Well it has been some time now since my last newsletter and much has happened in the interim.
Firstly though, I wish to thank all of our members for their continued support over the years and I want to assure you that we will always strive to offer you a high quality of dedicated service excellence, as is and always will be our company ethos towards our members.
It is with a sense of pride that I now reflect on the many thousands of bookings that we have made for our members, bringing joy and happiness along with awe and wonderment as they explored new wonderful and many times exotic destinations all over the world.
We have sent our members to all corners of the world, enriching their lives and those of their children along the way, providing lifelong memories and an educational experience that can never be replicated in any other way.
Based on feedback that we receive, both in person as well as the many, many testimonials that we are sent, I am very happy to be able to say that we as a company are achieving an exceptionally high level of service satisfaction for our members and this is a very gratifying feeling.
West Africa is our main focus at the moment and I am very pleased to announce that as of October 2017, we officially opened an office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Abidjan is the central hub of West Africa with an unofficial population exceeding 6 million people according to some sources.
It is a vibrant city, with many ongoing developments and an ever-expanding Central Business District.
Ivorian’s are a French speaking nation and the French influence is to be found everywhere, from the multitude of “Patisserie’s located on almost every corner selling “Baguette”, the local bread, to the many wonderful restaurants and sidewalk café’s.
We have really been made to feel welcome in Cote d’Ivoire and the response to our product has been tremendous.
We already have some of our members travelling with us and we cannot wait for them to return from their travels to hear from them and to plan their next holiday for them.
Along with our product, we offer the best flight discounts in Cote d’Ivoire as well as membership to Hotel Express, which has been a fantastic additional benefit for our members over the years.
We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial stay in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and hope to see our relationship blossom and flourish as we bring much happiness to this exciting and vibrant new city for us in Africa.
On the other front, many developers and landowners have approached us with the aim to develop and build local resorts in Africa.
This has always been an area of great interest for us and I am pleased to announce that I will shortly be travelling to Ghana to meet with some serious investors that are looking at developing a Water Theme Park with a hospitality component that we could possibly link with vacation ownership/membership.
This will create a new African vacation ownership/membership destination and Ghana has so much to offer with its cultural heritage linking African Americans back to their roots through the slavery trade which provided America with many of their kinfolks.
Africa still remains the land of opportunity, with its rich and diverse cultures, immense mineral wealth and agricultural potential that cannot be rivaled anywhere else.
Its people are a down to earth pious nation that are always quick to smile and extend a hospitality rarely shown anywhere else in the world.
I am very happy to be living and working in Africa and it brings me great pleasure to get down close and in contact with the staff and members that have always made our business a success.
I wish all of our current and future members a wonderful and prosperous 2018 and we look forward to opening your eyes to the many wonders found all over our planet.
To our English speaking members I say “Happy Holidays” and to our French speaking members I say “Bon Voyage”
Ernest de Lange (Chairman)