The Conference is themed “This is Africa"

ATA will host the World Tourism Conference (WTC) on 29 April through May 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. The conference will show how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job creation through disruptive business models and strategies, leveraging creative industries and culture, emerging technologies, capacity building, and building strategic partnerships.

​The conference will also provide a platform to connect, network and explore new tourism markets and products.

Location Turbine Hall - Johannesburg, South Africa

The 42nd Annual World Tourism Conference will be held in April 29-May 2,  2019. ​ Please visit the conference site for details.


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

JOIN US TO: 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 ​

ATA's World Congresses provide a unique networking, learning, and agenda shaping platform for Africa tourism stakeholders. Attendees include African tourism ministers, industry professionals representing tourism boards, destination representatives, travel agents, tour operators, ground operators, airlines, hotels and accommodations, service providers, and travel media.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Tourism Policy Leaders National, Regional & City Tourism Officers Tour Operators and Travel Agents Leaders and Influencers across Fashion, Music, Art, Food & Wine Sectors Airlines and Logistics Managers Hotels, Hoteliers and Lodging Establishment Officers Destination Marketing Professionals Infrastructure Company Representatives Investors and Financiers Media & Travel/Lifestyle Influencers Marketers and Trend/Research Specialists Students & Young Professionals Travel Technology Specialists.

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2019 DATES

To increase tourism to Africa and to showcase “Destination Africa,” ATA partners with travel expos worldwide. ATA members are invited to display promotional materials at the ATA booth. 



Boston, MA. February 9 -10, 2019
. Hynes Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA. February 16-17, 2019
Denver, CO. February 23-24, 2019
Philadelphia, PA. March 9-10, 2019
Washington, D.C. March 16-7, 2019
SF / Bay Area, CA. March 23-24, 2019
Dallas, TX. March 30-31, 2019
San Diego, CA. January 18-19, 2020 
Chicago, IL. February 8-9, 2020

Outdoor Adventure Show  2029 CANADA
Toronto, On, February 22-24, 2019
Vancouver, BC,  March 2-3, 2019
Calgary, AB, March 23-24, 2019
Montreal, QC, March 16-17, 2019

6 - 10 March 2019

Durban May 7-9,2019

Capetown April 10-12,2019