Call For Entries: 6th Africa Youth In Tourism Innovation Challenge 2024

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In collaboration with UN Tourism, BDO, and Millvest, Africa Tourism Partners calls all youth entrepreneurs and start-ups to enter the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge and register to attend 6th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit. The Summit is scheduled to take place in Windhoek, Namibia from May 28 to May 31, 2024. For more information please visit:

The Summit is the only pan-African platform dedicated to Youth and Start-ups in Tourism. It serves as a pivotal arena for SMEs, youth, and start-ups engaged in tourism, travel, hospitality, aviation, academia, and related industries to foster connections, engage in meaningful discourse, acquire knowledge, innovate, and foster growth.

The 2023 and 5th edition of the Innovation Challenge received a total 150 competition entries from diverse regions across the continent. These entries reflected the innovative spirit of young minds seeking to redefine the landscape of travel, tourism, and related industries.

Winners and runners-up stand the chance to win a total prize valued at $12,000 USD in cash and kind including:

  • Cash grant seed of $1000.00 for the winner and $500.00 each for the 1st and 2nd runners-up.
  • Scholarship to enrollment for short courses provided by the UNWTO.
  • Sponsored membership to join Africa Youth Innovation Hub (valued at $5000 USD), Mentorship, partnership opportunities, potential funding support, and career prospects.
  • Speaking opportunity at 7th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum, scheduled to take place in Botswana from 03 to 06 September 2024.

Considering the above, we encourage youth entrepreneurs, starts-ups, and students to submit their entries and save-up to attend the 6th and 2024 edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit & Challenge in Namibia. Deadline for submission is 01 March 2024.

For registration, kindly click here. For more information about partnership, registration, and enquiries, please contact Ms. Rejoice Chishamba at: / +27 (0) 11 318 1741 / +27 (0) 81 303 7030.

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