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At We Are Africa we pride ourselves in cutting through the clutter to invite only the most innovative, relevant and knowledgeable buyers in the African travel market to Cape Town. Our 2016 edition was no exception, with the leading buyers from both emerging and established destinations making their way to the Mother City from across the globe.
However even amongst this stand-out selection, a few individuals rose above the crowd with their professionalism, first-class service and unassailable passion for Africa. Following this year’s appointment ratings, we wanted to give them a shout out for helping to make We Are Africa the valuable marketplace we strive for. So without further ado, please meet our top 25 rated buyers for 2016 (in alphabetical order), as voted by the tribe!
Think you have what it takes to make our top rated buyer list for 2017? Buyers, register your interest here.
Or maybe you’re interested in meeting with big names like those below? Exhibitors, register your interest here.
ABERCROMBIE & KENT (AUSTRALIA): JOHN SAPORITO
ABERCROMBIE & KENT (USA): SUZANNE TENG
AFRICA ADVENTURE COMPANY (USA): ALISON NOLTING
AFRICA CALLS LTD. (USA): BABETTE ALFIERI
AFRICAN PRIDE (UK): SUZANNE WALFORD
AFRICAN TRAVEL SPECIALISTS (AUSTRALIA): RICHARD RUSKIN
AUDLEY TRAVEL (UK): WILL SCOTT
BENCH INTERNATIONAL (AUSTRALIA): MARTIN EDWARDS
DEEPER AFRICA (USA): KAREN ZULAUF
EWTC (GERMANY): NINA MARXEN
EXPERT AFRICA (UK): CHRIS MCINTYRE
GOWAY TRAVEL (CANADA): MOIRA SMITH
IMAGINE AFRICA (UK): MATT GAMMON
INDAGARE TRAVEL (USA): MELISSA BRADLEY
KER & DOWNEY (USA): REID BADER
KNECHT REISEN AG (SWITZERLAND): CARMEN WANNER
LIGHTFOOT TRAVEL (SINGAPORE): NICO HEATH
MAHLATINI (UK): GREGORY FOX
MANGO SAFARIS (USA): TERESA SULLIVAN
NATIVE ESCAPES (UK): SIMON MILLS
PRIVATE SAFARIS (SWITZERLAND): ALEXANDRA MUCHEIK
SCOTT DUNN (UK): KATIE FEWKES
TRAVEL BEYOND (SWEDEN): ANNIKA BJÖRKROTH
TRAVEL BEYOND (USA): KOTA TABUCHI
TURQUOISE HOLIDAY COMPANY (UK): SUE BELL