AFRICA’S FIRST EVER TOURISM LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Africa Tourism Partners and its Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) strategic partners are excited to announce the first-ever Africa Tourism Leadership Awards (ATLA). These Awards will be presented on 31 August 2018 in Accra, Ghana. These are Pan-African tourism leadership awards that seek to recognize leadership, change-makers, excellence and innovation in Africa’s tourism sector. It is anticipated to be the ultimate Pan-African tourism industry public-private sector networking event in Africa.
The Awards will be judged by a committee of renowned African and global tourism experts including academics and audited by Grant Thornton. The co-Chair persons of the Committee are Ms. Judy Kepner-Gona, Executive Director of Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda, Kenya and Prof. Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the Responsible Futures Agenda at the University of Brighton, UK. Kepner-Gona and Novelli have made it a priority that the committee pays particular attention and recognition to nominees operating in Africa who are progressive, innovative and/or demonstrated unparalleled leadership through sustainability in tourism policy development and practices. “We invite nominations from countries, tourist destinations, organizations, individuals, entrepreneurs and/or small enterprises, with these attributes to either self-nominate or be nominated by others for these awards,” says Judy Kepner-Gona.
The Awards categories are:
- Leading in Progressive Policies’ Award
- Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award
- Women in Leadership Award
- Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award
- Outstanding Accommodation Facility / Group Award
- Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award
- Outstanding Africa Tourism Media Award
- Championing Sustainability Award