In a strategic move to drive business opportunities within the travel and tourism sector, Africa Travel Week (ATW) has partnered with Invest Africa, a leading pan-African business platform promoting trade and investment in Africa.
The alliance provides a strategic platform for stakeholders to drive investment initiatives for economic recovery and development during the African Tourism Investment Summit (ATIS).
The summit is set to run alongside World Travel Market Africa, ATW’s flagship B2B travel trade show, scheduled from April 7-9 next year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
“ATIS creates an important touchpoint for policymakers and investment professionals from around the globe to engage and secure business,” said gm Travel, Tourism & Creative Industries, Amanda Wellbeloved.
Invest Africa maintains a global footprint of more than 400 member companies, comprising multinationals, private equity firms, institutional investors, development finance institutions, professional service organisations, government bodies and entrepreneurs.
“Invest Africa is delighted to be partnering with WTM Africa in 2021 to support the summit’s agenda of promoting investment into the travel and tourism sectors across Africa,” said ceo, Karen Taylor.
ATW and Invest Africa will host a virtual investment session on October 7 at 15h00 (CAT) with leader of Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic growth across Africa and Turkey, Ramsay Rankoussi, and ceo of The Tourism Business Company, Rick Taylor, as keynote speakers.
“Much like our upcoming webinar, ATIS will host various thought leaders from around the globe who will contribute their learning and expertise, and unpack various investment opportunities Africa has to offer, not just in the travel and tourism sector, but also in lateral sectors that contribute to the industry,” Amanda concluded.