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Register now for Africa Travel Week 2024


Cape Town – Registration for the landmark 10th edition of Africa Travel Week (ATW) 2024 is now open! Scheduled to run from 07 to 12 April in the City of Cape Town, this year’s events will be a celebration of a decade of bringing together the continent’s leading B2B travel trade shows, including World Travel […]

Championing Change: WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 entries now open!

Winners of the WTM Africa Awards 2023

Cape Town – WTM Africa is urging responsible tourism businesses to enter their Responsible Tourism Awards 2024, by 1 March 2024. A significant highlight at WTM Africa, these annual Awards celebrate exceptional organisations, initiatives, and individuals leading by example and raising the bar with sustainable practices. “Now in its 20th year, the 2024 editions honours […]

ATW Media Awards 2024 calls for best in travel journalism

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Cape Town – Africa Travel Week (ATW) is inviting all travel and tourism media to submit their entries for the Africa Travel Week Media Awards by 30 January 2024. We also encourage nominations from the public for journalists whose work has significantly impacted travel journalism. Now in its inaugural year, the ATW Media Awards 2024 […]

Africa wins big at the 2023 Global Responsible Tourism Awards


Cape Town – Africa has made a significant impact at the 2023 Global Responsible Tourism Awards, securing wins in five out of eight categories. This achievement highlights the continent’s growing influence and commitment to sustainable travel practices. Harold Goodwin, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership, revealed the winners, spotlighting the achievements of Lemala, Ngwenya […]

Three Ways South Africa Can Attract More Chinese Tourists


Cape Town – As international travel from China begins to pick up again in 2023, South Africa has a real opportunity to attract Chinese tourists and give the economy a much-needed boost.  But change is needed to really take advantage of this opportunity. In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, Chinese travellers […]

Is Africa ready for open skies?

SOUTH AFRICA, April 20, 2023: Industry leaders discuss the major roadblocks hindering progress. WTM Africa recently held two thought-provoking panel discussions on the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) that brought to light the substantial roadblocks hindering the realisation of open skies in Africa. These obstacles include visa restrictions, exorbitant costs, and protectionism. Until these […]

WTM Africa Launches Innovative Sustainability Village in 2023

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WTM Africa will, once again, host the Responsible Tourism Africa Conference, as well as the Responsible Tourism Awards, in 2023. Further to this, the event will lead the way when it comes to sustainable conferences in Africa with the launch of a dedicated sustainability village. WTM Africa 2023 will take place from 03 to 05 […]

New buyers and exhibitors descend on WTM Africa 2023

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WTM Africa, taking place from 3-5 April at Cape Town’s CTICC, expects to facilitate a record number of deals this year as registration numbers continue to grow. “With a killer show programme and high-profile delegates expected to attend, it’s no surprise we’re seeing last-minute attendees jumping in line,” says Megan de Jager, Portfolio Director: Travel, […]

With only one month to go until WTM Africa 2023, the countdown has truly begun

With just one month to go until Africa Travel Week takes place from 03 to 05 April at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the host City of Cape Town, the countdown has well and truly begun. The trade show, which includes flagship shows WTM Africa and ILTM Africa, will allow travel industry leaders […]

African Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS) brings government, investors and tourism roleplayers together to explore investment in sustainable tourism at Africa Travel Week

Investment in sustainable tourism within the African continent will be a major topic of discussion at this year’s African Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS). This event is part of Africa Travel Week which also comprises World Travel Market (WTM) Africa and the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa. ATIS will bring together stakeholders, including industry experts, […]