The Conference will take place from 2 to 4 November 2014 at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel, South Africa. Over 200 delegates from across Africa and the globe are expected to attend this Conference, which will give delegates key insights into trends, challenges, opportunties and best practice when sending – or planning to send – travellers into Africa.
“The inaugural ABTA Conference has garnered a huge amount of interest not only from the South African travel community, but from the key emerging African markets, as well as travel professionals from across the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East. For this reason and as we have limited space, we have taken the decision to open registration to our ABTA and ACTE Members first, at early bird discounted rates. This will run until the end of August and registration will open to the rest of the industry from 1 September when the early bird rate comes to an end.” said Monique Swart, ABTA Founder.
ABTA has also recenlty released the details of the greatly reduced accommodation rate offered by the host hotel, The Sheraton Pretoria, and encourages all non-local delegates to make their accommdation bookings as soon as possible. Details can be found on the event website at www.abta.co.za.
Said Pascal Fouquet, General Manager of Sheraton Pretoria Hotel: “Starwood Hotels and Resorts are delighted to be the selected host partner for the inaugural ABTA African Business Travel Conference in November. We support the growth and upliftment of the business travel industry across Africa and are happy that we are able to play a role in promoting educational awareness of this region by hosting the Conference. The Sheraton Pretoria staff are in full swing preparing for this event and we look forward to welcoming guests from across our Continent and the Globe to South Africa in November.”
Says Swart: “The theme of the Conference is “Education-Strategy-Power” and this event will truly be the place to be for travel professionals from all industry sectors and across all geographies, to gain insights into local,regional and international business travel trends, allowing them to make more informed decisions within their travel industry roles. This event will have a purely corporate travel education and networking focus where delegates will not only experience a host of highly pertinent education sessions pertaining to managing business travel in Africa, but will finally have the chance to meet and interact with industry peers across our Continent and the globe – which is a first for our industry!”