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
MEET AFRICA at the SPOTLIGHT WORKSHOPS in Scandinavia
This year we have a very diverse selection of exhibitors………. from NAMIBIA we welcome the Namibia Tourist Board, Classic Safari Camps of Namibia and Matiti Safaris.
Madagascar will be represented by Le Voyageur Tour operators and Madagascar Explorer DMC.
South Africa will be promoted by African Pride Tours from Cape Town, Lalibela Game Reserve in The Eastern Cape, Open Tour Africa from Mpumalanga as well as Pearls of Limpopo Safari lodges.
Matiti Safaris, African Pride Tours and Open Tours Africa also offer programmes to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Pearls of Limpopo represents a game lodge in the Tuli game reserve in Botswana.
EAST AFRICA well represented at Spotlight
Moving to East Africa Scandinavian Travel trade will be able to meet a wide selection of DMC’s, resorts and safari lodges. Silverbird Travel Plus from Nairobi will be flying the Kenyan flag enthusiastically, selling Kenyan coastal resorts , as well as all the wonderful safari options Kenya is famous for. A new Spotlight exhibitor East Africa Camps operates a safari camp in the world renowned Maasai Mara game reserve
Tour operators and Agents wanting to know more about Tanzania will find an amazing selection of companies. Tanzania National Parks who manage 20 Tanzanian parks including the world famous Serengeti Reserve, Mount Kilmanjaro National Park and a number of parks in the interesting Southern circuit of Tanzania.
Migada Tours and Safaris from Arusha offer safari packages to all the game reserves as well as Kilmanjaro Climbing. The beautiful unspoilt town of Pangani on the Swahili coast is represented by Kijongo Bay Beach resort.
East Africa Camps Offer Scandinavian Tour operators amazing safari camps on the Great migration routes in the Serengeti and a luxury Camp in the famous Ngorongoro Crater.
ZANZIBAR is a popular destination for Scandinavian visitors and Spotlight visitors will meet Tulia Zanzibar Beach Resort as well as Paradise & Wilderness who own 4 beach resorts on the island. Zantours and Safina Tours offer some exotic excursions on Zanzibar and Pemba. Zantours are also well known for their special Swahili weddings Packages.
Paradise & Wilderness also operate a number of lodges, camps and glamping (luxury camping) in Selous, Manyara and Serengeti.
For Leisure and Incentive programmes to the Seychelles you will be able to meet with Creole Travel services one of the leading DMC’s on the islands is looking forward to engaging with Spotlight visitors to offer interesting programmes to the outer islands of the Seychelles as well as Weddings and Diving packages.
Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla treks and other options are offered by Silverbird Travel Plus who have operations in 4 East African countries.
Ethiopia and its very interesting tourism attractions will be promoted by Pathfinder Tour from Addis Ababa
Where can you find information on all these countries in just four hours??
At the Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Island Travel workshops 2017!
Why? The Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Workshop will promote Business and leisure travel from Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. At Spotlight you can network with 25 African & Indian Ocean Exhibitors including tour operators, beach resorts, airlines, tourist offices and safari lodges, update your knowledge, learn about new developments and negotiate rates.
Who should attend? The workshops will be of interest for all travel professionals, product managers, Contract Managers, travel consultants and travel trade media wishing to improve their knowledge and sales on Africa.
Monday 20 November - Aarhus from 16h00 - 20h00
Tuesday 21 November - Copenhagen from 16h00 - 20h00
Wednesday 22 November - Oslo from 16h00 - 20h00
Friday 24 November - Stockholm from 9h30 - 13h00
The Spotlight exhibitors will be offering some fantastic Africa travel packages in our lucky draw at the end of the workshop (only travel trade staff are eligible for prizes).
Who will exhibit?
A range of African and Indian Ocean Island Hotel groups, safari lodges; national tourism offices; airlines, Inbound and incentive tour operators are ready for all your questions.
at Spotlight on Africa Scandinavian roadshow 20-24 November
24 African and Indian Ocean Island organisations are participating in the 10th Annual Spotlight on Africa and Indian Ocean Islands roadshow from November 20-24 visiting Aarhus , Copenhagen ,Oslo and Stockholm
“The Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean roadshow have become a “must attend” event on the Nordics travel trade calendar and this year will be no exception” says Derek Houston of organisers Houston Travel Marketing Services, as we are bringing a really interesting selection of exhibitors to Scandinavia this year.
Spotlight’s “Unique Selling point” has always been that we are promoting the whole of Africa and Indian Ocean islands…not just one country. This really makes it worthwhile and productive for Tour operators and travel agents to attend.
This year we have 24 Exhibitors promoting Namibia, South Africa, Botswana , Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar , Seychelles ,Rwanda and Uganda . Air France/KLM, Kenya Airways and Condor will also exhibit.
Spotlight 2017 Programme
Monday 20 November Aarhus
16h00 - Late afternoon & evening Workshop at Scandic City Hotel.
Tuesday 21 November - Copenhagen
16h00 - Late afternoon & evening Workshop in at Tivoli Hotel and Conference Center
Wednesday 22 November - Oslo
6h00 - Late afternoon & evening Workshop Scandic Solli.
Friday 24 November - Stockholm
09h30-13h30 -Morning workshop in Stockholm at Stockholm Quality Hotel Globe
Travel trade can register online and entrance is complimentary
SPOTLIGHT also comes to Aarhus
For the first time in its ten year history, Spotlight will also be held in Aarhus on Monday November 20th
According to Derek Houston Organiser of Spotlight on Africa there is an increasing demand from Jutland residents to travel to Eastern and Southern Africa. We have therefore been encouraged by our partners in Scandinavia to arrange a special Africa Workshop for the Jutland Travel Trade.
“ In the past explains Derek “we have always had a few Jutland Tour operators attending our Copenhagen Workshops and they have always said “why not bring Spotlight to Jutland as the interest in Africa is very high!!!
“The workshop will be held at Scandic City Centre Aarhus from 16h00-20h00 on Monday November 20th and we are hoping for a great attendance by the trade” says Derek
This year we have a very diverse selection of exhibitors...