Event Programme Released for WTM Africa

Visitors are promised novel insights at WTM Africa

With World Travel Market Africa fast approaching, the event programme has now been officially released. The programme will run throughout the two days at the CTICC on the 2nd and 3rd May 2014. The events are open to all attendees of WTM Africa.

The diverse programme will consist of an exciting line up of inspirational and topical conference and seminar sessions, brought together by key industry figures. The event programme will also include the Euromonitor Regional Trends Report, a keynote session delivered by the Digital Tourism Think Tank and a dedicated responsible tourism programme, which will form a key component of the education sessions and will include two Cape Town Tourism Members as speakers: Wilfred Cheval of Dyer Island Cruises and Marine Dynamics and Anne van der Tuuk of Abang Africa Travel.

Visitors are promised novel insights into the industry and conversation focusing on the future prospects for this emerging region. Some of the topics will include:

  • WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Programme, brought together by Professor Harold Goodwin with a panel of local and International speakers. This programme offers visitors the chance to discuss and learn about the latest sustainable tourism initiatives and thinking that is affecting the African continent.
  • African Business Travel Association (ABTA) Sessions will focus on a broad range of developments, challenges and opportunities that are revolutionising the business travel industry today.
  • Education within the African Travel Industry is organised by local expert Kamilla Swart, the Associate Professor from the Department of Tourism and Events Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
  • South Africa’s first WTM Vision Conference – WTM Vision - Cape Town. The event offers travel executives the chance to learn the latest research on regional-specific trends and insights into what the future for those sectors might be.

Click here for the full programme and more information.

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