4th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to 20 June 2020

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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 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.


The 4th and 2022 Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit will be hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia. The key focus areas will include but not limited to youth entrepreneurship, and students’ immersion in innovation, small enterprise development, personal transformation, and self-actualization.

Delegates will connect with African and global tourism leaders, entrepreneurial innovators, and partner organizations from across Africa and rest of the world.

Held annually in collaboration with the UNWTO and BDO, this year’s Summit will include desktop exhibition focused on highlighting youth empowerment initiatives, SMEs trade offerings including tour operators, tourism accommodation facilities, transport service providers, educational institutions,  travel and marketing technology start-ups and incubators, employment agencies, professional development and more. The goal is to provide a transformative platform for African Youth, start-up, entrepreneurs , students and small enterprises for income generation and career development.

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