The World Travel Market Africa 2020 and Seeza Destination Network have partnered for #WTMA20 to establish the ‘Seeza Pavilion’ at the 7th edition of the African continent’s biggest B2B travel trade event from 6-8 April 2020.
Seeza Destination Network is a business acquisition and sharing network founded on SME collaboration in the tourism sector across Southern Africa. With partners rooted in communities across 8 countries throughout the region, Seeza offers visitors truly unique and memorable travel experiences with community, cultural and historical deep-dives – alongside established tourist draw-cards. They have a focus on working with governments and strategic tourism bodies to help them develop transformation and inclusive strategies for SMEs and indigenous players, as well as promoting investment opportunities through the trade of tourism services across the continent and key consumer markets abroad.
Aimed at developing the Southern Africa SME travel trade space, the Seeza Pavilion will host the organisation’s members & associates and provide an opportunity for them to gain deeper insights into the continental travel industry, as a whole.
“The focus of WTM Africa has always been on showcasing the best travel & tourism opportunities that the continent has to offer to a global market – and the partnership with Seeza is going to offer even more opportunities for SME’s in the international space” said Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Sports Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa. She thinks it is important for WTM Africa to continue to develop fresh new partnerships that cater to the full spectrum of the travel and tourism industry. Septi Bukula, Founder: Seeza Tourism SME Network says the Network is thrilled to have extended its partnership with WTM Africa for a third consecutive year. Since we started our partnership back in 2017, Seeza has found WTM Africa to be an invaluable platform to advance the Network's and tourism SME interests. WTM Africa is a prestigious and highly respected travel forum and our ongoing association with it gives much-needed exposure to the Network. We are particularly pleased that, next year the Network will for the first time have its own pavilion, showcasing tourism SMEs and its work in supporting them. In addition, the Network is pleased to announce its plans to present its inaugural Growth Ignitours Award at next year's show. The Award will recognise public and private organisations that invest in fueling the growth of tourism SMEs through market access, financing and business development. Seeza looks forward to a continuing relationship with this leading African travel and tourism event.