December 2016 – The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and South African Tourism have entered into a partnership for Indaba 2017 which will see the establishment of a dedicated, free-standing SATSA Pavilion where members can book a cost-effective desktop option.
CEO of SATSA, David Frost, said: “Earlier in the year, we conducted a survey which showed that a significant number of our members who were not planning to attend Indaba 2017 would be willing to change their mind if a more affordable option was made available to them. It was based on this that we were able to engage in discussions with South African Tourism and strike up a partnership that will help bring these potential exhibitors back on board to attend the trade show next year.”
The table-top option will comprise two chairs across from two chairs at a cost-effective price of R12 500 (plus VAT). There will also be a central area inside the pavilion where refreshments will be available. Members who take up this desktop opportunity will have full status as Indaba exhibitors, which means full access to all the buyers attending Indaba.
If exhibitors have not yet signed and paid for their Indaba stand, SA Tourism is willing to accommodate them in terms of a SATSA Pavilion desktop option instead.
To apply, please contact Robi Roggerini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 (0)11 886 9996 before the end of January. Preference will be given to SATSA members who responded favourably in the Indaba survey sent out earlier this year. For queries, contact David Frost at email@example.com or +27 (0)83 391 5666.
“I’d like to personally thank both Neil Nagooroo, SA Tourism’s GM: Strategic Events and Exhibitions, and Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, SA Tourism’s Chief Convention Bureau Officer, for their visionary approach and willingness to get the ball rolling on this new partnership,” concludes Frost.