ASTA Hosts Africa Event

Vendors update local agents on what’s new in Africa By: Janeen Christoff
Agents and suppliers gathered for an outdoor braai in West L.A.
Agents and suppliers gathered for an outdoor braai in West L.A.

SoCalASTA held its third-annual Africa Showcase on Aug. 7 at the Olympic Collection in Los Angeles. The event featured an outdoor braai buffet, a wine tasting, a presentation and — new this year — a roundtable session from product vendors about what is new and popular in Africa. A variety of vendors included Anastasia’s Africa, a Los Angeles-based boutique tour operator; Great Safaris; South African Airways; Emerging Destinations; One&Only Cape Town; The Saxon Johannesburg; Emirates; and more.

Door prizes included a six-night visit to South Africa, including Cape Cadogan in Cape Town, a stay for two at Madikawe Safari Lodge and Lion Sands in Greater Kruger National Park and airfare on South African Airways as well as a six-night visit to One&Only Cape Town, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, The Saxon in Johannesburg including two roundtrip tickets from LAX on Emirates for an ARC-qualified travel agent and ARC-qualified companion. Other prizes included bottles of South African wine.

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