There are many things we are incredibly proud of.
The team of people and companies who pulled together to make it work. People including Rudi Wagenaar, Gisela Piercey, Jenna Rankin, Jett Rogerson, Mpho Tsotetsi, and the amazing humans at Digital Khaki, Raw & Wild, Wetu, Nightsbridge, Smart Octopus, Fernweh Media, The Africa Hub and Big Ambitions.
The exhibitors and buyers who jumped onboard, donated prizes and shared their stories and feedback with us.
How affordable the show is for both well-established brands and the “little guys” who don’t have big budgets for international marketing. The cost per meeting for an exhibitor was just over $3/R48, with buyers attending free of charge.
Accessibility – our platform is easy to use, inclusive to all travel trade, has good networking with the chat function and the ability to share news and interact on the event feed within the event, and everyone can manage their own calendars.
The entire event was also carbon-neutral – if not carbon positive – perfectly in line with the community and environmental causes, it helped to support and raise awareness of.
Now, whilst the world is slowly opening up now for travel – and we cannot wait to get back out there ourselves to network and meet in-person with our tourism colleagues – the success of our past two events indicates that there will still be a place on the travel trade event calendar for virtual trade shows in our ‘new normal’.
We cannot wait to see you all again from 22 March 2022!
Bigger, Better and still #StrongerTogether