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South African Airways Announces Exclusive Travel Agent Fares For Tanzania's "Swahili International Tourism Expo" In Dar Es Salaam October 1-4 2014


The Tanzania Tourist Board and South African Airways (SAA) announced exclusive, discounted air fares for travel agents attending Tanzania's inaugural of Swahili International Tourism Expo(SITE) October 1-4, 2014 in Dar es Salaam.

The fares start at $1,329* (restrictions apply) for Economy class and $6,054* (restrictions apply) for Premium Business Class. The fares include taxes and are valid for travel from New York or Washington, DC (Dulles), to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (via Johannesburg). Other restrictions may apply. The special fares can be booked by calling South African Airways at (866) 359-7227.

S!TE is Tanzania's first ever international tourism trade show, developed by Tanzania Tourist Board in partnership with Witch & Wizard Creative (Pty) Ltd (WWC), South Africa. The partnership allows TTB to work with WWC, the company that manages INDABA Tourism Fair, one of the largest tourism marketing event on the African calendar and one of the top three 'must visit' event of its kind on the global calendar.

The Expo will be held annually in October at the Mlimani City Convention Centre in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania's commercial capital located along the coastline of Tanzania, East Africa. S!TE will focus on inbound and outbound travel to Africa and is expected to draw hundreds of tourism and travel professionals from all over the world.

"The US is one of Tanzania's most vital markets and we are pleased that South African Airways has taken the initiative to support the new Swahili International Tourism Expo. The discounted fares provide an excellent opportunity to help TTB attract more American travel agents to participate in this major tourism exposition," said Devota Mdachi, marketing director, Tanzania Tourist Board.

"South African Airways recognizes that Tanzania is in high demand from the North American market, and since SAA offers convenient same day connections from New York- JFK to Dar es Salaam, we hope that these special fares will attract more of the travel trade to experience SAA's award winning service, as well as, the extensive array of tourism opportunities in Tanzania," said Todd Neuman, vice president of Sales and Marketing for South African Airways in North America.

The special fare for travel agents is valid for travel from September 23, with travel being completed by October 11, 2014, and can be booked now up to two weeks in advance of S!TE 2014. Seats for the special rate are limited and subject to availability

For more information or to book these special travel agent rates, call South African Airways at (866)359-7227. To find out more about the Swahili International Tourism Expo, visit  www.site.co.tz .  For more information on Tanzania, visit  www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz .

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