Our Spotlight Gabs workshops over the past 14 years have always been a great success with enthusiastic attendance by the travel trade from all over Botswana.

At the 2019 workshops, 36 Exhibitors and 150 trade and corporates attended the two sessions. 53 different Travel Agencies attended (some with all their staff).

The Gaborone Workshop will take place on Thursday 17th February, we have the morning and early afternoon session for the Travel Trade at The Gaborone International Convention Centre.

This workshop is a Spotlight on Everywhere … Overseas Travel, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Regional and Domestic Travel within Botswana. 

Gaborone is always one of the most enthusiastic audiences we have and the feedback we receive from Exhibitors is always very positive.

Gaborone is a thriving commercial centre in Southern Africa with a booming economy and it has become the centre of the global diamond industry.

Overseas Travel is now increasing again and there are more than 50 IATA/ Non IATA Travel Agencies & ITC’s in Botswana so it will be an ideal opportunity for Airlines, International Tourist Offices, Cruise Companies and Coach Tour Companies to network with agents.

Gaborone residents are great weekend travelers. This workshop is an ideal chance for Hotels, Lodges and Tourism  Organisations within Botswana and over the border in  Madikwe, North West, Limpopo, Gauteng etc. to promote their packages, lodges, shopping opportunities etc.

This workshop will promote:

  • Outbound Overseas Travel from Botswana
  • Inter-regional Travel from Botswana to South Africa and other African Countries & Indian Ocean Islands
  • Domestic Travel within Botswana

 Who Should Participate (as Exhibitors):

  • Hotels and Safari Lodges
  • International Airlines
  • Tour Operators
  • Provincial Tourist Boards
  • Regional & City Tourism Associations
  • Car Rental Companies
  • Beach Resorts
  • Cruise Companies
  • European Coach Tours
  • Overseas Tourist Offices
  • Insurance companies & other suppliers

We expect 25 – 30 Exhibitors to participate in the workshop.

Profile of Buyers Attending:

  • Botswana Corporate and Leisure Travel Agents,
  • Inbound and Regional Tour Operators,
  • Corporate Travel Planners (Secretaries),
  • Government Departments,
  • NGO’s and Embassies in Gaborone, and
  • Press

Workshop Format

Table-top workshop – Free Flow (not scheduled appointments) A 4-hour session for approximately 80-100 trade attendees.

How Will the Workshop be Promoted? 

  • Invitations will be sent using our specifically targeted databases to Botswana Travel Agencies (Leisure and Corporate), Inbound and Regional Tour Operators, and major Corporate Travel accounts
  • Frequent reminders will be sent via email and telephone follow-ups.

Programme

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 – Gaborone
  • Fly or drive into Gaborone.
  • Overnight Gaborone at Walmont Hotel or Metcourt Inn (accommodation not included)
Thursday, 17th February – Gaborone
(Gaborone International Convention Centre - Grand Palm)
  • 08h00 – 14h00: Breakfast and Workshop for trade

Hotel Accommodation

You will need two night’s accommodation (depending on late night flight availability) on 16th and 17th February. We have special rates at Walmont Hotel (5 star) and Metcourt Inn (3 star) and other hotels and we will advise these rates on confirmation of your booking.

Flights

No special offers available – suggest you check with Air Botswana, Airlink, to see the best deals.

Driving to Botswana

Very, easy drive via Rustenburg and Zeerust on toll road, about 4 and a half hours to Tlokweng border post near Gaborone. You need an insurance “over border” letter from your Brokers and a special letter from your vehicle finance house. Border fee is approximately P180 (R200).

Costs Include:

(See booking form below for workshop costs).

  • Workshop venue and catering expenses and extensive marketing campaign
  • Light Breakfast & lunch on 17 February
  • Full database of all attendees for follow up sales purposes.
  • Listing + logo +50 word company description in Programme given to each attendee

Costs Exclude:

  • Flights to Gaborone
  • Airport Transfers
  • Hotel Accommodation (trade rates are being negotiated)
  • Meals other than specified

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Terms and Conditions of Participation

  • DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND COSTS ARE PROVISIONAL
  • Payment can be made either in EUR, USD or ZAR to Houston Travel Marketing Services in South Africa.
  • PLEASE NOTE: All quoted costs are excluding South African VAT - payable by South African registered companies only
  • Rand / Dollar / EURO Exchange Rates: Houston Travel Marketing Services reserves the right to increase the Rand and US Dollar cost of the workshops due to fluctuations in the exchange rates.

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