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A new one-day B2B conference which forms part of the two-day consumer Wildlife & Safari Travel Show, Harrogate.



The Wildlife, Safari & Conservation Summit returns to Harrogate on 9 October 2020. This travel trade event brings the industry together in a relevant forum to discuss, celebrate and explore opportunities in this growing experiential travel market.

Interest in wildlife, safari and conservation travel is growing. The WSC Summit presents a great platform to hear insights from compelling speakers, learn from industry experts and the opportunity to network and do business with relevant partners and there are plenty of ways for the travel industry to get involved!


Below are some feedback from delegates, speakers and sponsors who attended the inaugural WSC Summit in 2019: 

“Being part of the first WSC Summit was very important to us at Hurtigruten. Meeting, discussing and learning from like-minded brands whilst inspiring the trade partners in attendance is all part of our growth strategy. The quality of the speakers, panel discussions and attendee’s exceeding our expectations and we hope to be included again at future summits.”

“Everyone involved in travel should be thinking about the topics raised at the summit; getting together allows us to improve the way we work together and make sure tourism is a force for good.”
Archipelago Choice

“Excellent venue and informative and entertaining day.”
Water To Go

“We were delighted to be a part of the 2019 WSC Summit and it was really encouraging to see so many like-minded organisations and individuals coming together with the common purpose of collaboration and wanting to make a difference.”
ABTOT Limited

“Finally a trade show with purpose! A great selection of exhibitors and like-minded buyers who are not scared to hideaway from the big issues of the industry.”
Ecollective Travel

“The WSC Summit far exceeded my expectations and I left feeling inspired, motivated and educated. A pleasant surprise for me was discovering that this summit delved deep into some of the big conservation and responsible tourism issues facing the tourism industry on a global level, rather than just promoting the glam salesy side of wildlife, safari and conservation travel. I should also add that the speakers and panellists were clearly experts in their field so their candid opinions were very valuable and insightful. I’d recommend the WSC Summit to anyone working in the travel industry.”
The Different Travel Company

The 2019 WSC Summit brought together knowledge, experience and solutions from the wildlife, conservation and tourism sector in a dynamic, insightful and enjoyable day.

“Thanks for a great day of discussions and inspiration, it’s important for us all to come together to strengthen the power of the travel industry and use our positions to help preserve and promote responsible tourism across the world.”
Wild Frontiers

“I found The Wildlife , Safari and Conservation Summit 2019 entertaining, informative and utterly inspiring. I was able to meet with members of the industry operating in areas previously unbeknown to me and exchange fresh ideas around Wildlife Tourism.”
LOTUS UK Integrated Communications

CONVERGE – Bringing wildlife, safari and conservation travel operators together to debate, learn and explore new opportunities.

CONNECT – Meet your new business partners, be part of the conversation.

CHANGE – Take away new ideas to implement and grow your business.

We hope to see many more companies and travel professionals with an interest in wildlife, safari, conservation and sustainable travel for the second edition of WSC Summit at the Royal Hall in Harrogate on 9 October 2020.

If you are interested to sponsor, exhibit or speak at WSC Summit 2020, please see the Contact Us page for our details.




Conference Partner:


South African Airways offers daily overnight flights from London to Johannesburg on board the new Airbus A330-300, with easy onward connections to over 30 destinations across Southern Africa.

Business Class offers travellers their own ‘living space’ with improved privacy whilst Economy Class boasts newly designed seats with high-resolution screens and individual USB charging ports.



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TTG was established as Travel Trade Gazette in 1953, as the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper. Today, TTG Media continues to deliver authoritative news and educational features in a weekly magazine in the UK & Ireland, and also offers a range of face-to-face training events, a news-led website, a community for luxury travel professionals, an annual travel awards, bespoke marketing campaigns, jobs, and much much more.