A brief history of Safarilink, along with membership information and benefits are summarised below.
Established in 2008, The Safari Guild was formed to manage The Safari Awards. Over 10 years of operations the awards process has created a ‘safari focused’ community of 0 registered safari travel curators and 1125 safari lodges, camps and operators.
In 2015 The Safari Guild created Safarilink as a cloud-based networking and marketing platform for the community to engage generating over 20,000 introductions from Safari Guild buyers to Safarilink members.
What are the membership benefits?
Safari Guild Members create an individually profiled account that creates a sub-set of Safarilink products relevant to their preferred destinations, product price and other criteria.
When Safari Guild buyers ‘connect’ to Safarilink products they are introduced by email and their contact details are visible to each other. Once ‘linked’ Safarlink products can engage with their Safari Guild buyers direct to build business relationships.
What are the membership criteria and how does my safari product become a member?
Members (international travel agents and tour operators) on our sister site The Safari Guild create an individually profiled account that creates a sub-set of Safarilink products relevant to their preferred destinations, product price and other criteria.
Once these Safari Guild agents ‘connect’ to Safarilink products they are introduced by email and their contact details are visible to each other. ‘Linked’ Safarlink products can engage with these buyers direct to build business relationships.
What are the membership costs?
Safarilink membership levels depend entirely on the popularity of your Safarilink product amongst The Safari Guild membership. This is determined by the number of Safari Guild members that are ‘linked’ to the Safarilink member. As Safarilink members reach certain milestones they are upgraded to the next membership tier.
Membership fees are charged per membership tier. Safarilink Bronze membership begins with 25 linked Safari Guild members at US$10 per connection on a ‘pay per link’ basis. Fixed price annual subscriptions and group discounts apply for Safarilink Silver and Gold membership tiers that begin at 50 and 100 linked Safari Guild members.
Are there other Safarilink membership benefits?
The Safarilink platform acts much like a travel expo. It identifies buyers and products that could be doing business together and introduces them to each other. Unlike a travel expo Safarilink operates all year round and doesn’t incur expensive travel and hotel costs.
Additional membership benefits include:
- Receiving availability requests from Safari Guild members
- Guaranteed distribution of Safarilink member product news updates and special offers in Safari Guild newsletters sent to all Safari Guild members monthly
- Safarilink member sales collateral storage and distribution to all Safari Guild members
- Access to Safari awards results and testimonials
- Invitations to Safari Guild networking events
- Newsflashes to all Safari Guild members