Be inspired by the TECHZone at INDABA2015

11 February 2015

The INDABA 2015 TECHZone promises to show you ways in which technology can enhance your business and work in the travel industry.
Be inspired by the TECHZone at INDABA 2015
Be inspired by the TECHZone at INDABA 2015

The TECHZone will be even more eco-friendly and cost-effective than last year. You can look forward to exhibitors who are at the forefront of travel technology, and who will inspire you to make better use of it and learn about new technology.

Exhibitors at INDABA 2014 included Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor,, Wetu and online booking platforms NightsBridge, Springnest and NeXT (an online booking platform by Travelstart). There were also great local and international speakers who gave TechTalks on key topics around travel, technology and trends.

The TechTalks by Google and TripAdvisor were filled over capacity and included vibrant discussions between attendees, #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers and presenters. @SATravelTrade tweeted about many of the INDABA 2014 proceedings and the TECHtalks led to great social media engagement.

This year’s TechTalks will be delivered by six speakers who are all (in their different ways) using technology to improve travel for both consumers and the trade. The aim of these talks is to expose attendees to available technology and to inspire them to use it to its full potential to market their businesses and improve their clients’ travel experience.

The INDABA 2014 TECHZone included an Instagram wall that showcased fantastic #MeetSouthAfrica images, a 3D printing station, a station where Instagrammers could find printed copies of their #TECHZone #INDABA2014 images, a recharge station for mobile phones and a clever BOS Ice Tea vending machine that only dispensed ice tea to those who tweeted the machine.

Some of the INDABA 2014 favourites will make their return to INDABA 2015, for example, a Twitterwall that will be showing all the tweets using the hashtag #INDABA2015; spaces in which to recharge, relax, refresh and reconnect; and some tech-inspired activations.

This is what TECHZone speakers and INDABA 2014 attendees had to say about the TECHZone:

“This tech space is incredible.” – Brett St Clair of Google

So, it’s very exciting to be here to talk to all these businesses that are so excited about the industry they work in [and] to show how important Facebook, as a platform, is for marketing their services. “ – Warrick Godfrey, Facebook: Sub-Saharan Africa

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Watch this video for useful technology tips from some of the INDABA 2014 TECHZone speakers.

Visit the INDABA 2015 TECHZone to be inspired by tech, learn from exhibitors, connect with key industry players, get useful tips about which technologies you can use to enhance your work in the travel industry, and to recharge and reconnect.

By Lethabo-Thabo Royds

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