3 - 5 April 2023

2022 Event Partners

City of Cape Town

Cape Town, the Host City of Africa Travel Week, 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. #ThisIsCapeTown

African Mamas Crafts

A proudly South African company that showcases, empowers and develops rural women through craft and agriculture thereby creating sustainable communities.

Air Mauritius

Created in 1967, Air Mauritius helped in connecting Mauritius to the rest of the world by regularly opening new routes. More than just an airline, Air Mauritius acts as an ambassador for Mauritius. We bring you the spirit of this country and its people on each of your flights with the special attention that our Mauritian crew provides, as well as a range of quality services. Air Mauritius has received several international awards recognizing the quality of its service on the ground and in flight.

AFRIKOA

AFRIKOA is the first bean-to-bar company in South Africa to produce chocolate made from cocoa sourced directly from African farmers. Direct Trade is the most sustainable way of sourcing cocoa as it removes middlemen and empowers the farmers to earn more.

Allegro Enterprises

In an increasingly complex world, you need an agile business partner on your side. At Allegro, we build sustainable client relationships built on trust and the highest ethical standards. We help our clients drive long-term performance by delivering practical solutions to intricate problems. We have an extensive network of professional industry partners that supports our business and client ecosystem. Our multi-disciplinary team of qualified chartered accountants is committed to making our clients anti-fragile as they navigate the business journey.

AviaDev Africa (Aviation Partner)

AviaDev Africa is the premier platform dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent. The platform consists of live events, the only podcast dedicated to African aviation, online webinars, training sessions and a vibrant social media presence. June 2022 will see the return of the live event, which will be the first aviation event ever hosted on the Treasure Island of Madagascar.

ATKV

Situated in some of the most beautiful parts of our country, and surrounded by cultural gems, heritage sites, and other exciting tourist attractions, you'll find seven resorts where guests are welcomed with unparalleled hospitality.

Brew Routes

Brew Routes is an interactive, digital collection of 150 craft breweries from around South Africa. "Beer Tourism" is a growing trend around the world, and we believe our country can be the next beer destination. It's time to discover #BeerSouthAfrica

Cape Town Air Access

Cape Town Air Access is an award-winning air-route development project, responsible for establishing direct flights that connect Cape Town and the Western Cape with the rest of the world.

The project, housed within Wesgro, is an impressive collaboration between six government entities and the private sector.

Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Tourism is the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation, responsible for destination marketing, visitor and industry services. Successful tourism doesn’t just boost economies – it builds pride too. Cape Town Tourism believes in close encounters, people as the focus point of tourism, responsible living and immersion in the destinations and cultures we visit – this is what gives tourism in Cape Town its unique energy and appeal.

China Travel Online

China Travel Online is the leading China Outbound Travel portal on China wide web. It connect world travel resources to Chinese operators and professional. It is a One stop travel resources, e-Commerce, news aggregator and community portal for Chinese industry companies and professional. The portal mainly introduce destinations, attractions, hotels, MICE, luxury, shopping and transportation. 

Craft + Design Institute

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.

Diamond Works

The Diamond Works is a one-stop world-class jewellery destination offering visitors the opportunity to tour the diamond cutting & jewellery manufacturing workshops. Historical information on the Diamond and Gold mining industry is displayed along with The Diamond Wall of Fame. A tanzanite boutique portrays a large selection of this exquisite but rare violet-blue precious gemstone. A design studio and showcases of beautifully crafted pieces of jewellery adorn the showroom. An Internet café offering refreshments and contact back home completes the picture.

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world’s leading provider for global business intelligence, market analysis and consumer insights. From local to global and tactical to strategic, our research solutions support decisions on how, where and when to grow your business. Find the right report, database or custom solution to validate priorities, redirect assumptions and uncover new opportunities. With offices around the world, analysts in over 100 countries, the latest data science techniques and market research on every key trend and driver, we help you make sense of global markets.

Flexiroam

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.

ForwardKeys (Data Partner)

Founded in 2010, ForwardKeys provides an invaluable service to tourism organisations, airports, brands and retailers keen on understanding who is travelling where, when and for how long. The company can share such insight thanks to its comprehensive access to global ticketing data from online bookings, travel agencies and airlines. ForwardKeys’ strategic information and exclusive insights, therefore, benefit any organisation whose business depends on travel – including airports, duty-free operators, tax refund services, car hire companies and more. For more information or a demo visit their website.

GOLD Restaurant

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.

Greenpop

The Greenpop Foundation NPC is an award-winning registered non-profit organisation headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. We work to restore ecosystems and empower environmental stewards through forest restoration, urban greening, food gardening, and environmental awareness projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hotels.TV

Hotels.TV has a global network of booking Agents who works with portfolio directors, groups, events, trade shows, exhibitions, weddings, sports tournaments and more. Hotels.tv provides events with their own hotel booking platform which connects directly to their event website, with selected hotels and exclusively negotiated rates. We also provide a global media platform through video marketing via our various channels.

How Many Elephants

How Many Elephants is an innovative, design-led international NGO, founded by Holly Budge. Using design to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection, they are educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade in Africa. Their newly launched initiative, World Female Ranger Week (June 23-30 2022) is raising vital funds for female rangers on the front line.

Innovate Tourism

Innovative Tourism provides digital skills for Africa’s micro-and-small tourism entrepreneurs. African tourism stakeholders and technology collaborators are invited to join Innovative Tourism's mission to introduce small businesses in South Africa’s tourism to digital and technology solutions which are critical to their success as the sector rebuilds after the severe impact of Covid-19.

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.

Jordan Wine Farm

Family-owned Jordan Wine Estate, situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, the heart of the Cape Winelands, has been transformed to become one of the leading estates in South Africa. Featuring a wine tasting centre, luxury accommodation, two world-class restaurants where visitors can relax and enjoy fine Cape wines and local Cape fare surrounded by breathtaking views of the vineyards.

Kenya Airways

Enjoy excellent service with a caring African touch. Fly with Kenya Airways and connect with leading destinations.

LIFT

Living in these uncertain times makes it super difficult to plan our lives‚ let alone our travels. When it comes to keeping up with life’s unexpected detours‚ the last thing anyone needs is unnecessary admin or costs. Welcome to flexible air travel from LIFT. And no‚ we’re not just talking about selecting your seats or baggage preferences. We’re talking about the stuff that really counts. Flights can be changed multiple times or cancelled to a credit into your LIFT wallet. Changes made 24 hours or more in advance‚ come at no additional fees or penalties. If the fare for your newly selected flight is higher‚ you’ll just need to pay the difference. If it’s lower‚ we’ll credit you. Need to change traveller name details? No problem. Oh and if you arrive early for your flight‚ don’t hang around the airport for endless hours. Check-in with us to see if we have any earlier flights with availability.  With our flexible fares‚ the change will be hassle free. This is Flexible Air Travel.

Maldives - the Sunny Side of Life

Maldives unique geography and breath-taking natural beauty has made the Maldives one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world. Of the 1,190 islands, more than 120 have been developed as resorts and are in operation, and at least another 50 are under development. Despite this rapid socio-economic development aided by a booming tourism industry, the allure of the Maldives is here to stay!

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

MTPA's mission is to increase the visibility of Mauritius as a prime holiday destination. It promotes Mauritius abroad as a tourist destination through advertising campaigns, tourism fairs, promotional campaigns and activities, and providing information to to tourists on facilities, infrastructures and services available to them in Mauritius.

Norah's Valley

The beauty of this fertile land has inspired many a poet and philosopher. Here, abundance flows and the magic is felt by those who experience Norah’s Valley. A de-alcoholised, smooth, elegant and Noble Red to be enjoyed in its purest and natural form, without the restrictions of alcohol. Norah’s Valley was founded in 2019. It is their mission “To create great tasting organic beverages that promote a healthy, responsible lifestyle.”

Oxford Economics Africa

Oxford Economics Africa specialises in providing forecasts and insights for major African economies. Their services provide a comprehensive analysis of immediate and long-term prospects that will benefit organisations monitoring risks or opportunities for their operations or investments in the continent.

Responsible Tourism Cape Town

Responsible Tourism Cape Town is an initiative from the local authority to harness the benefits of Responsible Tourism in cooperation with communities and the private sector. We subscribe to the three pillars of RT consisting of growing the local Tourism Economy, contributing to Social upliftment through tourism, and in doing so, ensure Environmental integrity.

Secret Sunrise

Igniting you to share your joy. Secret Sunrise is a global community aiming to unite the world through music, movement and connection.

Seeza Network

Seeza Network harnesses the power of collaboration to enhance the domestic and international competitiveness of and facilitate market access for travel and tourism SMEs. Built on the well-established principles of interfirm collaboration, the Network focuses on acquiring and channelling real business opportunities to SMEs and has a proud record of delivering real results in this area. Founded in July 2017, the Network directly channelled millions of Rands worth of business to SMEs between February 2018 and July 2019 by linking them to inbound business events.

Shimansky

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

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 Department of Economic Development and Tourism | Western Cape

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.

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.

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (Gold Sponsor: ATIS)

KwaZulu-Natal, the destination that has it all, from the tallest waterfall in the world, Tugela Falls, to the oldest game reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, warm weather all year round supported by warmth of the people. Kilometers of coastal beach, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg mountains and historic battlefields.

Travel Africa Network

Join Africa's premiere 24hr TV channel as we take you on exciting journey's through the African continent. Explore Africa's must-see destinations, safaris, foodie spots, meet the locals and much much more!

Tsogo Sun

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.

What do visitors gain?

Looking for an opportunity to network and attend sessions from industry leaders about travel trends and innovations?

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