African Travel and Sports Tourism

WTM Africa announces the planned line-up of its event programme, which will take place during the inaugural show on May 2-3 at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre.

WTM Africa’s own World Responsible Tourism Programme (WRTP) will form a key component of the education sessions taking place over the two days of the show. The WRTP will be brought together by industry leader and organiser of the World Travel Market WRTP in London, Professor Harold Goodwin. With a pan-African cast of speakers, Professor Goodwin will compile a series of seminars, addressing core responsible tourism issues, that will offer visitors to WTM Africa the chance to debate, discuss and learn about the latest sustainable tourism initiatives and thinking affecting the African continent.

The African Business Travel Association (ABTA), the only member-led business travel association with a focus on corporate travel in South Africa and the African continent, has also joined WTM Africa as an official education partner. ABTA will be facilitating and presenting sessions covering a broad range of key trends, developments, challenges and opportunities from South Africa and the continent as well as how these destinations can revolutionise the business travel industry on Friday 2 May.

Saturday 3 May will see a dedicated session focusing on issues surrounding education within the African travel industry. The session has been organised by local expert Kamilla Swart, Associate Professor from the Department of Tourism and Events Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Swart brings with her an abundance of knowledge from the industry and region with a particular focus on sports and events tourism.

“I am proud to be associated with World Travel Market Africa as it will provide an ideal platform to discuss and debate issues concerning challenges in tourism education on the continent and pave the way for greater collaboration and partnership to capitalise on the continent's booming tourism industry” explains Swart.

WTM Africa has similarly joined forces with Director of Travel Bloggers Unite, Oliver Gradwell, to bring a dedicated travel blogger programme, featuring some of the most influential travel bloggers in Africa offering guidance on how the industry can best utilise this vital marketing resource. "Travel Bloggers Unite are delighted to be partnering with WTM Africa for their inaugural show in Cape Town” comments Gradwell. “The best practice guidance and insight we offer will give visitors to WTM Africa a competitive edge when working with travel bloggers in the future.”

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New Zealand

2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing


2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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