We completed the second year of #SMWTravelAfrica Day. This year was packed with panels, giveaways and inspiration. Check out some highlights of the day.
The day started with the panel. Yours Truly had a chance to moderate the animated panel with photographers Andrew Esiebo and Bayo Omoboriowo. Both Andrew and Bayo gave tips for different kinds of photography such as portraits, travel, black and white as well as food photography. As far as getting story ideas for your next photo series, they also encouraged the audience to do two things: talk to people and follow your curiosity.
This dynamic panel showed the audience how travel entrepreneurs can tap into the African market.
Starwood Hotels Giveaways
Something new this year for #SMWTravelAfrica Day; we were able to do giveaways! Starwood Hotels, which includes Four Points by Sheraton Lagos among others, awarded free weekend stays at their hotels in the country. Participants tweeted their answers to a pop quiz for a chance to win.
Arik Air Giveaways
We also had giveaways from the airline. Arik gave 3,000 miles to the first person who named the airline’s newest destination. (Answer at the time of this post: Côte d’Ivoire). The airline also raffled miles to attendees who left their business cards at their stand and up to 100,000 miles during their session Championing Seamless Connectivity in West and Central Africa.
Panelists from the transportation, hotel, restaurant and airline industry shared thoughts on how branding and collaboration are key tactics to develop tourism in the country on the Inside for the Traveler’s Journey panel.
Do you have ideas for #SMWTravelAfrica Day next year? Send us your suggestions. we’d love to hear from you!