Africa Tourism Association News Updates

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2020 WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE LOCATION DATES AND LOCATION
ATA, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will host the 2020 World Tourism Conference (WTC) in Accra, Ghana on 12 October through 16 October 2020.
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BEYOND THE RETURN TO RUN FOR A DECADE
The Ghana Tourism Authority has revealed that the ‘Beyond The Return’ initiative which follows the successful ‘Year of Return’ campaign will last for 10 years, as part of a strategy to attract investments to various sectors of the economy.
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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD AFRICA’S LARGEST AIRPORT
Ethiopian Airlines is spending an estimated $5 billion to build the largest airport in Africa. It could also become Africa’s busiest airport…
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HOW LUXURY TRAVEL CAN BUILD COMMUNITY AND AWARENESS IN AFRICA
Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.
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DO’S AND DON’T OF ETHICAL ANIMAL TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) has released new guidelines to help travellers make ethical animal tourism choices.
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CRUISING THE ISLANDS OF CAPE VERDE
A country making the most of its natural beauty, unique culture, and friendly populace is the Republic Of Cape Verde. In recent years, Cape Verde has become a prized addition to the seasoned traveler’s list of destinations visited.
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TEDx TALK: THE POWER OF TRAVEL TO DISRUPT THE NARRATIVE
Born in the USA, Discovered in Africa – Cherae Robinson’s journey of self-discovery highlights the transformative power of travel.
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THECATCHMEIFYOUCAN’S TOP TEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES FOR NOVICE TRAVELLERS
"One of my many goals in 2020 is to encourage people to travel to the African continent. There are 54 countries, choose one! Of the world’s seven continents Africa is by far my favorite."
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WILL FEMALE-ONLY TOURS BE 2020’S HOTTEST TRAVEL TREND?
Female-only expeditions are rising sharply in bookings – and they’re transforming the lives of women across the globe
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BLACK AMERICAS SETTING TOP TRAVEL TRENS IN 2020
Recent surveys from Airbnb find spending on vacation travel will increase in 2020, and central to that growth are Black Americans.
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"UBER FOR EVERYTHING" IS REVOLUTIONIZING AFRICA’S ECONOMY
The digital economy’s transformative presence in Africa illustrates the power of the market to give people what they value.
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TOP 10 MOST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN AFRICA 2020
The publication has ranked the ten most developed countries in Africa in 2020 using [several\ yardsticks.
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THE METEORIC RISE OF GALLERIST MARIANE IBRAHIM, CHAMPION OF AFRICAN DIASPORIC ART
Mariane Ibrahim is always thinking ahead. As a young dealer, she is enjoying a precocious, meteoric rise on the international art scene. She’s built her reputation with a roster of trailblazing contemporary artists, predominantly from the African diaspora.
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AFRICAN MUSIC ENTERS THE WORLD STAGE: INDUSTRY LEADERS RING IN NEW ERA AT AFROCHELLA, AFRONATION
Over the past couple of years, Africa has exploded as a major player on the global music scene…the stage is set for a lucrative new future for African music.
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DAVIDO SPEAKS ON NIGERIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN UNITY, THE GRAMMYS, AND HIS ‘SECRET’ FILM PROJECT
okayafrica met up with The Prince of Afrobeats at his label’s offices in Johannesburg amidst the flurry of activity that follows him wherever he goes.
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AFRICA’S CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD IS FINDING A HOME IN MARRAKECH
…amid a booming U.S. & European market for contemporary artworks from the continent—the city is becoming a hub for Africa’s diasporic art world.
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AFRICA;S GROWING COLLECTING CLASS SHIFTS FOCUS TO HOME
From Marrakech to Cape Town, the continent’s growing fairs and auctions scene is catering to a burgeoning domestic buying base
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KIGALI INTERNATIONAL PEACE MARATHON (KIPM) TAKES STEPS TO INCREASE SPORTS TOURISM IN RWANDA
Plans are in place to elevate KIPM to a major “destination” marathon with great potential for international runners.
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WILL THE BASKETBALL AFRICA LEAGUE BE THE NEW TEMPLATE FOR AFRICAN SPORT?
"Also, economies across the countries will be boosted, tourism will improve because as we play this around and we take six teams from each country"
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FEATURED EVENTS
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW WASHINGTON, DC
7-8 March 2020
Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC USA
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA
6-8 April 2020
CTiCC
Cape Town, South Africa
AFRICAN TOURISM INVESTMENT SUMMIT
7-8 April 2020
CTiCC
Cape Town, South Africa
INSTAGRAM POST OF THE MONTH
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