With all the amazing entries pouring in for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards, WTM Africa 2020 has prompted organisers, Reed Exhibitions, to extend the nomination deadline to 31 January 2020. The Awards will recognise the exceptional work of individuals and businesses in sharing the compelling tales of the African continent, with the world.

Themed ‘Under African Skies’, the inaugural Awards celebrate the best of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognise outstanding work done by private sector companies and individuals, in 8 categories, judged by an independent panel of 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

Image: WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards deadline extended. 

Each of the category winners will automatically be nominated for entry into the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2020 at WTM London. Enter your own story about the magic of African travel – or one which has inspired you – before 31 January 2020. Only campaigns executed in the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 will be eligible for the 2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards.

Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Sports at Reed Exhibitions South Africa says that the team is inspired every day by the quality of entries received for the Awards. “It’s amazing to see that there are as many people out there who are passionate about sharing African experiences as we are – and whose stories stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those from any country in the world. It’s going to be amazing to be able to share all these wonderful tales of Africa at the inaugural Awards ceremony at #WTMA20 next year.

For details on how to submit entries for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards, visit https://africa.wtm.com/Awards/. The 2020 edition of WTM Africa takes place in Cape Town from 6-9 April. Find out more about #WTMA20 at http://africa.wtm.com/.


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