BOCA RATON, Fla., April 18, 2019 – When people dream of visiting Africa, many long for majestic wildlife, magical landscapes and magnificent dining that immerses them into African culture. African Travel, Inc. wants to turn their dreams of Africa into a reality–and an unforgettable time—with a special offer for African Travel’s South African Splendor itinerary.With international airfare included, this offer is extremely attractive because agents will earn 15% commission on the entire booking. Also, when booked by May 31, 2019, guests will receive at third night free at the 5-star hotel, The Oyster Box. On this 12-day journey, travelers can experience the awe of a classical safari, explore incredible wildlife, discover the majesty of the Twelve Apostles Mountain, and delight in the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Guest will enjoy 5-star accommodations in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, which is a great place for guests to enjoy “Tea by the Sea” or their favorite cocktail. They can also embrace the healing energies of earth, air and water, the Spa’s sublime treatment packages and the exclusive B|Africa range of professional spa products. Travelers will be surrounded by untouched wilderness at Manyoni Private Game Reserve in Kwazulu-Nata, which has become one of the premier big five safari destinations with a strong focus on endangered species conservation. While enjoying their stay, guests will meet for afternoon tea and set off on an exhilarating game drive. Towards the end of the journey, guests will delight in the charm of one of South Africa’s national treasures, The Oyster Box in Durban. The hotel is the gateway to a multitude of leisure options from the dramatic peaks of the exquisite Drakensberg mountain range to traditional Zulu villages, magnificent game reserves, historic battle sites and the warm Indian Ocean lapping onto wide, sandy beaches. While there are numerous choices consider when crafting a safari experience, we are experts at helping guests make the best selection for them. We eat, sleep and breathe Africa; this is our passion. Let us share this experience with you and help book your clients on the trip of their dreams today. *Terms and Conditions: Book this itinerary by May 31, 2019 travel by December 5, 2019 and receive a third night free at The Oyster Box. Price is in US Dollars per person, based on double occupancy on the September 13-30, 2019 departures. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. About African Travel, Inc. – “We Know Africa” For more than 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has helped travelers discover the magic of the wild. “We Know Africa” because we create extraordinary and unforgettable five-star experiences for each guest’s individual needs. From relaxing in spectacular luxury to touching an ancient culture, your African dream awaits you. Our knowledgeable and dedicated experts, who have lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent, will open your eyes to a new and exciting world. Placing local offices in Africa and our headquarters in the U.S. has earned us an enviable position of influence that will leave you knowing Africa like we do. We’re committed to making travel matter by supporting the environment and the local communities we visit through our partnership with The TreadRight Foundation. As a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel, we ensure exceptional service every step of the journey. For more information and inspiration, visit www.AfricanTravelInc.com. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
OTTAWA — Liberal backbenchers have been getting an earful this summer from small business owners outraged by the Trudeau government’s proposals to end what it calls “unfair tax advantages.”And now they’re preparing to unleash the concerns of their constituents — and pressure Finance Minister Bill Morneau to adjust his plans accordingly — during the government’s summer caucus retreat next week in Kelowna, B.C.“From what I’m hearing right now, the highest priority thing is to engage in a meaningful discussion of the proposed tax changes to Canadian-controlled, private corporations,” said Stephen Fuhr, who represents the riding that encompasses Kelowna.“There are a whole host of people — i.e., the ones that are on the receiving end of the tax proposals — that are not happy … My job is to deliver their input or that message to my colleagues.”Fuhr is far from alone.“I think we’re all hearing from small business” about the planned tax changes, said Liberal caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia, a Montreal MP.“The small business people that I’m speaking to obviously would like to see some changes … I’ve told them that I’m going to take their concerns to Kelowna, for sure.”The backlash from doctors, lawyers, accountants and other small business owners has been building since mid-July, when Morneau released a controversial, three-pronged plan aimed at closing tax loopholes used by a growing number of small businesses, creating what he called an “unfair playing field.”One change would restrict the ability of business owners to lower their tax rate by sprinkling income to family members in lower tax brackets. Another would limit the use of private corporations to make passive investments in things like stocks or real estate.A third would limit the ability to convert a corporation’s regular income into capital gains, which are typically taxed at a lower rate.The government is allowing 75 days for consultation on the proposed changes, a period that ends Oct. 2. Backbenchers are hopeful that it means Morneau would be open to adjusting the plan in order to address the concerns.“There is a genuine outrage among people who have made all their financial calculations and planning based upon a certain set of tax assumptions and are now seeing those tax assumptions challenged,” said Toronto MP John McKay.“I don’t know at this stage how locked-in the government is on their proposals, but I do know there is significant outrage among a relatively influential group of people.”Those people would be “really irritated” if the consultation turns out to be strictly pro-forma, McKay added.Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette said he’s heard loud complaints in his riding about the proposed changes, but has also received feedback from others who say it’s time for a more level playing field when it comes to taxes.Ouellette, who represents one of Canada’s poorest ridings, supports his government’s plan and believes a system that enables people to divide their income up among family members in order to save on taxes is “inherently unfair.”“How much income does one really need to earn in life in order to have a good life?” Ouellette asked.“I think everyone has to contribute to help pay our taxes because these government services aren’t for free. They have a positive impact on the world around us.”Still, if necessary, he believes Morneau will be open to changes, tweaks and suggestions.Another Toronto MP, Rob Oliphant, says he’s heard from accountants who oppose the proposals and others who agree with Morneau that the loopholes need to be closed.“We have to make sure that we have a fair tax system that people have confidence in. At the same time, I think it’s incumbent on us to make sure there’s no unintended consequences.”On that score, Fuhr says he’s heard from some tax professionals that the restriction on passive investments could result in fewer small business owners investing in rental properties which could, in turn, exacerbate the existing shortage of affordable housing.“It may have an adverse effect on the rental market and that’s something that we’ve already got an issue with so that’s something we may want to consider, for an example.”Fuhr is hoping the government can find some middle ground that increases tax fairness but avoids unduly penalizing small business owners.“I think there’s a mediated solution in there somewhere. I think, I hope.”