At the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly, it was decided to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crimes. South Africa has by far the largest population of rhinos in the world, and is an incredibly important country for rhino conservation.
However, rhino poaching has reached a crisis point, and if the killing continues at this rate, we could see rhino deaths overtaking births in 2016 - 2018. Figures compiled by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs show the dramatic escalation in poaching over recent years. To this end, in July 2013, SAA Voyager partnered with the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), one of the world's leading wildlife conservation groups.

You are welcome to donate your Miles to the fund to enable and assist the organisation in their quest to preserve our environment. While the threats to wildlife are excessive, SAA Voyager encourages you to do your part in ending illegal wildlife trafficking.

In this edition of the newsletter, you'll find promotions and competitions from our various partners; from winning a trip to Mauritius with Legacy Lifestyle; accommodation or a hot air balloon flight with Miles for Style; complimentary night's stay at Shangri-La; Health Spa voucher to the value of R500; double Miles from Hilton Hhonors and Etihad Airways.

We are pleased to announce the winner of our exciting 200 000 SAA Voyager Miles competition which was hosted in the last quarter of 2014!

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
SAA DRIVES NETWORK GROWTH
 
South African Airways (SAA) will add additional destinations to the Indian sub-continent as the airline continues its network optimisation exercise. Effective 1 April 2015, SAA will be redirecting its flights to all Indian destinations via Abu Dhabi through its new direct service with onward codeshare agreement connections with Etihad and Jet Airways into the sub-continent.
     
In addition, the airline announced the reconfiguration of flights between South Africa and China with codeshare agreements, also expanding airline network reach.

Connectivity between South Africa and major economic centres within two strategically important BRICS member states has been increased substantially and offers SAA customers and frequent flyers more flexibility.

New destinations in India include Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Madras among others. Passengers booked on flights departing after the end date of the direct service will be accommodated on the reconfigured network.
SAA - ALL ACTION, NOT JUST TALK
 
Booking a flight is a big deal and SAA wants to make sure you know that you are getting the most value out of your money. If you find a better SAA fare on any other website other than flysaa.com, that amounts to R50 or more, SAA will not only match it, but refund you DOUBLE the difference of your base fare.
     
RSA
UK
USA
Australia
New Zealand
Rest of the world
ZAR50
GBP5
USD20
AUD25
NZD25
USD20

Try it for yourself:
• Book and pay for your flight on flysaa.com;
• SAA will give you 24 hours to shop around and see if you can find a better SAA fare on any other
website; and
• If you do, then simply click here to find out more on the claiming procedure.

Terms and conditions apply.
SAA TO BEGIN DAILY SERVICE TO ABU DHABI
 
We would like to remind you that South African Airways will be launching a daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from 29 March 2015. This new service will complement Etihad Airways' existing flights between the two cities to bring you a combined double-daily frequency on the route.

In addition, the two airlines are enhancing their frequent flyer programmes, aligning Etihad Guest and SAA Voyager, with even more opportunities for members to earn and spend Miles. Benefits such as priority baggage handling, priority boarding, priority check-in, and airport lounge access across the airlines' networks are provided based on membership tiers.

Visit www.flysaa.com for more details.
SAA VOYAGER AND MILES FOR STYLE SIGN A CONVERSION DEAL
 
SAA Voyager, Africa's first revenue-based frequent flyer programme is pleased to enhance its partnership with Miles For Style, effective 17 March 2015. This agreement will give you more opportunities to spend your Miles.

You will be able to convert your SAA Voyager Miles into StyleMiles. Miles For Style has an exclusive online shop, offering some of the world's most aspirational brands and luxury products.
     
In turn, for the exclusive SAA Voyager member, StyleMiles can be converted into SAA Voyager Miles. SAA Voyager members can redeem up to 40 000 Voyager Miles for the purchase of various products available on the MilesforStyle.com platform in addition to various lifestyle offerings. From elegant home decor to luxurious getaways, Miles for Style brings you an online shopping experience unlike any other.

StyleMiles can also be converted into SAA Voyager Miles.

Click here to enrol into StyleMiles.

SAA MEMBERS CAN NOW EARN 500 MILES WITH BEST WESTERN REWARDS®
 
Best Western International has partnered with SAA Voyager effective 1 March 2015, to give members greater rewards. Simply select SAA as your earning preference in your Best Western Rewards account profile and you'll get 500 SAA Voyager Miles every time you stay at a Best Western-branded hotel.

With over 4 000 locations in over 100 countries and territories worldwide, the options are endless. Learn more or enrol for free at www.bestwesternrewards.com.
     
SAA Voyager members can now earn 500 Miles per stay at participating Best Western International Hotels.

Look out for the Triple Miles Promotion to run effective 01 April until 31 May 2015 as part of the partnership promotion.

To book your next hotel stay or look up the Best Western hotel in your favourite location, visit www.bestwestern.com.
AIRLINK - MORE FLIGHTS, MORE CONVENIENCE
 
Customers can now enjoy a direct same-day return business service on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Durban and Maputo. Airlink's additional morning flights between Cape Town and Kimberley will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
     
There is also a choice of 88 flights per week between Johannesburg and Nelspruit, where you can benefit from added convenience and seamless connections with domestic, regional and international flights. The additional afternoon flight between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg will provide a choice of 5 daily return flights Monday to Friday with 3 return flights on Saturdays and 5 flights on Sundays.

Customers now have a choice of 40 flights per week Monday to Friday, 4 flights on Saturdays and 4 flights on Sundays between Cape Town and George, with more seats on the Tuesday and Thursday morning flights.
ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS TO WALVIS BAY
 
South African Express Airways added additional flights to their Walvis Bay route. On Fridays, flight SA1703 departs Johannesburg at 09h00, arriving in Walvis Bay at 11h25, then SA1704 departs Walvis Bay at 12h00 and arrives in Johannesburg at 14h15. On Sundays, flight SA1705 departs Johannesburg at 13h00, arriving in Walvis Bay at 15h25. The return flight (SA1706) departs Walvis Bay at 16h00 and arrives in Johannesburg at 18h25.
     
GLOBAL HOTEL ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP TERMINATION
Please take note that the partnership between Global Hotel Alliance and SAA Voyager will terminate as of 29 March 2015.

SAA Voyager members will be able to earn Miles for GHA activities until the 29 March 2015. No Miles will be honoured for stays after the termination date.
REDEEM OR DONATE YOUR MILES BEFORE 31 MARCH 2015
Should you have any SAA Voyager Miles due to expire on the 31 March 2015, you are reminded to redeem them with us, any of our partners or donate them to one of our charity organisations. Miles can be redeemed online using your PIN or by contacting any of our contact centres. Visit our website to find out how and where you can use your SAA Voyager Miles.

Please note that airline awards are valid for six months from date of issue and non-airline awards are valid for 3 months from date of issue. These awards can be for yourself or a beneficiary of your choice. Once issued, the award is not transferable, therefore ensure that it is issued under the correct name.
If you enroll into the StyleMile Programme as a member and activate your new account between 17th March 2015 and 15th May 2015 you stand a chance to win a weekend getaway for two at the exclusive Shamwari Game Reserve, situated 75km from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

You also stand a chance to win an exhilarating flight for two in the Magaliesberg with Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris.

The more StyleMiles you earn, the better your chances of winning.
 
1st Prize:

2-Night-stay for 2 people at Shamwari Game Reserve. Dinner, bed and breakfast and game drives included.
     
 
2nd Prize:

A magical balloon flight for 2 over the Magaliesberg. Champagne breakfast included � by Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris.
     
 
3rd Prize:

5 Lucky members will win 6 000 StyleMiles!

Terms and Conditions apply.
     
 
It's Miles Expiry month, and Voyager is making sure that you continue to receive value! In conjunction with Legacy Lifestyle, if you convert your Voyager Miles to Lifestyle Rands before 21 March 2015, you could win a 5-night trip for 2 to Mauritius worth over R35 000!

1 Lifestyle Rand = 1 South African Rand. Lifestyle Rands can be spent at over 250 partners. To convert your Miles, visit www.legacylifestyle.co.za/voyager
 
Enjoy your vacation a little longer with a free night at selected Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Simply book 3 or more consecutive nights directly with Shangri-La at the Best Available Rate to enjoy the 4th night free and earn double Miles.

Simply quote the promotion code 'FFS4P3' as well as your SAA Voyager membership number when making your reservation. And don't forget to present your membership card when you check-in. This promotion is valid from 1 to 31 March 2015.
PARTICIPATING HOTELS
Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca
Golden Sands Resort, Penang
Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman
Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu
Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London
Terms and conditions apply.
 
Good news! Mango has lowered its fares even further. Better still, you can use your SAA Voyager Miles to pay for your flight, partly or in full. And you can now travel from as little as 5 000 Miles.

Only with Mango, can SAA Voyager members enjoy this low-cost model without sacrificing a quality travel experience. So make it count. Get more out of your Miles than ever before.

Click here to find out more about this promotion.
 
Discover the world twice as fast with Hilton HHonors™. Sign up for the Double Your HHonors™ promotion and you can earn Double SAA Voyager Miles when you book and stay at any participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio by 31 May 2015.

Click here to find out more.
 
Redeem your SAA Voyager Miles for a Health Spa Guide Voucher for the month of March, and stand a chance to win a HealthSpa voucher worth R500, which can be used at any of the 300 spas, listed on HealthSpas.co.za.

Click here to view Health Spas packages and spas countrywide.

Terms and Conditions:
• Voyager Miles need to be redeemed from
1 - 31 March 2015;
• Vouchers can only be used at any of the spas listed
on the Health Spas Guide site; and
• Health Spa Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.
 
In celebration of Etihad and SAA's extended codeshare agreement, SAA Voyager members will earn Double Miles on all Etihad-operated flights beyond Abu Dhabi.

Terms and Conditions:
• Promotion period: 15 April 2015 - 31 May 2015;
• Double Miles are applicable on Etihad operating flights only;
• Double Miles will be awarded for flights flown within the promotion period;
• The entire journey must be completed within the promotion dates;
• The promotion is valid in all revenue class fares; and
• Flights between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi are excluded from this promotion.
 
WIN AND SPOIL SOMEONE SPECIAL AT RHULANI LODGE WITH MILES FOR STYLE

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. An African welcome awaits you at this magnificent lodge. The 5-star Rhulani Safari Camp is part of the 75 000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, situated in the North West Province of South Africa.

Click here to find out how you could stand a chance to win this wonderful experience.

Stay in Style with Miles For Style!

Shop and be rewarded by earning 1 SAA Voyager Mile for every R5 spent across all Miles For Style shopping products.
IHG REWARDS CLUB DOUBLE MILES PROMOTION
 
Earn double Miles from your first qualifying stay at any of 4 700 IHG hotels worldwide. Offer valid until 30 April 2015. Click here to find out more.
 
200 000 MILES COMPETITION

During October 2014, SAA Voyager hosted an exciting competition, where one lucky member stood a chance of winning a staggering 200 000 SAA Voyager Miles. We are pleased to announce that our draw has been conducted! Our winner of 200 000 SAA Voyager Miles is Ms Zimbini Vazi.
 
Issued by SAA Voyager
SAA 2015