The Tourism Road Show group "Os Especialistas" (The Specialists) was back on the road, from 22 February to 5 March 2017. The Specialists travelled to 8 cities in Portugal to meet with local travel agents in organized tourism workshops at selected venues: Porto, Braga, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria, Algarve, Setúbal and Lisbon.
At the events, the Tourism Section of the Embassy engaged with the invited local travel agents and used the opportunity to promote South Africa as a holiday destination of choice to the Portuguese travel agents. At the end of the workshops, the travel agents had the chance to win prizes offered by the 14 tourism players. In this regard, the SA Embassy in Lisbon further used the opportunity to brand South Africa and offered bottles of Amarula and SA wines. This year and in close partnership with TAAG Angolan Airlines and Sabi Sabi Resort, the Embassy also awarded 8 flight tickets to South Africa (Johannesburg or Cape Town) and safari experience (accommodation included) at Kruger Park.
Ambassador MJ Gaoretelelwe honoroured the event by attending the successful workshop in Lisbon and handed the prize to the lucky winner of TAAG and Sabi Sabi resort prize.