All dates and times subject to change.

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WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 

GLOBAL HUB

World Travel Market has launched a new online portal, WTM Global Hub, to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world.

The resource offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic.

WTM Portfolio – the parent brand for World Travel Market - London, World Travel Market - Latin America, Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market - Africa, Travel Forward and other key travel trade events – is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub.

The platform will be regularly updated to deal with the evolving demands of the pandemic and to share ideas about preparing for recovery.

 
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WEDNESDAYS 15 APRIL - 6 MAY 2020 | 9 AM EDT

The webinar series will feature panel discussions led by the faculty,

in conversation with African business leaders.

April 15
Leadership in Times of Crisis, led by Linda Hill, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative
April 22
Liquidity - Managing Cash Flow When Revenue & Funding Dry Up, led

by Kunle Elebute, Chair of KPMG Africa
April 29
This Isn’t the West - How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19,

led by Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer

of Business Administration 
May 6
Strategic Planning in the Face of Uncertainty, led by Andy Zelleke, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

ON-DEMAND

The following events have already taken place and their content can be accessed any time.

SA Tourism is undertaking the process of compiling a Tourism Recovery Plan for the sector. As such, we have created a series of webinars in order to engage the Tourism Industry on solutions, scenarios, and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. The following thought leaders will be the panellists: Suzanne Bayly-Coupe, CEO of Classic Portfolios; Chris Mears, CEO of African Travel and Tourism Association (UK); Graham Wood, COO of Sun International; Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair. Moderated by Sisa Ntshona and Jon Howell

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Bheki Dube is known as one of South Africa's youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in hospitality. Award winning, he has launched the noted African hybrid hotels chain -- CURIOCITY -- in Johannesburg, Durban, and most recently in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to the affordable chic lodging, CURIOCITY is also known for their immersive localized tours, and has been a staple partner with NOMADNESS since 2014. The travel industry is being hit worldwide; hear how it's effecting travel on another continent.

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The COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinarily disruptive to the hospitality industry. Employers have had to slash expenses across the board and make major staffing cuts. Unfortunately, many of the individuals affected by layoffs and reduced work hours live paycheck to paycheck and do not have adequate health insurance. Making matters worse, the industry’s current struggles are likely just the tip of the iceberg. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many firms are struggling to develop HR plans and action steps for mitigating the negative consequences of this crisis.

This episode is the recording of the first AviaDev Tourism webinar delivered on 3rd April 2020 and is brought to you by AviaDev Africa and VoyagesAfriq Travel Media.

 

Panelists:
Anita Mendiratta, Founder and President of Anita Mendiratta and Associates; Advisor to UNWTO Secretary General
Sisa Ntshona: CEO of South African Tourism
Judy Kepher -Gona: Tourism Policy Analyst, STTA
Dr Carmen Nibigira: Tourism Policy Analyst
Mohammed Hersi: President of Kenya Tourism Federation & Operations Director Pollmans Tours and Safaris

Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui gives us updates on the ground in Morocco, and how Experience Morocco is dealing with COVID-19 so that they can welcome clients to their amazing destination when the time comes.

 

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