New ATTA® members this month - November 2020

In November we were delighted to welcomed 8 new members to ATTA including Travel Professionals in Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, The United Kingdom and Namibia and a new Travel PR Service company based in the UK. Read article for full details.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNER 

UNITED KINGDOM

Umlingo UK - Travel PR Services

Umlingo is brand new PR start up which launched on 1 November 2020.  Creative Director Claire Roadley has over 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing, copywriting and social media for the tourism industry - ranging from small, owner-run lodges firmly "off-the-beaten-track" to iconic 5-star hotels  - and even a famous luxury train! 

Most people in the African tourism industry will know Claire from Ethos where she worked for nearly 20 years. Claire has long-standing relationships with both the UK travel press as well as the trade inthe UK and back "home" in Africa.

Claire is now offering freelance PR, marketing and copywriting services promising to Create Marketing Magic with Words. Please get in touch if you are keen to collaborate.

ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER

NAMIBIA

O&L Leisure Hotels and Lodges 

Welcome to O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges. Owned by the Ohlthaver & List Group, which was founded in 1919. O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges is a proudly Namibian hospitality company. O&L Leisure is committed to offering our guests a unique, genuine sense-of-place experience. It's our warm, down-to-earth nature and love for our country that turns staying at our resorts into an unparalleled experience.

We are dedicated to developing passionate team members to host all our visitors as if they were their own guests and to constantly enhance their skills and knowledge in the Hotel industry. O&L Leisure Hotels and Lodges are the owners and managers of The Strand Hotel Swakopmund, Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Midgard Country Estate and Chobe Water Villas.

We are dedicated to developing further opportunities in line with our total commitment to the Hospitality industry in Namibia. We hope you enjoy your stay at one of Namibia’s Most Loved Hotels & Lodges.

AFRICA BASED TRAVEL SPECIALIST

ETHIOPIA

Gamel Tours 

Gamel Tours is owned and managed by one of the leading female tour guide in Ethiopia. Having over 15 year’s professional experience in guiding, travel and tourism. We are specialized on organizing trips to Ethiopia, Djibouti, Keniya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

KENYA

SkySafari 

A SkySafari is more than a holiday. It's an immersion. Our expertly designed trips will whisk you right into East Africa's most spine-tingling, hair-raising, mind-blowing wilderness. We'll ease you through airports, transport you in our private planes, book you into the most exquisite camps in the best wildlife locations, and ensure every detail is taken care of – from optimising your chances of seeing the Big Five to knowing how you take your G&T. Travel with us and you won't just see Africa, you'll feel it.

Luxurious fly-in safaris with a personal touch, a sustainable ethos, exhilarating wildlife, more time, more magic ….

It's simple to book and we offer great commission levels.

SOUTH AFRICA

Steadafst Africa 

Steadfast Africa is a South African based DMC that was founded on the belief of unwavering commitment to provide curated African travel experiences - for individual and group travel. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience, connections and insider information, we work closely with our partners across Southern and East Africa to ensure an expertly tailor-made itinerary and it’s fulfilling experiences

New African Safaris 

New African Safaris is a luxury tailor-made tour operator specializing in bespoke safaris to Southern & East Africa. The company is owned by Pierre Burden; who have more then 20 years of experince in the African Travel industry. Pierre worked for many years in the UK at some of the leading British Tour Operators specializing in Africa. Pierre is passionate about providing a seamless travel experience for all New African Safari clients.

INTERNATIONAL TOUR OPERATORS / AGENTS

CANADA

Traversing Africa

At Traversing Africa we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled service for arranging bespoke trips to Africa and beyond.   We are a small family owned and run company dedicated to sharing our passion for transformational travel with our clients at a personal level.

We are passionate about responsible and sustainable tourism. As such, we partner with causes who aim to protect and conserve wildlife, the environment and local culture.  We strive to make a positive impact in the world through deeper and more meaningful travel experiences. We want to ensure our great great grandchildren have a chance to experience the natural world as it was intended to be.

Over 25 years’ experience coupled with our African roots and our overwhelming passion for the continent and her wildlife makes us experts in crafting the best trip to suit your travel needs to Africa. We share our first-hand knowledge of the destinations we sell and save you time by making your travel planning effortless.

We have established long-standing relationships with our partners in all our destinations. This enables us to give you the best prices as well as peace of mind that you are in the best hands when you are travelling. The properties we recommend are regularly inspected to ensure they match our uncompromising standards.

By curating bespoke itineraries for you we are able to ensure your trips are not just enjoyable but unforgettable! We offer a personalised service and take the time to understand what makes you unique and have the ability to incorporate this into your travel plans, resulting in transformational journeys!

UNITED KINGDOM

Theobald Barber 

Tour operator for all Sub Saharan "safari" countries

Kate Kenward 

Consultant and Representation: Destinations and Tour Operator Marketing, PR and Promotions
With almost 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, Kate has worked in almost every sector including tour operation, cruise, retail, hotel representation and publishing. Most recognised for her work in destination marketing and promotions for Tourism Australia during 15 years as marketing communications manager EMEA which incorporated regional award-winning work on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2002 Sydney Gay Games, 2003 Rugby World Cup and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.  Kates passion for special interest travel was reinforced when she undertook the executive director role at AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) for 11 years, raising their brand and lobbying profile while leading their strategic and digital transformation.  Since leaving AITO in 2019, Kate has used her experience and skills as a consultant on a variety of projects for other associations, tour operators, a travel app, destinations and more recently on a DfID funded project to evaluate the tourism potential of Sierra Leone.

Kate is an honorary member of AITO and a board director of ATTA.