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Rwanda set to host 4th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum
The 4th edition of Africa Tourism Leadership Forum & Awards (ATLF) will convene in Rwanda from 24 to 27 November 2021. This years’ hybrid event will incorporate Rwanda Travel Week with strict enforcement of Covid-19 protocols. To be held in collaboration with Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Convention Bureau, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism, Mastercard Foundation, and BDO South Africa, ATLF 2021 is themed, “Harnessing intra-Africa travel for innovative recovery in Africa’s travel and tourism sector”.Register here
Meetings Africa and Africa’s Travel Indaba to return in 2022
After the cancellation of two signature global trade shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African Tourism has announced the return of both Meetings Africa and Africa’s Travel Indaba. The destination marketing organisation has today confirmed that the flagship business events and leisure trade shows will return next year, with both platforms being hosted as physical events with limited virtual components Read here
Paradise Sun Hotel receives Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certification
The Paradise Sun Hotel on Praslin Island is the newest recipient of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL), joining the cohort of 21 adherents of the eco-friendly movement, while two other tourism accommodation establishments renewed their certification to the scheme. Read more here
Why the gathering in Abidjan was more than mere Tourism celebrations
Africa’s Year of Tourism took another fine turn with the celebration of the 41st World Tourism Day celebration in Côte d’Ivoire’s capital, Abidjan. Before the pandemic, Africa was one of the fastest-growing tourism regions in the world. In 2019, African destinations welcomed 70 million international arrivals, and tourism generated over US$28 billion for African economies. Read More
Maiden Rwanda Tourism Week Launched
The Rwanda Chamber of Tourism today announced the forthcoming launch of the inaugural Rwanda Tourism Week.The event, scheduled to take place from 24 – 26th November at the Kigali Serena Hotel, carries the theme “Rebuilding Tourism for Sustainable Growth” and aims to boost the confidence and morale in the tourism sector that had suffered an unprecedented blow since the COVID 19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Read More
Asky Airlines introduces Wireless Inflight Entertainment
Pan African airlines ASKY has announced changes to its inflight entertainment service effective November 6, 2021. In a statement, the lome based airline said, it has introduced a range of engaging features and a content catalogue consisting of Hollywood movies, popular TV shows, local African programs/documentaries, drama, music, and games onboard all ASKY aircraft. Read more here
6th Gastronomy Forum highlights Gastronomy Tourism as Driver of Rural Dev’t
UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’, and so help destinations and businesses harness the power of digital and visual storytelling to reach new audiences and return to growth.This first-ever partnership with Instagram forms part of UNWTO’s wider shift towards harnessing the power of digital innovation to drive the restart of tourism, especially local and sustainable tourism. Read more here
Podcast Alert! Building Resilience in the Meetings Industry: Glenton de Kock- SAACI
The Africa Tourism Summit café is a dedicated conversation from the recently held summit at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg where panellists and participants have been sharing their experiences of the event. My guest today is the CEO of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Glenton de Kock. Glenton points to the proof of concepts as one of the key elements to restart the meetings industry. Listen to Podcast here
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