INSPIRE THE PUBLIC TO VISIT ZAMBIA
Whilst the ZMG programme is primarily focused towards consumers, it's vital we also talk to the UK's travel trade in order to unlock their marketing budgets - and encourage them to spend their budgets on Zambia rather than competitive destinations.
This engagement essentially comes via three activities - regular emailers; inclusion in Safari magazine; and the Zambia dedicated sessions within the Safari Roadshow.
As a result from first year's efforts, Zambia seems to be truly back "on the agenda" for many tour operators who seem enthused by the destination once more.
At least once a month, we continue to send out informative emailers to our already established and extensive trade database which consists of 400+ UK Africa specialists and tour operators.
Below are a list of trade emailers for Year 2 sent to date:
The Luangwa is under threat with multiple proposals in place by the government, putting the ecosystem at risk. Urging people to sign the WWF petition.
Zambia is taking over ITV for three whole weeks, starting Monday 25th June, with over 80 appearances across three of the UK’s biggest daytime TV shows - Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and Loose Women.
To celebrate Zambia on ITV from Monday 25th June, we've put a mini version of our impressive 3D artwork of Victoria Falls in the post for you and your office to enjoy. Keep a look out and share your photos with us using #3DZambia on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a free bottle of champagne.
On Monday 25th June, you can expect to see Andi Peters broadcasting live in a helicopter over Victoria Falls from 6am to 9:30am on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine.
Today is the day! Andi Peters is broadcasting live in a helicopter over Victoria Falls from 6am to 9:30am on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine.
Kamageo produces 'Safari', the UK's only trade publication that exclusively targets the UK's Africa specialist tour operators. The 72+ page magazine has vibrant editorial coverage highlighting the very best of our partners from new lodge developments to personal FAM trip reports. We give ZMG (at least) a 12-14 page supplement in all issues published during the ZMG term, (Edition 34 so far).
The publication has a print run of over 400 copies all distributed to significant names within the UK's Africa specialist tour operators. *We also publish Safari on digital publisher 'ISSUU' where we can monitor the amount of exposure each edition gets online.
- Zambia makes a big splash on ITV
- Wildlife numbers are up in the Kafue
- Luangwa LIVE! Shenton Safaris launch their live webcams
- Lion Camp is open for the season
- Opening Zambia up to the wider world
- Celebrating 20 years of Kafunta Safaris
- Zambia for families
- The Royal Family
- The future made bright by Tukongote
- A taste of the wild - The Elephant Cafe
- New adventure rooms as Victoria Falls Waterfront
- Proflight boosts conservation education
- New to ZMG (new partners)
- Zambia 'snippets'
SAFARI ROADSHOW (UK TRADE ROADSHOW)
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To generate more of a buzz for the Travel Trade surrounding Zambia's presence on ITV in June, we created a miniature version of our 3D Victoria Falls artwork as a fun desk accessory, (or inevitably just a bit of fun). We sent it out in conjunction with a competition to win some champagne for the office to encourage people to take their own pictures of the artwork and post them on social media.