Cape Town, the Host City of WTM Africa, is Africa’s leading festivals and events destination. The city ranks among the world’s top destinations to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, study, play and invest.
Event Partners and Sponsors
Host City of Cape Town
China Travel Online
China Travel Online, the leading China Outbound Travel portal which aims to support all WTM Africa stakeholders in connecting with Chinese operators and professionals. The portal mainly introduce sort after destinations, attractions, hotels, MICE, luxury, shopping and transportation to the Chinese traveller.
The CDI is a non-profit company with 16 years of experience successfully growing local creative businesses. We support the development of start-up, established and exporting enterprises, operating in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in craft, design, light manufacturing and related sectors where design can commercialise innovation.
Explore More Travel
Explore More Travel is an award-winning specialist tour operator that provides international clients with the highest quality travel services and life-changing experiences. Explore More Travel provides a professional, high quality travel consultancy and destination management service to both local and international clients. Explore More Travel differentiates itself from its competitors by never compromising on the quality of the service, product and overall experience, and will always “deliver on its promises”.
FLEXIROAM (ASX: FRX) is the leading global mobile virtual network operator offering an affordable alternative to current mobile roaming services. The company was founded in 2011 by CEO, Jefrey Ong with the aim of expanding the horizons of global communication. By leveraging on innovative technologies, FLEXIROAM offers international outbound travelers voice and data roaming in over 200 countries.
A unique African restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. Our set 14 course Cape Malay and African menu is a taste safari that will transport you from Table Mountain to Timbuktu. This culinary experience is accompanied by unique interactive traditional entertainment. Africa is home to hundreds of tribes, ethnic and social groups. This diversity is reflected in our cuisine. Geographically and from a culinary point of view, the continent can be divided into three principal regions: North Africa, sub-Saharan and Southern Africa.
The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC) was established in 1940 by an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, No. 22 of 1940) and is fully owned by the South African Government under the supervision of the Department of Economic Development. It is a national development finance institution mandated to promote economic growth and industrial development, and develop domestic industrial capacity.
Impact Choice (Event Travel Partner)
Established in 2009, impactChoice is a market leading provider of environmental sustainability solutions with offices in the USA, Europe and Africa. The company offers unique environmental sustainability and emissions mitigation solutions & consulting services to companies seeking strategies & solutions that reduce emissions, improve profits and increase stakeholder value.
International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
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.
International Tourism Investment Corporation
International Tourism Investment Corporation Ltd a London-based company which owns ITIC, facilitates challenging dialogue between tourism industry leaders and stakeholders on the sustainable development of tourism and travel and collaborate with governments, investors and project owners to create joint ventures that invest in developing innovative tourism and travel facilities, infrastructure and services that benefit all stakeholders, especially the host countries and their peoples. Our team does extensive research work, and we provide valuable content, insights and market intelligence on tourism investment opportunities in regions we operate.
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa, with 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 supports its members through a range of services and a programme of 100+ events annually.
Just a Drop
Just a Drop brings sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities around the world. Safe water changes everything. It improves health, education, women’s rights, leads to secure food sources, economic growth and brighter futures. It completely transforms lives, especially those of women and children. Just a Drop’s project work is currently focused In Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda and Zambia. We work with communities to implement solutions which best suit their needs, such as rainwater harvesting systems, wells, sand dams, water distribution systems, biosand filters, latrines, and sanitation and hygiene training. We’ve recently developed food security and micro-finance programmes, which further support community development and economic growth. We have reached over 1.4 million people in 32 countries since we began in 1998.
At the heart of a Shimansky jewellery creation, is a combination of a South African treasure, the pursuit of perfection, passion, innovation, vision and understanding of the client and of their special moment. In the centre of the Shimansky world, is you, the client. The reward we get from our clients sharing their special moment and using our jewellery as a memory of that moment, is what drives us to deliver the very best that we can.
Spier, near Stellenbosch, is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms with a recorded history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, we've got a vibrant and conscious energy, and are home to one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art. Our wines are among the most awarded in the country. Visit us, and enjoy them paired with wholesome, tasty food made with ingredients grown either on our farm or by trusted, nearby farmers. If you feel like lingering, our Hotel and conferencing facilities offer inspiring Winelands getaways in the tranquility of nature.
The Vineyard Hotel
The Vineyard Hotel is located near Kirstenbosch Gardens. With views of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this 7.5 acre garden estate is a rare country escape in an urban setting. Its 21st Century comforts live happily alongside period inspiration. Award-winning gourmet restaurants and an acclaimed spa and poolside gym are just some of the joys of this unique, family owned, Fair Trade Tourism-certified hotel.
A company of unparalleled variety, footprint and scale, Tsogo Sun is listed on the JSE and proudly encompasses a portfolio of 14 casinos and entertainment destinations, strategically located across 6 provinces in South Africa, as well as over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and the Middle East. This includes elegant, individually branded luxury hotels, full service through to select service and properties catering to the budget conscious travellers.
Western Cape Government
The Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s vision is a Western Cape that has a vibrant, innovative and sustainable economy characterized by growth, employment and equitable opportunities, and built on the full potential of all.
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