3 - 5 April 2023

2023 Association Partners

Africa's Eden Tourism Association

Africa’s Eden Tourism Association was established to promote the KAZA destination and adjacent wildlife areas. This association is noteworthy as the first multi-country destination marketing campaign entirely driven by the private sector in the region.

KAZA is home to The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the only quadropoint on earth.

African Tourism Board (ATB)

The African Tourism Board provides an effective platform for both the public and private sector to engage and reach out. ATB supports the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism which highlights the “decisive and central” role of UNWTO, as recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in promoting and developing tourism with a view to contributing to economic development, international understanding, peace, prosperity, and universal respect for, and observance of human rights, and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction and without any form of discriminations.

Africa Travel Association (ATA)

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships, serving both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. ATA partners with the African Union Commission to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa. ATA’s annual events bring together industry leaders to shape Africa’s tourism agenda.

African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA®)

The African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA®) is a member-driven trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Recognised as the Voice of African Tourism, ATTA® serves and supports businesses in Africa representing buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 21 African countries. With over 630 members, ATTA® acts as Pan-Africa’s largest network of tourism product covering not only accommodation, transport and travel specialists in Africa, but a formidable selection of tour operators, representation and PR companies worldwide promoting tourism to Africa.

Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA)

Founded in 1956, the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) promotes professional service within the travel sector. Membership of ASATA is entirely voluntary and extends to South African Retail Travel Agents, Travel Management Companies and Wholesalers. Currently the Membership represents over 90% of the industry.

Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN)

Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) is a member-driven professional, voluntary trade association founded in 1990 with the primary purpose of promoting domestic and inbound tourism to Nigeria. The association promotes integrity and offers domestic and inbound tourism services companies the highest level of quality in the 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.

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.

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”.

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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