#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from across #Africa

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is new Head of World Committee on Tourism Ethics
Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the former Executive Director of UN Women, has been confirmed as the new Chairperson of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics. The 24th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which met in Madrid (30 November-3 December) unanimously approved Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s nomination for the position. She will serve as Chair for four years, starting on 3 December 2021, taking over from Pascal Lamy Read more here
Seychelles welcomes Moutya’s designation as UNESCO cultural heritage
The people of Seychelles have extended their warmest appreciation to the world after Moutya, a dance which started as means of expressing oppression and hardship, was added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of intangible cultural heritage for humanity, during the sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held virtually from 13-18 December, 2021. Read here
Latest 2021 Africa Visa Openness Index out!
Opening up Africa’s borders to travel will drive investment and an economic rebound, according to the authors of the 2021 Africa Visa Openness Index.Published yearly since 2016, the Index measures African countries’ openness to travellers from elsewhere on the continent. This year’s edition found that the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic substantially impacted free movement. “In this new era of travel, safety and hygiene protocols have become as important as travel documentation and visa formalities,” said the report, Read morehere
AviaDev Africa makes a Return with Madagascar Event
Aviadev Africa is delighted to welcome you to the treasure island of Madagascar for AviaDev Africa’s 6th edition. Join and participate in proactive discussions that will enhance air connectivity to, from, and within the continent. AviaDev Africa will bring together the key players in the African aviation community to forge new collaborations and partnerships to ensure that Africa remains connected regionally and internationally. Register here
Mozambique Fashion Week: Stylist Ilda Semedo wins INATUR Challenge
The 2021 Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW) has been held successfully with stylist, Ilda Semedo being crowned the coveted winner of the maiden National Institute of Tourism (INATUR) Challenge.The event which ran from 7th to 11th December drew participation from the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, through the National Institute of Tourism and the National Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (INICC) for the first time. Read more Here
Register for FITUR 2022
FITUR 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
Dubai2020:Free State’s tourism is chock-full of investment opportunities
The Free State province got its turn in the spotlight last night, as the South African pavilion continues its provincial showcase series at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.The showcase provides each of South Africa’s nine provinces a stage to promote its tourism hotspots to a global audience and potential investors. The pavilion’s theme “Think South Africa, Think Opportunity,” calls on investors from around the world to consider South Africa a business destination. Read more here
Podcast Alert: Alessandra Priante discusses 1st Global Youth Tourism Summit
In this episode, the Director of Europe at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Alessandra Priante has been sharing with me the objective of next year’s Global Youth Tourism Summit and what it seeks to achieve. She talks about tourism restart in Europe and rounds it up with her own journey into tourism. Listen here