The Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration with Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation organized an Africa Youth in Tourism Conference which was held during the period 19 to 23 September 2018 in Bulawayo. The Conference was aimed at deliberating on how the youth can take part in mainstream tourism as a means for alleviating poverty and unemployment among the youth. The Conference was held under the theme, “Fostering Tourism Development and Innovation in Africa through Youth Participation”. The Conference drew its participants from Africa and abroad to network and share experiences. Among the conference resolutions was to make the Africa Youth in Tourism Conference an annual event.