South African Airways, the national flag carrier of South Africa, has announced tour dates for the Africa Showcase in 2015. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 7, the annual educational travel trade show will visit Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and, for the first time, Toronto.
The Africa Showcase is the largest travel trade event in North America, featuring African suppliers such as hotels, safari lodges, destination tourism organizations and other attractions that are popular with North American travelers.
Jacqui Reynolds, managing partner of On Show Solutions, a South Africa-based event organizer, expects as many as 30 suppliers and a dozen or more African nations to be represented at the show.
In addition to its traditional format, South African Airways and On Show Solutions will also introduce VIP buyer encounters. These dedicated sessions create an additional opportunity for top African travel specialists to meet suppliers through scheduled, one-on-one appointments.
The dates and venues for the 2015 Africa Showcase are:
• Sept. 29, Los Angeles
• Oct. 1, Dallas
• Oct. 5, Boston
• Oct. 7, Toronto