As pointed out in a recent article about ranking the top tour operators – it’s not easy. The industry is huge and varied, with operators crowding the market from all kinds of specialty niches as well as big, well-known companies that service a wide audience. What does a company have to do to differentiate itself?
Evidently, the key is to be passionate about what you do, have a staff of committed experts and find creative ways to overcome challenges. At least, that is what we have been doing at South African Airways Vacations. And according to David Cogswell’s Tour Operator 2015 Report Card on TravelPulse.com, South African Airways Vacations is among the elite tour operators in the United States.
First of all, we are incredibly honored to be on any list that contains some of the most respected names in our industry. Second, we are proud to be recognized for doing what we love to do – provide affordable luxury, tailor-made, air-inclusive travel to Southern and East Africa. Of course, we would keep doing it no matter what because it is what we were born to do. But it is always nice to be recognized.