Travel Trade

“Change is as good as a holiday” is how the saying goes.  But when change happens to your holiday, it can become a challenge.  And the challenge for the travel trade is to know when change is happening.  To actually know what is happening on the ground in general!

How can we help the travel trade?

We are on the ground, and keep up-to-date with changes in the tourism industry in the Garden Route.  And we know the ‘lekker’ places to stay, the events that are happening, and hidden gems your clients want to hear about.  Last but not least we know the people who make a difference in the industry, and we know the people your clients want to make a difference to.  We know the Garden Route! We’re here to make a difference in the lives of the people on the Garden Route, by inviting you and your clients to be part of their lives.  And whether that is by contracting an accommodation establishment to become part of your Garden Route itineraries, by including meet-ups with local artists, photographers, teachers or other professionals in your clients’ tour plan, or just to keep you updated on the latest news and happenings from the Garden Route, Destination Garden Route is here to help!

What do we do to help?

Tour Planning

Garden Route Tour Planning: we offer themed tours which include the Garden Route.  Most of our tours start or end in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth: besides the Garden Route our tours generally include Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island and other highlights around the Mother City as well as malaria-free safaris in the Eastern Cape. Go to our Tour Planning page for current tours which include ‘Meet the Locals’, ‘Eat, Drink & Discover’, ‘Family Time’, ‘Active Outdoor: Adventure, Nature & Golf’ as well as ‘Luxury Living.’ Other themes we are currently working on include ‘Accessible tourism’, ‘Art / concerts / museums’, ‘Conferences / MICE’, ‘Eco-friendly / conservation’, ‘LGBTI’, ‘Sustainability / Social Responsibility’, ‘Wedding / honeymoon’ and ‘Workshops / courses’.

Trade Shows & Workshops

We represent Garden Route based tourism products at selected travel trade shows and industry workshops.  You may have seen us at Africa’s Travel Indaba (Durban, South Africa), WTM Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) and De Vakantiebeurs (Utrecht, The Netherlands) as well as at industry showcases in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. Visit our Trade Shows & Workshops page to find out where next you can meet us in person.

Educationals & Site Inspections

You are wanting to sell destination Garden Route to your clientele, but realize it will be much easier if you have first-hand knowledge?  We will happily assist you in putting your educational visit to the Garden Route together, based on what your clientele would enjoy most.  Whether that is interaction with locals, playing golf every day, or just absorbing the landscape or being in nature, the Garden Route has it all! Send us an email to find out who we can help you!