(Posted 16th February 2022)
MeetingsAfrica2022: Africa MICE Masterclass to get sector Ready for Recovery
Some of the global and renowned Business Events and Tourism experts from Africa, UK Europe and the rest of the world will share their expertise on 28th of February at the 5th and 2022 Africa Business Tourism and MICE Masterclass at this year’s Meetings Africa.
Among the 2022 faculty are Désirée Baltussen, Chief Business Development Officer, ICCA – Netherlands, Dr. Rob Davidson, Managing Director, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief National Convention Bureau Officer – South African Tourism,
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Seychelles inch closer to Pre-Pandemic Arrival figures
The Seychelles recovery seems to be reaching its full circle after two years of struggles and assiduous efforts from the local tourism stakeholders. Visitor arrival figures have hit the 20,000 visitors mark again, with 21, 566 tourists recorded for the first month of 2022.. Read here
South Africa rolls out e-Visa Program President South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa says the eVisa system has been launched in 14 countries, including China, India, Kenya and Nigeria, according to government’s commitment.
President Ramaphosa said the government is also streamlining and modernising the visa application process to make it easier to travel to South Africa for tourism, business and work. Read more here
Tourism Leaders call for Urgent Action to Protect the Ocean
Tourism’s central role in advancing the Blue Economy was highlighted as UNWTO chaired a special session and joined a Heads of State panel at the One Ocean Summit, hosted by the French Presidency this week. In a session on “Tourism in the Blue Economy” co-hosted with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and France, high level representatives stressed how implementing a blue economy can combat the threats of climate change, plastic pollution and over exploitation of resources. Read here
Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank celebrates Opening
Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank celebrates its opening today, marking the expansion of the Hyatt House brand’s global footprint in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank is the third Hyatt hotel opened in collaboration with an affiliate of Millat Investments. Read more Here
Change of Guard at WTM London as Juliette Losardo takes over
RX, the parent company of World Travel Market London, has announced that Juliette Losardo is the new Exhibition Director of WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry.
The annual WTM London event will take place at ExCeL London from 07th to 09th of November 2022.
Losardo is an experienced business leader with an impressive track record of more than 18 years at leading companies in the international media and events sectors.
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