More ‘Spotlight’ workshops on the way for East Africa as Derek Houston targets Nairobi and Addis


(Posted 02nd July 2017)

Derek Houston is once again returning to Nairobi for his Spotlight Travel Workshop which will take place next week from the 05th to the 07th of July.

Next on Derek’s horizon will then be his sessions in Addis Ababa on 24th and 25th of July at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Ethiopia’s capital city.

African and Indian Ocean island hotels, resorts and DMC’s are invited to exhibit at the second annual Spotlight TravelExpo at RadissonBlu Hotel in Addis on 24th & 25th of July organised by Derek Houston of Houston Travel Marketing Services. At this stage 17 Exhibitors have confirmed participation including the Seychelles Tourism Board and Thailand Tourism .

Ethiopia is a fast growing outbound market to the Rest of Africa & Indian Ocean islands. There is considerable corporate Business from Ethiopia into Nairobi, Kampala , Dar es Salaam and other African cities. Beach tourism Is also a high priority for Ethiopians with the Kenyan coast, Seychelles and Zanzibar being popular destinations.

As we all know Ethiopian Airlines is rapidly growing its route network to African/Indian ocean cities and Addis is probably the most important African hub for European and global connections.

Spotlight is once again partnering with Ethiopian Airlines, The Ethiopian Travel Agents Association and ETOA to organise this TravelExpo in Addis. Last year over 150 Travel Trade staff attended.

Ethiopian Airlines Addis based sales team will be sending invites to all 95 IATA Travel agents as well as the 120 Non IATA Agents based in the capital.

.Spotlight TravelExpo Addis Ababa will comprise two events

Ø A VIP Cocktail Party for 30 Top travel agency/Tour operator owners /directors in co-operation with ETAA, ETOA and Ethiopian Airlines on Monday evening 24 July. Sponsored by RadissonBlu Hotel.

Ø A four hour morning TravelExpo session on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at RadissonBlu Hotel.

Derek also used the opportunity to remind his followers that a Spotlight workshop is also planned for the Nordic countries again, taking place between the 20th and 24th of November in Aarhus and Copenhagen / Denmark, Oslo / Norway and Stockholm / Sweden.

Write to Derek for bookings via derek or sign up via his website