South African Tourism takes agent training to a fun new level

South African Tourism takes agent training to a fun new level

Looking to enhance your knowledge of South Africa without setting foot in the “rainbow nation”? This new app is just the ticket.

South African Tourism (SAT) has unveiled a new way for agents to get better acquainted with the destination, no matter what their level of knowledge.

‘So You Think You Know South Africa. Think Again’ is a fun and engaging game-based training app designed to help travel consultants learn more about South Africa. That’s right – no need to hit the books, attend another conference or watch another webinar!

Better still, there is a very enticing incentive attached: the chance to win a spot on a fully hosted famil that includes flights, seven nights of four- to five-star accommodation (including a luxury safari lodge), most meals, activities, transfers, and game drives.

On safari in Kruger National Park

On safari in Kruger National Park

So, how do put yourself in the running for this fab prize?

Each time an agent successfully completes a level in a game, they earn stars (one star equals one entry, FYI). The more stars earned as they play the game, the more entries into the competition they will receive, and the higher their chance of being one of six winners.

The maximum number of entries one person can earn is limited to the maximum number of stars that can be achieved by successfully completing all levels of the game.

Agents can also bring out their competitive side as they play against other travel consultants from around Australia and New Zealand. Those with the highest number of points are listed on a leaderboard, so everyone knows who’s topping the rankings.

The competition runs from 2 October 2019 to 10 January 2020, before the six lucky winners are drawn at random on 15 January and notified on 17 January.

The idea for the app – which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play – came about in the first quarter of this year, with production of the game starting in June.

Speaking to Travel Weekly, Mosilo Sofonia, hub head for SAT across Australasia, says the organisation wanted to offer agents something different to the usual form of online training, and to give them a fun and interactive platform in which to learn.

“We wanted to make the game easily accessible so travel consultants can download the app and play the game on their phone whenever they get a spare moment, such as travelling to or from work or while on their lunch break,” she explains.

“As far as we know, this type of training game app is a first, so it should be an exciting option for agents to get involved with.”

Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, EC

Hole in the Wall at Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

Sofonia says another great thing about the app is that no matter how knowledgeable agents are about South Africa, they will still be able to effectively participate in the game and learn.

“Whether an agent has travelled to South Africa, or has sold South Africa a number of times, or has never sold or been to South Africa, all can play, learn and be in the running to win a spot on our famil,” she says.

To download the game and for more information, including full terms and conditions, click here. Alternatively, search ‘SA Think Again’ in the App Store or Google Play.

Latest News

  • Aviation

Solomon Airlines fills Air Vanuatu gap with flights from Port Vila to Auckland

Solomon Islands’ national carrier will commence direct flights between Port Vila and Auckland from 27 May, using Solomon Airlines aircraft to continue air services linking Vanuatu and New Zealand. Solomon Islands officials together with the Vanuatu Government has worked closely with relevant New Zealand authorities to continue interim flights servicing Auckland from Port Vila. This included […]

  • Aviation

Board Air Canada in Sydney’s CBD via a sleek Light Rail

Visitors flocking to Vivid Sydney will glide through the CBD in the newest addition to the Air Canada fleet – a sleek Light Rail tram wrapped in the airline’s unique livery. The Air Canada-themed tram is part of a new marketing campaign designed to put Air Canada in lights during the Vivid Sydney festival (25 […]

  • Cruise
  • News

Carnival Splendor to the rescue of Aussies and Kiwis left stranded in Vanuatu

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor has come to the aid of a group left stranded in Vanuatu, following the collapse of Air Vanuatu. The group, eight Australians and one New Zealander, were visiting the island of Santo when Air Vanuatu cancelled all flights, leaving them without a way home. Carnival Cruise Line responded by offering […]

  • Hotels

QT Singapore set to open in heritage Eastern Extension Telegraph building

Bookings open today for QT Singapore, in the historic former Eastern Extension Telegraph building along Robinson Road, the first property from QT Hotels & Resorts to open outside Australian and New Zealand. Previously Accor’s So Singapore, then the Hotel Telegraph, QT Singapore will officially launch on September 16 and will feature 134 rooms, ranging in […]

  • Hotels
  • News

Minor Hotels’ Anantara group reimagines the brand as its portfolio surpasses 50 properties

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is marking a significant milestone with a reimagined brand identity as recent openings across Europe, Middle East and Asia have propelled the brand portfolio beyond 50 properties. Part of the Minor Hotels group, the Anantara visual refresh takes an elegant, pared-back approach that enables each hotel’s unique character to shine – […]