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ILTM Africa 2023 will once again showcase Africa's most luxurious travel experiences, including buyers and pan-African exhibitors. Next year, the event will also include exhibitors from the growing golf and LGBTQ+ tourism markets.
Speaking at an ILTM Africa gathering in Cape Town yesterday, Megan De Jager, Portfolio Director – Travel, Tourism & Marketing RX Africa confirmed that the ILTM Africa 2023 lineup includes EQUAL Africa and Luxury Golf Africa.
“We are confident that next year's show will be filled with #MomentsThatMatter, surpassing all expectations,” said De Jager.
According to the Global Association for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (IAGTO), golf is one of the key reasons people travel for leisure. They report that 54 million people worldwide play this sport regularly, and their research shows 25% would book a holiday specifically to play at different courses. Notably, these tourists spend 120% more daily than general leisure travellers.
“Golf tourism is a booming industry that attracts more and more visitors each year. This type of tourism can significantly impact resort developments, stimulating both economic growth and job creation,” said De Jager. “We are excited to grow this niche tourism sector to ILTM Africa, and to connect buyers and exhibitors from across the world. It’s all about building relationships to grow the industry."
It is significant that ILTM Africa has included EQUAL Africa, as LGBTQ+ travel has gone from being a niche market to a major player in the industry. ILTMA will continue to focus on luxury tourism products beyond golf and LGBTQ+, as always.
“ILTM Africa is committed to promoting travel opportunities for all, including those in LGBTQ+ communities. We believe everyone should feel welcome, comfortable, and safe while exploring our beautiful continent. ILTM Africa provides a platform for businesses in Africa that are inclusive of all travellers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We hope to lead by example and create a more diverse and welcoming travel experience in Africa for everyone,” says De Jager.
ILTM Africa 2023 will take place at the stunning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the Host City of Cape Town from 31 March to 2 April 2023. This exclusive event will focus on what luxury means to travellers in a new world. With its breathtaking setting and luxurious offerings, ILTM Africa 2023 is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
Reserve your exhibitor space at iltm.com now and check out the ILTM Africa video here.
World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio comprises leading travel events, online portals and virtual platforms across four continents. The events are:
WTM Latin America takes place annually in the city of São Paulo and attracts around 20,000 tourism professionals during the three-day event. The event offers qualified content together with networking and business opportunities. In this its tenth edition – there have been nine face-to-face events along with a 100% virtual one, which was held in 2021.
Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil
WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa under the Africa Travel Week umbrella. In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated more than 7 thousand unique pre-scheduled appointments, an increase of more than 7% compared to 2019 and welcomed more than 6 thousand visitors (unaudited), the same number as in 2019.
Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
About ATW Connect: Africa Travel Week’s digital arm, is a virtual hub packed to the seams with interesting content, industry news and insights, and the opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics in our new monthly webinar series. All with the aim to keep all of us in the travel and tourism industry connected. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 30th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #IdeasArriveHere
Next event: Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May 2023, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
Arabian Travel Week is a is a 10-day long festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2023. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes the live ATM exhibition, ILTM Arabia, ARIVAL Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, as well as Travel Forward. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as Business Traveller Africa Awards 2023.
Arabian Travel Week takes place from 1 – 10 May 2023
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global (leisure) travel community. Senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating travel industry contracts.
Next live event: Monday 6-8 November 2023 at ExCel London
WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world. The resource hub offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub. https://hub.wtm.com/
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com
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