The Luxury Travel Africa Show on July 25 will offer luxury tourism marketers the opportunity to interact with both international and South African distribution channels – agents and tour operators.

“The focus of the show is luxury product in Southern and East Africa,” says Natalie Cumberlege, business development manager. “Stands are now available for booking. Exhibitors normally worry about the new medium but by the end of the process are generally excited about how seamless and easy it is to exhibit online. People interested in booking or who simply want to find out more about what we do, are welcome to contact me at nataliec@nowmedia.co.za or on 011 327 4062.”

Anton Marsh, md of Now Media, says: “Traction for Online Expos has been building, with the recent successes of the African Travel & Safari Show and SA Business Travel Show showing that online conferencing is an effective means to connect buyers and sellers. The ability to reach a wider audience without taking people out of their offices generates great value and new opportunities for marketers.”

Online Expos is a division of the Now Media group, which allows it to leverage off its specialist audiences and marketing ability to get the people who matter to its shows.

This show will be promoted through Tourism Update, eTNW, TNW, and Travel & Meetings Buyer as well as through other direct and indirect channels.

Views from the recent SA Business Travel 2019 Online Expo exhibitors, delegates and speakers:

Exhibitors:

Sandy Berovic, GSA Outbound Manager, Hertz: “We found this to be a well-organised event and worth exhibiting. It attracted the right target audience which showed great interest in our brands, services and value-adds.”

Lizaan Schnettler, Groups and Incentive Manager, Cruises International: “I feel that there was a better quality of delegates online. Still love the concept as it is so much more convenient for us and the delegates!”

Mandi Hattingh, Key Account Manager, Legacy Hotels & Resorts: “It has been great. I loved using this platform to interact with people and you could immediately email everyone exactly what they required.”

Delegates:

David Matlebyane, Director of Operations, African Lifestyle Travel: “As a first-time attendee, I was quite impressed with the exhibition. Thank you very much for granting us the opportunity to interact with some of our industry experts.”

Mandy Thiart, Travel Consultant, Sure Blakes Travel: “Online Expos is a wonderful idea!”

Anneke Bornman, Implementations Manager, Company Corporate Traveller: “This is my first online event and I’m blown away. Well done.”

 

Speakers:

Oz Desai, General Manager, Corporate Traveller SA: “Thank you for the opportunity to be involved in the SA Business Travel Show. The process was seamless and I found the team very professional.”

Olive Makhafola, Travel co-ordinator, AXIM PTY Ltd: “Thank you for the opportunity to present for your conference programme. This was a great honour and I was always in the loop with everything. I also enjoyed the other speakers’ presentations and have learnt a lot from them. I appreciate this experience and will never forget it.”