Gallivant Africa Announces Strategic Event Partnership with Leading Hotel Group

Gallivant Africa

Gallivant Africa, a business of travel media firm announced a strategic partnership that will explore opportunities around data driven editorial content and events. It’s partner, leading hotel group Guvon Hotels and it’s leading hospitality skills development business, Guvon Academy will collaborate in offering executive workshops for Africa’s travel professionals.

“The partnership with Gallivant Africa builds on Guvon Academy’s commitment to delivering professionals who have the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world of work,” said Guvon Academy Managing Principal, Johann Oosthuizen. “We are excited to bring together two brands with a shared purpose to drive value to our viewers, users and customers.”

With a joint focus on the importance of educating current and future travel professionals on the future of travel, workshops will begin from February 2020 and continue to expand in the weeks ahead.

“This collaboration is about two leaders in their respective spaces coming together,” said Miriro Matema, Travel Writer and Executive Lead at Gallivant Africa. “With Gallivant Africa taking a facilitation role, we now have the ability to provide dynamic insights, analysis and information to a larger, more exclusive audience and offer unmatched solutions for industry professionals looking for more from Africa’s travel industry.”

Upcoming events:

26 February 2020: 9am – 11.30am

7 Trends That Will Shape The Travel Industry in 2020

Like it or not, travel is evolving. Tech giants are influencing traveller purchase decisions while alternative accommodation platforms are becoming travel and lifestyle retailers. As this happens at a global scale, what important trends will shape the growth of travel locally? What solutions can travel brands implement to profit from the trends shaping the travel industry in 2020?

18 March 2020: 9am – 11.30am

The ROI of Guest Loyalty  

Hotel loyalty programs might seem ubiquitous today, but nearly 60% of guests still don’t belong to one. Ancillary products are becoming increasingly important to the hotels’ marketing, branding, customer loyalty, and revenue goals. Acquiring a new customer is anywhere from 5 to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one. This session will answer the question, “what factors drive guest loyalty in the modern age?” and ultimately “what makes guests loyal?”

To book your space, click here.


R1,670 excl. VAT. Light refreshments included.
Fees are payable in full seven days prior to the event. Non refundable.
Register now as space is limited


Guvon Academy is a proud member of the Guvon Hotels and Spas Group, and is committed to ensuring that we produce graduates who have the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world of work. Accredited as a Skills Development Provider (SDP), our programmes cover the knowledge, practical and work- based learning required by industry. For more information go to


Gallivant Africa analyses and defines the future of Africa’s travel and tourism industry through a combination of news, research and advisory services. Visit: for more information.

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Ashton Sobhuza
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Dear readers! Welcome to my travel experiences, tips, and itineraries! Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I’ve always had a love for the creative and artsy stuff. I am an explorer and an adventurer! I am currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa.

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