The third edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards (ATLF) which was scheduled for 13th to 15th July, 2020 has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The event which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda is now scheduled for 19th to 21st October.
The move to the last quarter of the year is to allow the alignment of the content with Africa’s travel tourism sector post COVID-19 recovery strategies.
According to communication from the forum’s organisers, the new dates will allow the conveners and the host partners to re-design this year’s programme to focus on post-COVID-19 recovery and innovative business solutions through travel technology and digitalization, skills development, domestic tourism, intra-Africa travel and supporting policies.
The Africa Youth Innovation Summit aims to serve as a continental platform for youth in tourism, travel, hospitality, aviation, academia and all related industries to connect, engage, learn and grow. Interested participants are urged to enrol for the summit.
Africa Tourism Leadership Awards recognises the game-changers in the tourism sector. The awards focus on individuals and groups’ initiatives being pursued across the sector. Among the big winners in 2019 included the president of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame who won the Destination Africa Lifetime award. The public is urged to nominate gamechangers in the industry including selves and own companies for these awards.