Bench Africa

Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Bench Africa’s Julie De Palo

This week, we challenged Bench Africa’s groups and operations director to a game of Pictionary. She wiped the floor with us.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Bench Africa’s Bonnie-Sue O’Garey

This week, we went on a virtual safari with Bench Africa’s state manager for NSW and the ACT. And by that, we mean we looked at YouTube videos of elephants while we interviewed her.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Bench Africa’s Anji Johnson

This week, Bench Africa’s sales manager for Queensland, NSW and the NT gave us a virtual yoga lesson. The lesson was that we are not very flexible.

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Life in the time of COVID-19 with Bench Africa’s Cameron Neill

This week, we chat with Bench Africa’s general manager about spicy food, Cirque de Soleil soundtracks and how to potty train a two-year-old.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: Intrepid thanks agents, Crooked Compass’ new domestic tours + MORE

Things have been pretty quiet on the wholesaler front ever since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, but this week’s wrap points to some encouraging signs of recovery.

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Bench Africa GM slams mainstream media over COVID-19 reporting

by Christian Fleetwood

Cameron Neill believes the media has painted yet another negative image of Africa that is not based on “any real facts”.

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Travel Agents

From sundowners to Zoom yoga: How Bench Africa is keeping agents engaged

In a time of self-isolation and social distancing, keeping personal touch as a key part of your business is more important than ever. Bench Africa is doing this in spades.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: Companies suspend trips, Sun Island Tours launches agent seminars + MORE!

Keep updated on what wholesalers are doing to stay abreast of the current situation with our trusty wrap.

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Tourism

Bench Africa GM to exit, successor named

There’s been a big leadership change at the African tour specialist. Find out who’s snagged the general manager role here.

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Vale Bench Africa founder Charles Bench

Credited with introducing Australians to Africa’s wildlife and scenic wonders, Bench died on Monday evening aged 82.

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Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Agents visit Peru, Bench Africa gives back, Wendy Wu winners announced + MORE!

This week’s agent wrap is brought to you by three cups of coffee and an entire carton of Berocca, following last night’s frivolities at our Women in Travel Awards.

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Wholesalers

Bench Africa celebrates 50 years by taking its staff on safari

by Ali Coulton

This latest announcement from African specialists Bench Africa has got us considering sending them our resume.

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