CAPE TOWN, 22 January 2020 – While the deadline for entries for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards is set for 31 January, there’s still time to nominate individuals and businesses who are doing sterling work in sharing the compelling tales of the African continent, with the world.
Update: Friday 13 March 2020 – WTM Africa 2020 has been cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Africa Travel Week, which comprises World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) and International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTMA), has been postponed to 2021. Read the full story here.
Themed ‘Under African Skies’, the inaugural Awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in 8 categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts. The categories for the 2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards are:
- Most compelling Tourism Story
- Most compelling Technology & Innovation Story
- Most compelling Agency Story
- Most compelling Digital Story
- Most compelling Luxury Destination Story
- Most compelling Sustainable Tourism Story
- Most compelling Adventure Story
- Most compelling Foodie Story
The winners will be announced at a glittering event at GOLD Restaurant in Cape Town on 6 April 2020.
“The originators of these stories don’t need to enter the Awards themselves – anyone can nominate a story that captured their imagination and inspired them,” says Martin Hiller, General Manager: Travel, Tourism & Sport Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions South Africa.
Download the WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards entry form to nominate a compelling travel tale before 31 January. Additional submission guidelines are available here. Campaigns executed in the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 are eligible for the 2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards.
The 2020 edition of WTM Africa takes place in Cape Town from 6-9 April. Find out more about #WTMA20 at africa.wtm.com.