Counting Down to the 4th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge – Deadline 20 June 2022

#AYTICS2022 Summit and Innovation Challenge 27 – 29 July, Windhoek Namibia


The 4th Youth in Tourism Summit and Innovation Challenge 27 – 29 July 2022 Windhoek, Namibia calls upon all travel, tourism, and related industry enthusiast to register for the Summit and enter the Innovation Challenge. This is a platform that invites innovative youth running solution-driven projects that go beyond technology but are related to the travel and tourism industry for review and adjudication by a pre-eminent panel of industry leaders. The shortlisted candidates are introduced to industry leaders and potential partners for mentorship and support. We will share more details in due course.

Travel to Namibia – Exciting and Cost-effective Travel and Accommodation Packages

The Africa Youth in Tourism Summit and Innovation Challenge has reached people from all over the world with delegates who will be attending the Summit both physically and virtually. With this we have partnered with tour operators and travel agents from across the continent who have created exciting and cost-effective travel and accommodation travel packages.

Peaks of Africa

Peaks Of Africa is a travel and destination management company. Their services are delivered through 3 business units namely Peaks Of Africa Business Travel, Peaks Of Africa Holidays, and Peaks Of Africa Conventions.

With direct local operations, their Africa coverage range from challenged, existing, and newly discovered destinations made up of Southern, Central, East, West & North Africa, including Indian Ocean Islands. Our main services outline includes providing full ground handling services from accommodation bookings, car rental, chauffeur drive, and airport transfers. We also provide fast-track immigration & protocol services, tours, safaris, and activities, among others as well as flights when required for both leisure and business travel including private safari air charters. Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions are provided through our Peaks Of Africa Conventions Business unit.

Bid Travel Ambassadors

Introducing the simple way to send beautiful itineraries, travel documents, and quotes. Send your clients content-rich documents, that rival the internet. Everything from E-ticket, Accommodation Vouchers and Car Vouchers that will satisfy your customer’s expectations.


Lucho Consult

LUCHO Consult Ltd is a private company owned by a Zambian and incorporated in the Republic of Zambia. The Company was established under the umbrella of   International (MICE) Meetings Incentives Conferences & Exhibitions that are being hosted in Zambia. Therefore, the aim of the Company is to tap into organizing large congresses, symposiums and Conferences as a Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) as well as bidding and soliciting for the Event.

LUCHO Consult provides the following Services: MICE and Event Management for (Local & International Markets). RFPs Request for Proposals and will assist with the Bidding & Solicitation process. PCOs Professional Conference Organisers. Brand Management. Image Building

JMT Tours

JMT Tours was established in 1997. Since then, we have grown consistently and have excelled in our work. We pride ourselves with being innately passionate about South Africa, and being ethical, reliable and knowledgeable. Our tours are conducted by registered tourist guides who are constantly attending courses to keep up to date with industry affairs.

We are Soweto specialists as this is the birthplace of the company itself and its owners. We offer tours nationally. We do culture tours, urban and wild safari, city tours, transfers, shuttles, car, and coach hire, and also contract tourist guides. JMT Tours started doing outbound tours with the South African domestic market, especially from about 15 years back, Our groups have done, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Zanzibar, and Swaziland just to mention a few.

Batsumi Travel

Batsumi Travel (Pty) Ltd is a 100% black owned company established in 2010, by its founding member Lisa Sebogodi. We are a level 1 BBBEE Contributor and are an accredited, endorsed, and licensed travel agency with IATA, ASATA, SAACI, SASDCA, and WEConnect International.


What we do: we are a full scope travel, incentive, events, and conference production house. With over 40 years of combined industry experience. Understanding who our clients are as a brand and developing a solution that is as unique as you are is why we are in existence.




African Vibes

African Vibes is the pulse of dynamic contemporary African culture weaving together the threads of cultural identify for readers of African heritage. We use rich life stories to explore and celebrate the shared attitudes and cultural experiences that make Africans unique, drawing them together as a distinctive community. The brand has 3 main focus areas. We provide information, share recipes, and provide a vibrant Afrocentric marketplace.

The brand is a subsidiary of African Ubora, a forward-looking result driven digital media and communications company focused on Connecting, Engaging and Converting the most viable customers for our clients.
The word Ubora is Swahili for “Excellence“, a word that embodies our most important core value. Our logo has the Adinkra Symbol Nsaa which embodies our essence. A symbol that represents Authenticity, Excellence and Genuineness.

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Africa.Com – iAfrica

Africa.Com is a leading media holding company with an extentive array of platforms reaching a global auidience interested in Africa.’s holdings include a vusiness publishers network, content syndication, websites at and email newsletters, social media platforms, and internet domain names, operates in Johannesburg, Lagos and New York, with presency in Cape Town and Nairobi iAfrica, a division of Media Group, is a media company publishing news and information for South Africa. Online for more than 15 years, its mission is to serve as a source for the latest news and most interesting stories from South Africa.

Africa Tourism Association


The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. ATA membership is comprised of African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. ATA partners with the African Union Commission (AU) to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa. ATA’s annual events in Africa and the United States bring together industry leaders to shape Africa’s tourism agenda

Voyages Afriq

VoyagesAriq is Africa’s No 1 Travel & Tourism Media & News publication with the specialist interest in presenting the continents travel & tourism to a Global Audience. VA provides superior News content about Travel and Tourism in Africa & beyond. Our specialist team of writers and editors ensures the African travel story is told with the global perspective.


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Channel Africa – SABC

Africa Tourism Partners is proud to announce the newly appointed Mr. Gumbo Mhandeni Regional Director, East Africa

“Youth are very critical in setting another dimension of reality through the made available opportunities that can easily be used to adjust our focus in implementing tourism recovery strategies in Africa”

Gumbo is currently the CEO and founder of Experiential Travel Africa, a unique company that offers non-traditional tailor-made experiences in the African continent. Over the years the company has grown and successfully arranged Expeditions in more than 17 countries in Africa including Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and others. Gumbo has worked, partnered, and consulted with the world-acclaimed brands in research, conservation, travel, and tourism such as ICURA-InternationalCommunity-UniversityResearchAlliance, East Africa Community, UNDP, TRAFFIC International, USAID, BBC Travel Show, World Travel Market-Africa, Jane Goodall Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society, Best Ever Food Review Show, Fearless and Far ,Wilderness Medical Associates International, Zimbabwe Tourism Board, Kenya Tourism Board, Tanzania Tourism Board, South African Tourism, Air Tanzania, Auric Air, Serengeti Safari Marathon, Association of Tanzanian Travel Operators and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation.

Experiential Travel and conservation have always been his first love. He knew this from an early age and so he launched his passion to become a business. He has a background in research, strategic management, corporate negotiation, conservation, travel, and tourism as well as aerospace strategy consulting. His educational background hails from the College of African Wildlife Management Mweka in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania, the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Norwegian Tracking School, and the MS Training Center for Development Cooperation.


Gumbo believes in creating a global community and sharing humanity through travel experiences. Outside his work, he mentors youth and enjoys a good coffee now and then. He also loves to watch sunsets and will find any excuse to find time to enjoy the calmness, peace, and magic of a sunset.

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