San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
AFAR Media is putting the final touches on the itinerary and speakers for AFAR Experiences South Africa, taking place in Johannesburg October 8-11, 2012. For a more exclusive and intimate travel experience, space is limited. Registration is still open and more information can be found here.
The second in the travel media company’s immersive travel series AFAR Experiences, the upcoming four-day event promises to bring travelers beneath the surface of this fascinating and historic city for four days of celebration, discovery and connection with high-profile locals in the worlds of politics, art, architecture, food, design, business, anthropology and more. Emirates Airline and South African Tourism have partnered with AFAR Media to make this one-time event possible.
“We’ve always believed that meaningful travel is about experiencing a place through the eyes of the locals,” says AFAR co-founder Greg Sullivan. “We want to give travelers the opportunity to really see Johannesburg – past, present and future – and to truly engage and talk with people they might not otherwise have met, certainly not across so many spectrums in such a short period of time. That’s what AFAR Experiences is all about. We’re really excited about what we’ve lined up for this trip. It’s going to be amazing.”
Co-founder Joe Diaz, as well as several members of the AFAR leadership team, will be joining Sullivan in Johannesburg.
The full itinerary and roster of speakers can be found on the AFAR Experiences web site, but highlights include:
Other prominent locals joining AFAR travelers include:
For more information about this unforgettable AFAR Experience South Africa, please visit http://www.afarexperiences.com.
ABOUT AFAR MEDIA
AFAR is the multi-platform travel media brand that inspires and guides those who travel the world to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an office in New York City, the company launched in 2009. Its platforms include the award-winning AFAR magazine, AFAR.com, the AFAR mobile app, the non profit AFAR Foundation, and immersive travel series AFAR Experiences.
ABOUT EMIRATES AIRLINE
Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to 123 destinations in 73 countries across six continents and is the world’s largest airline in available seat kilometres. Operating 174 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including an industry leading 21 A380s, Emirates has orders for an additional 229 aircraft, worth more than USD$84 billion.
ABOUT SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM
South African Tourism is the national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. It is headed by Chief Executive Officer Thulani Nzima and Chief Operating Officer Timothy Scholtz.