Tourism stakeholders can attend this free worldwide hospitality conference online about the pandemic

The tourism sector has been one of the hardest industries during the Covid-19 pandemic - and with the looming lockdown in South Africa it will only get harder. 

But if you're invested in the tourism sector - either personally or professionally - you can sign up to attend the free, worldwide Hospitality Tomorrow Virtual Conference - led by a special adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Anita Mendiratta and the chairman of Bench Events Jonathan Wolsley.

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It will take place on 7 April from 11:00 to 17:00 South African time.  

"Join global hospitality industry leaders from your home or office for a virtual conference experience unlike you’ve ever attended before," reads the event's agenda.

"Gain six hours of interactive, essential industry insights delivered by our stellar lineup of global speakers, including live face-to-face networking just like our speed networking sessions."

There will also be a virtual exhibition and roundtables where tourism and hospitality stakeholders can discuss their most pressing business needs.

Some of the other speakers include Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife; Gavin Tollman, CEO and president of tour group Trafalgar; Madhu Rajesh, director of the International Tourism Partnership and Paul Gardiner, CEO of accommodation group the Mantis Collection.

Register here beforehand.

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