Meet Africa next week in Scandinavia

24 African and Indian Ocean Island organisations are participating in the 10th Annual Spotlight on Africa and Indian Ocean Islands roadshow from November 20-24 visiting Aarhus , Copenhagen ,Oslo and Stockholm

“Spotlight roadshows have become an event on the Nordics travel trade calendar, and this year will be no exception. We are bringing a really interesting selection of exhibitors  to Scandinavia this year,”says Derek Houston of Houston Travel Marketing Services.

“The “Unique Selling point” of Spotlight has always been that we are promoting the whole of Africa and Indian Ocean islands…not just one country. This has really made it worthwhile for Tour operators and travel agents to attend.

This year we have 24 Exhibitors promoting Namibia, South Africa, Botswana , Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar , Seychelles ,Rwanda  and Uganda . Air France/KLM, Kenya Airways and Condor will also exhibit”.

Spotlight 2017 Programme

Monday 20 November Aarhus

16h00 – Late afternoon & evening Workshop at Scandic City Hotel.

Tuesday 21 November – Copenhagen

16h00 – Late afternoon & evening Workshop in at Tivoli Hotel and Conference Center

Wednesday 22 November – Oslo

16h00 – Late afternoon & evening Workshop Scandic Solli.

Friday 24 November – Stockholm

09h30-13h30 -Morning workshop in Stockholm at Stockholm Quality Hotel Globe

Travel trade can register online and entrance is complimentary


For the first time in its ten year history, Spotlight will also be held in Aarhus on Monday November 20th

“According to Derek Houston Organiser of Spotlight on Africa there is an increasing demand from Jutland residents to travel to Eastern and Southern Africa. We have therefore been persuaded by our partners in Scandinavia to arrange a special Africa Workshop for the Jutland Travel Trade. “

The workshop will be held at Scandic City Centre Aarhus from 16h00-20h00 on Monday November 20th .

This year we have a very diverse selection of exhibitors from Namibia, as the Namibia Tourist Board, Classic Safari Camps of Namibia and Matiti Safaris. Madagascar will be represented by Le Voyageur Tour operators and Madagascar Explorer DMC.

South Africa will be promoted by African Pride Tours from Cape Town, Lalibela Game Reserve in The Eastern Cape, Open Tour Africa from Mpumalanga as well as Pearls of Limpopo Safari lodges.

Matiti Safaris, African Pride Tours And Open Tours Africa  also offer programmes to Botswana ,Zimbabwe and Zambia . Pearls of Limpopo represents  a game lodge in the Okavango Delta Botswana.

East Africa

Moving to East Africa Scandinavian Travel trade will be able to meet a wide selection of DMC’s, resorts and safari lodges. 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.

Tour operators and Agents wanting to know more about Tanzania will find an amazing selection of companies. Tanzania National Parks who manage 20 Tanzanian parks including the world famous Serengeti Reserve, Mount Kilmanjaro National Park and a number of parks in the interesting Southern circuit of Tanzania.

Migada Tours and Safaris from Arusha offer safari packages to all the game reserves as well as Kilmanjaro Climbing. The beautiful unspoilt town of Pangani on the Swahili coast is represented by Kijongo Bay Beach resort.

Zanzibar is a popular destination for Scandinavian visitors and Spotlight visitors will meet Tulia Zanzibar beach Resort as well As Paradise & Wilderness who own four beach resorts on the island. Zantours and Safina Tours offer some exotic excursions on Zanzibar and Pemba. Zantours are also well known for their special Swahili weddings Packages.

Paradise & Wilderness also operate a number of lodges, camps and glamping (luxury camping) in Selous, Manyara and Serengeti.

For Leisure and Incentive programmes to the Seychelles the agents will be able to meet with Creole Travel services one of the leading DMC’s on the islands.

Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla treks and other options are offered by Silverbird Travel Plus who has operations in four East African countries.

Ethiopia and its very interesting tourism attractions will be promoted by Pathfinder Tour from Addis Ababa