Since 1990, Specialized Tours & Events have operated a variety of successful projects. We list below just a few to provide you with a better understanding of the varied work that we do.
CORPORATE & CONFERENCES
The Wine Tourism Conference
This annual conference is owned by Specialized Tours & Events, now in its 8th year. See www.winetourism.co.za
International Conference for 800 delegates in Marine Insurance Industry. Opening and closing events including formal dinner with Freshly Ground as part of the entertainment. The opening was held at a beach venue and closing dinner at the Cape Town Castle.
World Audiology Congress
The pre and post tours for approximately 60 delegates as well as day tours in and around Cape Town for 260+ delegates.
World Federation of Occupational Therapy
Pre & Post tours for 85+ delegates throughout South Africa and day tours for the entire conference. Also 6 separate events for delegates during the conference.
Unilever International Conference – Savoury Division. 300 International Delegate Conference in Cape Town and the Winelands. Full Event and PCO Management. Included Flashmob, On Site Cooking stations, purpose built conference spaces in the winelands, Amazing Race/Apprentice day and gala dinner with international celebrity act.
Wines of South Africa. Cape Wine 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012. Event Managers for evening functions for 800 guests each. Guests were invited to join in a culinary celebration of South Africa’s diverse roots, and experienced a unique kaleidoscope of history, great wine, fine cuisine and craftsmanship. Twenty of the Cape’s top chefs offered individual, finely crafted flavours which were prepared on site, to complement the Cape’s finest wines. The 2012 Green Tie Event was a Green Event, with a variety of innovative environmental aspects incorporated in the event. www.wosa.co.za
KPMG International Partners Meeting. Planning and management of pre and post conference tours throughout Southern Africa, as well as day tours during the event. Day touring arrangements included special interest tours such as private garden tours and hiking. On site representation provided during conference in Cape Town.
Rhodes Trust / Mandela Foundation held its centenary celebrations in Cape Town. Specialized Tours were responsible for handling all the pre and post touring needs for approximately 1200 delegates. Tours were designed for individual travelers and small groups participating in safaris and special interest tours.
Rolls Royce Airline Conference. Full management for the 80 international delegates, including the co-ordination of conference staging and on site representation, design and execution of accompanying persons program, as well as pre and post conference tours within Southern Africa. Dinner events included vintage steam train to a wine estate for a mystical African gala dinner and the thrill of sharks as dinner companions at Cape Town’s Aquarium.
Harvard Business School Global Alumni Conference. Design, planning and management of an extensive day tour program, as well as 128 pre and post conference tour programs operating throughout Southern Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Namibia. On site representation provided during conference.
International Electrotechnical. International conference of over 1600 delegates in Cape Town. Operated day tours for accompanying persons and delegates, all airport transfers and other transport, as well as pre and post tour services.
South African Tourism. Various media and travel industry programmes throughout South Africa promoting tourism products including cuisine, contemporary design and spring wild flowers. www.southafrica.net
Alliance Capital Management International and Southern Africa Funds. Joint Board of Directors’ Meeting. Three groups handled over the years. Event management during the conferences, wide variety of exclusive special interest, spouse programs and pre and post conference tours for groups ranging from 50 to 200 discerning international delegates.
International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Traders. Conference in Cape Town for 650 delegates including full conference management, spouse programmes, technical site visits, social events and pre and post conference touring.
Great Wine Capitals of the World Global Network. Conference organizer for the Network’s AGM (twice) and Event Manager for the Best of Wine Tourism Awards functions. www.greatwinecapitals.com
Chevron Texaco. Includes International Board meetings, spouse sightseeing programmes and post meeting travel.
World Archeology Conference. Comprehensive program of technical, as well as scenic, pre and post conference tours operating throughout Southern Africa. Designing and planning of special interest tours, including specialists to accompany pre and post tours. On site representation provided.
Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conference. 292 Delegates attending a conference. Special technical visits as well as all conference requirements were arranged. Hosted by Western Cape Tourism Board. www.tourismcapetown.co.za
FIT’s, JOURNALIST & PHOTO SHOOTS
National Geographic Traveller Magazine Editor. Travel and sightseeing arrangements for Mr Busch, who was sourcing material for a 14 page article on Cape Town for the National Geographic Traveller Magazine.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for Time Warner. Three month photographic assignment. All logistical arrangements for international supermodels, 1400 swimsuits, 12 photographers, assistants, make-up artists and hair stylists, props and camera equipment to 11 different locations in South Africa, including the team making the film “The Making of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition”.
The American Embassy in Cape Town. Rev. Jesse Jackson and his entourage taken from polling station to polling station during the 1st Democratic Elections in South Africa. Transport and Security logistics and management.
StorageTek Incentive. Group Reward Incentive to Sun City for 50 participants. Four Night, Five Day Program included events such as Pilanesburg Safari and African Boma evening, Hot Air Ballooning, Waterworld Events, Observatory Spectacular Dinner, Quad Bikes, Archery, Reptile Presentation, Night Golf, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Elephant Sanctuary visit and Rhino Tracking. A Tribal African Gala Dinner completed this event.
Natura Incentive. 360 Delegates on a 4-day, 2 destination incentive program which included exhibits, live entertainment performances in the African bush and a hi-tech awards function.
Applied Power Incentive. Group of 40 of top achievers visiting two locations with range of flexible and exclusive touring options helicopter charters, access to serenity rooms at spa’s and hiking Table Mountain, as well as dinner events such as Llundudno beach barbecue complete with fire juggling display.
High end German Women’s Wine Club group of 40 pax visiting wine estates on very specialized itinerary for 12 days and nights meeting local wine experts.
Young Wine Makers. 4 Consecutive years – 4 groups of young wine makers and winery owners from Germany on a two week visit of South African wineries. Technical tastings and meetings with industry role players.
Bowls Tour. Day program arrangements, including visits to bowls clubs and matches, for Irish group.
Royal Agricultural Society for the Commonwealth Post Conference Tour. Group tour of Western Cape for farmers and members of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth. Visits included various farms, educational facilities and other areas of interest. Subjects covered included fruit farming, viniculture, protea farming, sheep shearing and flower export.
MBA students from various colleges including Duke, Kellogg, North Carolina, Texas and Chicago in the United States. Groups travel on annual basis to South Africa and Zambia. Visits included wineries, meeting entrepreneurs in the townships and visits to orphanages.
World Wildlife Foundation for Nature (4 years). Group touring throughout Southern Africa. In addition to specialised travel arrangements, Specialized Tours also provide special guest speakers and experts throughout the tour itinerary.
Brooklyn Botanical Society Garden Tour. Special interest botanical tour through South Africa and Zimbabwe. Special emphasis on visiting private gardens.
Stanford Alumni Group. Tour throughout the Western Cape and a game reserve in the Sabi Sands.
University of Pittsburg Semester at Sea. All special land programmes whilst in Cape Town.
Silver Seas Cruises. All land based activities in Cape Town, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Durban and Richards Bay.