The SA Specialist programme
Welcome to the SA Specialist programme, which will assist you to become an authority on South Africa and its attractions, to better sell the country as a holiday destination and to enhance your earning potential.
The SA Specialist programme is an interactive learning experience designed to improve your knowledge of South Africa and equip you with the skills to sell South Africa as a tourist destination; in essence, you become an expert on South African travel, giving you the opportunity to market yourself as such and to improve the level of service you give to clients.
You will become a South African Tourism-accredited travel specialist who has the knowledge to sell South Africa as a destination. You are also entered into the South African Tourism (SAT) database of SAT Specialists, improving your marketability. You will receive a certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, and will be entitled to use the name 'SA Specialist' or 'South African travel expert' in your marketing materials.
The course is free, and you will need to successfully complete four compulsory modules, three elective modules (though you may choose to complete up to nine elective modules if you wish), and a final assessment in order to qualify as an SA Specialist.