First Time Visitors

  • First Time Visitors

    If this is your first time visiting WTM Africa, then it can be a bit daunting, but fear not we are here to help you every step of the way. If you have any particular questions, you can contact our customer services team or see our FAQs.

  • Why should I attend?

    WTM Africa prides itself on being the hub of travel ideas. We aim to give you an insight of how the industry will look in the next five years, share innovations, and create endless business opportunities over the course of three days.

    Our conference programme is specifically created with you in mind. You can hear from top motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, and leadership figures from a variety of sectors such as wellbeing, sports travel, music travel, and technology.

    You’ll also find practical tips and simple innovations for your customers from exhibitors and new products being showcased exclusively at WTM.

    One of the key reasons why so many travel professionals attend the show year after year is because of the valuable networking opportunities and connections they make.

  • Who will I meet?

    • 738 exhibitors from some of the biggest travel brands and destinations.
    • Key industry buyers
    • Tourism ministers.
    • Over 6263 industry professionals from across the globe
  • Our Top 10 tips when visiting WTM Africa for the first time

    • Wear comfortable shoes: Yes, it seems simple enough but comfort is key when walking around a huge venue like the CTICC. Don’t forget to bring along something warm as well as an umbrella and then drop them in the cloakroom so you don’t have to carry them around.
    • Print and bring your badge to avoid the queues: If you print the e-badge that is emailed to you and bring it along with you, you can skip all the queues and go straight into the show.
    • Pick up a Route Planner and an Event Guide: These will be your guide and your manual onsite. The Route Planner will help you map out the show and get full details of all of the conferences and sessions taking place, and the Event Guide will have the full details of all the Exhibitors at the show, including their contact details, so this is a great way to look them up later.
    • Plan your day: The best way to get the most out of WTM Africa is to plan your day prior to the event. If you check back on our website you will see a full list of all the conferences, seminars, and press conferences, so you can plan your time around which ones you want to attend. You can also find a full exhibitor list and their stand number in case you want to pay them a visit at the show.
    • Remember to come and talk to us if you need help! We have info points inside the venue that is clearly demarcated for your convenience. If you need help with anything, come and ask us, we would be happy to help!
    • Network, Network, and Network some more: We don’t need to tell you, the best way to communicate is face to face and WTM Africa is known for creating life-long business connections. Take this opportunity to make time for good old networking. Introduce yourself to people at the show, remember they are all in the same boat, and chat to them about your company and ways you want to improve your business. Make sure you take plenty of business cards that include your social media handles.
    • Pick up a bag and fill it with goodies! We have some great re-usable bags on stands on either side of the exhibition floor entrances. Make sure you pick up a bag to hold all your publications, leaflets, pens, or any other freebies you can get your hands on.
    • Use our official hashtags Not only is it a great way to be a part of the huge WTM community, but also it gives you that extra visibility amongst your peers and is a good way to meet new people. Our official hashtags are #IdeasArriveHere and #WTMA20
    • And last but not least…dance and party with us at the WTM Festivals! Make sure you don’t miss out one of the most exciting things happening at WTM, the festivals! They begin at 16:30 on Monday 6th April, and will be across the entire show floor, so you can’t miss it. Get ready to mingle, dance, and raise a glass to 7 incredible years of WTM Africa.
    • Just a sincere thank you to you and the team for hosting me at WTM this year, I truly had a great time meeting our suppliers and learnt a lot about the Southern Africa destinations that we sell. I truly appreciated this hosting.

      • Ronel
      • African Outposts
    • It was a fantastic and amazing experience for a new company like ours “Tides Africa Safaris”, I can’t believe I was exposed to such big numbers of Exhibitors from all over the world!!! I got so many useful contacts and all thanks to WTM. I look Forward to such Travel Markets Because this is the biggest way to form business opportunities.

      • Sheilah
      • Tides Africa Safaris
    • I am glad i made awesome contacts from every aspect of the show and this matters a lot to us as we are more than confidence we can sell our dear continent better to our various audience and target market.

      • Adenike Adefila
  • What companies are exhibiting?

    Browse through our Exhibitor Directory to see who will be attending this year's WTM Africa.

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    About the show

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