(Posted 28th March 2022)
The Africa Travel Week is calling on the travel community to register their interest in EQUAL Africa, running alongside WTM Africa on 11th of April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Held annually as part of Africa Travel Week, the one-day event will bring together industry experts and thought leaders from across the globe to share insights on creating a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+travel.
“Equal Africa has become an integral component of Africa Travel Week, providing a specialised platform for travel suppliers and buyers targeting the LGBTQ+ community,” says Martin Hiller, Creative + Content Director: Travel, Tourism and Creative Industries at RX Africa.
“Our official partnership with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) allows us to track the latest trends and welcome global experts to share strategies and marketing best practices to help rebuild our industry in a more open and inclusive way.”
Seats are already filling up for this year’s jam-packed programme featuring LoAnn Halden, Vice President: Communications for the IGLTA, Micheal Gladwin, Managing Director of Afrigay Travel, and Jason Fiddler, Founder of KZNGLTA.
In order to attend EQUAL Africa 2022, WTM Africa registrants and other interested parties will need to reserve their seats online before the event.
“Don’t wait until the day,” urged Hiller. “Although participation at the event is free of charge, we’re encouraging all Africa Travel Week attendees to register their interest online as seats are limited due to Covid-19 restrictions,” Hiller concluded.
The countdown has officially begun for EQUAL Africa 2022. Click here to reserve your place now to avoid disappointment.
The Africa Travel Week is also urging Africa’s event, exhibition, and incentive organisers to reserve their seats for IBTM Africa, running alongside WTM Africa on 13 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
“WTM Africa may be our flagship show, but we also host a range of value-add events such as IBTM Africa which specifically targets the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry,” says Martin Hiller, Creative + Content Director: Travel, Tourism and Creative Industries at RX Africa.
Held annually as part of Africa Travel Week, the one-day conference provides a highly specialised platform for African suppliers and international buyers to come together and transact business, share knowledge, and network.
This year’s theme, entitled ‘New Business, New Tech, New World‘, has been expertly designed to provide all IBTM Africa attendees with the insights and knowledge they need to recover and grow their businesses in 2022 and beyond.
“In order to attend IBTM Africa this year, WTM Africa registrants and other interested parties will need to reserve their seat online before the event,” Hiller explained further. “Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we won’t be able to accommodate last-minute attendees once we reach our recommended capacity.”
IBTM Africa forms one of five events at the CTICC that make up Africa Travel Week, including ATIS (African Tourism Investment Summit) and EQUAL Africa, held on 13 April, and ILTM Africa (International Luxury Travel Market) and WTM Africa (World Travel Market) running from 11-13 April.
“Our bolt-on events like IBTM Africa are what makes Africa Travel Week so unique and valuable,” says Hiller. “This year’s programme is all set to inspire the business events’ world to deliver exceptional experiences for their customers as business events make a comeback,” he ended.
- Tes Proos, President SITE AFRICA and Founder: Crystal Events Africa
- Glenton De Kock, CEO: South African Association for The Conference Industry (SAACI)
- Thembi Kunene-Msimang, CEO: Tourvest IME
- Angela Lorimer, Head of Sales and Marketing · Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa
- Projeni Pather, Founder: Exposure Marketing and Chairperson: Association of African Exhibition Organisers
- Denise Hattingh, Managing Director: KEU Underwriting Managers
Don’t miss the opportunity to reconnect at IBTM Africa 2022. Click here to register your seat today.