The South African Tourism Roadshow kicked off this

first_imgThe South African Tourism Roadshow kicked off this week in Perth with almost 200 local travel agents in attendance. This year’s roadshows are being hosted by South African comedian and South African Tourism ambassador, Urzila Carlson.Throughout Australia and New Zealand 1000 agents are expected to take part in the roadshow this year when it heads to Brisbane (10 October), Sydney (11 October), Auckland (16 October) and Melbourne (18 October).Urzila Carlson will take attendees on an interactive and educational journey of South Africa, as they travel across the provinces to learn about the country’s food and wine, culture and experiences including going on safari to spot the Big 5 amongst the unique South African wildlife.Destination highlights will be showcased through a series of videos featuring Urzila following her recent trip to South Africa. South African operators ranging from local tourism boards to hotels and 10 Australian and New Zealand wholesalers will also be on hand to provide agents with their insight and product knowledge.South African Tourism partnered with airline partner, South African Airways (SAA) to facilitate the travelling roadshow.At Perth’s opening event, two lucky agents won a spot on a familiarisation trip to SA to ‘Meet South Africa’ for themselves.Agents who join one of the remaining Australian and New Zealand roadshow events will also have the opportunity to win a spot on the familiarisation simply by attending the night. Those who don’t win on the night will also get another chance to win one of six spots on the familiarisation trip by entering the South African Specialist Competition here. Image caption: Famil winners- Maddy Kirk Helloworld Travel and Chloe Breeze Flight Centre with Vicki Gordon SAA, Melyne Hovasapian SAT and Urzila Carlson.  South Africa TourismUrzila Carlsonlast_img read more