#VoyagesAfriq Update on #Tourism in #Africa

Three host cities make Africa’s Travel & Tourism Summit an African Spectacle
Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos have been confirmed as host cities for the inaugural Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit, taking place from 19-21 September 2021.The Sandton Convention Centre, the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre and the Marriot Lagos Ikeja are the venues that will host the event’s numerous panel discussions, workshops and TED talks. Centred on the theme of Re-awakening Africa, the Summit calls Read More here
Air Seychelles to resume Johannesburg Service from Sept 26
Air Seychelles has confirmed that the national flag carrier will reinstate commercial passenger services between Johannesburg and the Seychelles effective 26 September 2021. The much awaited news follows the recent announcement made by the Ministry of Health, allowing visitors from South Africa entry into the Indian Ocean’s paradise as from 13 September, 2021 The twice weekly flights set to depart O R Tambo International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays will also include a late evening service on Saturdays to provide travellers Read more here
Air France to starts Maputo Flights from Dec 2
Air France has confirmed that flights to Maputo will start from 2 December, 2021. The flight to Maputo will be a continuation of the Johannesburg flight. Originally planned for the end of October 2021, changes in the economic and health environment have led to this postponement. Wilson Tauro, Air France-KLM Southern Africa Regional Manager, says that Air France remains strongly committed to Africa as a strategic resource in its global network. Read more here
Tanzania to host UNWTO’s 65th CAF Meeting
The United Republic of Tanzania has been selected to host the next session of the United Nations World Tourism 0rganization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa Meeting.The East African country received unanimous approval during the 64th Commission Meeting in Sal Island, Cabo Verde to host the 65th session in 2022.Speaking after a meeting with the Secretary-General of UNWTO, the Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources Dr. Damas Read More here
Ghana Tourism Authority begins training for Inspectorate Officers
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has commenced a 5-day training programme for tourism inspectorate officers across the country as part of effort to equip them to understand the requirements and what they need to look out for when they go about their quality assurance and inspection duties to tourist sites and hospitality facilities.The training kickstarts several training programmes planned for various players within the tourism value chain as a comprehensive nationwide training programme within the sector.Read morehere
Côte d’Ivoire to host World Tourism Day Celebrations
Ivorian capital of Abidjan is gearing up to host this year’s global celebrations of the world tourism day on September 27.The West African nation was selected to host this global showpiece during the 23rd World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)General Assembly in St Petersburg, Russia. This decision is backed by an array of actions and circumstances that have launched Ivorian tourism into the international orbit since 2017. In adopting “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” the Ivorian tourism industry also gave itself the means to join the ranks of nations Read more here
Register now for Virtual MKTE 2021
Don’t miss out on the chance to kick-start travel into East Africa with MKTE 2021, taking place from 05 – 06 October 2021.Sign up today for a great virtual show! Thank you to our global partners around the world for all the registrations that we have already received. We look forward to an exciting event. Register here here
Siandou Fofana is new Chair of UNWTO’s Commission for Africa
Siandou Fofana, Minister of Tourism of Côte d’Ivoire is the new chair of the Regional Commission of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for Africa.This is one of the main conclusions drawn from the 64th Meeting of the Regional Commission, hosted by Cabo Verde which took place in the city of Santa Maria, Island of Sal.Expressing his delight at the opportunity to lead CAF, Siandou Fofana said his new role presents him an opportunity to put his country and Africa on the global tourism map. Read more here
SMEs — the future pioneers of a new tourism sector
Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit is just around the corner and it promises to be the continent’s most exciting gathering of tourism stakeholders yet. There is no better way to kick-start the event than by dedicating a day to empower Future Pioneers and Game Changers in the tourism sector.The Summit is being hosted simultaneously in three major cities in Africa – Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos –between 19 and 21 September. The hybrid event gives delegates from around the world the option to attend either physically or virtually. Read More here
SA Tourism Convention Bureau Chief talks Africa Tourism Summit
Ahead of the maiden Africa Travel and Tourism Summit scheduled to be held next week in South Africa, Chief Convention Bureau Officer of the South African National Convention Bureau Mrs. Amanda Kotze-Nlapo discusses the need for Africa to look at the opportunity the pandemic has offered to work together in furtherance of the Intra Africa travels and trade. Listen here
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