Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa invites advisors to South Africa event

The Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) has opened registrations for its first Global Forum, which will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, from Sept. 26 to 30. The theme of the global forum is, “Africa: Where It Begins,” representing the first time this event has been hosted on the African continent.

APTA is inviting its members, along with other travel advisors in North
America that are interested in joining the organization, to learn about selling
Africa to profitably develop their clientele and business to the

The Global Forum includes two days of member networking and educational sessions on the latest products, services and tourism trends in Africa. Delegates will stay at the Table Bay Hotel, located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.

“This is exciting for APTA to be hosting its first Global Forum in the beautiful and iconic city of Cape Town,” said Cheryle Velsor, executive director for the APTA. “It is a great opportunity for travel advisors to network with representatives from hotel, safari lodges, destination management companies and tourism officials to learn about the many experiences that Africa has to offer.”

Early registration for APTA active and corporate members is $200 through March 31. APTA is inviting travel advisors in North America that are non-APTA members to join the Global Forum for $250, which includes a one-year membership. After March 31, registration is $300 for members and $350 for nonmembers.

Registration includes two days of educational sessions, one-on-one meetings with tourism suppliers, hosted meals and network receptions. Special rates are offered for accommodations at the Table Bay Hotel and airfare discounts offered by United and Delta for travel to/from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Optional sightseeing tours in Cape Town and throughout the Western Cape are also available for attendees.

To register for the APTA Global Forum, visit

Source: Read Full Article