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Marriott International Earns Top Score on Disability Equality Index
For the second consecutive year Marriott International, Inc. has earned the top score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) and been named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion list. The DEI was launched in 2015 by Disability: IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and is acknowledged today as one of the most robust disability inclusion assessment tools in business.
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Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra celebrates a Decade of Excellence
For ten years, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra has been at the fore of providing unparalleled hospitality services making it one of Ghana’s finest accommodation facilities. The hotel has begun celebrations of its tenth anniversary with the launch of activities and anniversary logo.At a media briefing , Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal impressed upon management and staff of the hotel to continue to be a beacon of excellent a customer service delivery, Read More here
Register for Africa Youth in Tourism and Innovation Summit
The Africa Youth in Tourism and Innovation summit (28-30 July, 2021) focuses on skills development and innovation methodologies for youth in leisure and business tourism as well as MICE. It also highlights the need for an ecosystem approach among tourism stakeholders to enable entrepreneurs to grow and develop. This being the 3rd year running, the Pan-African summit gathers youth, start-ups (in leisure tourism and MICE),and professionals to harness the potential of this sector by sharing insights, knowledge, experiences, and opportunities. Register here
Registration opens for Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Virtual TravelExpo
At Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo Travel Agents & Tour Operators can network with 30 Hotel Groups, Airlines, Tour Operators, Resorts, Tourism Organisations, Conference Centres, and Safari Lodges from Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, and Madagascar).Travel Trade Buyers can now apply to attend the Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo on 28-29 July 2021. Read more here
Air Seychelles to Establish Direct Connection Kazakhstan this Summer
Air Seychelles will mark another historic milestone this August by operating for the first time into Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis and most popular cultural hub, Almaty. The series of new charter flights, to be operated by the airline’s A320neo jetliner of 168 seats, is expected to bring over 500 visitors to the Seychelles, each spending 10 nights on a combination. Read more here
Ethiopian renews Partnership with Liege Airport
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport have announced that they have renewed their long standing partnership agreement until 2026. Liege Airport, Belgium’s largest cargo airport and the 6th largest cargo airport in Europe, will continue to be Ethiopian Airlines cargo hub serving as a freighter gateway between Africa and Europe for the next five years. Read more here
#TourismRestart: Seychelles Looking to Better Days
Despite efforts to woo tourists with flexible COVID-19 safety protocols, Seychelles is still yet to see a turnaround in visitor numbers it had hoped for. This is mainly due to reported cases of new variants of the virus across different parts of the world, which is still hampering travel and tourism. Principal Secretary of the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Sherin Francis stated in a conversation on the VA Tourism Podcast that . Read more here
WTM London, & World Tourism Forum Lucerne Launch a Start-Up Competition
WTM London, Travel Forward and World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) are joining forces to launch a start-up competition and summit for technology start-ups offering sustainable and innovative solutions to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Front Runners Travel Tech Competition will shortlist 30 start-ups across three categories to be promoted among WTM’s and TF’s exhibitors and attendees as top innovators to partner with to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability are becoming imperative. Read More here
Kizomba Time at Ghana’s Accra City Hotel
It’s the end of the week and nothing is more fulfilling than to be treated to a cocktail of kizomba tunes and dancing sessions in downtown Accra.It has in the last few years been the dance/music in vogue in the Ghanaian Capital. Led by its effervescent leader Ebow Anderson who leads the team to immerse themselves with the Angolan genre taking Africa by storm. Kizomba is a genre of dance and a musical genre originating in Angola in 1984. Kizomba means “party” in Kimbundu, a Bantu language spoken by Ambundu in Angola. Read more here
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