Kwakye Donkor, Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa

Kwakye Donkor, Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa

Kwakye Donkor is a Non-Executive Director of African Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship, Ghana and South Africa and the Founder of Africa Tourism Leadership Forum. He was the Marketing and Communications Director of the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), the tourism arm of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) from 2009 to March, 2017. He was responsible for regional tourism Strategic Marketing, Strategic Brand Management and Communications, Tourism Infrastructure Investment Promotions, Advocacy Stakeholder Relations Corporate Communications and SADC contact point at RETOSA.

He is the CEO of Africa Tourism Partners and based in South Africa.

Prior to joining RETOSA, Kwakye was the Executive Marketing Director of Plattner Golf (Pty) Ltd t/a Fancourt, one of the leading golf resorts in the world, where he was responsible for Strategic Marketing, Corporate Communications, Global Business Development, Real Estate and Hotel Marketing, Mega Events Management and the Formation of Business of Golf South Africa. He has also worked for, among others, Provident Financial (UK and South Africa) and African Bank Investment Ltd (ABIL). Kwakye has played a leading role in the South Africa golf estate development as tourism and hospitality related industry in Southern Africa from 2003 to date.

He has over 20 years of Strategic Marketing, Brand Managements, Public Relations, Investment Promotions, Business Development and Corporate communications in a wide range of environments including property development, tourism and hospitality and financial services. Also, Kwakye has played important roles in major events including the 2003 Presidents Cup, Inaugural Women’s World Cup, SA Open Championship and 2005 Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert a Business of Golf South Africa and 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Kwakye Donkor is a Chartered Marketer with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Graduate Diplomas in Marketing and Graduate Diploma in Advertising from the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM), and MBA from International Centre (IMC-UK) and Business School Netherlands.


Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa

Who are we?

We are a Pan-African strategic marketing, brand management and sales agency specializing in the travel, tourism, destination marketing and hospitality industry. Whether you are a travel destination, tourism board, a premier hotel, a guest house or a small enterprise, we leverage the expertise of our experience team, global footprint and trade connections to market, position and sell your destination, facility, product or services among decision-markers.

Among our core areas of expertise are Strategic Marketing, Sales and Marketing Representations, Brand Management, Staff Training, Investment Facilitation services and MICEE (Meetings, Incentive, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events).

We are based in Johannesburg, South Africa with country offices in Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe with representatives in Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda. With demonstrated expertise of experienced partners, representatives, global partners and networks we execute uniquely designed and impactful programs for our clients.

Our Team

Our team is lead by Chief Executive and Country Managing Partners in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania. We also have representatives in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

These members share a combined experienced of over 30 years in investment facilitation and promotion, destination marketing, strategic marketing planning, market development, brand communications, media relations management, business development, sales representation, sponsorships, strategic partnerships, event project management, training, skills development, enterprise development and capacity building.

Our Vision

To facilitate the creation of value-partnerships within Africa’s tourism sector to enhance the impact of tourism in African economies.

Our Mission

To achieve impactful, lasting and measurable business outcomes for the African tourism sector through sales, marketing, business development, training and collaboration with our global networks and partners.

Our Clients

Our client portfolio cuts across public and private sector organizations as well as small businesses in tourism, travel and hospitality sectors. We also render tailored destination marketing representation services to national, regional, local and municipal tourism authorities, convention bureaus, tourism products, organizers of meetings, exhibition, conference and event (business tourism) as well as hotels, guest houses and lodges, travel trade and other services.