The Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals are friendly, welcoming events showcasing fine South African lodges, hotels and travel products to people working in the local travel industry. Our workshops are popular with tour operators, travel agents, PCOs and other professionals with an interest in luxury travel in South Africa. We did our first travel workshop in the stylish ballroom of The Mount Nelson way back in the nineties, and since then our workshops have spread countrywide to the major centres and have become a popular forum for product education and networking. We’d like to share some of the feedback we’ve had from attendees and exhibitors.

Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals
Debbie from Woodall Country House & Spa exhibiting to travel professionals at our Cape Town workshop, March 2016

EXHIBITOR FEEDBACK

Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris: “Thanks for a great workshop. Loved the venue as well!” ~ Sarah Bauling – exhibited at our Johannesburg Workshop, February 2016.

Rovos Rail: “Really great day – thank you.” ~ Joy Strydom. Cape Town Workshop, March 2016.

Urban Hip Group: “Thank you for setting up such a professional event – the clients were great … the way you looked after the exhibitors was outstanding. You made us feel very welcome .. the numbers were exceptional.” ~ Alida Canevari, Group Sales Manager – exhibited at our Johannesburg Workshop, Feb 2016 and Cape Town Workshop, Mar 2016.

Woodall Country House & Spa: “A wonderful workshop – so well organised, professional and with quality attendees. It was really worthwhile.” Debbie Miller. Cape Town Workshop, March 2016.

Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa: “Thanks for a super event.” ~ Andre. Cape Town Workshop, March 2016.

Time Out Marketing: “Thanks Patsy, it was great and very well supported. There were really some great key people who attended, so I was very happy with the turnout.” ~ Barbara De Kock – a frequent exhibitor at our workshops.

U-Rent: “The workshop was a huge success!” ~ Babra-Anne – Johannesburg Workshop, August 2015.

African Inspirational Marketing: “Congratulations Patsy, the workshop was a great success. The list [of attendees] is most helpful.” ~ Annette Ashley, Owner – a frequent exhibitor at our workshops.

The Collection by Liz McGrath: “Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to showcase The Collection by Liz Mcgrath. It was a great workshop that proved itself to be most productive.” ~ Lauren Atkinson, Sales Executive – Cape Town Workshop, March 2015 and our Johannesburg Workshop, Feb 2016.

Ruslamere Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre: “Thank you so much for an awesome event.” ~ Cape Town North Workshop, June 2016.

Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals
Carla from Unlimited Destinations and Bonnita from Idube Game Reserve at our Cape Town Workshop, June 2016

ATTENDEE FEEDBACK

“Thank you and your team for the wonderful workshop yesterday.We appreciate … the opportunity to meet with new suppliers and network with other agents.” ~ Hayley from Carlson Wagonlit CSIR in-house in Pretoria – attended our Centurion Workshop, Feb 2016.

“Thank you so much to you and your team; today was most enjoyable and informative!.”  ~ Gordon from Travel Again in Bryanston – attended our Johannesburg Workshop, Feb 2016.

“As always, [the workshop] was enjoyable, educational and informative.” ~ Gloria from XL Turbo Travel – attended our Johannesburg Workshop, Feb 2016.

“The workshop was so informative and meaningful – one of the best.” ~ Lientjie from Lodges S.A – attended our 2015 Cape Town Workshops.

“THANK YOU for once again for presenting amazing properties to us. We made some great connections.” ~ Anthony of Ambienz Bespoke Concierge in Sea Point – attended our Cape Town Workshop, March 2016.

Exclusive Getaways Workshops for Travel Professionals
Anthony and Norman from Ambienz Bespoke Concierge in Sea Point hearing about Elephant Plains Game Lodge from Samantha of Somewhere South.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and do believe it is beneficial to exhibitors and attendees.” Craig, Capey Tours – attended our Cape Town North Travel Workshop, June 2016.

If you represent a luxury lodge or travel product in South Africa and wish to exhibit at our workshops, please mail Patsy or call her on 0860 102 907 / +27 21 797-7122.