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“Marketing Worldwide, lead by Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning, have been members of this association for many years. They have always provided a highly personal and professional service as a representation company and I would not hesitate to recommend the services of this first class company.”

Nigel Vere Nicoll, Atta CEO (Atta ~ African Travel & Tourism Association)

“As Marketing Director for andBeyond (formerly CC Africa), I worked with Helen and Sally for close on ten years. Being a relatively small company based in Africa but selling a complex and expensive product, we considered ourselves very lucky to know that our UK travel trade partners were extremely well cared for by them both. They are loved and trusted by the travel trade because their product knowledge is flawless and their service output of the highest standard. And to top it all, Helen and Sally are fun to work with. In my new capacity as a branding and marketing strategy consultant to the luxury travel industry, I am delighted to say we are all working together again on a new hotel project in the Cape winelands.” 


Nicky Fitzgerald, Director, Pangaea Associates

“I have been working closely with Marketing Worldwide for a few years now, which has been not only rewarding from a business perspective, but a personal pleasure too. Marketing Worldwide know their stuff and are widely recognized in the UK market as professionals who can be relied upon. It is my privilege to have them representing Footsteps in Africa in this competitive market.”

Tara Venter, General Manager, Footsteps in Africa

“Sally and Helen have been instrumental in helping us to get our small and unknown hotel known to the UK travel market. Not only did they guide us through the process, they spoon feed us with such kindness and enthusiasm that they have become firm friends and great allies to our business. We are eternally grateful to them for the manner in which they embraced us, our business and our need to ‘get out there’. At no point did we or do we feel that they were not 100% heartfelt and professional in their efforts to market our hotel. Sally and Helen are consummate professionals, extremely well connected and able within the UK travel industry we have been lucky to have them on our side and luckier still to have them as comrades and friends.”


Caroline Bruce, Owner, Oaklands Country Manor

“We have plenty of requests to meet marketing representatives, and could happily fill our weeks chatting to people about what they consider to be the ‘greatest lodge since sliced bread’. Very few therefore are guaranteed an audience, since we do have to sell a few holidays in between marketing calls, but Helen and Sally are certainly among those calls we’ll always take and whose updates we want to hear. They’ve been clever in only taking on lodges which offer something to specialist tour operators, and they’re wise enough to know which ones might interest us and which ones are more suited to another company. Top birds.” 

Richard Smith, Global Operations Director, family safari specialists Aardvark Safaris

“I have worked with Sally and Helen for many years, both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom. They are honest and upfront about their offerings, giving well informed opinions and assistance. Their introductions have resulted many fruitful positive relationships. They regularly update us and are easy to contact for information. In addition are always looking for ways to assist and develop new ideas.”

Lisa Fisher, Programme Manager, Rainbow Tours

“Helen Simmans and Associates have done an admirable job representing andBEYOND (formally known as CC Africa) in the UK. We are most grateful for the work they have done profiling our brand to the trade partners in the market. They were also key in promoting us at specific consumer and trade shows. Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning are both dedicated to their work, loyal and passionate about service. They both have great sales skills and trade relationships in the UK market. I would highly recommend their services.”

Paul Bauer, Former Sales Director, andBEYOND

“We have had the pleasure of several years business dealings with Sally and Helen at Marketing Worldwide and have always found their enthusiasm to be infectious, their knowledge to be unsurpassed and their ability to satisfy even the most demanding of clients an absolute godsend.”

Liz Hall, Director, African Pride

“Sally and Helen have been part of the industry for many years and have the unique advantage for any clients in the fact that they both understand the product from the ground as well as the promoter, they understand the needs of their clients in their portfolio and the needs of the agents who sell the product. Having been around for so long they are both able to relate to changes in the market with insight and both Sally and Helen are lovely to work with.”

Louise Stanion, Africa Product Manager, Cox & Kings Travel

“I have worked with Sally and Helen for 10 years and they have always been enthusiastic, professional and fun to work with. We currently feature a few of the properties in the Marketing Worldwide portfolio. Their depth of experience in Africa helps them to understand our needs and recommend accommodation that is in line with our brand.”

Illona Cross, Director, Steppes Travel

“We love working with Helen & Sally – they are passionate, informative, enthusiastic and always available. Productive training sessions are tailored to suit our sales team, delivered in a professional yet friendly fashion, always with an air of fun! No question goes unanswered and it’s a pleasure welcoming them to our offices.”


Vanessa Beldam, Senior Africa Product Executive, Audley Travel


Marketing Worldwide is proud and passionate about working with a small collection of like-minded partners who offer their guests different and special experiences and who take responsible tourism seriously with a hands-on approach to conservation initiatives.