‘OURAFRICA.TRAVEL‘ AIMS TO VIRTUALLY CONNECT #AFRICA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY TO THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
(Posted 28th July 2020)
A new virtual meeting platform for the travel trade – launched to fill the void left by the cancellation of all African trade shows this year.
OurAfrica.Travel 2020 sets out to connect global buyers with African suppliers via pre-scheduled one-on-one, face-to-face virtual meetings. Exhibitors representing travel products from all over Africa are signing-up to connect with African specialists from around the world. The exciting, hi-tech virtual ‘travel show’ will take place over 16 days in August 2020 and is scheduled within geographical regions to accommodate time zones.
The platform is cost-effective with an easy to operate appointment calendar to book and confirm 15-minute virtual meetings between members of the African tourism community and Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and MICE organisers all around the world. Buyers and exhibitors have the opportunity to be introduced to new markets and products via a sophisticated filtering system and matchmaking based on their profiles.
MEETING DATES OurAfrica.Travel 2020
· 11 – 13 August: Australia, New Zealand & Asia Pacific (3 days)
Global Saturday – 15 August
· 17 – 21 August: North America, South America & Canada (5 days)
Global Saturday – 22 August
· 24 – 28 August: Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland & Africa (5 days)
Global Saturday – 29 August
(‘Global’ dates will allow for overflow appointments that could not be accommodated within the exhibition schedule)
A small team of well-known travel industry experts are the driving force behind the OurAfrica.Travel 2020 initiative. Rudi Wagenaar and Allie Hunt (Inspirational Places) have joined forces with Storm Napier (Atmosphere Marketing) in their mission to ‘take Africa to the world’.
‘We are travel ready. This forum has been created as a gathering of the most passionate, determined and resilient people across the travel industry. In the wake of the pandemic, we want to re-unite, re-connect and re-commit by establishing new relationships and help exhibitors and buyers to do business’, Hunt says.
The number of exhibitors will be limited, with participation fees from only R899 (early-bird payment by 15th of July 2020), on a first-come, first-served basis. On-line calendars to book appointments open on 01st of August 2020 and exhibitors will be able to upload marketing collateral and browse all buyers.
For buyers, participation in OurAfrica.Travel 2020 is hassle-free and affordable, with no travel costs and free admission for up to three persons per company, and R249 per person thereafter.
Rudi Wagenaar: +27 (82) 416 7278
Storm Napier: +27 (81) 0157567
Allie Hunt: +27 (82) 9501558