Young South African innovator Scott Blount has been crowned the winner of the 2022 edition of the African Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge in Botswana.
The ceremony held in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 26, saw the founder of Trip Clip win the award. Trip Clip is a fast-growing travel device that supports many electronic gadgets.
He survived a tough challenge, beating two contenders before scooping the prize. He beat off stiff competition from Nkululeku Nkosi of Etela and Jeffery-Takunda Murungweni of Trafiki Africa to win the challenge.
African Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge 2022 winner is Scott Blount, Trip Clip, South Africa 🇿🇦
— David Mawuli (@DavidMawuli) October 26, 2022
They were announced alongside the Africa Tourism Leadership Awards on the same night of the award ceremony.
Scott will receive USD1,000 plus partnerships and mentorship opportunities. The two runner-ups will receive USD500 each.
Gaborone, Botswana 🇧🇼 was an absolute vibe. We got the 1st runner up prize at the @ATLF_Awards for our participation in the Africa Youth In Tourism Summit & Innovation Challenge. Thank you to @ATP2018, BDO, @unwtoacademy and @BotswanaTourism for successful conference and event. pic.twitter.com/JKpbCvA5lc
— Etela Africa (@eteladotafrica) October 28, 2022
The Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge is an exclusive platform created for innovative African youth in travel and tourism who seek funding, partnerships, and mentorship opportunities to present their projects to the global marketplace to facilitate an opportunity for them in finding the necessary support for their programs and for employment creation.