Investour 2014, Mobilizing investment and business for Tourism Development in Africa

Published: December 2nd, 2013,1:06

Investour 2014, Mobilizing investment and business for Tourism Development in Africa

Promoting Africa´s tourism potential and facilitating business contacts in areas including project financing and investment, technology and know-how transfer, and ecotourism are at the center of the fifth edition of the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa, Investour (23 January 2014, Madrid, Spain.

Madrid, 2nd december 2013.- This yearly tourism business and knowledge exchange platform held during the International Tourism Fair of Madrid, FITUR, enables meetings between representatives of African tourism and potential Spanish investors. A joint initiative of UNWTO, FITUR and Casa África (representing the Spanish Government), Investour has consolidated its position as the cooperation meeting point for Africa and Spain. The upcoming edition will also open its doors to the participation of Portuguese companies.

Investour 2014 will open with a morning session which will address critical areas such as “Investment in Africa’s Hotel Infrastructures” and “Air Connectivity and Visa Facilitation as key factors for Africa´s tourism development”.

The afternoon session is devoted to Investour’s traditional a Business to Business (B2B) meetings, following a previously arranged agenda of appointments.

Investour’s figures so far (2010-2013):

  • More than 550 African projects from 45 different countries have been presented
  • Around 180 Spanish companies and 831 participants have assisted
  • Around 15 Ministers of Tourism of Africa have been present at each Investour
  • Participation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) and the East African Community (EAC)

Register for Investour 2014 – Deadline 6 December 2013!

Through Proexca: http://investour2014.monooti.net, UNWTO: http://africa.unwto.org/en/event/fitur-2014; FITUR: www.fituronline.com; and Casa Africa: www.casafrica.es/investour

Published: December 2nd, 2013,1:06

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