Africa

 

Tanzania Specialist Program Coming Soon to Travel Agent University
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Tanzania - The Land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and The Serengeti - offers your clients the ultimate African vacation. Travel Agent University will release a brand new Travel Agent Specialist course in October. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about this amazing destination.
The Tanzanian Tourist Board has begun running television commercial spots on CNN, CNN Headline News and the CNN Airport Network. Literally millions of consumers are learning about Tanzania right now. Be sure to take the Tanzanian Specialist Course so you can help your clients travel to The Land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the Serengeti.
Visit http://www.tauniv.com/tanzania.htm.
Holland America and The World Go to Africa in 2008
Holland America Line is offering a 73-day Grand Africa Voyage, which circles the entire continent and offers extended days in some of Africa's most captivating cities. The cruise embarks March 11 from Fort Lauderdale on the 793-passenger Prinsendam, passing through the Suez Canal on its way to North Africa. Multiple day stops include Cape Town, South Africa and Mombasa, Kenya. In all, the ship will visit 18 countries covering more than 20,500 nautical miles. Pricing for the entire cruise, which also is offered in two segments, starts at $17,749 per person. Visit www.hollanddamerica.com.

The World, a private residence at sea, will begin 2008 along the western coast of Africa; a full month will be devoted to the region. Stops include Senegal, S?o Tomé and Príncipe, Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles. For more information on The World and a complete 2008 itinerary, visit www.aboardtheworld.com.

Africa Stats
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  • From January through June 2007, 127,574 Americans visited South Africa. That’s 6.9 percent more than in the same period a year earlier: www.southafrica.net
  • The Popular Arts Festival in Marrakech, Morocco, is held every July, and is one of that city’s biggest tourist draws: (www.morocco.com
  • Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve was established in 1961 and is one of the best places to see the “big five” animals: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and water buffalo: www.goafrica.about.com
  • Tourism spending in Egypt in 2006, at over $9 million, was almost 10 percent of all consumer spending there: www.euromonitor.com
If you want to go to Uganda and see one of the world’s 650 remaining mountain gorillas, permits cost $500 a day: www.rwandatourism.com