Africa Travel Week

ATW Podcast

Africa is everything!

Tes Proos is a proud recipient of SITE Crystal Award for Best Motivational programme in Africa/Middle East and recipient of the Kevin Forde 2020 Spirit Award. This pioneering woman is currently serving as President of the SITE AFRICA Chapter (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) and was the first chairperson for the South Africa Events Council.

If that wasn’t enough, she founded Crystal Events Africa in 2009 and runs incentive groups, conferences and luxury groups across the continent.

What do you love most about Africa? Everything! Africa has so many sights, sounds and experiences – one has to keep coming back to experience just a fraction of it. Above all, the people of Africa are amazing with the most beautiful sense of hospitality. 

Where are you heading in 2021? What adventures await you? 2021 will be relatively quiet during the first quarter, but later on, I look forward to travelling to various parts of Africa to help with skills development 

What is your favourite thing about your role in Africa Travel Week? It was an honour to moderate a panel of people who had to pivot out of their comfort zones and make life work. I hope that the audience got some valuable content from those discussions. 

Based on your 5 senses, what are you looking forward to most during ATW 2022?

  • Like to see: Whales 
  • Like to taste: Cape Malay food 
  • Like to feel: A hug from a real person 
  • Like to hear: Jazz in Long Street 
  • Like to smell: Wine 

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.