PUTTING AFRICAN DESTINATIONS ON THEIR BUCKET LIST
Africa Tourism Workshop
To help African countries to increase the number of visitors they attract from the UK, Kamageo has developed a half-day interactive workshop for Tourist Boards, Tourism Ministers, Ambassadors to the UK and other staff involved with tourism. The title of the inaugural Africa Tourism Workshop is "Putting your destination on their bucket list".
To be held on Friday 2nd November in London, Kamageo will share the company's extensive tourism marketing knowledge and provide insights into the UK travel market, gained via two decades of hands-on Africa tourism experience. The event will cover understanding a destination's appeal; engaging with the travel trade, increasing media coverage and attracting would-be travellers.
Chief Executive, Tim Henshall commented, "Regardless of the size of your budget and whether or not you have a famous, much-visited destination or a country that's entirely new to tourism, it's always valuable to hear the views of highly experienced marketers from a key source market. We will reveal influential research, as well as highlight innovative techniques for increasing your visitor numbers - both 'cutting-edge' and traditional". More details are available at www.africatourism.co.uk
UK / Zambia and Uganda to sponsor Bradt's Big Cat Festival 2019
Kamageo has confirmed both Zambia Tourism and Uganda Tourism as sponsors of Bradt's 2nd Annual 'Big Cat Festival'. The event celebrates the world's larger feline species and will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Last year's event, which sold out, featured numerous luminary speakers including Jonathan and Angela Scott, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Paul Goldstein and Mike Unwin. Speakers for 2019 will no doubt be of a similar high standard and will be announced soon.
Richard Whiston of Kamageo added “Zambia and Uganda are great destinations for getting up close to many of Africa’s big cats, so we hope by supporting this fabulous event it will inspire even more people to see them in the wild for themselves”.
UK / Africa tourism experts join Kamageo
Kamageo is delighted to announce the appointment of three new staff members who bring a wealth of experience and skills to the team.
ANISHA PARMAR - PR MANAGER
British-born, but with Ugandan and Kenyan parents, Anisha's heart is understandably drawn to Africa. She has a BA in Multi Media and a Masters in Fashion & Design. Having previously worked for Gucci and Skinny Dip London, she founded her own successful jewellery brand relying heavily on outstanding PR skills which are now being fully utilised by Kamageo. Anisha works across our entire portfolio of countries.
NADIA ALAM - MARKETING & PR EXECUTIVE
Nadia has 7 years of tourism experience, including Audley Travel, Virgin Holidays and as GM for a Uganda lodge group. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East, USA, Europe and during her three years in East Africa, she took the opportunity to explore and it is this first-hand knowledge that we will immediately be putting to use. Nadia will focus predominantly on Uganda and Tanzania.
TRACEY SUTTON - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Tracey has rejoined after four years away to become Executive Assistant - PA to the Chief Executive, as well as running Finance. It's the first time in many years that Tim has had a PA and it's already impacting on his organisation and effectiveness!
Tim Henshall explained, "We have added even more experience, expertise and enthusiasm to our existing team, that makes us stronger than ever before. Our team of 12 is now ready for even greater challenges and opportunities." Kelly White added, "With this expertise and focus entirely on Africa, we have become a very serious player in Africa destination marketing".
UK / Safari Roadshow 2019 dates with Early Bird offers
In February /March 2019, Kamageo will host the biggest ever annual 'Safari Roadshow' with 40 quality exhibitors. History suggests it will attract over 40 key UK travel trade buyers. Following our tried and tested format, across each two-day event, there will be four separate sessions - one each for Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and a surprise fourth country (to be announced).There are four events in total - Manchester, Cirencester and two in Central London. See safari-roadshow.com for details