“A very big thank you from my side for a really spectacular conference. I have to say everything was superb – planning, programme an execution terrific, so thank you and really well done. The best part of the conference I would say was the great networking events and really good panel discussion forums.”
Belinda McIntyre, Tsogo Sun
“The highlight for me is always to connect with people from different aspects of the industry and to get their perspectives on the current challenges and opportunities in each area.
“It’s also a good opportunity to connect with government entities: the address from Sisa of South Africa Tourism was especially enlightening to see in more detail what the forward strategy of the organisation is, and it was good to connect with local tourism structures from the Eastern Cape.”
Craig Smith, New Frontiers Tours
“The SATSA conference was excellent, especially for me, after being out of the industry for a long time, and recently been appointed to head up Tourism in Limpopo, it was a perfect opportunity to reconnect and re-establish networks but also raise profile for Limpopo province. I loved the ‘conversational’ format of the conference and the quality of the content was top class.
“The highlights for me were the discussion about transformation in the industry, as well as the discussions on pricing matters and the one on infrastructure and product development as fundamentals underpinning geographic spread. It was a heated and robust debate, but it also showed the industry is maturing and able to have matured conversations around this important topic.”
Sonto Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer Limpopo Tourism
“Not only was the scale and organisation of the event impressive, but the quality of the speakers and subject matter was too. I’m sure it added huge value to the audience and was stimulating to boot.”
Chris Roche, Wilderness Safaris
“As always, I found the forum extremely interesting and informative, with much insight gained into the industry within which we work. Needless to say, the evening events are always good fun and a wonderful opportunity for all of us to get to know each other.
“The best part of the conference lies in the sharing of ideas and opinions. The engagement with each of us in the industry is paramount to growth going forward and the conference creates an opportunity for this.”
Nicky Coenen, The Last Word
“Thank you kindly for choosing the Eastern Cape as a partner for the SATSA 2018 Conference. We really appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to showcase the Adventure Province to your members and look forward to continued engagements for a spread of tourists to our breath-taking province.”
Nopasika Mxunyelwa, Eastern Cape Tourism