17 African and Indian Ocean Island organisations are participating in the 11th Annual Spotlight on Africa and Indian Ocean Islands roadshow visiting Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen
“The Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean roadshow have become a “must attend” event on the Nordics travel trade calendar and this year will be no exception” says Derek Houston of organisers Houston Travel Marketing Services, “as we are bringing a really interesting selection of exhibitors to Scandinavia this year. “
Spotlight’s “Unique Selling point” has always been that we are promoting the whole of Africa and Indian Ocean islands…not just one country. This really makes it worthwhile and productive for Tour operators and travel agents to attend.
“This year we have 17 Exhibitors promoting Namibia, South Africa, Botswana , Zanzibar, Tanzania, Zambia ,Kenya, , Madagascar ,Rwanda and Uganda . Ethiopian Airlines and Condor will also exhibit. “
Spotlight 2018 Programme
Tuesday 20 November Stockholm
09h30-13h30 Spotlight workshop at Stockholm City Centre Conference
Wednesday 21 November Oslo
09h30-13h30 Workshop Scandic Solli. Oslo
Thursday 22 November Copenhagen
09h30-13h30 Morning workshop at Tivoli Hotel and Conference Center
Travel trade can register online and entrance is complimentary says Derek Houston
This year we have a very diverse selection of exhibitors:
from NAMIBIA we welcome Namibia Essence Safaris.
Madagascar will be represented by Le Voyageur Tour operators.
Hertz Rent a Car will be making their first appearance at a Spotlight Nordics workshop. Hertz have over 45 locations throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
According to Hans Manke, GM International Sales & Marketing of Hertz Southern Africa, they have seen a steady increase in business for self-drive cars and Kombis from the Nordics region and he’s looking forward to meeting with Nordics tour operators and offering preferential packages
Zambia will be represented by Konkamoya Lodge in the magnificent Kafue National Park –the largest game sanctuary in Zambia. This small luxurious Tented Lodge offers really wild safari experiences and in particular is a haven for bird watchers.
EAST AFRICA is again very well represented at Spotlight with companies from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and Zanzibar participating.
Silverbird Travel Plus from Nairobi will be flying the Kenyan flag enthusiastically, selling Kenyan coastal resorts,as well as all the wonderful safari options Kenya is famous for.
Lets Go Travel from Nairobi are already well known to the Nordics Trade and will be promoting their Kenya safaris as well as Rwanda and Ugandan programmes. Another new Exhibitor is REX RESORTS who manage the Papillon Lagoon Reef Resort in Diani Beach Kenya coast and the Ngutuni Safari Lodge. Rex Safaris comprising Rhino Safaris in Kenya and Kudu Safaris in Tanzania offer a wide range of scheduled and tailor made safari services in East Africa.
Tour operators and Agents wanting to know more about Tanzania will be able to meet a selection of companies.
Migada Tours and Safaris from Arusha offer safari packages to all the game reserves as well as Kilmanjaro climbing.
Karibu Africa Safaris a tour operator with over 20 years experience in safari planning offers you the complete East African experience.
ZANZIBAR is a popular destination for Scandinavian visitors and Spotlight visitors will meet MOJA TUU Luxury Villas and Hodi Hodi Zanzibar Beach Resort.
Zanzibar Exotic Tours and Safina Tours offer beach resort packages and exciting tour programmes on Zanzibar and Pemba.
Zanzibar is also well known for special Swahili weddings packages. Hodi Hodi Zanzibar and Hodi Hodi Bush camp in Ruaha National Park offer a highly personalised beach and safari option
Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla treks and other options are organised by The Uganda Safari Company who also offer conference and Incentive programmes in both countries. Their sister company WILD PLACES operates Camps in Uganda’s game parks as well as in the Bwindi Forest Reserve famous for its gorillas.
Natures Cradle Holidays and Safaris based in Dar es Salaam and are experts on corporate travel into DAR as well as the Swahili Coast and Zanzibar beach resorts. They also arrange fly in packages to Tanzania’s southern safari circuit of Ruaha and Selous.
All in all a very informative and educational Africa travel experience awaits the Nordic Travel trade when they attend Spotlight on Africa.