Registration Grows for 5th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit

10 January 2023, Johannesburg

Scheduled for 31 May to 2 June 2023 in Namibia, the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit is a continental platform for Youth in Tourism, Travel, Hospitality, Aviation, Academia, and all related industries to connect engage, learn and grow. In the past four years, the event has grown and increased impact and popularity.

There’s increasing interest from stakeholders across the globe. The number of participants and entries received each year for the Youth Innovation Challenge has also increased steadily. Registration and entries for the Summit as well as Tourism Innovation Challenge 2023 are already open since December 8, 2022.

The Innovation Challenge is open to African youth and entrepreneurs below the ages of 35. To date, registrations have been received from over 22 countries since it commenced, while it is expected to close on February 28, 2023.

The Innovation Challenge is an exclusive platform being provided to innovative African youth in travel and tourism looking for funding, partnership and mentorship opportunities to present their projects to the global marketplace in order to find the required support for their programmes. Each nomination or entry should clearly indicate project vision, uniqueness, authenticity and rationale. Clarity on evidence of innovation in travel & tourism or related industry challenge being solved in Africa, sustainability of the impact of the project, timelines, the kind of support required are some of the key factors to be included in the entry submission.

Shortlisted project promoters will be informed on 15 March 2023 and top 3 will be announced on 2 June 2023 at the Summit in Namibia. Youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs involved in travel, tourism, hospitality and aviation technological innovation are encouraged to enter the Challenge early to avoid disappointment.

For both registration and challenge entry, kindly visit For more information about partnership, sponsorship, registration and enquiries, please contact Ms. Rejoice Chishamba at:   / +27 (0) 11 318 1741 / +27 (0) 81 303 7030

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