Since our first-ever Workshop for Travel Professionals under sparkling chandeliers in The Mount Nelson’s grand ballroom some 17-odd years ago, Exclusive Getaways has connected many hundreds of travel professionals with a slick array of luxury lodges and travel products in South Africa. This happens at our educational Workshops for Travel Professionals throughout the country. If you are considering exhibiting at one or several of our workshops, you may like to see some of the feedback we’ve had from our exhibitors and attendees.

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Veronique Rossouw representing The Thatch House


“Thank you for such a busy productive morning! We benefited hugely.” ~ Veronique Rossouw, The Thatch House

Thank you thank you thank you for a brilliant workshop yesterday! Everything from arrival snacks, lunch, neatness of the room, professionalism – and so the list goes on  …~ Sarah Bauling, Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris

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Wayne Suttie presenting the Zambezi Queen Collection at an Exclusive Getaways Workshop

“It really was a quality workshop … thank you.” ~ Wayne Suttie, Zambezi Queen Collection

A wonderful workshop – so well organised, professional and with quality attendees. It was really worthwhile.” ~ Debbie Miller, Woodall Country House & Spa

I thoroughly enjoyed this show … Thanks again, it was a fantastic day and we really got some great leads from it.” ~ Kim Rutherford, The Elite Collection

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Joy Strydom representing Rovos Rail

“Really great day – thank you.” ~ Joy Strydom, Rovos Rail

“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, Time Out Marketing

These workshops are incredibly beneficial – makes so much more sense to see 100-plus travel professionals in one day than limit oneself to individual sales calls.” ~ Bryan West, Karongwe Portfolio

The calibre of people attending was fantastic. We saw a good mix of travel agents and tour operators, many of whom were senior travel people. On behalf of the exhibitors, thank you to Patsy for arranging these wonderful workshops.” ~ Rene Bongers, Eight Bells Mountain Inn 

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Annette Ashley of African Inspirational Marketing

“Congratulations Patsy, the workshop was a great success. The list [of attendees] is most helpful. It is of great help.” ~ Annette Ashley, African Inspirational Marketing 

“It was a great workshop!” ~ Hayley Badenhorst, Legend Lodges Group


Thank you very much for arranging a very informative workshop and for your kind assistance with a transfer.” ~ Susan, Live the Journey.

Thank you so much for … hosting such a fantastic event – we were really impressed, and have been raving about it today. We would really love to come to the next session too.”  ~ Tarryn Bento, Key Accounts Partner, SafariNow 

Excellent workshop Patsy! Thanks so much for the good organization and interesting presentations. I learnt a lot! Much appreciated.” ~ Sue, Travel Wise 

We enjoyed your workshop and we feel sure our business will benefit from all information received.” ~ Natasha Parker, UAR Tours

“I found it very productive, and well worth being out of the office for a couple of hours.” ~ Nikki Knight, Kizzler

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We love connecting with South Africa’s travel professionals – such lovely people!

Mail Patsy Hayter if you’d like to exhibit at our workshops, or be on our attendee mailing list. We hope to see you there – or see you there again!