We have now finalised bookings for the first Spotlights in 2017 and have decided to combine Harare and Lusaka in the same week in early February. Both the 2016 Spotlights In Harare and Lusaka were very well attended by the trade – 131 from 64 companies in Harare and 110…
The latest in the respected, high-profile Spotlight On Africa international travel trade show series, hosted and arranged by Houston Marketing of South Africa, takes place in Harare tomorrow, Tuesday April 26. Operators in Zimbabwe’s travel and tourism sector are being invited to attend the event, and to link with incoming…
Just to let you know that after 21 years as a ‘one man band’ – and with possible future retirement in mind – I am this year joining forces with Derek Houston of Houston Travel Marketing Services. Derek will take over the full publishing rights of ‘Selling TANZANIA’ in 2017 but, in…
Written by Tessa Reed for Tourism Update Tour operators are facing growing competition with an increasingly crowded segment as new players enter the market, while new competitors such as online travel agents and booking engines have also entered the market in recent years. If tour operators want to thrive in…
On January 15th 2015 I will have been involved in the travel industry for 50 years. I started my career in Pretoria with S.A.TOURISM and also worked in the Harare Zimbabwe Satour office. In 1969 I joined Trafalgar Tours in Johannesburg as Sales Manager and in 1972 I traveled overseas…
Houston Travel Marketing Services, established in 1984, has extensive experience in the promotion and marketing for the African Travel Trade. It enables the African Travel Industry to effectively promote themselves in local and global markets.
Spotlight Travel Workshops, Expo's and Roadshows providing a convenient platform for Travel suppliers to introduce and market their products throughout Africa and Europe.
Project Manager for the China Homelife Africa & China Machinex Africa Import Fairs
Africa sales for the IBTM portfolio of Reed Travel Exhibitions
Thanks for all your efforts towards the spotlight on Africa for Nordics, organization was really super more than my expectation.
Regarding the beneficial and productivity, we did all our best to promote the destination and the company and I believe that Zanzibar is a Destination of interest o the Nordics market and wait until we reap the fruits.
We held Good negotiations with 24 Different tour operators over the three days.
Another Happy Exhibitor: Attending Spotlight Nordics was a real pleasure for me, a big thank you to the three of you!
It was not only a great experience for me personally, but also very successful for Kilifair. Some of the attendees have registered themselves to attend Kilifair next June and without any doubt the fair is now known by quite a few agents in Scandinavia! We would want a few more registrations and I am still working on that!
As you said during the briefing prior to the workshops it is not about quantity but about quality, the size of the workshop gave it a familiar touch without losing any professionality. It was not difficult to make sure each attendee came to your table or, as suggested by you, to “go and grab” the ones who didn’t come, yet!
On the contrary to a big trade fair, the attendees were honoured to be there and this fact eased the talks at each table and the overall cosy ambiance. Thanks to your speeches prior and during the workshops the atmosphere remained casual at all times.
The briefing on the arrival evening was very useful especially when attending for the first time.
(International Buyer Service)
KILIFAIR Promotion Co. Ltd