AUGUST / SEPTEMBER
Absolut Tours & Safaris
As you may remember, we informed last time that Jochen had been visited Zimbabwe. As he came back very enthusiastic, we have created a new tour package for Zimbabwe and invited a group of travel agents to visit the country durign a fam trip with our partner Dertour Gruppenreisen. So, our guests had the chance to see places beside the well known Victoria Fall`s, such as Hwange National Park during game drives and the beautiful experience of a boat trip at the Kariba Dam.
...you may have noticed that the rates for tours in Namibia have gone up quite a lot, We want to inform you that this has happened due to the huge increase by the park entry fees , which have gone up three times. Let`s hope, that the incremental revenue will be used to build up the infrastructure troughout the country.
Featherbed Nature Reserve
The Featherbed Nature Reserve will been open again at October 15th, after the fire has been burn up nearly the whole park in June 2017. The good side is that many plants, which have not been there before the fire, have found a place in the park yet. The restaurant, which was burned down completely, has been build up again and offers a new "Oyster Terrace" in a modern style, which awaits your visit.
Our calendar for lectures in October and November is nearly filled completely. So we need to inform you, that we have just a few days left for customer evenings. If you`re interested in such an evening, please let us know and we will contact you.
JUNE / JULY
Absolut Tours & Safaris
Absolut Tours is glad to announce, that the winter rain has arrived at the Western-Cape region. The huge water tanks at the head office in Cape Town have been filled up and we hope, that the weather continues like that to fill up the water reservoirs in this area.
Jochen, founder and owner of Absolut Tours, has been back from a tour through Zimbabwe with lots of positive impressions and he is sure, that the country will come back on tourists maps in the future. If you consider to offer a tour in Zimbabwe for the future, just let us know and we will create a Soft-Adventure tour for your customers.
Forward Destinations has got some open dates left for lectures about various destinations and/or to promote tours at travel trade shows or during special evenings held for customers of travel agencies and tour operators.
BUT, we have decided to take a break in August and we will be off duty from 1st to 24th of August this year - our batteries need a refill.
Just let us know if you want to organise such an event and we will contact you.
APRIL / MAY
Absolut Tours & Safaris
Our colleagues in Southern Africa are proud to announce the delivery of several new busses in Cape Town and Windhoek.
Four busses with 30 seats each have been send to head office in Cape Town, five new busses with 24 seats each have made their first tour to Windhoek and will have their home base in the capital of Namibia.
Forward Destinations has got some open dates left for lectures about various destinations and/or to promote tours at travel trade shows or during special evenings held for customers of travel agencies and tour operators. Just let us know if you want to organise such an event and we will contact you.
ITB and more
We are proud to announce that the participation at this years ITB was a total success.
Our partner agencies have been visited by the highest number of visitors ever, everybody made a great job and it was the best show ever...???
OK - no more presidential talk here - the trade show in Berlin was very successful and we say thanks a lot to all the people we have met from around the world and look forward to hear from you again, as discussed.
Also we would like to thank everybody involved in the organisation of this major event.
Thanks to everybody and we hope to see you again at ITB in 2019.
JANUARY / FEBRUARY
Absolut Tours is proud to announce the participation at ITB 2018 in Berlin - the biggest travel trade show world-wide..
You`ll find us again at hall 20 / stand 117. We will share our booth with an incoming agency from Zimbabwe, Shearwater Victoria Falls.
Please contact us anytime if you`re looking for an appointment with Jochen or Silvia of Absolut Tours, or if you want to meet Trish of Shearwater,
Please bear in mind that our partner agency from southern Africa, does NOT offer any seat in coach tours with guaranteed departures.
We are proud to announce that we continue with our professional presentations to promote destinations and/or tours to various audiences nation-wide. We receive lots of requests of tour operators and travel agencies to do a profssional lectures to create awareness by their customers. Thanks again for your trust and we look forward for more wonderful shows this year.