Tourism Innovation Summit encourages youth to apply

• By Confidente reporter

WITH Namibia being the official host of the 4th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit & Challenge taking place in Windhoek on 27-29 July 2022, the youth is encouraged to register and present their projects to the global marketplace.

The 4th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge is the one and only Pan-African youth and start-up in tourism summit on the continent.

According to a statement this week, the summit will host 500 physical and over 1000 virtual attendees under the theme “Developing Youth and Innovative Entrepreneurship Solutions for Inclusive Tourism Recovery in Africa.”

The summit is open to interested youth, start-ups and professionals in the tourism, travel, hospitality, aviation,

This is an exclusive platform being provided to the innovative African youth in the travel and tourism looking for funding, partnership and mentorship opportunities to present their project to the global marketplace to find the required support for their programmes. Academia, technology sectors and all related industries to connect, engage, learn, innovate and grow.

Interested individuals and professionals should register to attend the conference on the summit’s website on The registration is free. We encourage interested parties to register at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

According to several media reports, the summit aims to support the youth across the continent to take responsibility for tourism revival through the practical implementation of innovative ideas and projects.

It was also anticipated that this will result in the introduction of business opportunities for youth, small enterprises, start-ups and all stakeholders for the revival of the African Tourism sector.

Meanwhile, current entries for the Innovation Challenge and Summit registration reflect that most young people across Africa are excited to be part of this 4th edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge and Summit.

The summit also focuses on reducing the unemployment rate in Namibia.

Research shows that in 2020, the estimated youth unemployment rate in Namibia was at 41.17 percent as opposed to 39.53% in 2019 showing that the unemployment rate has drastically increased due to the financial and economic crisis while the African Union has estimated that Africa has lost nearly US$55 billion in tourism revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.