#AfriTravel: WTM Africa 2017 showcases best of tourism on the African continent

2017-04-20 08:16 - Boipelo Mokgothu
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Cape Town - An exciting and busy first day at World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2017 saw the prestigious event, now in its third year, open doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals across the continent.

More than 5 000 delegates are in the Western Cape to attend WTM Africa 2017, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) between 19 April and 21 April.

SEE: What you need to know about World Travel Market Africa 2017

A varied host of international buyers, local outbound specialists, tourism product and destination marketing organisations are in attendance.    

“The WTM Africa team has worked hard at creating a stimulating and innovative environment not that not only encourages connections, but facilitates lucrative business meeting for attendees," says Chardonnay Marchesi, General Manager of Africa Travel Week. 

SEE: Becoming a global aviation leader: Is SA on track?

Apart from the global showcase of what the Africa tourism sector offers, WTM Africa 2017 also delves deeper into tourism industry issues and trends - including the upswing in aviation on the African continent, how sustainability in tourism has an upper hand in Africa, and how bloggers featuring the continent have changed the perception of Africa in the global travel sphere. 

Traveller24 will be hosting i_ambassador's Velvet Escape and Travel Dudes in studio on Thursday 20 April - follow the live stream on Facebook here at 12:30 

Highlights of the day

Business travel and accommodation sector growing 

What you can look forward to 

SA's Road Trip With The Most Twists

 Session and a special event hosted by Hotel Verde

Discussions on how to make Afritravel better


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