africa tourism leadership forum & awards

Date:  18th – 20th October 2023 

about ATLF

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is a Pan-African dialogue platform. It brings together key stakeholders of Africa’s travel, tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors to network, share insights, and devise strategies for intra-Africa travel and tourism growth across the continent, whilst enhancing the brand equity of “Destination Africa’’.

It is also the only Forum of its kind in Africa that highlights tourism as a major economic pillar to diversify African economies. The Forum in convened by Africa Tourism Partners and BDO South Africa.

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the Theme

Igniting Intra-Africa tourism through inclusive intra-Africa trade, partnerships and Investments



Africa Tourism Leadership Awards


These awards recognize innovation pioneered by Africans, in Africa, for Africa. It is the first ever Pan-African travel and tourism awards that seek to recognize innovation, excellence and change-making, pioneered by Africans, for Africans, in Africa.  

Sustainability: conservation of bio-diversity, heritage and community based tourism  & quality assurance

Intra-Africa mice/business events sector: investments, business development & revenue mix 

Driving economic inclusivity: women, youth, SMME’s & universal access, business support and continuity

Brand Africa marketing CEO’s session - Intra-Africa tourism marketing, advocacy, value partnerships &  Pan-African marketing agency drive

AfCFTA: future proofing intra-Africa travel, tourism and hospitality trade opportunities – ministerial & policy makers round table  

Intra-Africa tourism infrastructure investment forum/dialogue: funding solutions (accommodationm, airports & , trade in services), regulatory framework, trends opportunities & thought leadership

Intra-Africa market access: connectivity, mobility & travel facilitation  to accelerate recovery

Accelerating pan-African travel technology: innovation,  digitalization, paradigm shift & investments

People – Developmental

  • Women & Youth empowerment – Provide access to decent employment and viable small enterprise support and opportunities.
  • Education – Strengthening the quality of travel and tourism education through capacity building, skills development and mentorship for all.
  • Leadership development – Provide access to mentorship, coaching and Thought Leadership Development
  • Social cohesion & peer-to-peer learning.

Planet – Advocacy and training for Sustainability

  • Conservation & Preservation of Arts, Culture & Heritage.
  • Leverage innovative initiatives to drive tourism growth in targeted local community/ies in the destination
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Profit – Socio-economic

  • Keeping tourism spend in the destination for job creation and financial inclusion.
  • Providing brand exposure and targeted market access for partners and delegates to grow and expand their business
  • Provide relevant strategic insights for sustainable tourism investment.


no registration fees required. full attendance is complimentary

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