10 Jun 2024

African youth push boundaries in tourism with innovations at AYTIS


There is no better way to describe the ‘Africa Rising’ phenomenon in Tourism than the success stories generously told by young innovators at the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit platform every year.

For six now and running the AYTIS has consistently spurred healthy rivalry among African youth in tourism and the continent is happier for it with the numbers telling the story better.

Since inception in Durban, South Africa in 2019, the AYTIS has brought together over 2500

African youth and over 500 tourism and affiliated industry professionals and policymakers from over 40 countries, physically or virtually.

Credit goes to Africa Tourism Partners (ATP), the convener and organiser of the summit, who through strategic partners such as UN Tourism, BTO, MILLVEST and AfCFTA, has delivered value on the continent’s tourism value chain through the innovations of Africa’s youth tourism entrepreneurs in the last six years.

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Source: Business Day