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
African Business Travel Association (ABTA)
ABTA is the only Member-led Business Travel Association with a focus on Corporate Travel not only in South Africa but across the African Continent too. ABTA provides a platform for Corporate Travel Management education and sharing of best practice by hosting region-specific industry events and facilitating information flow utilising various platforms in countries across Africa including Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Although ABTA initiatives are open and relevant to all industry sectors, educational focus is aimed towards the Corporate sector as we believe that a better educated buying community will drive the continued elevation and advancement of the business travel industry.
aha Hotels & Lodges
aha Hotels & Lodges is the property management company of Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division. We represent and operate a portfolio of properties in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya. We offer our guests a beautifully different experience so that they always find something wonderful to look forward to when visiting one of our properties, ensuring that their stay with us will always be a unique experience.
The ATKV Buffelspoort holiday resort is situated less than an hour from both Pretoria and Johannesburg and just a stone’s throw from the world-renowned Sun City. ATKV Buffelspoort is the ideal base from where you can explore the wealth of tourist attractions in the area.
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.
Our open-top tours are a delight for anyone wanting a safe, fun and informative introduction to the city, whether you're a lone traveller to South Africa, a local couple, a mom with two kids or a grandad on a weekend outing with the grandkids. City Sightseeing South Africa also offers an array of community tours, from the free walking tours in and around the city to multicultural township experiences, sidecar adventures and even a chopper flip!
E-Tourism Frontiers, an initiative to develop a sustainable and equitable online tourism sector in emerging markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Our events feature some of the world’s leading Online Tourism Experts and service providers- and sessions on e-marketing, travel distribution and sales, social networking and New Media. We are not an agency and do not sell services on behalf of others and offer independent and practical advice and training.
Euronews empowers people to form their own opinion. Euronews is unapologetically impartial and seeks to offer a diversity of viewpoints. Our promise is: “All Views, All Voices, All Welcome”. As a media with a strong European and multicultural DNA, Euronews is a widely recognised and trusted brand, reaching almost 400 million homes across 160 countries.
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.
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
Fair Trade Tourism is a pioneering initiative that promotes equitable and sustainable tourism development through a range of activities including awareness raising, capacity building andadvocacy. FTTawards a special certification Trademark to tourism enterprises in South Africa that meet specific sustainability criteria based on global Fair Trade standards and locally relevant issues.
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.
South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)
SAACI is the recognised umbrella body of the Conference and Meetings Industry in Southern Africa. Since 1987 we have been dedicated to efficiency and professionalism in the industry. In fact, SAACI membership is a vital recognition of professionalism practice. SAACI has a national board and four regional branches- Northern Territories (including Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Botswana and Namibia). Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Each branch is made up of specialist forums that represent specific industry sectors- Conferences & Events, Destination Marketing, Exhibitions, Services, Technical, Transport and Venues.
The guided dance session that celebrates life, nature and others around us, is the only way to start your day! Is it a party? Is it a silent disco? Is it a yoga session? No. In fact, it's all of these things and more! Secret Sunrise is a gathering of like-minded individuals who are not scared of radical self-expression, movement, love, connection...and, of course, joy.
Shimmy Beach Club
Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venue. When you shimmy down to our spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, you’ll discover a destination with endless opportunity for luxury and indulgence. Savour our delectable menus, taste our numerous luxury drinks and cocktails, and imbibe the sophisticated environment we’ve created just for you.
Source Corporation is owned and operated by Dean Fourie, a qualified marketer, with 19 years’ experience in the industry. The journey began as production manager at Master Maths, overseeing their franchise needs. A move to London saw him function as Marketing Manager for Current Medical Literature who printed and distributed medical journals internationally. Upon return to South Africa in 1999, he worked for one of the biggest media companies in Africa, Media24, in their custom publishing division. In 2004 he started Source Corporation.
The Diamond Gallery
The Diamond Gallery is Africa's most exclusive Diamond and Tanzanite experience offering the only private diamond experience of its kind in Cape Town, Johannesburg and in London. With a hands-on team ready to assist with any requirement, they offer you world-class service and a one-of-a-kind experience.
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.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The iconic Two Oceans Aquarium (named Best Responsible Attraction at WTM Africa 2019) provides an unforgettable look at the life that thrives along the Southern African coastline. Celebrating 25 years in 2020, the Aquarium is a perennial favourite amongst locals and tourists, priding itself on focused education and conservation messaging through its world-class, immersive exhibits.
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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