Signature Travel Network Concludes Horizon Club Trip to South Africa

Signature Travel Network recently concluded its Horizon Club trip to South Africa, recognizing its top-performing member agencies. The exclusive event, held May 7-13 in partnership with African Travel, showcased the best of South Africa while emphasizing the importance of responsible tourism and community engagement.

"Our Horizon Club was one for the ages," said Alex Sharpe, president and CEO of Signature Travel Network. “Not only did we get to recognize and celebrate our biggest members, but Africa is a life-changing destination and a critical piece of our portfolio. Bringing our top 50 members together gives everyone a chance to network and share best practices, which is Signature's 'super-power.' Certainly, it was a trip we will always remember."

The curated itinerary was designed by African Travel and featured the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, a day in the Cape Winelands, and Kapama Private Game Reserve.

A highlight of the trip was the group's engagement with two of the 2024 Travel Elevates grant recipients based in South Africa: Uthando and Education Africa. The Horizon Club visited the Amy Foundation in Cape Town. Signature Travel Network and African Travel also donated $8,000 to help Isibane se Afrika, a project supported by Uthando, purchase a bus to expand their reach and better serve their community.

The Horizon Club trip also supported Uthando’s "Heart of Cape Town" initiative by purchasing hearts made by local artisans. This initiative aligns with Signature's commitment to responsible tourism and supporting local communities through its Travel Elevates program.

Travel Elevates, a nonprofit organization founded by Signature Travel Network, enhances travel's positive impact on the world by supporting projects focusing on education, environmental sustainability, and economic development. The Horizon Club's South Africa experience connected members with local communities and supported meaningful initiatives.

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