We have taken a decision to grow our footprint into the French Market and as such we have appointed Paul Sandford from Blue Sand Travel Solutions, a French-based travel consulting firm, to drive and manage our sales and marketing within the French market.

Our MD, Collin Thaver MD had the following to say about Paul joining the team “Paul Sandford holds solid expertise in the travel industry, both as a buyer and a seller. Having the knowledge of the French market, he can accurately identify the best commercial outlet for the given products we are wanting to promote. He also understands the importance of connecting a DMC with the right tour operator or travel agent and thus is the perfect fit for us and our business module”.

Thaver went on to state that this new partnership between Southern Africa 360 and Blue Sand Travel Solutions has already shown results, generating promising sales with a small number of identified wholesalers. With both forces joining into this new challenge, and with the ambition of addressing a broader range of clients with specific packages, both companies hold the key to promoting South Africa in the French market and offering these travellers something new and fresh.

Background: We  are a South African destination management company owned and run by husband and wife team Nikki and Collin Thaver. Renowned for designing luxury packages and holidays into the Southern Africa region, and with our own fleet of small luxury vehicles, the business operates 2 dedicated divisions: Luxury Holidays and Exclusive Tours. Our newly appointed team of French consultants will be led by a dedicated Product Manager addressing the specific needs of the French traveller, thereby providing client and market focused services. Southern Africa 360 offers a very competitive edge when it comes to meeting or matching their clients’ budgets.

Blue Sand Travel Solutions is a dedicated B2B partner run by Paul Sandford, connecting worldwide destination management companies and hotels to top tour operators and travel distributors. With a special focus on the French distribution channel, Blue Sand Travel Solutions offers both a gateway to hotels and DMCs wishing to reach out to domestic travel markets, and an extensive source of travel products, whether hotels or experiences, to the tour operators and travel agencies wishing to distribute these products in the most efficient way.

Welcome to the team Paul, we look forward to growing the new partnership with Blue Sand Travel Solutions!


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