Africa Tourism News Updates

(Posted 04th January 2022)

JANUARY 2 0 2 2 AFRICA MUST REDEFINE ITS TOURISM AS IT SETS POST-COVID RECOVERY STRATEGY

Like the rest of the world, the resumption of travel and tourism in Africa will depend largely on a coordinated response among countries regarding travel restrictions, harmonised safety and hygiene protocols, and effective communication to help restore consumer confidence.READ MORE

THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY BY 2030The ever-increasing speed of technological advancements and changing consumer expectations makes it arguably more difficult to forecast the future of the tourism industry than ever before. However, looking at macro-trends, there is a clear direction of travel that could substantially change the industry as we know it.READ MORE

AFRICA’S WILDLIFE CHAMPION FIGHTS POACHERS SEIZING ON COVID TOURISM DROPAlina Peter is on the frontlines fighting the rise of poaching in Africa…she shares how she works, the situation on the ground, and why it’s important to weave science, indigenous knowledge, and technical expertise to derail the growing commercialization of illicit poaching, all of which has deep implications for tourism.READ MORE

FROM CHAD’S ELEPHANTS TO UGANDA’S SHOEBILLS: PLANNING A TRIP TO SUPPORT TOURISM RECOVERY IN AFRICA

The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali asked two wildlife researchers to suggest some outstanding, but lesser known conservation areas – travel restrictions permitting.READ MORE

AFAR: WHERE TO GO IN 2022 (AFRICA)Where will 2022 take you? Below, you’ll find 39 destinations where your visit will really count. Locals tell us what’s new, exciting, and worth the trip in the coming year. Featured Africa destinations include Luxor, Egypt; Jinja, Uganda; Karoo, South Africa; Turkana, Kenya; Ibadan, Nigeria; and Imlil, Morocco.READ MORE

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER: THE BEST HOTELS IN AFRICA: THE GOLD LIST 2022 AND 2021Condé Nast Traveller’s all-time favourite hotels in Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean, as picked by the editors of Condé Nast Traveller for The Gold List 2022, with the 2021 selections.READ MORE

THE AIRBNB ENTREPRENEURSHIPACADEMY
Established in South Africa in 2017, the Academy was designed to support a new generation of tourism entrepreneurs in rural & township communities. This video tells the story of Academy graduates like Zamani Nonduduzo Khumalo, who hosts in Mphembeni in KwaZulu-Natal.  VIEW

RUMBA SHIMMIES ONTO UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE LIST
Congolese rumba is among at least nine new entries on UNESCO’s “representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.” “In the 20th century, the Congolese rumba was a symbol for the fight for emancipation, dignity and political independence on the African continent,”READ MORE

THE NEW-AGE CONCEPT STORES REIMAGINING THE WAY AFRICANS SHOP
Discover the current crop of boutique concepts across the continent, marrying heritage and contemporary flourishes for an immersive retail experience.READ MORE

OKAYAFRICA: HERE’S OUR LIST OF THE CONTINENT’S BEST FASHION MOMENTS OF 2021
We finally received the green light to play outside again, and Africans have wasted no time in grabbing the fashion world’s attention.READ MORE

FIVE EXCITING AFRICAN MUSEUMS TO ADD TO YOUR TRAVEL WISH LISTFor those who are planning a holiday on the African continent, The Conversation put together a list of museums that would be a delight to visit. Some offer digital and virtual reality alternatives; others require a physical visit. And if you can’t get there now, why not add these to your bucket list for future museum adventures?READ MORE

NETFLIX CELEBRATES AFRICAN TALENT IN NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Netflix presents Made by Design, a didactic new docu-series launching on the streaming platform on 26 December 2021. This series heralds a new guard who are reimagining African design, and the first season uses megacity Nigeria as a focal point. READ MORE

THE ART ADVISOR LEADING ONE OF AFRICA’S MOST EXCITING NEW CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES
Adora Mba is committed to nurturing Ghana and the continent’s contemporary art community and to fostering its ties and influence amongst global audiences.READ MORE

THESE SISTERS ARE REIMAGINING NOLLYWOOD FOR A YOUNGER AUDIENCE
Neptune3 Studios, founded by the Damina Sisters, is breathing new life into the teen drama, embracing subjects the Nigerian entertainment industry usually shies away from..READ MORE

THE MAASAI TIKTOKERS WOWING BOLLYWOOD FANS
Wearing their traditional Maasai dress and surrounded by cows, Tanzania’s newest TikTok sensations, siblings Kili and Neema Paul…READ MORE

INSTAGRAM POST OF THE MONTH🇿🇦@moostapha_s model vibes!⁠📸: @williamecrice⁠🌍⁠🇿🇦⁠@WORLDTOAFRICAImages (from top to bottom courtesy of Reuters; courtesy of Adobecourtesy of Forbes; courtesy of Skift; courtesy of The Conversationcourtesy of AFAR; courtesy of Condé Nast Traveller; courtesy of Travel & Adventure Show; courtesy of Airbnbcourtesy of VOA News; courtesy of Industrie Africa; courtesy of OkayAfrica; courtesy of the Conversation; courtesy of Wallpaper; courtesy of True Africa; courtesy of BBC.
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