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Attend Spotlight Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Virtual TravelExpo 04/05 November 2020

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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

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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.

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Current Exhibitor List

Dirty Boots Adventure Travel Guides (Gold Sponsor)

The GSA: Travel Ideas (Media Sponsor)

Access Southern Africa DMC

African Travel Gateway DMC

Auric Air Services Ltd Tanzania & Zanzibar

Cardinal Air Services

Cardinal Leisure DMC

Dolphin Tours & Safaris Ltd Tanzania & Zanzibar

eXplore Plus Travel & Tours Regional Tour operator

Foxes Safari Camps -Southern Tanzania

Le Voyageur Tour Operator Madagascar

Mafia Island and Kinasi Lodge Tanzania

Mantis Collection - Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda

Masailand Safari Lodge Arusha Tanzania

One Horizon Kenya -Cultural Tour operator

Taj Cape Town

Taj Pamodzi - Lusaka

Tembe Elephant Park

The Vineyard Hotel Group Western Cape

Matiti Safaris Namibia

Onomo & Signature Luxe Hotels

Robinsons Clubs Maldives

TUI Blue Zanzibar

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)

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.

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:


Spotlight Virtual Programme

Wednesday 04 November

·         08h00 – 10h00: Meetings scheduled – early start to accommodate Asia Pacific & Australian Buyers

·         10h00 – 10h30:Presentation by Dirty Boots - Gold Sponsor (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)

·         10h30 – 16h30: Scheduled meetings

·         16h00 – 16h30:Presentation by One Horizon (Meetings schedules blocked for this half hour)

·         16h30 – 18h30: 8 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 – 16h00: 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

·         Complete 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 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



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

Company Name: ___________________________________

Company Website: _________________________________

Position: __________________________________________

Town/City: ________________________________________

Country: __________________________________________

Type of Company: (Please tick applicable box/es)

¨  Inbound Tour Operator

¨  Outbound Tour Operator

¨  MICE / PCO / Event Management

¨  Travel Agent Retail

¨  Travel Agent Corporate

¨  Corporate Buyer

The following people would like to attend:

Name: ____________________________________________     Email: ____________________________________________

Telephone: (+__) ___________________________________     Mobile: ___________________________________________

Name: ____________________________________________     Email: ____________________________________________

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