Spotlight on Africa

By Faith Chaitezvi

Fastjet recently attended this year’s Spotlight Travel and Tourism Exhibition held in Lusaka and Harare. Organised by Houston Travel Marketing Services, the forum is a networking opportunity for travel agents and tour operators to forge mutually beneficial relationships.

Attendees included airlines, hotel operators, car hire companies, safari companies and tourism industry providers who used this time productively to promote and educate the travel trade on their business.

Prior to the opening of the event, exhibitors, travel owners and managers attended a cocktail party. Here, new ideas to improve integrated services to the respective markets were shared.

Spotlight Lusaka was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka Zambia on 14 February. It hosted 28 exhibitors and over 186 confirmed partners.

Spotlight Harare was held at the Meikles Hotel on 16 February. It hosted 27 exhibitors and over one 150 partners.

Annually, around ten Spotlight Travel and Tourism events are held across Europe and Africa.

We look forward to seeing more industry players participating in 2019s Spotlight.