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SouthernXplorer

We are a tour operator that wants to bring a different flair to the industry.

With one and multi-day tours on our menu, you will be spoilt for choice and thoroughly satisfied.

We love to show off parts of South Africa that have not had great exposure and are just pure gems!

Our first area is the Cape West Coast, which we have a vast knowledge of and is full of pockets of authentic and adventure-packed experiences. The second is the Wild Coast. This region has a deep-rooted history in relation to our country and like the rest of South Africa, it is bound to capture you with that history, cultural richness and the people!

No “typical” tourist destinations to be found here!

Bay Language Institute

Bay Language Institute is a family-run school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The school offers a variety of English courses, from General English to preparation for internationally-recognized exams such as IELTS, TOEFL or the Cambridge FCE and CAE. With our small classes (maximum eight students, average class size five students) we offer personal attention and plenty of participation in classroom activities.

Special rates apply for long-term students, and a range of activities, including golf, diving and surfing, are available. Our area includes some of the best malaria-free wildlife territory in South Africa, making us a great destination for language students wishing to view stunning African wildlife, ranging from whales to elephants. BLI also offers an excellent TEFL teacher training course five times per year, and specialises in Aviation English for pilots and ATCs.

WanderingThru Photo Safaris & Expeditions

WanderingThru Photo Safaris & Expeditions is an inbound travel company based in Hoedspruit, South Africa. We specialise in custom-made photo safaris and expeditions to Southern, Eastern and Central Africa.

We thrive in providing you with the ultimate personal experience and this is why no two tours are the same. Our safaris are designed to fit different needs. If you want to spend time with a top wildlife photographer on a specialist workshop to improve your photographic skills, or if you’d like to be accompanied by a private guide to further enrich your experience, or if you’d simply like our team of experts to set up your ultimate safari adventure around Africa’s wilderness area, we are committed to making your dreams come true!

WanderingThru is a South African private company, with a wealth of safari specialist dedicated to help you plan your adventure and experienced private guides that can host you during your safari; we speak English, Spanish and Italian.

Whether you are an avid photographer or a curious globetrotter, our safaris and expeditions will take you to some of the world’s prime destinations; marvel at the natural beauty and raw power of the wild, immerse yourself in the local culture and create memories meant to last.

Animal Interaction Research

The voice against tourism experiences that include animal interactions has grown louder and louder and this has impacted on how South Africa is being perceived as a tourism destination.

Providing the tourism industry with a useful tool by which to evaluate and select animal interaction activities in the tourism space, has moved a step closer with the completion of ten public consultation workshops across the country, conducted by SATSA over the past two months.

To ensure all stakeholders affected by, or with an interest in, animal interactions within the wider tourism industry are included, and to allow an opportunity for input for those who couldn’t make it to the workshops, SATSA is making the content of the workshop available here. We would like to encourage all interested parties to watch the video and then to complete the questionnaire to provide feedback and suggestions.

Our aim is for a fair and comprehensive process that is cognisant of all the complexities involved in the tourism industry. Although SATSA has taken on this endeavour, it is acting as an impartial arbiter that is seeking an ethics-based solution, by the tourism industry, for the tourism industry.

The information acquired from the workshops and this questionnaire, along with further research (including analysis of legislation and regulations, consultation with key organisations, market and trends assessments among others) will be used to develop guidelines for animal interactions in tourism.

Animal Interaction Workshop Video

Animal Interaction Questionnaire

Please click here to complete the questions before close of business 30 April 2019.

We thank everyone involved in this process for their valuable time and input.

2019 Conference - MEET THE SPEAKERS

alex finalFondly called “EXCEPTIONAL”, Alex Granger is an International Speaker, Author, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Twice Blue, a human capital consulting firm, and Founder of The Exceptional Institute. Alex delivers dynamic and life changing experiences to thousands of delegates internationally, inspiring ordinary individuals to accomplish their goals and dreams, and helping businesses to adopt a new and more meaningful purpose, and profitable vision. As a key resource for conferences, strategic sessions, people development and business interventions, Alex has that rare ability to shift mindset, present new insights, and diffuse complexity. He holds an Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) from the Gordon‘s Institute of Business Science with a distinction in Leadership. He is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, and studied Philosophy. He is currently studying a Doctorate in Philosophy. Alex has worked in executive and senior leadership positions for blue chip companies such as Bidvest, Imperial, Standard Bank, and Tsogo Sun. He is the author of three books and the host of online TV Talk Show Exceptional TV.

2019 Conference - TRANSFERS

Transfers have been arranged to/from King Shaka International Airport only.

Our representatives will be on hand to meet you at the arrivals hall and to show you to the departure point. No porters have been arranged and you will need to manage your own luggage.

You will be asked to indicate your transfers requirements on the registration site, and if so which dates and times.

Tuesday 09 July 2019

12:00 Transport will leave from King Shaka International Airport for the Wild Coast Sun
14:00 Transport will leave from King Shaka International Airport for the Wild Coast Sun
Estimated journey time is 2 hours, traffic dependent

Thursday 11 July 2019

All delegates are welcome to store their luggage with the Wild Coast Sun Concierge.
14:00 Transport will leave Wild Coast Sun for King Shaka International Airport
Estimated journey time is 2 hours, traffic dependent

 

2019 Conference - SPONSORSHIP

For SATSA’s 50th celebration we have expanded sponsorship opportunities affording members and partners the opportunity to align their brands with this momentous occasion, to be recognised as thought leaders in tourism and to show their commitment to the industry.

The SATSA Conference is a significant event in the annual tourism calendar and is widely supported by SATSA members and tourism stakeholders, many of whom are senior industry leaders. This offers a great platform for sponsors to gain valuable exposure.

Why should you consider SATSA Conference sponsorship?

  • To promote your company brand through multiple platforms to the largest audience of inbound industry stakeholders offering increased brand awareness and an enhanced profile
  • Targeted marketing and networking
  • Sales opportunities and the potential for new partnership development
  • The opportunity to connect with industry decision-makers from around Southern Africa
  • The chance to show commitment to and support of SATSA and the industry

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorships opportunities can be customised to fit your strategy, brand personality and budget. Current opportunities include:

Main Conference Sponsor – R100,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Three (3) complimentary delegate conference registrations
  • Fifteen (15) minute speaking slot during the conference
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Main Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months
    • Three (3) dedicated SATSA Newsletter articles
  • Exhibition table for the duration of the conference
  • An opportunity to hand out collateral and/or promotional gifts

SATSA 50th Birthday Celebration Sponsor – R85,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Event branding
  • Two (2) complimentary delegate conference registrations
  • Five (5) minute speaking slot
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Main Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months
    • Two (2) dedicated SATSA Newsletter articles
  • Exhibition table for the duration of the conference
  • An opportunity to hand out collateral and/or promotional gifts

Gift Sponsor – R55,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Gift branding
  • One (1) complimentary delegate conference registration
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Main Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months
    • One (1) dedicated SATSA Newsletter articles
  • Exhibition table for the duration of the conference

Lunch Sponsors x 2 – R55,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Lunch venue branding
  • One (1) complimentary delegate conference registration
  • Five (5) minute speaking slot
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Main Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months
    • One (1) dedicated SATSA Newsletter articles
  • Exhibition table for the duration of the conference
  • An opportunity to hand out collateral and/or promotional gifts

Conference Bag Sponsor – R40,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Conference Bag branding
  • One (1) complimentary delegate conference registration
  • Five (5) minute speaking slot
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Main Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months
    • One (1) dedicated SATSA Newsletter articles

Refreshment Break Sponsors x 2– R40,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Refreshment break venue branding (Full day – 2 breaks)
  • One (1) complimentary delegate conference registration
  • Five (5) minute speaking slot
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Side Long Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months 

Golf Day Sponsor – R20,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Golf Day branding
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Square Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months

Lanyards/Name Badge Sponsor  – R15,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Lanyard and Name Badge branding
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Square Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months 

Birthday Cake Sponsor  – R15,000 (including VAT)
Included: 

  • Birthday Cake branding
  • Excellent exposure pre-, during- and post-conference, designed to maximise visibility including:
    • Sponsor profile on the conference website, social media and newsletter
    • Logo featured on the conference website, conference holding screen, conference programme
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship via the MC in conference opening session, press releases, newsletters, social media pages, etc.
    • Square Website Banner advert on the SATSA website for a period of twelve (12) months 

To discuss sponsorship options, please contact:

COO: Hannelie du Toit
Email: Hannelie@satsa.co.za
Tel: +27 11 886 9996
Cell: +27 83 600 3555

 

2019 Conference - TERMS & CONDITIONS


As a delegate, accompanying partner/spouse, or an invitee to the SATSA 2019 Conference, your participation in this event is based on and subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • A registration will only be considered as confirmed once full payment is reflected in the SATSA bank account. Full payment is required within 7 (seven) days of your invoice date.
  • “Early Bird” discounts will only apply to the period as specified on the SATSA conference website.
  • Registrations are only transferable with SATSA’s agreement. Conference badges may not be shared.
  • Participation in and admittance to the conference is conditional upon paying all registration fees, and if relevant all SATSA membership fees, due.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be received in writing and be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Cancellation fees are applicable as follows:

  • After Saturday 1st June 2019 50% of the amount invoiced
  • After Saturday 1st July 2019 100% of the amount invoiced
  • Any refunds will only be processed after the conference

LATE REGISTRATION FEE
A late registration fee of R1000 will be charged for any new delegate registrations after Monday 1 July 2019. Registrations received after this date are on request and subject to availability and confirmation by SATSA.

NO SHOWS
If you are a No-Show at the conference, no refund will be considered.

INSURANCE
The delegate is responsible for the insurance of all goods brought by them to the conference and any general travel insurance, if applicable.

CHILDREN 
We regret that no children under the age of 18 have will be allowed into the daily conference. They are welcome to come with, but the parents will take full responsibility for meals, safety, babysitting, etc. at all times whist on site.

SATSA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO:

  • Review the conference costs at any stage and changes may be made without prior notification,
  • Refuse a delegate registration whether a member or a non-member
  • Cancel, reschedule or relocate the event and / or
  • Change the conference programme without prior notice.

SATSA, its Board and Directors, employees, conference secretariat, agents, suppliers and/or sub-contractors cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, accidents or inconvenience caused for any matters arising during conference setup, pre/post-conference tour arrangements, the conference and the two evening events or for any accommodation issues arising from any reservation.

All delegates must register via the conference website thereby accepting the above terms and conditions.

SATSA - 2019 Conference - Overview

Come celebrate 50 years of thought leadership in tourism with SATSA at its Annual Conference at the Wild Coast Sun from 9 to 11 July!

We’re looking forward to commemorating 50 years of SATSA history and influence with old and new friends from SATSA’s 1,200-strong membership at this auspicious event.

Over the past 50 years, SATSA has evolved as one of the most recognised brands of tourism credibility and a strong voice representing tourism businesses across the inbound channel. Today, SATSA continues to change the face of tourism in Southern Africa and beyond.

With such a monumental milestone under our belt, the time has come to turn things on its head with this year’s event.

In the past five years, the SATSA conference has run with a format of panel discussions. Following feedback that this may have run its course, we believe it is time to enhance the event by bringing in the essence of why so many of us go to conference after all – to be together, to network and have fun.

So, you can expect a fresh new look for this SATSA conference with a more modular format, interesting insights from thought leaders, an innovative line-up of topics and speakers and, most of all, a whole new approach to networking.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • SATSA Conference Golf Day at the championship Wild Coast Sun Country Club
  • AfricaBurn-style welcome evening – embracing community, inclusiveness and connection to kickstart the conference
  • Two-day conference with innovative speakers and topics
  • A blockbuster 50th birthday party
  • SATSA’s 50th Annual AGM
  • Launch of the refreshed SATSA logo

The Board, Sun International and the SATSA team look forward to hosting you in this magnificent beachside setting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
SATSA has appointed Event Stuff as the Conference Event Management company for 2019. Should you have any conference related queries, contact Clare Neall on conference@satsa.co.za

2019 Conference - REGISTRATION FEES

2019 REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Registration (Incl. Vat)
Payment must be received by SATSA by Friday 10 May 2019

  • Member per person = R3,500
  • Member Partner/Spouse (Non-Conference) per person = R2,600
  • Non-Member per person = R4,000
  • Non-Member Partner/Spouse (Non-Conference) per person = R3,200

Standard Registration (Incl. Vat)
For all registration fees paid for from Saturday 11 May 2019

  • Member per person = R4,200
  • Member Partner/Spouse (Non-Conference) per person = R3,300
  • Non-Member per person = R4,700
  • Non-Member Partner/Spouse (Non-Conference) per person = R3,900

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Conference Delegate Package

  • Return airport transfers to/from King Shaka International Airport
    o A choice of two transfer times on Tue 9 July 2019
    o One departure time at the close of conference on Thu 11 July 2019
  • A Welcome Food and Wine Evening on Tuesday 09 July 2019
  • SATSA’s 50th Birthday Celebration on Wednesday 10 July 2019
  • Two days of conferencing at the Wild Coast Sun
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch each day
  • A full programme of speakers and discussions
  • Limited local wines and beers will be included at the two evening events and a cash bar facility will be in place for any spirits or other drinks not on offer

Partner/Spouse Package

  • Return airport transfers to/from King Shaka International Airport
    o A choice of two transfer times on Tue 9 July 2019
    o One departure time at the close of conference on Thu 11 July 2019
  • A Welcome Food and Wine Evening on Tuesday 09 July 2019
  • SATSA’s 50th Birthday Celebration on Wednesday 10 July 2019
  • Limited local wines and beers will be included at the two evening events and a cash bar facility will be in place for any spirits or other drinks not on offer

TO NOTE

Excluded from the Registration Fees
Travel insurance, flights, car rental, individual transfers, accommodation, any activities (pre-conference), any personal hotel room incidental accounts covering laundry, room telephone and mini-bars etc.

Accommodation
Excluded from the registration fee and is as per individual accommodation booked and paid for directly with Wild Coast Sun on the pre-negotiated SATSA special rates.

Children
We regret that no children under the age of 18 will be allowed into the daily conference. They are welcome to come with, but the parents will take full responsibility for meals, safety, babysitting, etc. at all times whist on site.

VAT
All prices quoted above include 15% VAT.

Late Registration Fee
A late registration fee of R1000 will be charged for any new delegate registrations on and after Monday 1 July 2019. Registrations received after this date are on request and subject to availability and confirmation by SATSA.