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