Africa Travel Week

CATCH-UP: The Art of Travel: The Rise of Contemporary African Art and Design

A far cry from traditional crafts, contemporary African art and design – dynamic, edgy, urban – is seizing attention worldwide. Interest in exploring contemporary African art and design – from museum and gallery visits to street art tours and behind-the-scenes encounters with artists and makers – is growing among international visitors. Discover how to create unique and engaging art and design experiences and learn how to build contemporary art and design into broader itineraries.


Julian Asher
Founder & Managing Director: Timeless Africa

Julian’s first trip to Africa as a schoolboy was rudely terminated when his mum refused to sign the permission form on the grounds that he was going to catch a heinous disease and die. Despite this less than promising beginning the call of Africa could not be denied, and he is now a frequent traveller to the continent.

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.