AC­CRED­I­TA­TION

Of­fi­cial Travel Trade Jour­nal and Me­dia Part­ner to:

Tourism Tattler - - EDITORIAL -

The Africa Travel As­so­ci­a­tion (ATA) Tel: +1 212 447 1357 • Email: info@africa­trav­e­las­so­ci­a­tion.org • Web­site: www.africa­trav­e­las­so­ci­a­tion.org

ATA is a di­vi­sion of the Cor­po­rate Coun­cil on Africa (CCA), and a reg­is­tered non-profit trade as­so­ci­a­tion in the USA, with head­quar­ters in Wash­ing­ton, DC and chap­ters around the world. ATA is ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing travel and tourism to Africa and strength­en­ing in­tra-Africa part­ner­ships. Es­tab­lished in 1975, ATA pro­vides ser­vices to both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors of the in­dus­try.

The African Travel & Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion (Atta) Tel: +44 20 7937 4408 • Email: info@atta.travel • Web­site: www.atta.travel

Members in 22 African coun­tries and 37 world­wide use Atta to: Net­work and col­lab­o­rate with peers in African tourism; Grow their on­line pres­ence with a branded pro­file; Ask and an­swer spe­cial­ist ques­tions and give ad­vice; and At­tend key in­dus­try events.

Na­tional Ac­com­mo­da­tion As­so­ci­a­tion of South Africa (NAA-SA) Tel: +27 86 186 2272 • Fax: +2786 225 9858 • Web­site: www.naasa.co.za

The NAA-SA is a net­work of mainly smaller ac­com­mo­da­tion providers around South Africa – from B&Bs in coun­try towns of­fer­ing com­fort­able per­sonal ser­vice to lux­u­ri­ous bou­tique city lodges with those ex­tra spe­cial touches – you're sure to find a suit­able place, and at the same time feel con­fi­dent that your stay at an NAA-SA mem­ber's es­tab­lish­ment will meet your re­quire­ments.

Re­gional Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Southern Africa (RETOSA) Tel: +27 11 315 2420/1 • Fax: +27 11 315 2422 • Web­site: www.retosa.co.za

RETOSA is a Southern African De­vel­op­ment Com­mu­nity (SADC) in­sti­tu­tion re­spon­si­ble for tourism growth and de­vel­op­ment. RETOSA's aims are to in­crease tourist ar­rivals to the re­gion through. RETOSA Mem­ber States are An­gola, Botswana, DR Congo, Le­sotho, Mada­gas­car, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozam­bique, Namibia, Sey­chelles, South Africa, Swazi­land, Tan­za­nia, Zam­bia and Zim­babwe. Southern African Ve­hi­cle Rental and Leas­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (SAVRALA) Con­tact: man­ager@savrala.co.za • Web­site: www.savrala.co.za

Founded in the 1970's, SAVRALA is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive voice of Southern Africa's ve­hi­cle rental, leas­ing and fleet man­age­ment sec­tor. Our members have a com­bined na­tional foot­print with more than 600 branches coun­try­wide. SAVRALA are in­stru­men­tal in steer­ing in­dus­try stan­dards and con­tin­u­ously strive to pro­tect both their members' in­ter­ests, and those of the pub­lic, and are there­fore widely re­spected within cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment sec­tors.

Sey­chelles Hos­pi­tal­ity & Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion (SHTA) Tel: +248 432 5560 • Fax: +248 422 5718 • Web­site: www.shta.sc

The Sey­chelles Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion was cre­ated in 2002 when the Sey­chelles Ho­tel As­so­ci­a­tion merged with the Sey­chelles Ho­tel and Guest­house As­so­ci­a­tion. SHTA's pri­mary fo­cus is to unite all Sey­chelles tourism in­dus­try stake­hold­ers un­der one as­so­ci­a­tion in order to be bet­ter pre­pared to de­fend the in­ter­est of the in­dus­try and its sus­tain­abil­ity as the pil­lar of the coun­try's econ­omy. In­ter­na­tional Coali­tion of Tourism Part­ners (ICTP) Web­site: www.tourism­part­ners.org

ICTP is a travel and tourism coali­tion of global des­ti­na­tions com­mit­ted to Qual­ity Ser­vices and Green Growth. ITB Asia 2017 Web­site: www.itb-asia.com

25 to 27 Oc­to­ber 2017 Ma­rina Bay Sands ® , Sin­ga­pore.

ITB Asia is the lead­ing B2B travel trade event for the en­tire Asia-Pa­cific re­gion. The Ho­tel Show Africa 2017 Web­site: TheHotelShowAfrica.com

Thou­sands of hos­pi­tal­ity pro­fes­sion­als from around the world will be at Gal­lagher Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Jo­han­nes­burg from 25-27 June. In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Peace through Tourism Web­site: www.iipt.org

IIPT is ded­i­cated to fos­ter­ing tourism ini­tia­tives that con­trib­ute to in­ter­na­tional un­der­stand­ing and co­op­er­a­tion. Tourism, Ho­tel In­vest­ment and Net­work­ing Con­fer­ence 2017 Web­site: www.thin­cafrica..com

THINC Africa 2017 takes place in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-7 Septem­ber. The Sa­fari Awards Web­site: www.sa­fari­awards.com

Sa­fari Award fi­nal­ists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the win­ners are un­ques­tion­ably the best. PAHTC 2017 Web­site: www.panafrican­health­tourism­congress.com

08-09 June 2017 at the City of uMh­lathuze in KwaZulu-Na­tal, South Africa. The Pan-African Health Tourism Con­gress is be­ing staged to ad­dress the in­ter­ests and needs of Health Tourism Stake­hold­ers in Africa.

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