2018 Conference - SPONSORSHIP

SATSA is proud to announce that our 2018 Conference is done with some amazing partners and sponsors. A massive thank you to each and every one that is supporting us to make this the best conference yet.

Our sponsors include:

South African Tourism
South African Tourism is the tourism marketing arm of the South African government. SA Tourism’s job is to promote our country domestically and internationally, whether for leisure, business or events tourism.

We are committed to meaningfully contributing to the government’s objectives of inclusive economic growth, sustainable job creation, and redistribution and transformation of the industry through:

• Increasing the number of tourists who visit our country
• Increasing the geographic spread, length of stay and spend of all visitors
• Improving seasonal arrival patterns
• Working to transform the industry so that historically disadvantaged South Africans may benefit from the sector

The organization has grown from a few offices around the world to having operations in 13 international markets, with a mandate to market and share all that is unique, warm, and beautiful about South Africa.



Bidvest Bank is a subsidiary of The Bidvest Group Limited. We’re an entrepreneurial bank that was born to change the way people and companies do business with their bank. We’re a bank dedicated to change. A bank that constantly evolves to better suit today’s ever-changing world. A bank that embraces ideas and innovation. Above all, we’re a bank that always seeks new and better ways to improve our customers’ lives. And, we know that no two customers are alike. That’s why we’re the bank with a personal touch that chooses to partner in your successes, rather than inhibiting them. Whether you’re looking for business banking, personal banking or fleet solutions, our boutique range of offers will help you and your business thrive.

Bidvest Bank acquired First Data, which was subsequently named Bidvest Bank Merchant Services. Bidvest Merchant services offers flexible payment acceptance options in the industry, offering merchants around the country the ability to accept electronic payments safely and securely. Bidvest has relationships with major credit card and debit card companies, and offers competitive rates, transaction security, flexible billing and timely, accurate reporting options.

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency






nmbt2Nelson Mandela Bay, home to Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch is the metropolitan area in South Africa that was bestowed the honour by the former president to bear his name. His legacy lives on and visitors can experience his 67 years spent in service to his country through Route 67. The route consists of 67 Public Art Works symbolising Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of political life and his work dedicated to the struggle for Freedom in South Africa.

The area is also renowned for its big 7 Safari’s, has 5 of the 7 biomes of South Africa and boast a marine biodiversity second to none. This includes the largest colonies of African penguins and Cape gannets in the world. The city also earned itself the title of the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World for its excellent dolphin sightings. Nelson Mandela Bay, is located 763 km east of Cape Town, is regarded as the “official” gateway to the scenic Eastern Cape Province and the world renowned Garden Route.

The city is an excellent value-for-money-family-fun-in-the-sun-holiday destination with various blue flag beaches and has packaged most of its attractions and activities on a city access card called “The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass”.

ecoEmfuleni Corridor Tourism (ECTOUR) is an tourism industry association and non-profit company, and heads up a co-operative alliance of private sector marketing associations within the Eastern Cape with a common vision for the sustainable development and promotion of the Eastern Cape as a tourism destination.

ECTOUR is supported by Emfuleni Resorts – The Boardwalk Hotel, Casino & Entertainment World and it is our vision is to be the recognised; respected; be an effective, cooperative voice for private sector tourism; and develop the Eastern Cape as a viable and sustainable world class destination.

 wtmsssWorld Travel Market delivers the leading global events for the travel industry. One of six shows in the WTM portfolio, our Africa show was launched in 2014 to bring the benefits and opportunities of our global industry expertise to travel professionals in this region.

Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, nearly 5000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets.

Mirrored on WTM flagship events WTM London and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors.

Beyond the event we continue to help professionals in the African travel industry to drive commercial success with all year round access to make connections, industry news and developments, trends and technologies from around the world.

Through our industry networks, global reach and regional focus, WTM Africa creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities.


INDABAThe Africa’s Travel INDABA (Previously known as INDABA) Exhibition is a business to business platform created by SA Tourism to encourage global dialogue in order to sell South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. INDABA is already the largest and most prestigious travel and tourism exhibition in Africa and as such is one of the largest leisure tourism marketing events on the African calendar by being one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. INDABA has a solid base and an ever growing number of exhibitors from SA and other African countries. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts international visitors and media from across the world. Africa’s Travel INDABA has become a formidable business trade show platform for leisure products with a focus on all tiers of products and experiences, and with a specific focus on transformation and development of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Meetings Africa, which commenced in 2006, is the only exhibition on the continent to introduce South African business tourism product owners to local- and overseas business tourism product buyers (meeting- and conferences, incentive trips, exhibitions, functions, etc.). Meetings Africa is the only exhibition on the continent to offer marketing solutions for the entire business tourism industry, venues for meetings of any size, incentive travel packages, new and interesting ideas for events and year-end functions and exotic meeting destinations. Together with new ideas and support services and products, Meetings Africa is the marketing platform for the international Business Tourism Industry. Moreover, it is the ideal event for conference organisers, meeting planners, corporate travel agents, associations and government departments to consider their business tourism options; negotiate the best deals available and network with key industry players. Educational seminars provide local and international experts to address delegates on current issues and the latest trends in the industry, Meetings Africa is the perfect opportunity to meet the top role-players and decision-makers in the meetings industry.


Limpopo Tourism Agency 






ATKV Resorts” Your business needs are changing as your employees, clients and markets affiliates are changing. Just so, the way you approach meetings and conferences should adapt and change.

In a true South African spirit, we offer you an all-encompassing solution for all your business events needs. With top-notch facilities and skilled teams to assist you from start to finish, we ensure that you get the best – from conferences to all the fun activities available at the resorts.


Rest assured that all your business needs are conveniently taken care of when you book our facilities for your next event. We offer you the following unequalled services with a dash of something more.

updateTourism Update is a daily, independent tourism-news site, reporting on news events and happenings across southern and East Africa. The brand targets global tour operators, destination marketing companies and travel agents, who promote and package countries, destinations and experiences across this belt of Africa, to tourists wishing to explore and learn more about the continent.

Born in 1991, Tourism Update has become an essential daily read for tourism stakeholders worldwide, keeping them up-to-date on the latest news developing in southern and East Africa, sourced from professional industry players with whom the brand has an open and ongoing dialogue.

Available on desktop as well as mobile, Tourism Update is an easily accessible source of vital tourism news for an informed industry




Sun InternationalImmerse yourself in the beauty, splendour, grandeur and adventure of the African continent’s most spectacular settings. Welcome to Sun International’s Sunlux Collection. Discover Africa’s wonders on a soul-intriguing journey that links Cape Town’s landmark The Table Bay, within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; The gracious Boardwalk in South Africa’s friendliest city, Port Elizabeth; Sun City’s The Palace of the Lost City, surrounded by the Pilanesberg big-5 nature reserve, The Maslow Time Square at Menlyn Maine and comes to an end in the heart of Sandton at The Maslow.

The Table Bay, opened by iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is situated on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, perfectly positioned against the exquisite backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Palace of the Lost City has enthralled and amazed visitors from all over the globe. The malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, borders on the Sun City complex. The term “Super Seven” was coined for the Park, as cheetah and wild dogs can be found, in addition to elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo.

Port Elizabeth South Africa’s friendliest city with a charming coastal atmosphere. From reveling in the best adrenaline thrills in the world to embracing the beauty of Africa’s animal kingdom and indigenous forests harmonized by pristine coastlines, the Boardwalk is a passageway to being surrounded by Africa’s best possessions.
Situated in the heart of Sandton’s, The Maslow is a specialist business hotel in a destination for professionals and portal for travellers to discover unique fascinations within and surrounding the diverse city.

Find the best entertainment, dining and nightlife at the top casino in Pretoria. Opened in April 2018, The Maslow Time Square offers guests a multi-level hotel experience complete with innovative conferencing solutions and inspiring meeting venues





Next360NextCellular, a division of Next360 Pty. Ltd., is a dynamic mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and South Africa’s first mobile network to focus on tourists, offering them specialized products and services that makes communication easy during their visit and getting them connected as soon as they arrive into South Africa.

Next360 Pty Ltd. is primarily a lifestyle essential products and service provider. Next360 is registered with the Financial Service Board of South Africa as well as the National Credit Regulator.

Operating as a subsidiary of the DLogan Group, a BBBEE Level 3 Contributor and specialists in the fields of Asset and Facilities Management, Property Investments, Education, Hospitality, Financial Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Since its inception the group has over the past 8 years diversified into various other industries and secured numerous contracts in the Private and Government Sectors.




Pembury Tours

Travelling is easy when Europcar is your car rental partner

When you climb off a plane and glance at your travel documents, it’s always reassuring when your car rental is booked with Europcar. And your delight is in no way lessened when you cruise through the check-in process, climb into the car and discover the little signature Europcar mints in the consol.

With over 100 locations throughout Southern Africa and a wide selection of vehicles ranging from economy, SUV’s and MPV’s to luxury vehicles, you are assured that Europcar will meet your travel requirements. Europcar was voted Africa’s Leading Car Hire Company at the 2017 World Travel Awards for the twelfth consecutive year. We offer a wide range of optional extras, including GPS devices, child seats and Data on the Go, Tyre & Windscreen Cover and Minor Damage Waiver. These, plus our many other offers and personal customer service, are how we ensure that you make the most of your business or leisure travel. Visit europcar.co.za.


Pembury ToursWe are a large transfer company in the Eastern Cape. Pembury Tours has been in business for 21 years and has a well-established reputation in the travel industry. We specialise in transfers between Port Elizabeth Airport and the Eastern Cape game reserves or local hotels. All our vehicles have transport permits for the Eastern and Western Cape, so we offer transfers along the Garden Route and our vehicles can be chartered for Garden Route tours between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, running in either direction. Pembury Tours also offers daytrips in the Port Elizabeth region, as well as a Meet & Greet service.

There is a dedicated reservations team, which ensures a quick turn-around time for quotations and confirmation of bookings. We have an after-hours duty manager, so we are ALWAYS contactable in an emergency – even on Christmas Day. Our offices are only 3 minutes away from Port Elizabeth airport, so we can respond quickly to last minute bookings. Our vehicles are all unmarked and we provide complimentary chilled bottled water on all our transfers. We have an unblemished safety record thanks to our experienced drivers and vigilant vehicle maintenance regime.





bly World Travel Blunden Charter is one of the premier privately owned exclusive touring companies in South Africa. With an up to date fleet of super luxury coaches ranging from 36 seaters to 44, 52 and 60 seaters, none of which are older than 4 years, choose Blunden to be your number 1 exclusive touring partner. We also adopt the same policy for our small groups and F.I.T division, where we only use the very best luxury touring vehicles available.

We are a family owned business in it’s 3rd generation, and the secret to our success, is working hand in hand with our clients to give them a personalised, meaningful service, no matter how big or small the group may be.

Blunden Charter – Travel in Luxury, Arrive in Style.


CCPP CCPP is a specialist group of companies that have taken form around the needs of the Events industry.
Since the beginning, in 2006 CCPP have believed in always delivering Next Level Standards.
We have always believed in creating experiences with lasting memories.

Established on Honesty, Trust, Extreme ownership and Team work. Our belief in a willingness to do whatever it takes to deliver what is expected is one of our strengths. We aim to grow long standing relationships through these values.


African DrumbeatAfrican Drumbeat is one of the most successful Tribal Entertainment, Teambuilding & Corporate Entertainment companies in South Africa
We are proud to have built an unrivalled reputation locally & nationally with our unique concept of
Event Entertainment and Teambuilding

Based in Nelson Mandela Bay, we are an ‘Experiential’ entertainment company. Our world class performances coupled with sterling service and a passion for the arts, guarantees you and your guests an unforgettable experience.


Meridian Wine MerchantsAt Meridian Wine Merchants, we are a team of dedicated people, committed to the excellent brands that we represent with a focused approach to wine sales, marketing and distribution. We take pride in our excellent service levels and aim to meet the needs of our customers at all times. We strive to always be innovative, creative and visionary, ensuring that we remain leaders in the wine industry. Most importantly, Meridian must be a great company to work for and it mus always be a pleasure to do business with us.

We connect our portfolio of premium wines with people to add to their enjoyment of life while building a sustainable future for our brands and our company.




Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled airline services within South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, as its main business. The company operates under its low-fare airline brand, kulula.com, as well as under the British Airways livery, as part of a license agreement.

In addition to scheduled and non-scheduled airline services, Comair also offers the following non-airline related services;
• A catering service, Food Directions, originally launched to cater to the airline brands, now also provides a range of health and other food products to retailers.
• Its award-winning domestic and international SLOW lounges have set the standards for airline hospitality in South Africa. It is expanding this offering, while its reputation as a lounge operator has resulted in management contracts from other companies.
• Investment in technology to improve operational efficiency and offer innovative products to travel agencies and consumers has seen it become the country’s largest digital travel distribution network, covered under the Comair Travel brand.
• The Comair Training Centre, originally founded in early 2000 to train the airline’s own flight and cabin crew has grown considerably and now provides operational training for pilots and crew from other domestic and international airlines and even overseas air forces.

Managed and owned by South Africans through its listing on the JSE, Comair has been operating successfully in this country since 1946. Comair is the only known airline to have achieved operating profits for 71 consecutive years, has a safety record which is internationally recognised and a level 3 B-BBEE recognition. Comair has independently been certified by the Top Employers Institute, as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2018.


We have various sponsorship opportunities for you to gain fantastic brand awareness to a very targeted audience. The conference provides sponsors with an excellent marketing platform to create and maintain relationships within the tourism industry.

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