Africa

African travel and tourism sector set for debut hybrid summit in September

The Department of Tourism and South African Tourism have announced, 20 August, they will host the first ever Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit (ATTS). It is set to take place in a hybrid format, 19-21 September 2021, coinciding with Tourism Month in South Africa.  ATTS aims to attract African community delegates, African tourism ministers, industry associations, Tourism Boards, DMOs as well...

Could Girl Guides all over Africa become beekeepers?

Gary Grimmer looks into meetings serendipity and how it is benefitting Africa and its associations: When people who have never met are brought together for some common purpose sometimes magic happens in unexpected ways. After all, so much of the world’s innovation is spawned by chance meetings, people making connections and new enterprises emerging. A case in point was a recent meeting of the memb...

Cape Town prepares for live return in September

The city of Cape Town is hosting a live event, Connect in the City Live, in September. The three-day event marks a return to live in South Africa, and forms part of the Africa Travel Week celebrations for 2021. The early stages of the event will comprise familiarisation trips for exhibitors who attended Africa Travel Week Virtual in April, as well as selected media. The main event will then take t...

Incubator for innovation

The success of the recent ICCA hub in Cape Town illustrates the potential for meetings in Africa, says Gregg Talley.   Gregg Talley, president and CEO of Talley Management Group, tells CMW the reasons for considering Africa as a business event destination will be as valid post-Covid as they were pre-Covid. Talley, who has many-year experience of organising events in Africa, points to “the inc...