South African Airways offers Special travel Industry fares for 2020 tourism conferences in South Africa

Exclusive Fares Available for Tourism Conference Delegates to South Africa and Destinations Throughout the Continent

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and a Skytrax 4-Star rated airline, is offering special travel trade fares in both Premium Business and Economy Class to travel advisors and travel industry professionals that are planning to attend the numerous tourism conference being hosted in South Africa this spring. These special travel industry fares are available for tourism conference delegates attending the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) April 2-4, the World Travel Market Africa (WTM) April 6-8, We Are Africa May 18 -21 all held in Cape Town and Africa’s premier travel show, Indaba, hosted by South African Tourism, May 12-14 in Durban.

These special fares start from $520.00* (restrictions apply) for Economy Class and $4620.00* (restrictions apply) for Business Class travel round-trip from New York-JFK Airport or Washington, D.C.-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. Special low add-on fares are also available to select destinations on SAA’s extensive route network throughout Southern and Eastern Africa for conference delegates participating in pre and post-conference educational tours throughout the continent. As the leading carrier in Southern Africa, South African Airways invites our valued travel partners and industry colleagues to attend one or more of these events to learn more about the exciting destinations and developments in Africa’s growing tourism industry.

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We offer these exclusive fares as an opportunity for travel advisors and industry partners to immerse themselves in the knowledge of selling Africa. There is nothing more valuable than experiencing the destination first hand and interacting with suppliers showcasing Africa’s best tourism products.” said Marlene Sanau, vice president of sales for SAA in North America.

“By flying with and selling SAA, travel professionals will learn why South African Airways is consistently voted the ‘Best Airline to Africa’, and why they should encourage their customers to fly South Africa’s flagship airline. Guests flying from our New York-JFK gateway will also will have the opportunity to travel on our new state-of-the art Airbus A350 that offers exceptional amenities in both Economy and Premium Business Class.”

These special fares will allow our travel industry partners to experience the rich culture and heritage, warm hospitality and all the natural wonders of Africa. For reservations and complete details on these exclusive tourism conference fares, attending delegates should download the application form by visiting and call SAA Reservations at 1-866-359-7227.

About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 17 consecutive years.

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Fares are per person and include all government and carrier- imposed taxes and fees. Applicable to selected SAA destinations (flight # range 001-999) for round-trip or open jaw travel only. SAA must be used on the transatlantic sectors to qualify for the domestic/ regional add-on fares within Africa. Travel must originate from JFK or IAD only, between March 31 and May 20, 2020, and return travel must commence on/before May 31, 2020. A minimum stay of three days is required and must include at least one of the conference dates. Tickets must be purchased within five days of the reservations being made or 14 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Cancellations before departure will be assessed a $300.00 service charge and after departure the ticket is non-refundable. Date changes fee: $150+ any applicable fare difference. Child and other discounts do not apply to these fares. Seats are limited at these fares, but other lower fares may also be available. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Fares available for travel agents with a valid IATAN identification card and other conference delegates with valid registration for ILTM, We Are Africa, WTM and/or Indaba.

Source: Press Release

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