JOHANNESBURG | 04 OCTOBER 2020 – Sense of Africa, a division of Tourvest Destination Management is one of the leading destination management companies in Africa. What makes Sense of Africa unique is that they have “boots on the ground” in all the African destinations in which they operate. “We sell the place we call home and we know all its secrets. From climbing the sand dunes of Sossusvlei to boating through the Okavango Delta waterways, we’ve already experienced it first hand and we can provide insider knowledge on what to see and when to go. We’re not shy about sharing our stories, experiences and unbiased opinions if it gives our guests the holiday of a lifetime.” – Kira Brinkmann, Sales & Marketing Director.
With the recent rebrand of Tourvest DMC to Sense of Africa, South Africa, the Sense of Africa footprint has expanded to encompass 6 countries (Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa), with destination specialists located in each. This exciting change has not only cemented Sense of Africa’s position as an influencing operator in Africa, but also strengthened the brand as a reliable customer centric brand.
“We have received overwhelming support from all our stakeholders with the announcement that South Africa would undergo a rebrand and join the African Footprint. We are all already seeing the benefit of all our countries of operation working together to synergise our services, products and collateral. Our team has a wealth of local knowledge, off the beaten track experiences and personal contacts to ensure some incredible experiences for visitors to South Africa” – Suzanne Benadie, Sales Director South Africa.
Sense of Africa remains committed to providing personal support and offering our unbiased advice and opinions on travel to our unique destinations.
“If there’s one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has made us realise, it’s that human to human contact in a time of crisis is essential. When borders closed within a matter of hours, our team were on hand to work tirelessly around the clock to safely repatriate our clients. In addition to being there 24/7 to assist in-country guests, our passionate staff are also available to provide their personal experience of the country they call home. We support a variety of recognised suppliers, however, we also know the smaller, independently owned hidden gems and experiences on offer that set aside our itineraries as innovative and unique. Multi country itineraries can be sold with ease, as guests are safe in the knowledge that cross border travel is kept under the umbrella of one DMC, while local experts are still being utilised and in-country support provided.” – Paul Brinkmann, Chief Operating Officer, Rest of Africa.
Across their African footprint, the commitment of Sense of Africa to their local communities is unwavering. In each region Sense of Africa actively supports conservation and social initiatives as they are well aware that the protection of the local environment is key to the longevity of their destinations and product offering going into the future. When international travel resumes, Sense of Africa will be ready to welcome guests back to Africa.
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