Important Notice:

ASATA calls for calm responsible dissemination of Coronavirus information from official sources

ASATA has called on its members and the general public to remain calm following the announcement of the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa.

“We urge travellers to share only information that has been confirmed by an official source like the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), World Health Organization (WHO) or ASATA, as there is a lot of fake news currently doing the rounds,” says Otto de Vries, CEO ASATA.

“For example, we have seen news circulating on social media and on WhatsApp about travel suppliers placing a blanket cancellation on their operations which simply isn’t true. Any travellers who are concerned that their travel plans will be impacted, should contact their ASATA-registered travel agent for informed travel advice.”

ASATA and the travel industry’s role is to provide a calming, coordinated and proactive response to the current alarm that exists as a result of the spread of Coronavirus. “Our members are working closely with travel suppliers to ascertain what proactive measures, if any, have been put in place to re-accommodate and assist travellers, where this is deemed necessary,” says de Vries.

The reality is that it remains safe to travel to most destinations provided you follow stringent hygiene guidelines as outlined by the World Health Organization. Destinations and travel suppliers are proactively putting in place travel restrictions when these are necessary. The WHO also confirms there is no need to put travel restrictions in place, except for the epicenter of the outbreak, China’s Wuhan province.

“We believe that travellers should continue with their travel plans unless travel to their destination has been advised against by an official source such as the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), World Health Organization (WHO) and individual governments of affected destinations.

“These entities, along with global travel suppliers, have the safety of travellers top of mind. They would simply never allow travel to continue if there were any concern whatsoever over the health and wellbeing of travellers. Any disinclination to travel on the part of the traveller beyond this advice is the decision of that traveller and may be subject to cancellation and penalties.”

ASATA also advises travellers to purchase travel insurance prior to any international travel, and to ensure that they know what their insurance covers.

IATA has issued a comprehensive document detailing which destinations have put in place travel restrictions for citizens from certain countries.

About us

With 16 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, it was time to take the next step and start my own company. During 2013 I have put together a business plan, believing that it will one day fall in the right hands. While working as an Operations Manager (2017) at a Labour Placement Company, I did a client visit at a construction company and the owner of the construction company was one of my clients at a Travel Agency I used to work for. We started talking during September 2017 and joined forces opening Imani Adventure Travel in January 2018.

With my years of experience and joint partnership, I believe that Imani Adventure Travel will succeed and grow to be one of the best Travel Agencies in Bloemfontein.

Imani Adventure Travel has joined eTravel who has over 200 affiliated Independent Travel Companies (ITCs) around the country with supporting offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg and Century City, Cape Town. eTravel was founded in 1999 and is registered with IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ASATA (Association for South African Travel Agents). The group has grown to become one of the largest independently owned travel companies in South Africa with an annual turnover and market share that ensures a buying power large enough to have access to the best rates and supplier relationships.

We adhere to the Industries rules and regulations as we pride ourselves on honesty and integrity with personalised service to outmatch our competitors.

Our values are also reflected in our logo. Imani comes from Swahili and is translated to Faith. The five stones below the name is a reminder of the Faith David had when he defeated Goliath.

Company Basics

Our core business is to book travel requirements for our clients and assist in planning their trips whether it is for business or leisure. We assist with visa applications where possible, flight reservations, accommodation bookings, car rental bookings etc. We also cater for local events, from festivals to music concerts etc.

One aspect that would make Imani Adventure Travel stand out is our adventure side of the business. With the Adventure pillar of our business we arrange events such as team building sessions, adventure travel in South Africa for instance, Mountain Bike weekends in the Drakensburg, Kite Surfing in Langebaan, hunting and green hunting packages.

Client Portfolio
  • Private clients
  • Mazars Central
  • T Roos & Kie Professional Accountants
  • ARC Sakhile Chartered Accountants
  • RiG Adviesdienste
  • Môreson Poultry Farm
  • Youth Sport Academy
  • Aire Control Supplies
Mission

Imani Adventure Travel strive to deliver personal, exclusive, efficient, fast and friendly service to its clients on all levels that involve travel. We believe that your trip (leisure or business) starts the moment you think about it and that we will do everything and more to make it an unforgettable experience. We treat all our clients with the utmost respect, honesty and integrity.

We will source the best available options with the highest standards that our clients require. We deliver a turnaround of maximum 24 hours depending on the urgency of the request.

 Our slogan is “Believing is Seeing” and we focus on putting our clients’ needs first and to make a positive impact on our clients lives and to exceed their expectations.

Vision

Our core business is to book travel requirements for our clients and assist in planning their trips whether it is for business or leisure. We assist with visa applications where possible, flight reservations, accommodation bookings, car rental bookings etc. We also cater for local events, from festivals to music concerts etc.

One aspect that would make Imani Adventure Travel stand out is our adventure side of the business. With the Adventure pillar of our business we arrange events such as team building sessions, adventure travel in South Africa for instance, Mountain Bike weekends in the Drakensburg, Kite Surfing in Langebaan, hunting and green hunting packages.

Values
  • Faith
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Friendliness
  • Helpfulness
  • Transparent
  • Trustworthy