All dates and times subject to change.
WORLD TOURISM DAY DIALOGUE
25 SEPTEMBER 2020 7AM GMT | 9AM SAST
Join us in celebration of Tourism Month for a dialogue around the role of rural tourism in our local communities. Our expert panel will inspire new innovative ways to reignite domestic and international tourism post covid pandemic and border openings.
Ms Candice Meyer, Hilton Hotel Durban
Ms Makhosi Msimango, Women in Tourism KZN Chair
Ms Zodwa Msimang, Ikhono Communications
Mr Ross Kata, Perfections Online
Mr Sibusiso Mngoma, Durban Tourism
Moderator: Mr. Kojo Bentum-Williams, VoyageAfriq
Facilitator: Ms. Thandekile Jessica Nhleko, Project ENZA
AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM
19-21 OCTOBER 2020
: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.
NOMADNESS TRAVEL TRIBE
AUDACITY Digi is the 2020 pivot from our physical festival, into a one day digital event. AUDACITY Digi is hitting on the interactive front, and we look forward to bringing the attendees and our partners into the experience. Time to breathe some life, some energy, some US into the world right now!
Our lineups are like no other. We survey our community to make sure we are presenting the people and the topics that are relevant to us in this moment. Continue to check back for speaker updates, as for DIGI’s some line ups get solidified up until about a week before the digital festival launches, so be sure to check back! Also, follow us on social media for LIVE speaker updates. @audacityfest
The following events have already taken place and their content can be accessed any time.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: CEO TOWN HALL
Tourism Leaders from Eswatini and Seychelles addressed questions and issues put before them by a global audience of industry leaders, small and medium business owners, and travelers alike.
BEYOND CONSERVATION: COMMUNITIES
Join Wazha Dube of Index Select and Beks Ndlovu of African Bush Camps during 'Beyond Conservation: Communities' as they discuss Africa's rural tourism communities, new challenges and opportunities, and how the industry can continue to support and promote local empowerment and conservation through tourism.
Discussion with Cherae Robinson, Founder and CEO of Tastemakers Africa. Called the "sexy, dope way to experience Africa" by Fusion and heralded as an innovator by AFAR, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN and more, Tastemakers Africa offers unique tours created and hosted by artists, creators, and makers in Africa and beyond.
One in 22 working South Africans are employed in the tourism sector. It directly contributes 2.9 per cent to South Africa’s gross domestic product. In 2017 tourists spent just over half a million rand every minute or R277 billion for the entire year in South Africa, according to Stats SA. All this has changed with COVID-19 and lock-down. The industry has been brought to a virtual standstill. But as the country moves to phase 4 of lock-down what measures and funding are in place to help kick-start the industry? Is it enough? Find out on this Zoom #BusinessTomorrow panel discussion.