#VoyagesAfriq’s latest #Africa tourism roundup

(Posted 21st January 2022)

Registrations are Open for Meetings Africa 2022Registration for the 16th instalment of Meetings Africa is officially open. Following the announcement by South African Tourism (SAT) last year that the trade show will be staged in a physical format after an absence in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Meetings Africa is set to reignite Africa’s business events industry.The show promises to offer an array of exhibitors and buyers from across Africa and the world, an opportunity to meet as they partner to contribute to rebuilding the continent’s business events industry. Register hereLatest UN Report highlights Tourism’s key role in Global Economic Recovery The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in the 2022 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report by the United Nations. Drawing on data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), WESP underlines the sector’s importance for the world economy and particularly for developing economies, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Read hereCabo Verde launches “Tourism Operational Programme” to boost RecoveryThe Prime Minister of Cabo Verde Ulisses Correia e Silva has launched in São Lourenço dos Órgãos, the Operational Tourism Program (POT) as an accelerator of growth and a boost to employment and as a transforming and reliable sector in the resumption of tourist flow. Read more  hereFITUR advocates for coexistence of Tourism and Health Safety The International Tourism Fair FITUR 2022 will hold its 42nd edition from 19 to 23 January, taking a step forward, aware of the need for tourism to be reinstated in its leadership as engine for economic and social development, within a key context of worldwide recovery after the pandemic.  Read hereSouth Africa: 4th Limpopo Championship launched The 2022 Limpopo Championship will play a major role in a new expanded seven-tournament stretch of international Challenge Tour events being played in South Africa that will showcase the province of Limpopo to an even greater international audience.The fourth edition of this tournament, presented by the Limpopo Tourism Agency and co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour, will be played at both the Euphoria Golf & Lifestyle Estate and Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate from 31 March to 3 April for a total purse of $250 000. Read more   Here 

 Register for FITUR 2022FITUR 2022 will be held from January 19 to 23, organized by IFEMA MADRID, under the slogan “Embracing the World” and will feature the Dominican Republic as a FITUR partner country.After the milestone of FITUR 2021, in its “Special Tourism Recovery” edition, and backed by the entire value chain of the international tourism industry, the Trade Fair dedicates all of its effort to its essential mission, to contribute to the recovery of tourism. Register   here

 Ethiopian launches Online Reservation Plaform for Cargo OperationsEthiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo.The platform enables customers to check flight schedules, space availability, loadability of freight and make real-time bookings of their shipment in a single and convenient way on cargobooking.ethiopianairlines.com.  Read more here
 Melia Hotels International to showcase new Hotels at FITUR Meliá Hotels International will present its new hotels at the FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair, taking place from 19 to 23 January 2022 at IFEMA MADRID. Visitors to the Meliá stand will be able to find out about ME Barcelona, ME Dubai (UAE), Meliá Frankfurt City (Germany), Meliá Phuket Mai Kao (Thailand) INNSiDE Amsterdam, INNSiDE Luxembourg, INNSiDE Liverpool (UK), Sol Oasis Marrakech (Morocco) and many more. Read more  here

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