The Hotel Show Africa 2018 - Hotelstuff/Greenstuff Stand

The Hotel Show Africa 2018 - Hotelstuff/Greenstuff Stand

Our reason for exhibiting at this show is to give the subscribers to our Hotelstuff and Greenstuff websites an opportunity to showcase their products. It is a value-add to our online directories so that they are not just dormant cyber databases. We don't sell anything or take commission on sales. It is simply a service and offered a wonderful opportunity, for a sampling of our subscribers, to showcase their products at a fraction of the cost of a full stand.

This year we decided to focus on smaller products and took one large stand. Last year we had four stands to showcase large furnishings. Watch the video here of last year's stands.

Aside from the usual joy of seeing old friends and contacts from our South African network, we had many visitors from Seychelles, Mauritius, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, even Egypt.

There were some complaints about the main show having too many exhibitors from foreign countries, especially China. We prefer to focus on local manufacturers, or sole importers, to boost our South African economy.

There were some interesting new products on show, like virtually waterless laundry machines and composting toilets - all suddenly of interest because of our water challenges in our country. And, encouraging to me to continue with my workshops on green hospitality and the impact of climate change on tourism in Africa.

Suppliers who didn't participate this year, we'll be inviting you to our next project, so keep an eye on our email invitations and follow us on our Facebook page: Hotelstuff - online directory of products for everyone.

Thank you to Tahnya, Bill, Corrina and Robyn for many hours getting the show together and to Robyn's Mom, Allison, her domestic helper, Nothando and student Kyle for helping to build and furnish the stand.

A special THANK YOU to all our suppliers who participated in this display. We appreciate your support!