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International Luxury Travel Market

The future of travel trade shows, generally, gets debated in all sorts of ways all the time. A few years ago we had 8 clients exhibiting at World Travel Market, in 2012 we had 4 and in 2013 we will probably have even less. Indaba is historically the key show for Africa, but each year fewer buyers attend.
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Press Trip Part 1

On hearing I would be taking a small group of journalists to South Africa for a week … I was torn. Torn between being totally excited to be staying in some of the country’s top boutique hotels or the simple pleasure of getting a rare full night’s sleep. As mum to 3 boys (including 2 year old twins!) a full night’s sleep sounded like a major highlight.
Amandas Press Trip Part 2

Amandas Press Trip Part 2

Having boarded our plane in Cape Town both Paul and I expected to leave the sunshine behind us - but oh no - on arrival into George airport it appeared that the sun wanted to come too! Excellent. This was my first time to the Garden Route and I was very excited. Particularly as I was to be staying at The Manor House at Fancourt! How decadent.

Amandas Serena 2

Leaving the swaying palm trees of Zanzibar behind I boarded a tiny plane heading out to the vast expanse that is The Selous in Tanzania. Now I am a dreamer but really there was not a person or a vehicle for as far as the eye can see – I am sure that we were the only ones out there!