TripTide Launches Southern African Hub

TripTide has launched its Southern African hub ( and is now open for business. The hub is built using the same technology platform as TripTide Australia and will supported from the UK by a focussed team of content marketers, community builders and social media specialists. The company is currently recruiting trade suppliers of accommodation and tours throughout the region for whom they will provide global exposure.

The TripTide concept is based on the premise that the immense, largely untapped resource of insider knowledge held by the local community and tourism suppliers, combined with the experiences and the powerful word-of- mouth from repeat visitors, gives new travellers the very best information on which to draw when both planning and enjoying a holiday.

Members of the travel trade in Southern Africa will be encouraged to take up a free-of-charge membership of TripTide through a recruitment programme which will include setting up and optimising each members account. As well as giving members access to a large audience of new and repeat visitors, the commission-based structure provides TripTide members with an array of benefits ranging from optimised product pages, built by TripTide, to an on line booking facility, direct referrals, auctions and group purchasing discounts.

The no-cost membership scheme offered by TripTide makes it accessible to any supplier from a small guest house to an international operator, and the global platform and connection via social media automatically opens up distribution channels that may otherwise have been out of reach, particularly to smaller suppliers and their only cost will be a commission made on a successful sale.

Founder and managing director Peter Richards said: “ I was captivated by the region after driving through South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia a few years ago and having discovered the region for myself wanted to share it with the rest of the world. We are now looking for trade, content and communities to partner with in order to provide a unique service to this part of the world.”

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