The relationship between tour operators and suppliers is a crucial element in the supply chain. Some operators view suppliers as an extension of their own sales team. But others report feeling underappreciated.

Last week’s poll: Will you be there?

Last week we asked readers if they would be attending WTM Africa, which took place in Cape Town. The largest number, 38%, said no; 28% said they attended as visitors; 20% as exhibitors; and 14% attended as buyers.