Narcissism: The narcissism is the personality trait of egoism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness. Applied to a social group, it is sometimes used to denote elitism or an indifference to the plight of others. Some would say this description suits me down to the ground! Possibly true. But this month is not only about me, but about XO Africa and the best moments in 2010. Ready?

In 2010 our newsletters went through many different and improbable topics like Travel by Art, XO’s Islands, and the renewal of Jo’burg to the great theme: Travel for Men… All those subjects were made to open your eyes, to wet your appetite, tickle your curiosity for new ideas, new ways to regard Africa as original destinations. It is all for you. All yours!

But now, as mentioned in the subject of this newsletter, we would like to tell you how successful we are! Is it pretentious enough?

6200 clients, including 2000 individual travelers , 68 Incentives groups from 12 to 1500 guests, to 5 destinations. XO was also awarded Second best South African agency of the year.

What would have been our season’s Everest except the FIFA World Cup. Stressful before. Hectic during. Sweet & Sour after. I’m also thinking of the 3 consecutive weeks spent at Victoria Falls by part of my team…Enduring. The 1500 participants for the Nation’s Cup. Exhausting. I recall some beautiful scenery from the Namib desert to the Okavango Delta…Fascinating. We had the privilege to welcome groups from everywhere, from many different horizons: banks, media, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, insurance, automobiles, petroleum, dairy products… even pet food… as well as some unfortunate footballers’ wives… and a Prince! And then, letters came from everywhere to tell us how much appreciated our work had been…

Am I arrogant enough? Must I add some more ? Should I carry on?

2011 is a new step in the development of XO Africa. After the opening of XO Islands and XO Adventures, our projects, even if sometimes utopist, are still projecting the company forward. And again our motto will stay the same: Quality, Professionalism, Creativity.

But those Laurels of Victory are in fact yours, as without you nothing would have been possible. My team and I would like to thank you and thank you again.

So, for 2011, do not hesitate to make us suffer (but not too much), and please send us the themes you would like to see developed.

Christian & I would like to offer this newsletter n25 to our team for their constant efforts to carry XO’s colours high and bright.

A Alec, Alex, Amina, Birgit, Brent, Cecile C, Cecile K, Chanelle, Charline, Chris, Dalene, Delphine, Dominique, Eric, Elena, Emilie, Fleur, Franck, Gillian, Glenwin, Helene, James, Jan, Jean-Pierre, Jeff, Justine, Jurie-Jan, Kanto, Laetitia, Laure, Laurence, Laurent, Maelle, Manuela, Maria, Margot, Mpho, Pam, Paul-Henri, Rolene, Shannon, Sophie, Valérie, Véronique, Will, Zayaan et Marie.

  • Antares - Royal Livingstone - Zambia
  • Connect - Sun City - South Africa
  • Equatour - Sandwich Harbour - Namibia
  • Exocet - Victoria Falls - Zambia
  • French Ambassy - Cape Town - South Africa
  • Nestlé - Madagascar
  • Preferences Events - Cape Town - South Africa
  • South African Tourism board – Cape Town– South Africa
  • Prodeo - Nation's Cup - South Africa
  • Prodeo - Pretoria - South Africa
  • Sossusvlei - Namibia
  • Tetra Pak - Cape of Good Hope - South Africa
  • VDM - Cape Town - South Africa
  • World Cup - Banesto - Sun City
  • World Cup - Hyundai - South Africa
  • World Cup - Stade de France - South Africa
  • South African Tourism board – Shamwari– South Africa
  • Ycare - Victoria Falls - Zambia
Did you miss one of our Newsletter in 2010 ?
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Your idea of ultimate luxury ?
No more strike, volcano eruption or snow in Europe
What calms your stress ?
See answer to question 1
If you win the roulette 9 times in a row, do you carry on ?
Win 9 times in the row… wow, should be part of the luxury question as well
Is there a superstition that make you change your behaviour ?
Superstition. Is it still on the market? I don’t believe in it
If you were sent to a deserted island what book or disc would you take with?
A book about the life of the whelk in the pacific
A small pleasure that you consider huge?
I don’t think it is that small
Your way to pass time?
I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
What are you totally incompetent in?
Singing, playing of an instrument
To what are you addicted?
Too many to talk about, should I start? Work is on top of the list
Your new year’s resolutions?
To get better at hunting lizards
What have you not done yet, but that you will certainly do one day?
Some people have conversation with God, how do they do that?
To which other part of the world would you move to without any hesitation?
I’m already there
A word or a phrase that you hate?
Tomorrow is public holidays!
If you were to reincarnate into someone from real life who would it be?
Me as a woman

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