Report: Learnings from the Africa Travel Summit

From 11-13 September, a new, 200-strong continental tourism community gathered to discuss how best to use technology to accelerate the creation of opportunity through tourism. The Africa Travel Summit was convened by Airbnb’s Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative launched in April 2018 to drive community-based, authentic, sustainable tourism in cities and communities across the globe.


This report documents the programme and seeks to distill the key themes, learnings, beginnings of new ideas and moments of inspiration that emerged in the room—as a resource for those who were present and most importantly, in support of the shared vision of a healthy tourism for Africa from which Africans and their communities are the primary beneficiaries.