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SATSA WTM Africa 2019 Pavilion Registration Opens

We are excited to announce that registration for the SATSA Pavilion at WTM Africa 2019 is now open. The prestigious travel trade exhibition will take place at the CTICC in Cape Town between 10 and 12 April 2019.

Good news – through our partnership with WTM Africa we have been able to reduce the fee for 2019. For all the same great benefits a table on the SATSA Pavilion will only cost you R17,300 (ex Vat) for 2019.

Included in the above fee is your consulting table with two chairs, a lockable cupboard, a dedicated 480 x 670 graphic, your logo included in the stand graphics, two exhibitor badges, access to the online diary and system, and listing on the WTM Africa website and social media platforms to broaden exposure.

The 2019 pavilion will be in a great location – please see stand V01 on the floorplan. You can also click here for our draft stand drawing.

All you need to do to gain access to buyers from over 50 different countries across the world, is send us your registration form and logo, make payment and arrive on the day – SATSA will look after all the logistics and stand building.

To register please download and complete the WTM Africa registration form and submit to Virginia Modau at as soon as possible.

Ruby Travel Solutions

Our personalized packages are tailor-made down to the finest detail around the tastes and interests of discerning travelers’ who expect the highest standards of quality, personalized service and attention to detail.

We carefully design “once in a life time” experiences using our expertise and unrivaled knowledge to meet your preferences, interests, desires and budget ensuring warm hospitality and commitment at all times.

We provide exciting, educating, stress free and trans-formative programs which include qualified guides who take care of guest needs ‘on the ground’ whilst sharing knowledge of our beautiful Country.

We design packages based on guest budget and expectations. We take into consideration guest interests, religious requirements and previous experiences in order to put together and provide a once in a life time opportunity to experience Africa at it’s best.

We use only the best tour guides, hotels, restaurants and suppliers offering the most spectacular tours. We offer Airport meet & greet assistance as well as domestic and International flight bookings. We arrange everything from start to finish! All that’s left to do is simply pack your bags and check in for your flight!

 There is nothing more exciting in receiving a rewarding trip of a lifetime from beginning to end!

SATSA calls for scrapping of UBCs and public-private talks to boost tourism

South Africa’s tourism sector, represented by the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA), has renewed its calls for the scrapping of Unabridged Birth Certificates outright, following today’s resignation by former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

“The issue of Unabridged Birth Certificates and onerous visa regulations to a certain extent had become personalised, but in fact, in many ways, it simply obfuscates the real conversation that has to take place,” says SATSA CEO David Frost.

“The requirement to carry Unabridged Birth Certificates is not about one person. Rather, it is a government position and it remains intact. We as the tourism sector are calling for a renewed effort and engagement to scrap them outright, as well as introduce a more visa-friendly regime for certain markets.”

While government pursues economic growth, tourism is the one sector that can deliver it quickly. “To do that, we need private sector to get a seat at the table to help inform what needs to happen to deliver on that growth,” concludes Frost.

As the SATSA Adage goes: “A luta continua”.

Read all about it! The first edition of 'Berg Times' is out

The first edition of the newly launched Berg Times has been released.

Berg Times is a quarterly tourism newsletter, with a specific focus on the Central and Northern Drakensberg regions.

To view the newsletter, download it here:

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SAYTC marketing opportunity extended to SATSA members

With the imminent merger of SAYTC and SATSA, we are pleased to extend one of the SAYTC benefits to our SATSA members.

After a three-year break and many requests from members, SAYTC is bringing back their marketing map. Travellers still appreciate maps as they give ‘newbies’ to South Africa an overview of the country. They’re also a great road trip companion and is used by SAYTC when doing international marketing.

Following the same format as before, the map will fold up into a handy pocket size. The side that opens first will have a usable road map of South Africa and space for advertising. Click here for an example of a previous map.

The print run will be 25,000 copies which will be distributed for free as follows:

• Tourism offices
• Engen One Stops
• Netherlands Embassy
• SAYTC members
• Exhibitions and shows attended by SAYTC or its members to confirm
• Germany – Pangea Trails will distribute

Advertising rates and artwork specifications:

Small Advert
R8 000
W 93mm x H 64 mm
Orientation: Landscape
Download a template

Large Advert
R15 000
W 93mm x H 140mm
Orientation: Portrait
Download a template

Artwork requirements:

• Supply artwork as a pdf or jpg format
• CMYK colour and 300dpi
• Convert text to outlines

The deadline for signing up for advertising: 15 November 2018
The deadline for providing artwork: 23 November 2018

To sign up for this opportunity please download the advert confirmation form, complete and submit to You can also contact Shanaaz on 065 875 0463 if you have any further questions.

Mountain Manor Guest House and Self-catering and FlashPackers

If you’re looking for a home away from home whilst enjoying all the wonders Cape Town has to offer, then Mountain Manor is the ideal choice for you.

Mountain Manor’s Stylish Guest House, Superior Self Catering Apartments and Boutique FlashPackers Lodge, offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your budget and your requirements. Our three historic Cape Colonial Style Buildings are ideally situated in the quiet leafy suburb of Oranjezicht, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a ten minute walk through the scenic Company Gardens, to the city centre.

Many of Cape Town’s major attractions, like Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island Museum, Clifton Beach and Camps Bay Beach are all no more than a five to ten minute drive away. A variety of unique restaurants and pubs, as well as the Gardens Shopping Center, are right on our doorstep.

We offer a variety of “added extra’s” and are always prepared to go the extra mile catering unique meals, typical South African Braai’s, Cape Malay meals or even meals cooked out of Mandela’s Chef recipe book. We offer unique wine tastings for groups at Mountain Manor and offer various event spaces as well to cater for intimate weddings or functions as well as conferences.

The staff at Mountain Manor are keen to welcome you to your home from home and will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your stay with us.

I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd

I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd ( is an advisory firm established by Martin Jansen van Vuuren and Ian Bartes.

Martin Jansen van Vuuren is a number cruncher, provider of market intelligence, strategist, economist, futureneer and advisor.  He holds an M.Com (Economics) degree and have spent 20 years at a leading advisory firm in the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry. During this time he has completed various projects throughout Africa and the Middle East.

Martin’s specialties include advisory in the tourism, hospitality, leisure and property industries including feasibility studies, economic impact studies, financial evaluations, business valuations, market research and strategic management consulting including transaction advice.

Ian Bartes holds an MBA from UCT and a postgraduate diploma in Futures Studies from USB. Ian is a creative strategic thinker and analytical problem solver, with a proven track record of building networks, relationships and people. He has experience of working at the top levels of provincial and local government, and business, and engaging senior officials and experts in projects and initiatives.

Ian’s specialties include Provincial and Local Government Liaison, tourism, business development, financial management, customer satisfaction surveys, systems design, coaching and mentoring. Ian is a past board member and Chairman of Cape Town Tourism and a current board member of Wesgro.

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