Africa Tourism News Updates

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UNWTO IN NAMIBIA – 1st VISIT TO AFRICAN MEMBERS STATE SINCE START OF PANDEMIC
The three-day official visit reaffirms UNWTO’s commitment to the continent & featured a series of high-level talks aimed at strengthening existing partnerships and looking to a sustainable, resilient future.
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AFRICAN TOURISM PARTNERS ON HOW TO ACCELERATE INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL POST COVID-19
The levels of intra-African travel have remained low due a number of challenges including the cost of travel, lack of air connectivity as well as visa requirements.
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MICE TOURISM COULD BOOST HOTEL RECOVERY
Hotelier Hasnain Noorani has noted the potential of MICE tourism in the recovery of the sector and called on stakeholders to invest in it.
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ALU CASE STUDY: THE STATE OF WILDLIFE, GHANA
The African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation has produce the inaugural State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa Report.
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Wavelength, presented by the Black Travel Alliance(BTA) on 5 December 2020, is the premiere networking event that connects Black travel professionals with travel brands to build partnerships, amplify Black voices, and bridge the gap that has previously prevented them from receiving the same opportunities as their colleagues.
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ETHIOPIA: INVESTING IN THE UNIQUENESS OF TOURISM ATTRACTION SITES TO HARNESS TOURISM PROSPECTS
New tourist destinations are popping up and the existing ones that are already blessed with diverse attractions are getting renovated…
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TRAVEL ADVISORS GAIN RECOGNITION AND PRAISE FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE
Silver linings come in all shapes and sizes and in the case of COVID-19, travel advisors are beginning to see theirs finally emerge big and broad.
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KEEPING THE WORLD’S LAST MOUNTAIN GORILLAS SAFE DURING COVID-19
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda—with a number of new rules in place.
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THE BEST ISLANDS IN THE WORLD: 2020 CN TRAVELER READER’S CHOICE AWARDS
Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the 35 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards survey, from far-flung stunners in Southeast Asia to volcanic outcrops in the Mediterranean.
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A NEW GENERATION OF E-COMMERCE RETAILERS WANT TO GLOBALISE AFRICAN FASHION

For African designers, local e-commerce platforms can provide a gateway to an international audience eager to shop their collections.

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THE WAVE OF AFRICAN DESIGNERS TAKING THEIR PLACE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE

The five talents were picked out of a pool of 250 applicants by a judging panel comprising of Nigerian actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Japanese retail magnate Hirofumi Kurino and creative consultant Susi Billingsley.

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WEST AFRICAN DISHES ARE THE TOP TRENDING FOR 2020, AND THESE DISHES ARE WHY

West African cuisine is full of bold flavor and plays with ingredients to create healthy and hearty meals, making foodies fall in love with each one.

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HOW HAWA HASSAN BUILT A COOKBOOK AROUD EAST AFRICAN GRANDMOTHERS

The cookbook is filled with recipes from eight African countries that border the Indian Ocean and stories from 24 grandmothers, and brings a new narrative to the table…

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NEW FACES IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN PORTRAITURE – IN PICTURES
The artists, from Gabon, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya and Mozambique, are united by a desire to challenge traditional ideas and narrow interpretations of Africa, African art, and African society
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WHY AFRICA’S ANIMATION SCENE IS BOOMING

He reels off a list of countries where local animators are starting to make their mark: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique and Burkina Faso.

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WHY NETFLIX IS A LIFELINE FOR AFRICAN FILMMAKERS

The streaming giant’s ambitious initiative Made By Africa, Watched By the World is a welcome platform for the continent’s overlooked cinematic talent.

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SOMALIA OPENS FIRST INDEPENDENT MODERN ARTS INSTITUTION

 The Somali Arts Foundation says it seeks to promote creativity and critical discussions on what it means to be a Somali.

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WOMEN NIGERIAN ARTIST BEN ENWONWU WAS AN INTERNATIONAL STAR IN THE 1960S. NOW HIS ART IS MAKING A COMEBACK

The late artist’s debut at Frieze Masters, plus stellar sales at auction, signal a turning point for the pioneering Modernist’s visibility.

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