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PLANNING AHEAD

PLANNING AHEAD

While current business and leisure travel are mainly on hold, professionals of the tourism industry voting with their feet, putting faith and confidence in the recovery we all eagerly wait for. It is a practical learning curve in which sellers and buyers of tourism all across the globe are looking to better themselves with offers and interesting packages that will bring travellers back to a safer, smooth and maximized African adventure in the sub-Sahara.

OurAfrica.Travel 2021 is looking to reconnect Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands with the globe through an affordable platform, originally launched in 2020 to fill the void left by the cancellation of so many trade shows.

The OurAfrica.Travel virtual trade show will take place over 10 days, from the 1 – 12 March 2021. Meeting dates will be aligned to specific geographical regions over the event period, which will accommodate the local time zones of buyers across the globe – as per 2020.

They are using the same platform, which offers pre-scheduled one-on-one face-to-face virtual meetings and full control of your own meeting diary/calendar.

Two weeks. Two different time-zones. Africa & Indian Ocean Islands to the Globe.

 

VIRTUAL MEETING DATES:

1 – 5 March 2021 – Europe, Africa, Asia & Oceania (5 days): 04:00 – 19:00 CAT

8 – 12 March 2021 – Americas (5 days): 10:00 – 23:00 CAT

Registration for both buyers and exhibitors on https://ourafrica.travel/

 

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET’s (WTM) Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.

Africa Travel Week has unveiled a bold plan for its 2021 suite of shows, which includes several value-add opportunities, in addition to WTM Africa, which will run as a 100% virtual exhibition from 07-09 April 2021 with a live element from 01-03 September during Tourism Month.

In addition to the virtual show in April, which consists of 1-to-1 meetings, content sessions and speed networking, ATW has lined up a collection of additional events throughout the year, which include:

  • Educational content webinars from May to August.
  • Africa Travel Week: Connect in the City Live from 1-3 September, including on-site experiences in the official Host City of Cape Town.
  • A series of virtual masterclasses from September to November.

 

Details and registration is available through https://atwconnect.com/

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