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THE HUMAN REVOLUTION

Calling all humans.

 

The spirit of revolution, of things changing, of an old order passing, is in the air. And no more so than in Africa, one of travel’s last frontiers, as it paces itself to become the world’s biggest population at 1.72 billion by 2023, with 477 million of those aged between 15 and 35.

 

That demographic shift, along with the onset of Generative AI and accelerated tech, will unleash changes of a magnitude that will require all humans working in travel to unleash their superpowers to be more personal, authentic and imaginative, to earn and keep customer trust, and to learn from the age of scarcity to do more with less.

 

We need to push technology rather than let it push us, and to make soulful technology that fuses the best of human and machine capabilities.

 

It’s time for humans to harness the power of technology for the greater good of travel in Africa, and beyond.

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ABOUT WiT AFRICA

WiT Africa was first launched as a virtual edition in 2021 to form a bridge between Africa and Asia, to share lessons and best practices across regions.

 

In 2024, WiT Africa will be launched as a physical event, in partnership with Innovation City and Travelstart, to further strengthen that bridge between Africa, Asia and the rest of the world to unearth and share the latest innovations and trends happening in travel technology, distribution and marketing.

 

With Africa soon be the world’s biggest population at 1.72 billion by 2023 – and even more significant, 477 million of those will be young people, between 15 and 35 – it will without doubt rise to be a significant force shaping online travel.

 

WiT Africa, to be held in the beautiful city of Cape Town, will feature the who’s who of Africa’s travel tech industry leaders as well as top travel minds from Asia and beyond.

 

Its objective is to showcase the dynamism and diversity of the African travel startup ecosystem, as well as the trends, issues and opportunities within the African online travel market. For global travel brands, it will be an opportunity to learn about an exciting new region as well as form relationships and build partnerships for the future. For travel players based in Africa, it will be an opportunity to take lessons from the rest of the world and build relationships for global outreach.

 

WiT Africa 2024 will comprise a WiT Bootcamp on March 14, aimed at empowering startups and micro-businesses in digital, and a WiT Main Stage on March 15 that will serve as a platform for thought leaders to share insights and lessons and unearth opportunities for the future.

ABOUT INNOVATION CITY

Innovation City is an invitation-only community of digital start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, entrepreneurs, world changers and innovators. It is a world-class network that helps accelerate digital innovation in Cape Town through fostering co-creation. Through partnership with Epicenter Stockholm and its 500+ membership companies, Innovation City can help fast track Cape Town’s digital ambitions.

ABOUT WiT

WiT is a community for anyone passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. This basically means if you love travel, and if you are a bit of a technology freak in terms of wanting to understand how technology is changing travel and travellers, you are one of us.

 

We provide news through our website and social platforms, and run events that are strong in content and different in style and delivery. We launched our first event in 2005 and have been spreading learning through events in Singapore and Asia, including Malaysia, Seoul and Tokyo, and the Middle East and Africa. As part of the Phocuswright family, and Northstar Travel Group, we also have taken our events to Europe and the US.

 

Our purpose is to take your mind to new places so that together, we can accelerate travel innovation to delight travellers and support local communities.

 

WiT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, the leading B2B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/ retail, corporate/ business travel, business and sports, meetings, incentives and travel technology.

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