Cape Town, South Africa, 2022-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — That’s a Wrap for OurAfrica.Travel!
Africa’s Trade Show Season is officially in full swing … with WTM Africa, Indaba and now We Are Africa (which kicks off today in Cape Town) in-person shows following hot on the heels of the virtual OurAfrica.Travel in March.
Next up is ATTA’s Experience Africa at the Kia Oval in London from 20-22 June.
If there’s one resounding takeaway from all the shows so far – it’s that Africa is indeed open for business!
These green shoots of optimism were already very evident at the third OurAfrica.Travel which ran from 22nd March to 1st April 2022 – enabling 240 exhibitors to meet with over 500 global buyers online. An impressive 9,794 meetings took place on the platform as well as over 51,000 chats as well as over 128, 000 profile views.
OurAfrica.Travel is committed to sustainable tourism and giving back. Participants of the show were invited to nominate their favourite charities and a vote was held to see which two causes would win a R5000 donation.
Organisers Storm Napier and Allie Hunt are delighted to announce the winners:
Conservation category – For Rangers which raises funds for anti-poaching rangers across Africa
Community category – Mukambi Community School in Zambia’s Kafue National Park.
PRIZES FOR AFRICA!
Some incredible accommodation prizes were also donated to thank the most active, engaged buyers on the platform. Participants earned points for engagement and the top 75 buyers went into a luck draw, facilitated by Umlingo Travel PR, to win six holidays for two people sharing – the arrangements of which will be coordinated by Wetu.
We are delighted to announce the winners as follows:
4 Nights B&B at any of the Gondwana Premium Collection lodges
Honeyguide Safaris (US)
3 nights at the new Sungani Lodge in South Luangwa National Park
Luxe Leisure Co (AUS)
3 nights at Bahia Mar Club in Vilanculos
Inspiration Africa (SA)
|South Africa: A week in KwaZulu-Natal
3 nights at The Cavern in the Drakensberg, including meals, hikes and Massages
2 nights B&B at Sala Beach House on Thompson’s Bay, incl cocktails & canapés
2 nights B&B at Ghost Mountain Inn in Zululand with a Jozini boat cruise or massage
Village Travel Agency (US)
1 night at The Maslow in Johannesburg (Sun International) and
2 nights at Tshukudu Game Lodge in the Greater Kruger incl meals and game drives
African Sensations (SA)
2 nights in a Luxury room at The Palace (Sun International)2 nights at Humala River Lodge in Mpumalanga incl meals and game drives
Safari Professionals (US)
Industry partners for 2022 included Wetu, ATTA, The Africa Hub, Inspirational Places, Atmosphere Marketing, Umlingo Travel PR and booking platform Nightsbridge. The Africa Hub ran a fantastic week of destination training ahead of the show and some great stories and new product updates were shared on the media page.
This spirit of collaboration and ubuntu is what makes this virtual show such a success – and keeps it affordable, inclusive and accessible for all. OurAfrica.Travel looks set to remain an integral highlight of the tourism calendar for many years to come.
For now, though – that’s a Wrap!