TravTalk - India
When it comes to South Africa, clients usually look out for soft adventure, hard adventure, and a lot of experiential travel and outdoor activities. We met a lot of old friends from South Africa at the Mumbai leg of the roadshow and made some new ones as well. Some of the new suppliers include Glamping Adventures.
My clients are looking at health and safety first. They want to ensure there is nothing like a quarantine in the destination they visit. It not only makes travel costlier, but dampens the mood a bit. Once South Africa opens up, clients will look to travel there. It makes me happy to see 35 suppliers from South Africa at roadshow in Mumbai.
Since we sell experiential and adventure travel, South Africa is the best location for both these things. It offers safaris, motorcycling tours and diving, and we try and combine all these activities for our clients. It is a holistic destination for our clientele. We have had a few high-end queries, who have booked South Africa, including Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and the Garden Route.
I met some old friends at the South Africa roadshow. At this point of time, we are just waiting for the flights to open up because the airfares right now are a little ridiculous. So, suggesting any client a South African holiday may not be a good idea because the packaging is incomplete without the airfare. If the client takes an open-jaw journey.
When my clients think of outbound travel, they think of safety first, and South Africa is very safe destination to visit. Moreover, South Africa has a lot of things to offer right from the highlands to adventure activities, nice hotels, good people and great hospitality. In fact, we sent a honeymooning couple to South Africa.