#AfricaTourismAssociation News Updates

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WORLD TOURISM CONFERENCE POSTPONED
Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, ATA and the Ghana Tourism Authority have made the difficult decision to postpone the World Tourism Conference.
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SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM CREATES MESSAGE OF HOPE WITH CAMPAIGN
As part of South African Tourism’s call for citizens to not travel now, so that they can travel later, two inspirational commercials reinforce the message that South Africa and its people will travel and welcome the world again after Covid-19.
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SHARPENING THE VISION OF INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL TOGETHER
Almost all Africa tourism institutions and destinations have launched a common, yet specific national and tailored campaigns to motivate and inspire all of us to look out for the “light at the end of the tunnel”.
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HOW A WOMEN-LED HOSPITALITY TEAM IS PAVING A PATH FOR AFRICA’S NEXT GENERATION
Asilia’s Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshali and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.
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WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN AFRICA – WHY AREN’T THERE MORE OF THEM AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN FOR TOURISM?
The key questions here are: what are the causes for this underrepresentation and why is World Heritage important for African nations’ tourism?
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TRAVEL INSTITUTE PROVIDES TIPS & TOOLS FOR TRAVEL ADVISORS
The Travel Institute is providing a number of ways and ideas or travel advisors during this downtime.
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IN SEARCH OF ZAMBIA’S STUNNING WILDLIFE:
A VIRTUAL SAFARI
Although highly appreciated by safari aficionados, Zambia has long flown under the radar for first-time visitors to Africa…
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EGYPT’S OLDEST PYRAMID REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC AFTER 14 YEARS

The Step Pyramid of Djoser, built around 4,700 years ago, is Egypt’s oldest stone monument — even older than the Great Pyramid of Giza

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KENYA TO CONSTRUCT FIRST UNDERWATER MUSEUM IN SUB SAHARA AFRICA

The government of Kenya is set to construct the first underwater museum in Sub Saharan Africa in the Coast region.

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WHY BIG TECH IS HEADED TO AFRICA

“What I like the most when I look at tech giant CEO visits is that they seem to recognise the potential of the continent not only as a market, but as a source of innovation and talent,”

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INTRODUCING OKAYAFRICA’S 100 WOMEN 2020 LIST

It would not be hyperbole to consider the individuals we’re honoring for OkayAfrica’s 100 Women 2020 list as architects of the future.

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HOW A MUSEUM IN LAGOS WITH ART FIT FOR A PRINCE HOPES TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE
The university museum, named the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art after Prince Yemisi Shyllon, a Yoruba prince from Ogun state in southwest Nigeria who is one of Nigeria’s biggest art collectors and a main donor for the university museum, which opened last October.
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SUDANES DESIGNER MAYADA ADIL ON WHY THE TIME IS NOW FOR AFRICAN FASHION

Sudanese designer Mayada Adil speaks to Eve Jackson about using fashion to empower women and refugees…

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SEE PHOTOS OF GHANA’S BADASS, ALL-GIRL SKATE CREW

Abena Appiah followed the young collective around Accra, as they sought to inspire confidence through skating lessons..

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BURNA BOY, GLOBAL GIANT

Nigerian-bred Burna Boy is staking a claim as one of the biggest stars on the global music scene—a crossover sensation who refuses to compromise. Instead he’s letting the world cross over to him.

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PHOTOGRAPHER KYLE WEEKS USES HIS MEDIUM TO SHOW THAT MANHOOD IN AFRICA IS NOT A SINGULAR IMAGE

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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HOW ‘THE QUENTIN TARANTINO OF UGANDA’ IS PUTTING HOLLYWOOD TO SHAME

“Once Upon a Time in Uganda,” tells the story of Nabwana IGG, a DIY Ugandan filmmaker whose Wakaliwood studio is a font of creativity.

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HOW RWANDA IS LOOKING TO LEVERAGE ITS DEVELOPING FILM INDUSTRY THROUGH STORYTELLING

Mashariki African Film Festival’s relationship is to Rwanda’s developing film industry.

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