Africa Travel Week to expand African tourism education

13 – 17 April 2014, CTICC, Cape Town

The second edition of Africa Travel Week – set to open on Monday 13 April – will deliver more than 30 industry related debates, forums, conferences, seminars and lectures. Comprising WTM Africa, ILTM Africa and ibtm africa, the dedicated pan-African tourism week will build on the success of the educational content of the first edition in 2014 and its direct impact on the business of travel. Africa Travel Week 2015 will also create further opportunities for participants across all events to build communities and business relationships across the sector and across borders.

Taking place at the CTICC and in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, the range of subjects addressed across Africa Tourism Week will encompass the entire leisure, b2b and luxury travel industries focused on Africa as a destination for both outbound and inbound sectors.  An international line up of speakers delivering a diverse range of relevant industry topics will provide an outstanding key learning and knowledge platform for Africa’s travel trade as well as international buyers.

The week kicks off with ILTM Africa (13 – 15 April), its third dedicated event in Africa for the luxury travel industry, where the continent’s leading luxury travel products and services will meet with the world’s individual planners of bespoke travel itineraries, as well as the specialist tour operators attending as Hosted Buyers from 25 countries.

ILTM Africa opens with a thought-provoking Opening Forum featuring presentations by some of Africa’s leading industry figures. This year the theme is ‘Transformative Travel’ exploring Africa’s place at the heart of the contemporary luxury travel trend for philanthropic experiences.

Forum attendees will also hear from the path finding properties weaving community and conservation into their guest experience, including African Bush Camps and &Beyond, speakers from some of the projects benefiting from their links to luxury travel, including Kevin Chaplin of the Amy Biehl Foundation, and the ground-breaking organizations connecting community issues and luxury tourism for the benefit of all, such as the multi-award winning Uthando.

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