signature travel network

Signature’s 2019 Conference will be held on December 2-5, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The organization’s must-attend event of the year brings together over 2,400 travel industry professionals, including Signature travel advisors, managers and agency owners, and worldwide preferred partners to meet, network and learn from each other.

jesse blighThis year's theme is "ELEVATE", which quite literally means to rise to a higher standard, position, or state of being. The goal is to ‘elevate’ those that attend in order to offer clients a new level of service and products, as well as a differentiated travel experience. The sky is the limit.

Jessie Bligh from Emerging Destinations, our Sales Representative in North America will be attending on our behalf and looks forward to meeting you and ‘elevate’ your experience of The Elewana Collection.

Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Jessie has been working for Emerging Destinations since 2014 and her love of Africa has grown ever since. Emerging Destinations' mission statement, Saving Wild Places Through Travel, has become a passion and she is very proud to have met and worked with travel professionals that share the same values.

The two properties listed with Signature Travel Network are;

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Arusha

Situated on the fertile grounds of a coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary right on the doorstep of Arusha city.  The lodge is made up of a main area incorporating a spa, swimming pool, restaurant and a café bistro. The 30 plantation rooms and suites have views of the surrounding gardens. 

Guests can partake in a coffee tour, showing the process that brings a coffee bean from 'tree to cup'. The tour culminates in an all-important tasting of the farm's coffee blends. Guests can also visit Traders Walk, a collection of 5 on site boutiques including Shanga, run by Tanzanians with disabilities who produce beautiful arts and crafts. There is a Tanzanite Centre and the Soko Giftshop that is stocked with all sorts of wonderful gifts. Finally relax at Kahawa, a Coffee shop with freshly brewed coffee and delicious home-baked cakes.

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro - Karatu

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, with 9 luxurious cottages each with two spacious en suite guest rooms and 1 Stable Cottage comprising of 3 guest rooms plus a magnificent Manor House, which brings "old-world" grandeur to a green and lush setting. 

The Manor is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, containing the Ngorongoro Crater, which is often called 'Africa's Eden' and the '8th Natural Wonder of the World'. This area is without a doubt one of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.

A luxurious safari base with a spa, swimming pool and stable of horses to explore the surrounding coffee plantations and countryside. The Manor also arranges special picnics and sundowners within the estate and coffee tours for those interested in learning more about Tanzania's famous coffee trade. We are the only property currently able to provide a fully catered meal on the Crater floor.