutions at the start or end of your visit in Rwanda.

It is a remarkably safe country

Despite the horror of the Rwandan Civil War and the genocide it precipitated, this nation is actually one of the safest countries in Africa. It is rare to hear about a crime being committed against a foreigner here – so long as you take common sense precautions you would take in your home country, there isn’t anything out of the ordinary you should be worried about.

Written by Belinda Mateega who works with Wild Rwanda Safaris, a Rwandan-based travel operator offering affordable gorilla trekking safaris which are tailored around visitors' needs, travel dates, and budget.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

40% discount on SAUDIA in all classes

SAUDIA Airlines has a last minute promotion.

WASHINGTON or LOS ANGELES to the WORLD via JEDDAH

40% off

Use promo code:  JULY

Sales period ends July 9, 2018

Travel period July 4, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Available at www.saudia.com 


Thursday, June 14, 2018

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