Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government in association with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will host the second annual African Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) in Durban next month.
Chief executive Kwakye Donkor said: “The ATLF brings together the voices and sector leaders from government and business to discuss what’s required to bring the vision of tourism as an even greater enabler of economic growth and job creation, while showcasing the splendour and diversity of the continent to the world.
“The forum also aims to support capacity-building and networking to connect business opportunities with the right players in the sector.”
The forum said governments and business were looking for opportunities for economic growth which would enable job creation, higher living standards, development, and the involvement of young people.
“Tourism is a key sector that could meet these objectives and according to the World Bank, is a transformative and effective development tool. With regard to Africa, the potential of tourism to contribute to the continent’s larger developmental agenda is further recognised by the African Union’s Agenda 2063, which integrates tourism as a critical driver of inclusive growth, job opportunities and wealth creation through industry and service.”