41st Annual World Tourism Conference set for Kigali, Rwanda


2017 has been designated the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” by the United Nations. This designation is highly significant, not only for highlighting the importance of this sector, but also for promoting business and investment opportunities around tourism and intersecting sectors such as infrastructure, ICT, health, real estate development, capacity building and finance.

On the eve of the international year of tourism, the Africa Travel Association (ATA) – now a division of Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) – is proud to present the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. In collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, this congress is designed to set the tone for how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job creation through innovative business models, new technologies and strategic partnerships. The conference will also provide a platform to network and explore new tourism markets and products including the promotion and preservation of Africa’s rich cultural heritage and wildlife.

Location: Camp Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda


•Identify Potential Partners and strengthen existing relationships

•Market Your Brand and generate new business leads

•Meet Key Stakeholders from the continent’s travel and tourism industry

•Discover Innovative Models transforming African tourism

•Take Part in Discussions focused on Africa’s tourism market development

•Explore Opportunities for investment along the tourism and hospitality value chain

•Experience different African destinations and grow your travel services and packages

•Engage with government leaders and initiate Public-Private Partnership discussions


•National, regional & City Tourist Offices (NTO’s)

•Hotels, Hoteliers and Lodging Establishments

•Tour Operators and Travel Agents

•Airlines and Logistics Managers

•Investors and Financiers

•Destination Management Companies (DMCs)

•Tourist Attractions & Entertainment

•Travel Technology

•Travel Agencies

•Government officials and Policy Makers

•Other stakeholders along tourism supply chain

•Infrastructure Companies

Registration is now open for the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, being held in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board. Details can be found on the conference website.

eTN is a media partner for the Africa Travel Association (ATA).