Zimbabwe Tourism Authority looks to host SATSA buyers at annual expo

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority will be hosting the 11th edition of Zimbabwe’s premier travel showcase, Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from the 6th to 8th September 2018.

They are extending an invitation to 10 SATSA members to participate as hosted buyers. The hosting conditions are as follows:

To qualify for the Hosted Buyers Program, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have potential to avail future business with local tourism operators
  • Provide evidence of past/future business in the SADC region and/or Southern Africa OR have a genuine interest in the region
  • Be a senior travel industry person with direct purchasing responsibility
  • Come from one of the following company types: Group Travel Organisers, Online Travel Companies, Incentive Travel Agencies, Leisure Travel Agencies, Wholesalers, Outbound Tour Operators, Airlines’ Holiday Divisions

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority will offer the following to the Buyers:

  • Complimentary accommodation during the expo days on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Complimentary accommodation and meals on a pre- or post-tour
  • Local transfers between the International Airport, hotel and the exhibition venue
  • Complimentary domestic transfer where applicable
  • Complimentary pre- or post-tour of selected destinations around Zimbabwe inclusive of activities as per the provided itineraries
  • Access to the matchmaking system for pre-scheduled appointments at the expo
  • VIP invitations to all of the networking events during the expo
  • Access to the Buyers’ Lounge, with a rest area, beverage service, tourism publications, business centre and meeting area

Buyers will be responsible for the following:

  • To pay for their return air tickets and any connecting flights to Bulawayo if applicable
  • To apply and pay for visa fees where applicable
  • Travel insurance to cover the duration of the pre- or post-tours and exhibition days

If you are interested in being selected as one of the 10 hosted SATSA buyers, please download and complete the registration form and submit to Virginia Modau at reception@satsa.co.za by latest midday on Friday 13 July 2018.

For more information on or to read about the benefits of attending Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, click here 

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