Do you promote Travel to Africa & Indian Ocean Islands countries???
You are invited to attend Spotlight Virtual Travel Expo on 28 & 29 July 2021
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At Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo Travel Agents & Tour Operators can network with 30 Hotel Groups, Airlines, Tour Operators, Resorts, Tourism Organisations, Conference Centres, and Safari Lodges from Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comores, Madagascar).

Who is invited to attend?

The following categories/types of buyers are invited to register to attend:

  • Overseas-based Outbound Tour Operators & Wholesalers who sell/promote African countries and Indian Ocean islands
  • Africa-based Inbound & Regional Tour Operators, Managers & Consultants of Travel Agencies & ITC’s
  • Africa-based IATA travel Agents who sell Business Travel or who organise Conferences & Meetings in Africa & Indian islands countries.

Please note buyers can only request meetings with exhibitors not with other buyers

Buyers can book up to 48 pre-scheduled meetings with Exhibitors and attend Seminars and Presentations.

Attendance as a buyer is strictly limited to Travel Trade Buyers.

Sellers (Hotels/Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Safari Lodges, Tourism Organisations, Car Hire etc.) are not permitted to attend Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo as buyers. Sellers need to register as exhibitors.

Programme

Wednesday 28 July

  • 07h00 – 10h00: Meetings – early start to accommodate Asia Pacific & Australian Buyers
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Presentation by DIRTY BOOTS Gold Sponsor (Adventure Tourism activities in Southern Africa). Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour
  • 10h30 – 16h00: Meetings scheduled
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Presentation by GOLD Sponsor ONE HORIZON KENYA (Maasai Cultural Experiences). Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour.
  • 16h30 – 22h30: Meetings scheduled to accommodate North and South American buyers

Thursday 29 July

  • 07h00 – 10h00: Meetings – early start to accommodate Asia Pacific & Australian Buyers
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Presentation by WTM Africa – Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour
  • 10h30 – 16h00: Meetings scheduled
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Presentation by GOLD Sponsor KATA: Update on developments in promoting East Africa Regional Tourism – Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour
  • 16h30 – 22h30: Meetings scheduled to accommodate North and South American Buyers

Friday 30 July
07h00 – 22h00: for re-scheduled or missed appointments or no shows due to connectivity or power outage problems

How to apply to attend the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo
  • Complete and submit the Application Form below
  • Houston Travel Marketing will evaluate your application and advise if your attendance has been approved
  • Once approved Houston Travel Marketing will provide you with a link to complete your profile with additional information / your photograph etc.
  • To ensure you get the maximum benefit from the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo, please ensure that your profile is 100% complete and accurate. 
Pre-scheduled Meetings
  • The Pre-scheduled Meetings Process will open on 19 July for all approved Buyers who have completed their online profile
  • Buyers can request appointments with Exhibitors but cannot request meetings with other buyers.
  • Exhibitors will be able to request meetings with Buyers
  • Once the Buyer / Exhibitor confirms the appointment the meeting will be added to your Meetings Diary.
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