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LIFT announced as official airline partner for WTM Africa 2022

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12/02/2022

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AFRICA TRAVEL WEEK: WE HAVE LIFT-OFF

LIFT announced as official airline partner for WTM Africa 2022

All delegates will receive a 10% discount on flights to and from the event

Cape Town, 12 February 2022 – South Africa’s newest airline, LIFT has joined forces with WTM Africa 2022, Africa’s premier business-to-business travel and tourism event, which takes place from 11 to 13 April in the Host City of Cape Town.

LIFT, which prides itself on offering unique levels of flexibility to its customers, will be flying industry experts and speakers to the prestigious travel event. All invited WTM Africa exhibitors and attendees will receive a 10% discount when booking their flights with LIFT.

The process to obtain the LIFT/WTM Africa discount is simple. Exhibitors and attendees need to send an email to commercial@lift.co.za  and provide the following information:

  • Full names (as per ID) of participant(s)
  • Date of birth per participant(s)
  • Email and mobile number per participant(s)

It’s important to remember that the 10% discount is valid for the below travel period only:

    • Johannesburg to Cape Town  – valid for travel on 10 and 11 April 2022 
    • Cape Town to Johannesburg  – valid for travel on 13 and 14 April 2022

“LIFT is proud to participate in World Travel Market’s Africa Travel Week,” said LIFT co-founder and CEO, Jonathan Ayache. “While COVID-19 has disrupted the travel and tourism sector, there is an opportunity to deliver world-class experience and service to customers and rebuild their confidence to travel again. Over the last year, we’ve seen how resilient the travel industry is, and noteworthy events such as this one are key in imparting valuable insights that will allow our industry to thrive even during such uncertain times.

“We’re excited to be a key partner of WTM Africa by flying in key industry speakers to address pertinent topics at this event. Being South Africa’s newest and most flexible airline, WTM Africa is the perfect platform to showcase our exciting new product to the world.”

Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism and Creative Industries at RX Africa, says she’s delighted to welcome Lift as WTM Africa’s Aviation Partner for 2022. “Africa Travel Week and LIFT share the same vision and optimism for the future of the travel and tourism industry in Africa. We want to bring people together to connect face-to-face and exchange ideas.”

“We’re grateful to be able to offer delegates and exhibitors discounted fares for travel thanks to LIFT. “We know the past two years have been tough on everyone in the tourism industry. It’s great to be able to offer some discounts so that as many people as possible can attend our live event. Delegates won’t be disappointed as WTM Africa will once again include all the highlights delegates have come to expect in previous events, including a robust speaker programme and associated events like International Business Market Africa, EQUAL Africa, Travel Forward, Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) and the Africa Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS).”

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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, generating more than $7.5 billion of industry deals. The events are:

WTM Latin America takes place annually in São Paulo and attracts around 19,000 tourism professionals during a three-day event. The show offers qualified content, as well as networking and business opportunities. In its ninth edition – the first 100% virtual – WTM Latin America followed its focus on effective business generation and reached the milestone of 4,200 meetings held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors.

Next event: Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April 2022 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil

http://latinamerica.wtm.com/

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 6,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors.

Next event: Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2022 – 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 29th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2021 showcased over 1,300 exhibiting companies from 62 countries across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre, with visitors from more than 140 countries over the four days. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #IdeasArriveHere

Next in-person event: Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 May 2022, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

Next virtual event: Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 19th May 2022

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

Arabian Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2022. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes ATM Virtual, 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 a series of country summits.

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. Around 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating over £3.71 billion in travel industry contracts.

Next live event: Monday 7 to 9 November 2022 at ExCel London

http://london.wtm.com/

London Travel Week, brought to you by WTM London, is the one-stop-shop for event hosts and visitors to be able to shape the next 12 months of travel together. The festival of events supports the global travel and tourism industry through capturing invaluable news and enhancing industry connections.

Next event: Friday 4 November – Friday 11 November 2022 – Around London

https://londontravelweek.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 (Reed Exhibitions)

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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