As a major economic contributor for many African countries, the travel and tourism industry offers a plethora of opportunities, uniquely positioned to develop, attract and enhance economic prosperity across the continent; facilitate cross-border collaboration throughout the value chain, and provide exceptional experiences to visitors from around the world.
TIFA seeks to promote tourism and related sectors investment, finance solutions and opportunities between African countries and the rest of the World. As an investment conference predicated on the philosophy of “a global platform for local action”, the TIFA aims to position and profile host locations and other participating African destinations as attractive investment locations and tourism destinations, thereby contributing to the achievement of their economic development and growth ambitions. By creating a platform for access to capital, networks and exchange of insights, the Forum also aims to facilitate the development of start-ups and growth of emerging and established businesses in the tourism and related sectors.
Invited delegates included local and international private sector business leaders, government ministers, senior government officials, development finance institutions, financial institutions, private investors, investment promotion agencies, destination management organisations and members of the diplomatic corps.