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Enter the WTM Africa 2023 Awards now!

Enter the WTM Africa 2023 Awards now!

CAPE TOWN, 07 December 2022 — Africa Travel Week (ATW) is calling on the most inspiring and compelling storytellers across Africa’s tourism community to enter the WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards 2023.

“We’re on the lookout for marketers, creatives, visionaries, and travel experts working hard to inspire travellers to experience Africa,” says Megan De Jager (née Oberholzer), RX Africa Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Marketing.

A much-anticipated highlight at WTM Africa, the annual Awards honour exceptional organisations and individuals who lead by example, raise the bar and continue to shape the industry.

“As we enter a new year, we want to shine a spotlight on brands and businesses that aren’t holding back in their efforts to promote Inbound and outbound travel on the African continent.” De Jager adds. “If that sounds like you or a travel company you know, don’t think twice. Enter now. They could walk away with an award and all the acclaim that goes along with it.”

Free to enter, all applications will be overseen by an expert panel of judges across nine specially curated categories, which include:

  • Most Compelling Tourism Story
  • Most Compelling Technology and Innovation Story
  • Most Compelling Agency Story
  • Most Compelling Digital Campaign Story
  • Most Responsible Tourism Story
  • Most Compelling Adventure Story
  • Most Compelling Foodie Story
  • Most Compelling Inclusive Story
  • Most Compelling Luxury Story

“As a winner, or even a finalist in the Awards, you’ll have the opportunity to be seen and heard with increased press opportunities and international recognition,” says De Jager.

THE WTM Africa 2023 Awards will be hosted at the GOLD Restaurant.

Entries close on Friday, 3 February 2023, at 23:59 (SAST). Interested participants can submit their applications via the WTM Africa website here.

-ENDS-

Issued by: Big Ambitions

Contact: Dorine Reinstein

Tel: +27 83 278 8994

Email: dorine@bigambitions.co.za

World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio comprises leading travel events, online portals and virtual platforms across four continents. The events are:

WTM Latin America takes place annually in the city of São Paulo and attracts around 20,000 tourism professionals during the three-day event. The event offers qualified content together with networking and business opportunities. In this its tenth edition – there have been nine face-to-face events along with a 100% virtual one, which was held in 2021.

Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil

http://latinamerica.wtm.com/

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa under the Africa Travel Week umbrella.  In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated more than 7 thousand unique pre-scheduled appointments, an increase of more than 7% compared to 2019 and welcomed more than 6 thousand visitors (unaudited), the same number as in 2019.

Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

http://africa.wtm.com/

About ATW Connect: Africa Travel Week’s digital arm, is a virtual hub packed to the seams with interesting content, industry news and insights, and the opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics in our new monthly webinar series. All with the aim to keep all of us in the travel and tourism industry connected. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology.

https://atwconnect.com/

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 30th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #IdeasArriveHere

Next event: Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May 2023, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

https://www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html

Arabian Travel Week is a is a 10-day long festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2023. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes the live ATM exhibition, ILTM Arabia, ARIVAL Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, as well as Travel Forward. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as Business Traveller Africa Awards 2023.

Arabian Travel Week takes place from 1 – 10 May 2023

https://www.wtm.com/arabian-travel-week/en-gb.html

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global (leisure) travel community. Senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating travel industry contracts.

Next live event: Monday 6-8 November 2023 at ExCel London

http://london.wtm.com/

WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world. The resource hub offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub. https://hub.wtm.com/

About RX

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com

RELX About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £33bn, €39bn, $47bn.*

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investors

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