Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge

Developing youth and innovative entrepreneurship solutions for inclusive tourism recovery in Africa.

4th edition & 2022 summit registration

Date: 27th – 29th July  2022 | Venue: Safari Court, Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia

4th edition & 2022 summit registration

Date: 27th – 29th July  2022 | Venue: Safari Court, Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia



The Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit (AYTIS) & Challenge is hosted by Africa Tourism Partners in collaboration with UNWTO and BDO. It is the “one and only” pan-African Youth and start-ups in Tourism Summit and innovation challenge in tourism on the continent.

This competition invites and welcomes innovative ideas and solutions that goes beyond technology but are travel, tourism and MICE industry related projects for review and adjudication by a preeminent panel of industry leaders. Through the summit and other media platforms, top 5 finalists of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge are introduced to industry leaders, mentors and potential funders and/or partnerships.

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About the Innovation Challenge

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UNWTO is a United Nations World Tourism organization that brings together 159 Member States, 6 Associate Members and over 500 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. Currently, the UWNTO’s strategic pillars of action include:


Making tourism smarter through celebrating innovation and leading the digital transformation of the sector


Making tourism more competitive at every level through promoting investment and promoting entrepreneurship


Creating more and better jobs and providing relevant training


Building resilience and promoting safe and seamless travel


Harnessing tourism’s unique potential to protect cultural and natural heritage and to support communities both economically and socially.


About ATP Associate Membership Programme (AMP)


The associate Membership Programme is uniquely designed and positioned to offer professional and expert support to small and medium enterprises, as well as start-ups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

Who Should Join?


Our AM programme is restricted to Small and Medium tourism, travel and hospitality enterprises as well as destinations, facilities, service providers and related organizations with not more than 20 staff, as well as non-profit organizations, social enterprises and students.

Why Join?


Gain Access to: Market Access to Digital & Social Media Marketing
Access Traditional Tourism Marketing, Brand Management & Brand Communications Capacity building, Skills Development, Coaching & Mentorship Product Development & Destination Marketing Research & Knowledge Management Digital transformation & Innovation Career Guidance & Development For Start-Up & Youth

competition entry form

4th africa youth in tourism innovation summit & challenge

1. Introduction (Maximum 300 letters):
2. Project Challenge/Problem statement (Maximum 250 letters):
3. Target audience (Maximum 250 letters):
4. Solution & USP (Maximum: 250 letters):
5. Total addressable market and targeted market % (Maximum: 250 letters):
6. Competitor analysis: (Maximum: 300 letters):
7. Team composition: (Maximum: 150 letters):
8. Financial modelling including investment to date (own skin in the game): (Maximum: 300 letters):
9. Projections: (Maximum: 250 letters):
10. Budget including costs (development, operating etc): (Maximum: 250 letters):
11. Traction: (Maximum: 250 letters):
12. Ask and what will be offered in return: (Maximum: 250 letters):
13. How the ask will be used (Maximum: 250 letters):
14. Timeline for development: (Maximum: 100 letters):
15. Conclusion/additional information: (Maximum: 500 letters):
Competitor required to show a demo/Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of the project (5 min) during the presentation.

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