African Tourism Board Launch Event

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World Travel Market Africa
Thursday, April 11:  15.30-17.30

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Cape Town International Convention Centre
Conference Theatre

2019 WTM Africa’s venue will be the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Africa’s premier exhibition and convention center! CTICC is a world-class venue for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions located in the heart of Cape Town.

This multi-purpose venue offers a comprehensive array of services, playing host to prominent global conferences, trade shows, concerts, and celebrated stage productions

Founded in 2018, the African Tourism Board is a new, multinational body to promote the travel and tourism sector in Africa and was unveiled during the World Travel Market in London.

Created by the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, itself based in Seychelles, Brussels, Bali, and Hawaii, the Africa Tourism Board will seek to enhance and promote the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel on the African continent.


Juergen Steinmetz

Chairman International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)
Interim Chairman AfricanTourism Board
Publisher eTurboNews and President eTN Corporation
Topic: Introducing the African Tourism Board, Vision, Board Members, African Leaders, Introduction of the New

Former UNWTO Secretary-General

United Nations World Tourism Organization


Former Tourism Minister of Seychelles

Saint Ange Consultancy

Alain St Ange has been working in the tourism business since 2009. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel.

After one year of service, he was promoted to the position of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.

In 2012 the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands regional Organization was formed and St Ange was appointed as the first president of the organization.

In 2012 St Ange was appointed as Minister of Tourism and Culture which he resigned on 28 December 2016 in order to pursue a candidacy as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation.

African countries often remember his Uganda address for the East Africa Tourism Platform when he was a guest of honor.

As former Tourism Minister, St.Ange was a regular and popular speaker and was often seen addressing forums and conferences on behalf of his country. His ability to speak ‘off the cuff’ was always seen as a rare ability. He often said he speaks from the heart.

Professor Geoffrey Lipman

Former Exec. Director IATA: President WTTC: Assistant Secretary-General UNWTO.

Current Co-Founder SUNx Strong Universal Network., President International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)

Member Club of Rome.

Advocates Climate Resilience.

  • Building global Climate Learning, Innovation and Resilience Network.
  • Advancing Climate Friendly Travel ~ Measured: Green: 2050 proof.

Promotes Tourism as a serious socio-economic sector. Helped drive airline liberalization agenda. Helped pioneer new travel & tourism measuring systems, green certification, and China’s Tourism opening.  Devised the UNWTO ST-EP Program, Davos Climate Summit, and G20/T20 program. President ICTP and long-time collaborator World Economic Forum.

Visiting Professor, Victoria U. Australia, Hasselt U. Belgium.

Dr. Peter Tarlow

Travel and Tourism Security Expert

Tourism and more Certified Travel
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and tourism and economic development.  Since 1990, Tarlow has been aiding the tourism community with issues such as travel safety and security, economic development, creative marketing, and creative thought.

Arjun Mukund

Arjun Mukund represents T&A Consulting in Delhi, India.
Headquartered in New Delhi, T&A Consulting is a boutique advisory firm providing services to Tourism Boards, DMCs, Hotels and other tourism businesses with the resources and expertise needed to reach and develop in the Indian market and exploit new business opportunities.

Managing Director

Reed Exhibitions – Africa