Dear trade partners and friends,
with best wishes for a better year 2021 we quickly want to say hi to you, that we are still around in good spirit and so are our partners, who are all ready for the restart in international tourism.
As a reminder, we proudly represent in Central Europe:
Seasons In Africa
O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges
Mateya Safari Lodge
Rare Earth Retreats
The current situation is still difficult for travelers and travel agents alike, with travel restrictions, mandatory testings, quarantines etc., but with the approved vaccines we will all be able to travel again much easier in 2021 which should give us hope and new motivation.
Almost all hotels and lodges of our partners have reopened with strict hygienic protocols in place, well trained and highly motivated staff, inclusive of automatic social distancing in small lodges in remote areas, and boutique hotels which are mainly far off the touristic crowds. And for those travelers who want to be completely for themselves, most of our partners offer exclusive use of their lodges or family villas and also private aircraft and helicopters for charters. Ask us for details.
In general all our partners have amended their t&c’s very obliging and flexible for 2021, with full refunds for any covid related cancelations, also at short notice even up to the day of arrival (please ask for the individual t&c’s of each company). Additionally very attractive specials and lodge combos are in place until the end of the year, which we gladly send to you upon request or you can look them up on our or our partners’ websites. Otherwise if you need any assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
All staff of our partners’ properties are looking forward to your guests in the future and will welcome with a bright African smile, which you can see in their eyes even if wearing masks for the time it is necessary. For agents are special educational rates available on request, if somebody wants to break away from the Covid hectic and the European winter – we had quite a few tour operator partners in South Africa and Namibia recently who made use of them.
When we are getting back to a (new) normal, we will send out newsletters with product news again, to keep you updated. And as soon as the situation allows, we will meet again personally during visits in your offices or on roadshows and trade fairs, can’t wait to see you again face to face!
With kind regards, please stay strong and be safe
Ingo Jacob + Ilona Hinken
Travel Consultants International
(Picture: Lekkerwater Beach Lodge)