South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa, has reappointed DSA Vacations to manage and operate South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations), the airline’s branded vacation package program for the North America market. The three-year term of the agreement is effective January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021. SAA Vacations sells a wide range of air-inclusive luxury vacation packages to popular tourist destinations throughout Africa.
DSA Vacations, formally known as Destination Southern Africa, was founded in 2001 and is currently headquartered in Tucson, Arizona,with a staff of 15 African Specialists. As a division of South African Airways, SAA Vacations utilizes the airline’s route network to launch a collection of air-inclusive packages throughout South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal and Africa’s Indian Ocean Islands.
SAA Vacations offers over 80 air-inclusive packages which include many of the leading hotels, safari lodges, and attractions in Africa. Over the last eight years, DSA's partnerships with South African Airways and an array of locally based representatives in the tourism sector throughout Africa has inspired the expansion of their product portfolio, enabling them to be awarded as the selected operator for the SAA Vacations program for the third consecutive term.
South African Airways serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, and American Airlines which offer connections from more than 100 cities in the United States and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 16 consecutive years.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.