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ACS was jointly established in 1999 by the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa AASA) and the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) to provide operational support services to international and domestic airlines operating from, into and within South Africa.
During 2008, ACSA chose to relinquish management of ACS and the subsequently re-formed organisation installed an in-house management team, continuing operations as a not-for-profit entity. The underlying intent of the organisation remains essentially unchanged after fifteen years of operation – uncompromising prioritised, globally benchmarked service quality, cost effective service delivery and maintaining a philosophy of reinvesting operational surpluses into its world-class equipment, people and processes. ACS invests in the latest technology and equipment to ensure that services are rendered to the highest possible international and national standards and best practice.
Airports Company of South Africa Limited is a South African airport management company. Founded in 1993, ACSA operates nine of South Africa’s airports. The company is headquartered in the Maples Office Park in Bedfordview, South Africa.
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Established in 1956, the Association of Southern African Travel Agents is a representative forum that promotes professional service in the travel industry for both members and their clients. Representing over 95% of the travel industry in terms of market share, ASATA’s membership is voluntary and includes South African retail travel agents, travel management companies, wholesalers and suppliers of travel-related products and services.
The association’s focus is to ensure the sustainability and profitability of our members as well as the delivery of a professional service to the travelling consumer. This is achieved, inter-alia, through strong relationships and an open dialogue with all stakeholders.
Travellers who entrust their travel in the hands of an ASATA-accredited agency are assured of professional service, ethical conduct, trustworthy behaviour and that they are dealing with a market leader so they can Travel with Peace of Mind.
Now entering its fourth year, AviaDev Africa is the premier forum dedicated to growing connectivity to, from and within the African continent. Bringing together airports, airlines, tourism authorities, governments and industry suppliers, AviaDev offers attendees the ability to pre-arrange meetings in professional surroundings, offering the best chance to make a real connection.
BidAir Services currently provides quality handling services, passenger handling, ramp handling, load control and operations, cleaning and toilet and water services, to more than 25 international and domestic airlines flying into South Africa. Since March 2008 BidAir Services has handled in excess of 500 000 flights.
BidAir Services Executive Concierge
BidAir Services have identified a need to extend beyond the provision of Ground Handling Services only to Commercial Airlines and have thus created a division to offer these value added services to the Public and other entities. This division is known as the Executive Concierge division and is made up of the following departments:
1. VIP Charter Handling Division
2. Executive Meet and Greet Services
3. Baggage Wrapping Services
The new slogan replaces the previous “Alive with Possibility”.
“We welcome the approval by Cabinet of ‘Inspiring new ways’ as South Africa’s new country marketing slogan,” Miller Matola CEO of Brand South Africa said.
The new slogan is the culmination of many months of research into what thousands of ordinary South Africans believe captures the essence of our country.
South Africa’s remarkable transition from pugnacious pariah state to one of the world’s most-important regional powers, has been matched by a diligent management of its global brand.
South Africa has recognized that every country in the world has a “brand” – a way in which the country is perceived — and the active management of that brand brings trade, tourism and investment, resulting in more jobs and economic growth.
BUSA is a confederation of business organisations including chambers of commerce and industry, professional associations, corporate associations and unisectoral organisations. It represents South African business on macro-economic and high-level issues that affect it at the national and international levels. BUSA’s function is to ensure that business plays a constructive role in the country’s economic growth, development and transformation and to create an environment in which businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive. BUSA represents businesses’ interests in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC).
The primary mandate of the Air Access team is to promote, develop and maintain international air routes in and out of Cape Town International Airport through:
Route retention (ensuring the success of existing routes)
Route expansion (increasing frequencies and capacity on existing routes)
New route establishment (facilitating the establishment of new routes)
Since the early beginnings in 1974, this internationally recognised airport has established itself as a key player in the aviation sector. The history section will give you an insight into how it all began, and their current news is kept up to date regularly with the latest happenings. As South Africa’s only privately owned international airport, they are perfectly positioned to fly you on our top airlines or charter companies.
With a keen involvement in uplifting their surrounding community and other well deserving projects, their Corporate Social Investment section will outline all their goodwill investments, past and present.
Technology that transforms travel
Sabre technology is as essential to travel as air and water are essential to life. We are one of the world’s largest software companies. We were Big Data long before that was a buzzword. We created the world’s largest electronic marketplace when Amazon was just a river in Brazil. What started as a joint initiative between American Airlines and IBM to create the world’s first computerised airline reservation system in 1960 has since evolved into a technology ecosystem that touches almost every stage of your travel experience.
The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is the definitive association for the inbound travel industry and all its sectors – accommodation, tour operators, transport companies, adventure operators, publicity associations and other tourism services.
SATSA is a member-driven association that emphasises professionalism and the highest levels of service. We strive to maintain these key qualities in all of the work we do: credibility, value and authority. Our members undergo a strict admission process that ensures peace of mind for those who seek to do business with credible tourism partners.
SATSA members subscribe to a Code of Conduct and are required to submit updated documentation annually. SATSA further provides support to members who require key services and benefits on a local and regional level, and at international trade shows. The organisation also lobbies issues associated and affecting the inbound tourism industry.
SAVRALA is the trade body for companies engaged in the leasing and rental of passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
Founded in the 1970s, SAVRALA represents South Africa’s combined vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management industries. SAVRALA is the representative voice of Southern Africa’s vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management industries. We have a combined membership base of over 38 of South Africa’s top rental and leasing companies representing approximately 600 000 vehicles.
Nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology. We work with our air transport owners and members to provide technology solutions that make a difference at a community level. We innovate collaboratively, while developing and managing solutions over the world’s most extensive network – one that forms the ’communication backbone’ of the global air transport industry.
Swissport is the world’s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry. The company provides services on behalf of some 835 client-companies and handles around 230 million passengers and 4.1 million flights (movements) per year. The company operates around 133 warehouses and moves approx. 4.3 million tonnes of cargo. With a workforce of around 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.
Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) was established in 1996 and is a member-based organisation, made up of Tourism Associations as well as leading businesses operating in the Travel and Tourism sector. The Council seeks to ensure that the industry is unified and speaks with one voice when engaging relevant stakeholders on macro-economic issues affecting the sector.
Travelport is the world’s only true Travel Commerce Platform, focused on providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. We’re listed on the New York Stock Exchange (TVPT). Our platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to search, share, buy and sell travel. This increases profitability and drives commercial success for every customer in our B2B travel network.