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Tourism marketing and consulting

Let our team assist your establishment to position itself in the inside line for an advantage over your competition. We’ll advise you on practical aspects to make your guests’ experience better and boost your staff’s customer service. A key aspect of our service is to expand your marketing reach through various channels. This includes optimum online and media exposure, connecting with tour operators and marketing associations, getting included in marketing workshops, media and educational trips, establish relationships with like minded establishments and creating packages to enhance your product’s offering.

Social media and digital marketing

Social media marketing is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to create awareness around their product as well as to reach prospective and existing customers. Allow us to manage your social media pages, drive engagement and put your brand out there to be discovered.  Let us create unique content especially for you and engage with your audience. We also offer photographic, graphic design and content writing services to enhance the content on your social media, website and blog.

Our representatives can visit your establishment so that we can write about our experience first hand on on the Firefly the Travel Guy blog from where it also gets shared on various other online platforms.

Destination and Product Promotion

Over a period of nearly 15 years the Firefly blog has become the premier online reference guide for destinations and attractions in the Eastern Cape and beyond. With 23 years of tourism and destination marketing experience, involvement with various destination marketing associations, and a wide network, we are ideally equipped to assist marketing associations and individual product to promote their destination successfully. This ties in perfectly with our own generic destination promotion, suggested itineraries and very popular monthly Travel Info Newsletter. Rather than having individual lines in the water, chum the water to attract more fish.

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Latest Blog Articles and Travel Posts

Cape Ground Squirrel

Driving on the gravel road near Nieu-Bethesda something darted across the road. “Don’t hit the meerkat!” my wife shouted. “That’s not a meerkat,” was my response. “Don’t hit the mongoose then,” she said.“Also not a mongoose,” I answered. “It’s a ground squirrel.”“It does look like a squirrel,” she observed. The Cape Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris) is found…

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Giraffe spoor

While on a game drive at Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape I spotted a set of tracks next to the road. Too big for an antelope and definitely not a horse or a cow as it’s inside a game reserve. Possibly a buffalo? Hoofprint from a giraffe was the answer…

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PE Opera House stained glass window

The Port Elizabeth Opera House, now called the Nelson Mandela Bay Theatre Complex, was opened in December 1892 and is the oldest-running Victorian era opera house in Africa and the southern hemisphere. Significant upgrades and additions were done in 1926, 1934, 1985 and lately in 2016. As part of the latest revamp the framed mirror…

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