Africa Tourism Association’s latest news updates

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AFRICA TRAVEL DO’S & DON’TS AMID COVID-19
To help spotlight some top-line issues, Jay Cameron, one of the leading global experts on Africa travel and commerce, shares invaluable insights as travelers deal with this tumultuous situation, helping ensure they plan smartly in the post-pandemic era.
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VOYAGES AFRIQ: CEO OF NAMIBIA TOURISM BOARD OPENS UP ON COUNTRY’S TOURISM REVIVAL
The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Tourism Board, Digu Naobeb, in an exclusive interview with Voyages Afriq disclosed the strategies instituted to revive the ailing tourism industry.
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KENYA, RWANDA COLLABORATE TO DRIVE INTRA TOURISM
In a bid to promote tourism in the region, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism, Kenya Association of Travel Agents, & the East Africa Tourism Platform have signed a partnership agreement that will see both parties work together to conduct joint-marketing activities that will drive visitors to the countries’ attractions and experiences.
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TACKLING THESE 5 OBSTACLES WILL HELP AFRICANS TRAVEL MORE
Africa is a vast and diverse continent that receives millions of visitors from all over the world every year, but more could be done to welcome its very own.
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HOW TO PRETEND YOU’RE IN TUNIS TONIGHT
While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home.
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FOR BLACK AMERICANS, A HERITAGE TRIP TO WEST AFRICA CAN BE LIFE CHANGING
A number of developments are driving a surge of interest in heritage trips to West Africa. Advancements in DNA testing are making it easier for Black Americans to research their genetic backgrounds.
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HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN MARRAKECH, ACCORDING TO THE CITY’S CHICEST HOTELIER
Meryanne Loum-Martin, owner of boutique hotel Jnane Tamsna, shares her insider’s guide to the city, from design stores to DJ sets.
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TANZANIA SETS SIGHTS ON CONFERENCE TOURISM
Tanzania has set up a National Convention Bureau to promote conference tourism as a way of speeding up the industry’s recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
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THE WORLD’S BEST NEW HOTELS IN AFRICA
Though much of the world slowed way down and was even brought to a standstill at times, beautiful new hotels did manage to open — some of them paying particularly close attention to their environment, community, impact, and trying to do business differently.
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INSIGHTS FOR THE NEW WORLD OF TRAVEL: THE TRAVEL CONSULTANT OF TOMORROW

"A recent report from Amadeus gives an insightful look into the ‘Travel Consultant of Tomorrow’. And what’s clear is that the role of the travel consultant is going to be more relevant and pivotal than ever.

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REPORT: 2021 WILL BE THE YEAR OF MEANINGFUL TRAVEL

Airbnb’s new report highlights how 2021 will see a shift toward more meaningful travel as the pandemic continues to limit mass tourism and afflict the industry overall.

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CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA (CCA) HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE

CCA presents an exclusive dialogue between H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, & Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, focused on the ways in which digital technologies and partnerships can unlock new paths for African economic growth.

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CREATING A CASHLESS AFRICA

There has historically been a heavy reliance on cash, with around 95 percent of retail transactions taking place in cash. Global & local organizations are investing in innovative digital payment systems & new disruptive payments tools to displace cash, while delivering new levels of inclusion to the benefit of consumers, businesses & governments.

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HOW THIS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM IS UPHOLDING NIGERIA’S HISTORY THROUGH ART
Despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Nigerian arts and culture sector recorded a great milestone with the opening of the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art(YMSA), located at Pan-Atlantic University, in the financial city, Lagos.
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CAN MADE IN AFRICA TRANSFORM THE CONTINENT’S LEATHER INDUSTRY?

Luxury labels in the West use the best of Africa’s leather. Now, African companies and designers want to build their own brands.

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YOUTUBE’S ALEX OKOSI SEES ‘TREMENDOUS’ OPPORTNITY IN AFRICA’S CREATIVE MARKET

More eyes on the platform are also giving rise to new stars in new places, including Africa.

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UNWTO OUTDOORS ‘A TOUR OF AFRICAN GASTRONOMY’ TO CELEBRATE CONTINENT’S DIVERSE FOOD CULTURE

The 96 page document pays homage to the unique culinary experiences of several countries on the African continent.

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SEVEN TYPICAL TUNISIAN DISHES YOU
MUST TRY

Beautiful ceramic platters painted in colourful geometric patterns or the traditional green and yellow make the presentation of a dish as impressive as its preparation…

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INSTAGRAM POST OF THE MONTH
‘CAUTION!! For a new Africa is in the making. I see you being empowered and empowering others. I see us creating and realizing our destinies. I see bright futures, hopes and dreams. I see an African aesthetic everywhere. I see love, unity and respect for us.’ – 🇨🇮@stjorde
feat. @joie.ade @ladarius_calhoun
📸: 🇨🇮@jordevity
@WORLDTOAFRICA
Images (from top to bottom) courtesy of Unsplash/The Financial; courtesy of Voyages Afriq; courtesy of CNBC; courtesy of via Katchie Nzama via Fodor’s; courtesy of Travel Noire; courtesy of Andy Haslam for The New York Times; courtesy of Black & Abroady via Travel + Leisure; courtesy of Michael Turk/Condé Nast Traveler; courtesy of Tanzanian Tourist Board/The East AfricanCNN; courtesy of Marataba/Fathom; courtesy of Amadeus; courtesy of Airbnb; courtesy of Corporate Council on Africa; courtesy of Africa.com; courtesy of Ventures Africa; courtesy of Tibeb Leather Works/Vogue Business; courtesy of CNN; courtesy of Voyages Afriq; courtesy of istetiana/Shuttersock.
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