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Botswana Trade March 2011

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last lions You and Your Clients can still participate in The Last Lions Promotion

Enter the Sweepstakes… Last Day is March 31st!
Encourage your clients to enter The Last Lions Sweepstakes and they could win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to the lush landscapes, abundant wildlife, and fascinating culture of Botswana. Participants can enter once a day until March 31, 2011. For official rules and to enter visit http://www.nationalgeographic.com/botswana/

Support The Last Lions Travel Offers and Make a Difference!
Promote these customized The Last Lions travel offers to your clients. All offers are agent commissionable. Click here for a list, and start planning your client’s getaway to the land of The Last Lions today!

See The Last Lions in Theaters Now!
The Last Lions is now playing in over 40 theaters across the nation! We urge you to get out and see the movie and encourage your clients to do the same. Theaters and locations are added every week, so check the list of cities and theaters to see where The Last Lions is currently playing by clicking here. The Last Lions not playing in your area? Call your local theater and request it!

Watch the YouTube Trailer and National Geographic will Donate!
Keep watching the short YouTube film trailer, share the link with your clients, and encourage them to do the same.  Why? National Geographic will donate $0.10 to lion and big cat conservation in Botswana, up to $100,000, for every viewing of the film trailer on YouTube.
Want to help Lions even further? Text LIONS to 50555 to donate $10! Msg & Data Rates may apply. Full terms: mGive.org/T

Create Buzz about the Film and Botswana Travel through Social Media!
People are interested and engaged in this film and the cause campaign. We encourage you and your clients to join the conversation. Spread the word and encourage your clients to “like” and “follow” Botswana Tourism on Facebook and Twitter, where they can view exclusive pictures, prizes and videos from The Last Lions, and more. Who knows, some of these fans could become your new clients!

View and Share The Last Lions Photo Albums
If you attended the DC, NYC or La Jolla BTO-sponsored private trade reception and screening of the The Last Lions, check out photos from these events on our Facebook page. Click here to see the albums

For even more information on The Last Lions visit the official film website by clicking here

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Camp Updates

Camp Updates

Footsteps in Africa Camp Closures
Footsteps in Africa recently announced the – hopefully temporary – closure of two camps in their camp circuit: Santawani Lodge and Sankuyo Bush Camp. Botswana Tourism is taking a proactive role in helping all parties resolve the issues necessitating these closures. The collective goal is for quick resolution to enable the camps to reopen in time for the approaching dry season.

In the meantime, all affected reservations will be moved to alternative accommodations and will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Please contact Tara res3@footsteps-in-africa.com or Silke res2@footsteps-in-africa.com for more information and support.

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Airline Updates

SAA News

  • SAA has recently announced non-stop service both ways between New York and Johannesburg set to launch on May 1, 2011. For more information click here
  • SAA has announced special fares from New York or Washington to Johannesburg and other points beyond in Africa in April and May, 2011. For more information click here
  • SAA and JetBlue Airways have announced an expansion of their successful interline partnership that was launched in mid-2010, with new code share flights being offered between the two airlines, effective March 3, 2011. The expanded partnership between SAA and JetBlue means even more connections for customers traveling between the U.S. and Africa. For more information call 800-722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com

Air Botswana News

  • Air Botswana has just released their time table effective March 27-July 31, 2011
    CLICK HERE TO Download The Time Table
  • Air Botswana and Delta Airlines have teamed up to offer attractive rates from the US to Maun, Gaborone, Kasane and Francistown. For group and special individual fares call 1-800-518-7781

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We appreciate all you do to promote and sell travel to Botswana. We hope you found this issue informative and a pleasure to read. As always, your comments and suggestions on ways we can work collaboratively to promote this breathtaking and inspiring destination are welcomed. We are only an email or phone call away: info@botswanatourism.us, 1-888-675-7660

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