#Africa Tourism Association News Updates

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YEAR OF RETURN PUMPS $1.9 BILLION INTO GHANA’S ECONOMY
Some of the activities that have contributed to this figure include air travel, hotel accommodation, transport fares…
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THIS IS THE FUTURE OF SAFARIS IN AFRICA
These five trends are transforming traditional safaris – for the better.
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KENYA AIRWAYS AND BRITISH AIRWAYS EXPAND CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA
Kenya Airways has entered an enhanced interline partnership with British Airways on flights…
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CN TRAVELER: THE BEST HOTELS AND RESORTS IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST: THE 2020 GOLD LIST
This year’s Gold List of editors’ favorite hotels, resorts, and cruise ships in the world is created by teams in New York and London.
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AFRICAN CITIES TO INVEST TO BOOST CRUISE SHIP ARRIVALS
African cities are eyeing a bigger slice of the global cruise market, with upgraded terminal buildings attracting an ever-growing number of international cruise ships to ports…
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SHARM EL-SHEIKH AIRPORT RECORDS FASTEST GROWTH RATE IN AFRICA
Sharm el-Sheikh Airport has recorded the fastest growth rate across Africa for 2019, according to a report released on Monday by Routes Online…
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FODOR’S TRAVEL: THESE ARE THE 30
BEST BEACHES IN AFRICA
Get out that sunscreen and start booking tickets—Africa’s diverse beaches are more than worthy of a visit.
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WHY A BORDERLESS AFRICA OFFERS BEST HOPE FOR UNLEASHING THE CONTINENT’S POTENTIAL
While the international media may be portraying a dismal picture of Africans…the reality on the continent is much different.
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THE NEXT DECADE BELONGS TO AFRICA AS TECHNOLOGY RIPPLES THROUGH THE CONTINENT
Among the world’s 30 fastest-growing cities, 21 are in Africa. You’ve heard of fast advancements in Asia’s economy. Now get ready for Africa’s.
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AFRICAN ARTISTS RECLAIM HOMELAND WITH
TOURING EXHIBITION
Berlin, Paris and London are common destinations for African artists seeking to establish their careers and build name recognition. But as they focus their attention on the West, they risk being forgotten at home. Such was the inspiration behind a traveling exhibition making its way across Africa.
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SUNNY DOLAT IS OPENING THE SPACE FOR A MORE NUANCED DISCUSSION ON AFRICAN FASHION
Nairobi-based Dolat decided to use his recent commission to curate and perform at the N’gola Biennale to explore a more inclusive representation of African fashion.
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HERE’S THE 33 YEAR OLD GHANIAN FASHION DESIGNER WHO STLYED CELEBRITIES IN THE ‘YEAR OF RETURN’
The CEO of Chocolate Clothing has designed clothing for American entertainers Steve Harvey, Boris Kodjoe, Jussie Smollett, Michael Jai White, Idris Elba, Jidenna and NFL Player Ziggy Ansah.
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AN ETHIOPIAN GALLERY ENRICHES A GLOBAL ART CONVERSATION
With a trip to the Untitled fair in Miami, Addis Fine Art adds to the connections it’s building between Ethiopian artists and the rest of the world.
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TELLING THE FULL STORY OF AFRICAN ART JUST GOT HARDER
If you visit any international art fair you will see not just African artists front and centre, but the way in which galleries are promoting those artists…
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HOW AFRICA’S ENTREPRENEURS CAN INNOVATE ADN INVEST TO PUT AFRICAN CUISINE ON THE WORLD STAGE
Over the past six months, I have engaged in a simple experiment. In packed rooms in Europe and the United States, I have asked, “What is your favorite African dish?”
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AFROCHELLA SETS SIGHT ON CONNECTING THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, ONE FESTIVAL AT A TIME
Co-founder Abdul Karim Abdullah talks overcoming obstacles to make the annual event a success, why December in Ghana is important and the mission post the “Year of Return.”
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BBC: AFRICA’S YEAR IN PICTURES 2019
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FEATURED EVENTS
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW – SAN DIEGO
18-19 January 2020
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA USA
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN TRAVEL & TOURISM FORUM
23-24 January 2020
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
Reykjavik, Iceland
NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW
24-26 January 2020
Jacob K. Javitz Center
New York, NY USA
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