South Africa bets big on convention

During the OTOAI convention, South Africa Tourism is keen to provide agents with a first-hand experience on the destination.

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The Exceutive Committee of OTOAI led by its President Mahendra Vakharia signed an MoU with Bunny Bhoola, Director, African Link Travel, for its South Africa convention. Since the convention is a B2B event, Bhoola believes that there is a need to forge great partnerships, increased networks and support of niche experiences. “You’d get an opportunity to meet local suppliers, interact experience and learn about the culture of South Africa as much as we want to learn about the culture of India,” she mentioned.

Sharing details about the facilities provided for the convention, Bhoola said, “There is a combination of different role players along with the government who are working to provide accommodation, transport, raw experiences, hidden secrets and hidden gems of our country.

Excited for business

Overall, we look forward towards an exciting package for people to learn and generate business for us; in return, we shall send business to you.”

Alpa Jani, Manager—Trade Relations, South African Tourism, who was also present at the event, said, “The National Convention Bureau, which is in charge of all the conventions and conferences in South Africa, has supported this convention and is looking at gaining a lot of support from the association. The event also gives us opportunity to have outbound tour operators in South Africa for a first-hand experience on the destination.”

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