Ghana Tourism Authority, in collaboration with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and its lead partner, Grant Thornton accounting, is hosting the event on 30-31 August in Accra, Ghana, and countries across Africa are expected to be represented.
Professor Novelli said: “As part of our university’s Responsible Futures research and enterprise agenda, and building on more than 15 years of applied research in Africa, it is a privilege to be invited to contribute to the first-ever Africa travel and tourism leadership forum.
“This is a unique industry-focused event, which provides an exceptional opportunity to bridge the gap between the academic and practitioners’ world, and jointly explore ways to address the multifaceted challenges faced by the sector.
“I look forward to taking part in what will no doubt be a productive dialogue and a great platform to consolidate existing and forge new collaborations in the continent.”
ATP’s CEO, Kwakye Donkor, said the support received, including that from the University of Brighton “underscores the significance of this forum”.