The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Promoting South Africa in Oslo

Ambassador Zondo and Rune Engstrom at the biggest Travel Expo in Norway
Ambassador Zondo and Rune Engstrom at the biggest Travel Expo in Norway
 
Ambassador Queen Anne Zondo of the Oslo Mission attended the annual Oslo Travel Expo on 9 and 10 January 2015, which gathered 600 travel exhibitors and a total of 45 390 visitors over the time span of a weekend in Norway’s capital.

The Oslo Mission contributed with information, banners, flags and promotional material to the Destination Africa stand, which is a travel agency specialising in South Africa. The stand was beautifully decorated with stunning images of the rainbow nation; and Rune Engstrom of Destination Africa said that it had received a lot of positive attention as well as a solid stream of pleasant visits from potential SA tourists.

Ambassador Zondo conversed with several tour operators focusing on SA, as well as providing SA insights, travel tips and inspiration to curious globetrotters.

On 7 and 8 February 2015 the Oslo Mission continued their tourism promo trail, this weekend to the seaside city of Sandefjord. About 6000 visitors attended the Sandefjord Travel Expo, and 50 tour operators exhibited, whereas 2 stands promoted South Africa.

Ambassador Zondo and Social Secretary Jabulani Myeza of the Oslo Mission interacted with the members of the public who were keen on travelling to South Africa, providing extensive guidance to the rainbow nation.  

Ambassador Zondo was later asked to join the exhibitors’ social gathering in the evening to further promote South Africa and engage with the exhibitors.

24,736 Norwegian tourists visited SA in 2013, an increase of 6.8 percent from the previous year, but still a pretty modest figure compared to Nordic overseas favorites such as Thailand and the Mediterranean. South Africa’s spectacular scenery, friendly people, world-class infrastructure and interesting cultural scene make it one of the most desired destinations in the world, but still it is undiscovered terrain for many Norwegians, who in general are eager, sun-seeking and adventurous travelers, hence the potential for future Norwegian tourism influx to SA enormous.

Text: LA Isaksen
Photo: J. Myeza
South African Embassy in Oslo, Norway
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

May 2017 Edition

_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AU - EU has a strong Partnership 22 May 2017 Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy has stated that the AU-EU partnership is one of the most structured of... <|> Travel across Africa 19 May 2017 Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015. The African Development Bank in... <|> Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation 24 May 2017 Mr Szilverszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Hungary was in South Africa. A cooperation... <|> Ecuador – The Republic of Opportunities 24 May 2017 Ambassador Maria Soledad Cordova Montero of Ecuador to South Africa hosted an Expo showcasing products of Ecuador.  These included... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> 28th Anniversary of the Republic of Azerbaijan 30 May 2017 The Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Pretoria, Mr. Azad Naghiyev and Mrs. Sabina Naghiyeva hosted a reception to... <|> Cubans celebrate Africa Day 31 May 2017 Ambassador Carlos Fernández de Cossío of Cuba hosted a cocktail lunch for Cuban professionals working in South Africa to celebrate Africa Day. The venue... <|> Georgia Independence Day 26 May 2017 Ambassador Beka Dvali of Georgia in South Africa hosted a reception to celebrate the Day of Independence of Georgia, a day that every Georgian cherishes, he... <|> 10th Annual Cape Town Steelband Festival 5 June 2017 The sounds of the steelpan reverberated in Cape Town, South Africa on May 11, 2017 as students, young people and steelpan enthusiasts took to... <|> Marla Mossman: One person making a Difference for Peace 5 June 2017 In a series of interviews The Diplomatic Society Global Editor Srimal Fernando began interviewing notable personalities who... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.