Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo: 04 – 05 November 2020

Houston Travel Marketing Services have pleasure in inviting you to attend the Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Virtual TravelExpo on 04 – 05 November 2020


Gold Sponsors

Media Sponsors

The Travel Trade Buyers can now apply to attend the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo on 04 – 05 November 2020.

At Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo Travel Agents & Tour Operators can network with 25 Hotel Groups, Airlines, Tour Operators, Resorts, Tourism Organisations, Conference Centres, and Safari Lodges from 15 different countries in Africa & Indian Ocean islands.

The main objectives of the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo are to  

  • To promote Inter-regional Travel & Domestic Tourism within Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
  • To promote Inbound Travel to Africa from overseas countries
  • To promote Outbound Travel from Africa to Europe, The Gulf, Asia etc

Buyers can book up to 32 pre-scheduled meetings with Exhibitors and attend Tourism Seminars and Presentations.

Applications are invited from Bona Fide Travel Trade Buyers (Travel Agents / Inbound or Outbound Tour Operators / Incentive DMC’s / Corporate Travel Planners)

PLEASE NOTE: 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 here.

 Who Should Attend?

  • Managers & Consultants of Travel Agencies & ITC’s
  • Inbound & Regional Tour Operators
  • Overseas-based Outbound Tour Operators & Wholesalers who sell Africa & Indian Ocean
  • Secretaries and PA’s from Corporate Accounts / Embassies / NGO’s

Entrance is free of charge for bona fide Travel Trade Buyers. A maximum of 3 staff per company can apply to attend.

Provisional Programme

 Wednesday 04 November

  • 08h00 – 09h45: Meetings – early start to accommodate Asia Pacific & Australian Buyers
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Presentation by Dirty Boots – Gold Sponsor (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)
  • 10h30 – 15h45: Meetings scheduled
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Presentation by One Horizon (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)
  • 16h30 – 18h30: Meetings scheduled (last meeting therefore from 18h30 – 18h45)

Thursday 05 November

  • 08h00 -09h45: Meetings scheduled- early start to accommodate Asia Pacific & Australian Buyers
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Presentation by Onomo Hotels (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)
  • 10h30 – 15h45: Meetings scheduled
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Presentation (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)
  • 16h30 – 20h00: Meetings scheduled to accommodate North and South American buyers (last meeting scheduled for 20h00 – 20h15)

This would allow for a maximum of 64 Appointments of 15 minutes each over the two days.

How to apply to attend the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo

  1. Complete the Application Form below
  2. Houston Travel Marketing will evaluate your application and advise if your attendance has been approved
  3. Once approved Houston Travel Marketing will provide you with a link to complete your profile with additional information / your photograph etc.
  4. 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 28 October for all approved Buyers who have completed their online profile
  • Buyers can request appointments with Exhibitors
  • Exhibitors will also be able to request meetings with Buyers
  • Once the Buyer / Exhibitor confirms the appointment the meeting will be added to your Meetings Diary.
  • At the time of the meeting you will receive a notification to join the meeting

Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo: Application to Attend

*Please Note: Mobile numbers are only used for sending notifications regarding the workshop and emergency communications and are never shared with anyone except the organising committee if needed.

For further information:

Barbara Thomas: Registrations Manager
Email: or| Cell: +27 84 840 4048

Derek Houston: Managing Director: Houston Travel Marketing Services
Email: | Tel: +27 12 6651191 | Cell: +27 82 464 0901

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