Asata and SA Tourism want locals to travel more + top three choices for a Shot Left

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Cape Town - If you're still smarting from all money you forked out over the school holidays, here's some welcomed news.

Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) say they have joined forces to promote leisure travel across South Africa among business travellers.

Asata and SAT say a recent project that "exposed over 1 000 South African business travellers to a wide range of fantastic domestic travel destinations and deals" is set to encourage South Africans to travel more and discover new experiences in this  beautiful country we call home. 

Asata General Manager Kim Koen says that successful activations have been run across three Blue Chip companies in SA, with an additional 17 scheduled before the end of the year.

Those who register during the activations set up across public spaces are given access to "a range of specially selected packages and local holiday deals, says Koen.

“So far we have received only positive feedback from the companies that have participated and will continue to share great local holiday deals with the business travellers that have registered during the activation.”

Annelize Arthur, Business Manager HRG Rennies Travel, which is one of the Travel Management Companies involved in the pilot project says, “This domestic travel initiative has been a great way to share the local holiday experiences on offer and break the perception that domestic breaks are expensive. The package prices are great and our consultants are working on several bookings at the moment." 

According to initial pilot data supplied by HRG Rennies these are the top three spots in SA businesss travellers have expressed particular interest in:

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