#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from #Africa

All set for 2021 Virtual Magical Kenya Travel Expo
Kenya Tourism Board is excited to present a special edition of Magical Kenya Travel Expo this year (05-06 October 2021). The novel 2021 edition will transport Magical Kenya directly into the offices and homes of the travel trade around the world in a revolutionary new way, embracing our new virtual world.Your meetings will be pre-scheduled and you can enjoy some really cool activities online. Register here
41st Tourism Day Celebration should begin the pathway to recovery – Fofana
Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister of Tourism and Leisure Siandou Fofana has stated that the recently held World Tourism Day celebration in Abidjan will be a rallying point for the tourism sector to revive the industry globally. The Minister, who also doubles as the Chair of UNWTO’s Commission for Africa (CAF), made this statement when he was addressing over 1,500 delegates at the celebration of the 41st World Tourism Day in Abidjan. here
WTD2021: Inclusive Growth at the centre of Tourism’s Restart
Global tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to making the sector a pillar of inclusive growth. At the official World Tourism Day 2021 celebrations in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, political and business leaders united behind a common message of solidarity and determination to ‘leave nobody behind’ as tourism restarts and grows back. Read more here
Angola President visits UNWTO Headquarters
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has received the President of Angola H.E. Mr. João Lourenço, in the organization’s headquarters in Madrid, Spain.The high-level visit by the head of state of Angola is a testament to the organization’s relationship with its member states at the highest political level. The two leaders discussed very pertinent issues regarding tourism restart in Angola and Africa. Read More
UNWTO and Didier Drogba Partner to build opportunity for African Youth
UNWTO and the Didier Drogba Foundation have teamed up to highlight the potential of African youth and ensure that both tourism and sport deliver on their potential to provide opportunities for all.Against the backdrop of World Tourism Day 2021 – held under the theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Development” – the United Nations specialized agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the former Chelsea and Côte d’Ivoire footballer. Read More here
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Reigniting the Magic of Travel at MKTE with Amanda Margison
My guest today is Co-founder of On show solutions Amanda Margison. On-show solutions is the organizer of East Africa’s Flagship travel show the Magical Kenya Travel Expo. This year’s edition has gone virtual and with few days to the event, Amanda walks me through what participants and exhibitors should expect at this important gathering. As co-owner of On Show Solutions, Amanda Margison brings a keen operational mind to the company.
Listen to podcast here
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South Africa’s participation at Dubai Expo is anchored on job creation
South Africa’s Cabinet has announced the country’s participation at the EXPO2020 Dubai that will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The theme of this year’s Expo is “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future via Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity”. EXPO2020 will provide the country with an opportunity to showcase its vast and diverse array of economic, cultural and tourism opportunities to the world. Read more here
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Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO honoured with Air Cargo Leadership Award
Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been awarded Air Cargo Leadership Award in the Airline Strategy Awards ceremony organized by Flight Global in London on 27 September 2021. The Airline Strategy Awards is launched by Airline Business to recognize excellence in boardroom leadership and awarded Group CEO of Ethiopian, Read morehere
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