This yrís version of the africa tourism leadership forum (atlf) and awards may be hosted by means of durban kwazulu-natal conference bureau in durban, underneath the auspices of the provincial government of kwazulu-natal, south africa from 29 to 30 august 2019. Themed ìstimulating intra-africa journey thru concept managementî, atlf is the simplest pan-african public-non-public tourism management speak platform this is convened, led and hosted through africans in africa. It is convened by way of african tourism companions with the support of its key strategic companions together with bdo south africa, nepad, africa tour institutions (ata) and voyages afriq. In line with mr sihle zikalala, provincial minister for monetary improvement, tourism and environmental affairs in the kwazulu-natal, gatherings like atlf permit notion leaders in africa to bring into the limelight incredible industry developments and inspiring stakeholders who work tough to build a sustainable african journey and tourism industry.
because the proud host of atlf 2019, we look forward to welcoming all stakeholders from throughout the continent and the rest of the world, no longer handiest this revolutionary occasion but, also to enjoy what south africa and our stunning province offer the sector. Atlf is an african mission that we must all be part of and help,î stated zikalala. The 2018 atlf and award edition was held in accra, ghana. It changed into hosted by the government of ghana thru ghana tourism authority and its parent ministry of tourism, arts and culture. This changed into attended by using tourism ministers in addition to over 500 public and personal sector executives. These blanketed representatives of unwto, nepad, diplomatic corps, directors-popular, worldwide motel brands, journey control organizations, institutions, nearby executives of airlines, excursion operators, academic institutions, researchers and lots of other industry experts. Kwakye donkor, africa tourism companionsí (atp) ceo congratulated the kwazulu-natal province for winning the bid to host the 2019 atlf and awards. ìthe provincial leadership has truely exemplified authentic values of thought leadership with the aid of aiming to carry together enterprise leaders in africa to durban, to once again boost their dedication to sell intra-africa travel, speak and understand trade-makers in africaís tourism improvement as a collective,î stated donkor. Some of the key attention regions of debate at some stage in the 2019 atlf and awards are: the prevailing and destiny imperatives of visa openness, e-visas and air connectivity. Outlook on the impact business and mice tourism on national economies. What it takes for africa to harness the multi-degree chinese language outbound tour marketplace. How to include and optimize disruptive technological innovation for intra-africa journey. Turning in essential tour and tourism infrastructure with improvement finance establishments. Spotlight on wildlife and biodiversity conservation as strategic tourism belongings in africa. Capabilities improvement and potential building across the arena cost chain and more. Practicalities of measuring the go back on destination advertising and marketing funding.