By November 2016, tens of thousands of South Africans had voted online for the winners of the inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards in a campaign run by The Friday Street Club. The awards ceremony was held at East City Studios in Cape Town where the travel industry converged to see who came out on top in each category.
My role was to produce all required logistics in the three weeks leading up to the event and then run the event on the night until strike was completed. Service providers managed by me included AV technical, catering, bar, staffing, photography, decor, cleaning and venue.
Guests arrived and got to enjoy the stunning location over a glass of wine and delicious canapes by Escoffier. Activators were roaming the venue with ipads, allowing guests to interact with the Cheapflights app. MC Jennifer Sanasie welcomed the guests and introduced guest speaker Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Lastly, Andrew Shelton, MD of Cheapflights, came on stage to start the awards proceedings and announce all the winners.
This event was a great success, and loads of fun to manage. It always helps when the team is such a pleasure to work with especially new suppliers that go above and beyond to impress and satisfy us and ultimately, the client.
Photos by Lindsay at Dear Heart Photography