WTM Africa 2017

WTM Africa website

Wednesday, 19 April 10h00 – 11h00

Harold Goodwin will be on stand W54 to enable people to book a slot on the WTM RT Stand W54 to present.

Wednesday, 19 April 11h30 – 12h15
Market Access for Small and Emerging Enterprises
As the demand for experiential tourism grows in the source markets there is an increasing need for destinations to provide a rich diversity of products and experiences. Disintermediation with the growth of sites like TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Viator has eased market access. In this session, we shall explore what these trends mean destinations and at the barriers to access which remain to be overcome for small and emerging enterprises.

Moderator Harold Goodwin WTM RT Advisor
Enver Mally Director African Eagle Day Tours &  Chairman of the Board of Cape Town Tourism.
Kgomotso Pooe, Director, Soweto Outdoor Adventures 

Thursday, 20 April 14h30 – 15h15
Sustainable Development Goals

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Development through Tourism and tourism is explicitly mentioned in three of the seventeen SDGs which run to 2030. Your panel will explore what the SDGs mean for the travel and tourism sector and share with you, their views about how the SDGs can be used by your business or by destinations. How can you best use the SDG? Does it make business sense?

Moderator Harold Goodwin WTM RT Advisor
Eneida Fernandes Senior Private Sector Development Specialist/Tourism, World Bank 
Glynn O’Leary CEO Transfrontier Parks Destinations
Dr Sue Snyman Wilderness Safaris: Group Community Development and Culture Manager

16:30

Friday 21 April, Africa RT Award winners meet the press, WTM Responsible Tourism Stand (W54) from 10.30 – 11.30

Friday, 21 April 11h30 – 12h15
Cultural Heritage and Tourism in Africa
Africa is the world’s most diverse continent and some of its countries are the most diverse in the world. Unfortunately, this diversity has not been successfully conveyed in the way in which Africa has been presented and marketed for tourism. How can we present Africa’s cultural and natural diversity better and attract more visitors to enjoy and appreciate the rich lived cultural heritage of Africa? There are business opportunities in cultural heritage – come along and find out about them.

Moderator Heidi ve der Watt ICRT/Better Tourism Africa
Joa-Anne Duggan Archival Platform
Joslyn Walker WOW Zulu 
Iain Harris Coffeebeans Routes

Stand

TFPD
Nick Crane Simien Lodge The threatened Ethiopian Wolf and how tourism could save it.
RT Award winners – meet the press WTM Responsible Tourism Stand (W54) from 10.30 – 11.30