workshop in Gaborone, Botswana
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This year we’ll be hosting our Spotlight workshop on the 10th & 11th February, after the 2014 Gabs workshop was such a great success.  Last year there were 26 exhibitors and more than 191 traders and corporates and 22 different travel agencies attending the two sessions.

Because last year’s format was such a great success with 71 attending the morning and 120 in the evening, we will be approaching this year in a similar fashion.

We start off with the late afternoon/evening session on Tuesday, 10 February, and on Wednesday morning, 11 February, we have the breakfast session. This cuts down on accommodation costs for the attendees.

This workshop is a Spotlight on everywhere….overseas travel, Africa, regional and domestic travel within Botswana. Gaborone has always been one of the more enthusiastic audiences and the feedback we receive from Exhibitors are always very positive.

Gaborone is a thriving commercial centre in Southern Africa with a booming economy and it has become the heart of the global diamond industry. Overseas Travel is increasing and there are 25IATA Travel Agencies in Gaborone, so it will be an ideal opportunity for airlines, international tourist offices, cruise companies and coach tour companies to network with agents.

Gaborone residents are great weekend travellers. This workshop is an ideal chance for Hotels, Lodges and Tourism organisations within Botswana and over the border in Madikwe, North West, Limpopo, Gauteng, etc., to promote their packages, lodges, shopping opportunities, etc.

For more information on Spotlight Gaborone, click here.

This Workshop Will Promote:

• Outbound overseas travel from Botswana
• Inter-regional travel from Botswana to South Africa and other African countries.
• Domestic travel within Botswana

Who Should Participate (as Exhibitors)

• Hotels and safari lodges
• International airlines
• Tour operators
• Provincial Tourist Boards
• Regional & city tourism associations
• Car rentals
• Beach resorts
• Cruise companies, European coach tours
• Overseas tourist offices

We expect 25 – 30 Exhibitors to participate in the workshop.

Profile of Buyers Attending

• Botswana corporate and leisure Travel Agents

• Inbound and Regional Tour Operators

• Corporate Travel Planners (Secretaries), in particular Government Departments, NGO’s and Embassies in Gaborone and Press.

Format: Table-Top Workshop (Free Flowing)

One 3-hour session breakfast session for approx 60 trade attendees and a late afternoon session with approximately 100 buyers.

How Will The Workshop Be Promoted?

I have appointed a Gaborone based conference company to hand-deliver invitations and handle registrations. Invitations will be sent to travel agencies (leisure and corporate), inbound and regional tour operators, and major corporate travel accounts, using our specifically targeted databases.

Frequent reminders will be sent via fax, email and telephone follow-ups.


Tuesday, 10 February

• Fly or drive into Gaborone.
• 17h00-20h30 – Workshop and snacks. Welcome drinks for Gaborone trade and corporates. There will be a Cash Bar.

Wednesday, 11 February –Venue Cresta Lodge Gaborone

• 08h00-11h00 – Breakfast and Workshop for trade

Hotel Accomodation

You will need one night’s accommodation on Tuesday:

• Cresta Lodge
Single room including breakfast.(BWP1019, B&B)
To book contact Cordeliah Buende,
Tel +267 397-5375

• Indaba Lodge
Single – per person (BWP895, Room only)
To book please contact Candice Selato,                    Tel:+267 399-9500

• Town Lodge
TeamScheme rate: BWP570, excludes tourism levy and breakfast of BWP105 per person.
To book, contact Pearl at Reservations,                            Tel: +267 316-0490

Your hotel can arrange airport transfer for you. Please request it when booking your hotel reservation; it might incur an extra cost.


No special offers. Air Botswana and SAA offer the best deals.

Driving to Botswana

Easy drive via Rustenburg and Zeerust (toll road), to Tlokweng border post near Gaborone. You need an insurance “over border” letter from your Broker and a special letter from your vehicle finance house. Border fee is P110 (R140).

Costs Include (See booking form for workshop costs):

Workshop venue and catering expenses; and extensive marketing campaign. Breakfast, snacks and drinks in the evening, as specified in the programme.
Full database of all attendees for follow-up sales purposes.
Listing, logo and a 30-word company description in the programme given to each attendee.

You can see the booking form here.

Not Included:

Flights to Gaborone, airport transfers, hotel accommodation (trade rates are being negotiated) and meals (other than specified).

Spotlight Lusaka, Zambia – Wednesday 18th February 2015

After many requests from Spotlight exhibitors, we are going to hold our first ever workshop in Zambia at RadissonBlu, Lusaka. There are over 50 travel agencies in Lusaka and airlines report a very enthusiastic turnout for the functions they have held in Lusaka. This will be a morning breakfast & workshop.