#AfricaTourismPartners thank participants in Innovation Challenge 2023


(Posted 17th March 2023)


This year’s Innovation Challenge applications closed yesterday ( 14th March 2023). Thank you so much to everyone who submitted projects. Our judges have received your submissions and are hard at work. We are excited to see all of the fantastic projects that have been submitted.

For more information on what happens next now that you have submitted your project,  Click here.

Why should you participate in the Africa Youth In Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge 2023?

The country of Namibia is home to diverse wildlife including a significant cheetah population, spectacular scenery, the sandwich harbour, diverse cultures and is distinguished by the Namibian desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast.
While that might sound attractive, there has to be more of a reason to visit this amazing African country, right?

Yes, indeed and that reason is The Africa Youth In Tourism Innovation Summit And Challenge hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, of Namibia.

This competition invites and welcomes innovative ideas and solutions that goes beyond technology but are travel, tourism and MICE industry related projects for review and adjudication by a preeminent panel of industry leaders. Through the summit and other media platforms, top 5 finalists of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge are introduced to industry leaders, mentors and potential funders and/or partnerships.
The aim is to encourage young people to take initiative and play a positive role in sustaining the travel and tourism industry.


The Africa Tourism Leadership Awards seek to recognise game-changing individuals and/or groups pursuing initiatives across the sector.

The Outstanding Africa Tourism Media & Marketing Award category recognises the most influential media and/or marketing contribution to changing Africa’s image.

Here are the 2022 winners of this category:

Winner: Ghana Tourism AuthorityThe Ghana Tourism Authority is a Ghanaian state agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts responsible for the regulation of tourism in Ghana by marketing, promoting, licensing, classifying, researching and developing tourism facilities and services in the country.


1st Runner: Up Northern Cape Tourism Authority
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority is the official tourism destination marketing arm of the Northern Cape Provincial Government. We are tasked to market and promote the Northern Cape as a desirable leisure, events and business tourism destination locally and abroad.
2nd Runner Up: Vixen Excursions
Vixen Photography brand, whose works include, but are not limited to, nature and wildlife photography, minimalist photography, and landscape photography. The main goal of their work is to tell the beautiful stories of Botswana and Africa, with the hope of attracting more local and international tourists to this rich continent.

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