The Tourism Road Show group Os Especialistas (The Specialists) was back on the road in April 2016 (5-15). Celebrating its 11th anniversary, The Specialists travelled to 10 cities in Portugal to meet with local travel agents in organized workshops at selected venues:  Algarve, Évora, Setúbal, Lisbon, Leiria, Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Viseu, Guimarães and Porto


The Tourism Section of the Embassy uses the opportunity to promote South Africa as a holiday destination of choice to the Portuguese travel agents. Besides the interaction at the 3 hour workshops, travel agents also had the chance to win prizes offered by the 13 tourism players. In this regard, the SA Embassy in Lisbon offered  a total of 12 prizes ( one per city and two in the big cities-Porto and Lisbon): bottles of Amarula, SA wines and South Africa arts & crafts (beaded pens and key rings).