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World Tourism Conference Kicks Off in Johannesburg

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA’s conference is starts today at  Constitution Hill, one of South Africa’s most important historic sites.  Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens.

The conference will focus on innovative business models, best practices, creative industries, and strategic partnerships growing in the tourism sector. The Conference will bring together government leaders, international investors, industry stakeholders, and travel professionals from across the globe to discuss how tourism can be utilized as a platform for resiliency, an engine for economic growth, and job creation.

Conference features include capacity building sessions for SMEs and a pop-up marketplace showcasing African designers from across the continent.

ATA wants stakeholders to join them. ATA’s message is:

  • Meet key stakeholders from the travel and tourism industry
  • Market your brand and generate new business leads
  • Discover Innovative Models transforming African tourism
  • Experience different African destinations and grow your travel services and packages
  • Explore opportunities for investment along the tourism and hospitality value chain
  • Take part in discussions focused on Africa’s tourism market development
  • Engage with government leaders and initiate public-private community partnership discussions

South Africa and U.S. based African Tourism Board president  Alain St. Ange from Seychelles will be delivering a keynote speech. ATB CEO Doris Woerfel and Vice President Cuthbert Ncube will be in the audience.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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