Southern Africa 360 has strengthened our presence in the United Kingdom by designating Perfections of Africa, a marketing & representation company with offices in South Africa and the UK as our appointed marketing, sales & trade relations partner to manage commercial development with UK based tour operators and agencies.

Mark Young and Ryan Ashton, both directors at Perfections of Africa will personally be leading and working hand in hand with our reservations and marketing team to coordinate all aspects of our sales efforts and marketing activities related to the destinations we sell within Southern Africa to the UK market.

Collin Thaver, our MD, has said “We are excited about this new partnership with Perfections of Africa and are looking forward to working with them. The partnership is already showing promising results, generating encouraging sales. Together both companies have the opportunity to promote Southern Africa to the UK market and offer innovative holiday packages and ‘off the beaten track’ experiences.”

Context:

Southern Africa 360, a bespoke inbound tour operator specialising in sending clients to the lesser known areas of Southern Africa, is the brainchild of husband and wife team Collin and Nikki Thaver. Started in 2009, SA360 specialises in sending clients to places that are ‘off the beaten track’ and are renowned for the design of luxury holiday packages. SA360 operates two divisions: Luxury Holidays and Exclusive Tours and have established themselves in a competitive market. SA360 has become the preferred operator for second and third time visitors to the region. Perfections of Africa will be headed by a dedicated product manager and will meet the needs of UK customers by providing customer and market-oriented services. SA360 has a particularly competitive approach when it comes to meeting the budgets of its customers.

There are many reasons why Southern Africa 360 has succeeded, below are a few keys ones:

– They are a South African run and operated bespoke Inbound Tour Operator DMC covering the whole of Southern Africa.

– They are a self-funded company that empowers their team to work as shareholders and joint business partners, rather than ‘just’ staff.

– They provide live consulting with an almost 24-hour client interaction.

– All clients receive an efficient, flexible, friendly and high quality luxury holiday service.

– Offer tailor-made, Fit, SIC and group based tours in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and some Scandinavian languages.

– Are a bonded SATSA member and an approved Fair Trade Tourism service provider.

Founded in 2005, Perfections of Africa have recently announced the opening of their first UK based office, their directors, Mark and Ryan, have over 30 years’ collective experience in the tourism and marketing industries. Perfections of Africa are a multi-award-winning tourism marketing and representation company aiming to create a sustainable business environment and looking to contribute to the growth of the tourism industry in general. Perfections of Africa have established themselves in a competitive market due to their broad industry knowledge, innovative thinking and strong personal relationships.

If you would like to find out more about Southern Africa 360, what we offer and how we can help you to sell more holidays to Southern Africa, please contact us:

Nikki Thaver, Product Development Manager at SA360 – pdm@southernafrica360.com

or Mark Young, Director at Perfections of Africa – mark@perfectionsofafrica.co.uk 


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