African Resilience Summit
The African Resilience Summit, organised by the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council in partnership with the Africa Travel Association, is taking place during the 42nd the World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 24th, 2019.
The summit will focus on key challenges for the 54 countries of the continent in differentiating themselves from the misconception of "Africa as a country". The Summit will highlight the importance of preparedness and planning for sustainability as well as addressing current challenges. Sessions will cover topics such as tourism in government, security, risk management and media perspectives whilst discussing the opportunities tourism provides as a platform for resiliency and an engine for economic growth and job creation.
The Resilience Council has developed the event with a continental perspective, peppered with global insights. The Summit will share best practices and draw from the global experiences of the speakers to address the multiple challenges faced across Africa. Of particular interest will be how South Africa has marketed itself and the need to expand its product offerings. By looking at South Africa's opportunities, organisers hope to lay the groundwork for the other countries to differentiate themselves accordingly. In the face of so many serious events across the continent, this timely meeting will complement current training and preparedness activities being done across Africa but identify locales where great strides are being made.
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