Supporting the latest news that the World Tourism Organization (WTO) anticipates incoming tourism to Africa to multiply three times by 2030, Africa Travel Week, meant to offer the very first event in Africa to combine meetings, leisure and luxury travel sectors has been given great assistance from regional exhibitors, who would like to take part in the inaugural event.
Occurring in Cape Town over 6 days, this Africa Travel Week will incorporate IBTM Africa, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa and it is anticipated to draw in about 6,500 people as suppliers, buyers and trade visitors. The Demand from the numerous exhibitors representing the 3 industry sectors is on course to attain the objectives of Reed Travel Exhibitions to deliver the best world-wide event for Africa’s travel industry.
Seeing the advantage of Africa Travel Week, a number of Private Tour Operator companies have come forward to confirm their participation in the three events.
The Head of Market Managers in East Africa Private Safaris Africa Michael Njogu said that After exhibiting at ILTM Africa this very year, we established several beneficial business opportunities with high quality buyers. Through taking part in the 3 events during the Africa Travel Week, will offer us a better platform to interact with and even network with a number of new buyers. We are genuinely enthusiastic about participating in the Africa Travel Week the coming year.”
Some other exhibitors agreed to participate in events during the Africa Travel Week in 2014 such as Prins & Prins Diamonds a Diamond specialist in South Africa producing a number of the best quality gemstones in the whole of South Africa, Vineyeard Hotel & Spa – a luxurious hotel found in Cape Town with a more than 200 years’ history and Chitwa a Savanna private game reserve owned by a family, in addition to Dare to Explore, One and Only, Wilderness Safaris and Dreams 4 Africa.
The Portfolio Director of Africa Travel Week Craig Moyes said that they are devoted to Africa and its future as an international player in luxury tourism, leisure and business industries and thrilled with the reaction to the first Africa Travel Week. He added that they intend to create a number of big events to aid the business opportunities for their participants and they hope to publicize these in the forthcoming months.