Nov 2017

African Responsible Tourism award winners

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Cape Town : WTM Africa discussed issues of MICE tourism , topical trends, insightful case studies and reports on how this industry is evolving on the African continent this week in Cape town.

“ibtm africa 2017 was once again presented in a new and engaging format this year,” said Chardonnay Marchesi, General Manager of Africa Travel Week, which incorporates ibtm africa.

The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange is to form an integral part of Africa Travel Week in 2018, a collaboration that will bring together travel professionals and potential sports tourism events, in a bid to increase the number of events hosted on the African continent according to the organizers.

Meanwhile , WTM Africa 2017 revealed  the winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards. The champions of responsible tourism in Africa were announced as follows:

•         Overall Winners - Blood Lions and Coffee Shack

•         Best Accommodation for Social Inclusion supported by Better Tourism Africa:

           -   Gold winner: Coffee Shack Backpackers (South Africa)

           -    Silver: The Backpack (South Africa)

           -    Silver: Wilderness Safaris Damaraland Camp (Namibia)

•         Best for Engaging People & Culture supported by Transfrontier Parks Destinations

            -   Gold: Ilha Blue Island Safaris (Mozambique)

             -  Silver: Maboneng Arts (South Africa)

•         Best for Habitat & Species Conservation supported by Cape Nature

            -  Gold: All Out Africa (Swaziland)

o       Silver: Wildlife ACT (South Africa)

•         Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction supported by Africa Ignite

          - Gold winner: Isibindi African Lodges

           - Silver winner: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

•         Best Responsible Event supported by BulkSMS

          -Gold winner: MTN Bushfire (Swaziland)

          -Silver: Tour de Tuli (Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe)

•         Best Responsible Tourism Campaign supported by Cape Town Pass

           - Gold: Blood Lions (South Africa)

•         Best Tour Operator for Impact in Urban Areas supported by Marine Dynamics:

          - Gold winner: Uthando (South Africa)

Source : WTM Africa , April 22, 2017

Travel Trade Fairs 2017

CMT, Stuttgart, Germany, January 14 -22

Vakantiebeurs,Utrecht Netherland,Jan.10-15

ASEAN Tourism Forum Singapore,Jan.16-20

TTF Bengaluru 2017, India, January 13-15

FITUR, Madrid , Spain, January  18-22

Adventure Travel Show,London,Jan. 21 - 22

IMTM 2017, Tel- Aviv , February 7-8

AIME Melbourne, Australia February 12-22

SATTE, New Delhi, India February 15 – 17

BLTM, Mumbai , India ,February 21-23

OTM Mumbai 2017, India February 21-23

GITF, Guangzhou China February 23- 25

ILTM Japan ,Tokyo, Japan 27 Feb -1 Mar

ITB, Berlin, Germany March 8-12

MITT, Moscow, Russia Mar 14 – 16

NATAS 2017, Singapore March 2017

VITM, Hanoi, Vietnam April 12-15

ATM Dubai, 2017 April 24-27

KOTFA 2017, Seoul , ROK  June 1-4

ITE , Hong Kong , June 15-18

Paris Airshow Paris, France June 19-25

BITE, Beijing, China , June 23-25

ITE HCMC,Ho Chi Minh city ,Sept . 7-9

PATA Travel Mart, Macau September 13-15

JATA Tourism Expo, Tokyo,Sept. 21-24

IFTM , Paris , France Sept. 26 – 29

ITB Asia , Singapore October 25 - 27

WTM London , November 6-8

CITM , Kunming , China November 2017                

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