Africa Travel Week
small business owner

CATCH-UP: Overcoming challenges and embracing opportunities as a travel entrepeneur

Are you emotionally immunized against failure in your business? Many people are afraid of failure, so they never take risks. Many others think they’re invincible, so they make reckless decisions. But entrepreneurs are different, they understand that their road is rocky. In this session, you will gain insight into diverse perspectives on how to overcome challenges and what different types of opportunities you should be embracing. Lavonne Wittmann will share the tools you need to stay focused on a successful business and discuss how you can minimize distractions. Let us empower the only entity we have total control over in our life – our mind.


Lavonne Wittmann
Skal International World President 2019
and Travel Entrepreneur

Lavonne is passionate about the Travel and Tourism industry and has been involved in retail travel for the past 38 years. She owned/managed her own agency for 21 years and has applied her vast experience and knowledge in all sectors of the industry locally and Internationally. She accepts new business challenges with enthusiasm, creative and logical thought and guides a team with focus and purpose to conclude projects and resolve challenges. She served on the board of ASATA (Association of South African Travel Agents) for region One and was one of the Founder members of ITAC (Independent Travel Agents Consortium).

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.