A delicious 12 course African taste safari was presented as we spoke about the beautiful Ethiopian traditional cuisine – Injera – that is served on board their aircraft.
During the session, attended by more than 80 trade and industry partners, it was clear that the restart and rebuild of the travel and tourism sector is going to be focused on friendship and collaboration.
Aquila Collection presented updates to their safari collection and introduced new projects that have come online over the last few months. It was also an opportunity to promote the collections investment in the Overberg of the Western Cape – at the Southernmost tip of Africa (Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas).
Gold Restaurant and Ethiopian Airlines opened the event by giving updates on their offerings and inspiring trade partners with their energy and passion for hosting (and carrying) people.
Johan van Schalkwyk, group marketing and trade manager for Aquila Collection made reference that the post-pandemic industry reminds of the Japanese philosophy and art form: Kintsugi – whereby imperfections are celebrated and accentuated by repairing broken pottery and bowls with gold.
This Japanese art form doesn’t hide – but highlights the cracks, making the bowls and pottery more beautiful than before.
After presentations, updates and delicious African cuisine, an energetic drumming session was presented – followed by some interactive dancing.
The event was one of a number of industry gatherings planned over the coming months to force the bounce back and bring partners together.
This event was made possible by the partnership between Aquila Collection, Ethiopian Airlines and Gold Restaurant.