South African Airways (SAA) has announced it is offering special travel industry fares for delegates wanting to attend upcoming tourism conferences in South Africa.

The 2016 travel trade fares are offered from North America for travel industry delegates that are attending the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM-Africa) April 4 to 6 and We Are Africa May 2 to 5, both in Cape Town, and Africa’s premier travel show, Indaba, hosted by South African Tourism, May 7 to 9 in Durban.

The fares start from $520 roundtrip for economy class and $5,320 for business from New York Kennedy or Washington Dulles to Cape Town or Durban.  Low add-on fares are also available to onward destinations in Southern and East Africa on SAA’s route network.

“With the historically favorable exchange rate for the U.S. dollar, now is a great time for travel professionals to not only visit Africa for themselves but to sell an African vacation of a lifetime to their clients,” said Stroebel Bekker, vice president, sales, North America, for SAA.

For reservations and information on the travel trade fares, conference delegates should download the application form by visiting and call SAA reservations at (866) 359-7227.

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