10 - 12 April 2024

2023 Association Partners


The African Association of Exhibition Organisers a collaborative platform primarily representing exhibition organisers in Africa. This collaboration guarantees an investment in the growth and development of exhibitions as well as industry challenges being addressed. Having earned the acclaim as an association that delivers on its obligations, AAXO is committed to promoting the industry, encouraging businesses to invest and participate in exhibitions, affording members tools and resources for successful exhibition management, and encouraging world-class industry standards. This dedication is evident in AAXO’s commitment to linking organisers to a network of suppliers and opportunities to ensure growth in the exhibition industry.

Africa's Eden Tourism Association

Africa’s Eden is a private sector association promoting our destination to the global trade through awareness and collaboration. We represent the entire tourism sector, from large product suppliers to local operators, restaurants and attractions; including the whole supply chain in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

African Tourism Board (ATB)

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is a non-profit body tasked to act as a strategic partner among African Countries to develop market and implement tourism programs that meet the emerging needs of local industries and the international tourism market, promoting Africa as a worldwide destination and brings the continent to the global stage of in-demand tourist destinations.
With headquarters in Eswatini, ATB is the responsible catalyst to foster intra and inter African tourism, both for leisure and business, facilitate trade and investment into African tourism, rebrand Africa, reshape Africa’s narrative, promote ecotourism, conservation and anti- poaching efforts.

Africa Travel Association (ATA)

The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international  travel and tourism industry. ATA membership is composed of African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. 

Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN)

Founded in 1990, the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) is a member-led, professional trade association with a goal to enhance domestic and inbound tourism in Nigeria. ATPN pursues a commitment to upholding integrity and delivering top-notch quality services to businesses in the domestic and inbound tourism industry.

East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP)

The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) is the private sector body for tourism in East Africa, working towards promoting the interest and participation of the private sector in the East African Community (EAC) integration process.

Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA)

Since 1949, FEDHASA is recognised by Government and industry players as the official VOICE and lobbying body for the S.A. hospitality industry, representing accommodation- & catering establishments, industry suppliers and upcoming leaders of industry, through our young professionals segment. FEDHASA also has a second registration as Employers’ Body, giving you the right to representation at the CCMA. We also offer cost-saving benefits to our members, most of which cover your annual membership fees and more.


GBTA SA is a travel buyer led community of business travel professionals who encourage dialogue and learning through a series of relevant and strategic educational events. Underpinning these events whether virtual or in-person, is encouraging beneficial relationships amongst all business travel professionals empowering both the Buyer and Supplier community.

Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN)

The Hospitality Association of Namibia has since its inception in 1987, grown from an initial 16 members to a total of close to 400 members.  H·A·N represents the full spectrum of the hospitality industry, from hotels, to guest houses, guest farms, lodges, rest camps, restaurants, conference centres and catering services.

Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB)

The Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) exists to promote, encourage and police excellence in hospitality and tourism in Botswana. It is HATAB's role to ensure that all visitors, both from within and from outside Botswana, enjoy consistently high standards of service from the entire hospitality and tourism industry. The Association is an umbrella organization representing all sectors of the industry. Privately established and funded, it is the governing body for all its members.

International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)

ICCA is the global members community and knowledge hub for the international associations meetings industry. We share knowledge and build trust so associations and suppliers can develop better business partnerships. With over 60 year’s experience, ICCA is a leading advocate for excellence, and how our industry can drive societal change.

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)

IGLTA was founded in 1983 and is the world's leading network of LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses. We provide free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide. IGLTA's members include LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 80 countries.

The International Institute for Peace (IIPT-SA)

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism Southern Africa (IIPTSA) is a Chapter of the International Institute of Peace through Tourism. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering travel and tourism initiatives that contribute to the international understanding, cooperation among nations, an improved quality of environment, cultural enhancement and the preservation of heritage, poverty reduction, reconciliation and healing wounds of conflicts; and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.

Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA)

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents is the national umbrella body for Travel Agents in Kenya, with a growing membership of over 170 Travel Agencies, and is Kenya’s largest and only membership organization for travel agents. KATA transitioned from a society to a company limited by guarantee in September 2018, providing more space for growth and defending the travel trade. KATA is a member of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA), which represents 84 countries. It also hosts the Secretariat of the Association of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents (AESATA).

KwaZulu-Natal Gay & Lesbian Tourism Association (KZNGALTA)

By bringing LGBT-owned and -welcoming businesses together, we are able to offer visitors great local offers and in doing so support economic growth. The KwaZulu-Natal Gay & Lesbian Tourism Association (KZNGALTA) is primarily non-profit business association that operates in the South African travel sector as a Community Tourism Organisation (CTO). We were established in 2004 and have been in operation for over 15 years now, with growth in our activities, reach and membership taking off in the past few years alone.

National Accommodation Association of SA (NAASA)

The National Accommodation Association of South Africa is a network of guesthouses, bed and breakfasts (B&B) and self-catering accommodation around South Africa. All their members comply with the Association’s strict standards and requirements for membership ensuring quality, reputable service and value for money. Furthermore, smaller accommodation providers are a key driver of our economy. NAASA want to ensure their members are visible, have a voice, and are able to grow through making use of our extensive network of partners and support system.

Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ)

The membership of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ) includes most hunting, photosafari and other specialised tourism service providers operating in Zimbabwe. All SOAZ members must be registered and licenced in accordance with current Zimbabwean legislation, and must employ only registered and licenced professional guides, hunters and couriers.

SKAL International

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism, business and friendship since 1934. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry's managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

South African Association For The Conference Industry (SAACI)

SAACI is a professional association that promotes sustainability within the business events industry in Southern Africa. The association facilitate an enabling environment for LEARNING, GROWTH and COLLABORATION. Their goal is to be the recognised professional association of the business events industry of Southern Africa.

Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA)

Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is a member-driven credibility association that strives to set the highest standards in the Tourism Industry. This year’s annual SATSA Conference will be held from 16 – 18 August at Spier, Stellenbosch. The theme for the conference is “Transforming for Inclusive Growth”. To register to attend.

Skål International

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism, business and friendship since 1934. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry's managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

Tanzania Society Of Travel Agents (TASOTA)

Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA) has been registered in October,1980. It has been formed with sole intention to be the impartial voice of Travel Agents in Tanzania. TASOTA’s mission is to advance and protect members’ interests while promoting the highest code of Integrity, Ethical and Professional Standards.

Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)

TBCSA is a non-profit, member-centric organisation representing the unified voice of business in the travel and tourism private sector. As an umbrella organisation, we serve to unite and influence the diverse travel and tourism sector to contribute to a competitive, responsible and inclusive travel and tourism economy.

Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK)

Tour Operators Society of Kenya - TOSK, is the most vibrant tourism association in Kenya which targets SMEs & MSMEs enterprises in the tourism industry. It was formed in 2015 to advocate for the upcoming businesses and to lobby for favourable government policies. it has grown to over 75 members who have successfully been mentored through the mentorship & incubation program. Among the objectives, is to give the members a global reach of their services.

Zimbabwe Tour Operators Association (ZTOA)

The Zimbabwe Tour Operators Association (ZTOA) is the a subsector body of the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism representing the business interests of tour operators, tour wholesalers and destination management companies operating in Zimbabwe.

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