#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from across #Africa

(Posted 07th February 2022)

Seychelles: Industry Players and Govt optimistic of accelerated Tourism Recovery

The Seychelles Island, a tourism-dependent economy in the Indian ocean is hopeful of great recovery of the Tourism sector in 2022.
The public sector led by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and foreign affairs with the collaborative efforts of the vibrant private sector is encouraged by the booking trend and measures put in place to see tourism bouncing back in style.
In a recent trip of VoyagesAfriq to the paradise island to access the readiness and measures put in place to give travellers confidence to travel to the island nation, read more here

Maiden Global Youth Tourism Summit launched
The first Global Youth Tourism Summit aimed at empowering the youth to be active participants in decision-making processes in the tourism sector has been launched today February 2, 2022. The summit which is scheduled to take place from 27th June to 3rd July in the Italian city of Sorrento is powered by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with support from the Ministry of Tourism of Italy. 

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes operation of Boeing 737 MAXEthiopian Airlines has returned its B737 MAX back to the skies today with the airline’s Board Chairman and Executives, Boeing Executives, Ministers, Ambassadors, government officials, journalists and customers onboard the first flight.Commenting on the return of the B737 MAX to service, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said, “Safety is the top most priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. 

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Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival Promotes Gambian Heritage, Boosting Tourism

Bringing people together and preserving a unique heritage inspired local youth leader Omar Jammeh and other young people from Janjanbureh in The Gambia to revive the Kankurang Festival five years ago. The Kankurang masquerade is a Mandinka tradition and an integral part of the rite of passage of young boys. 

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Media Registration Open for Meetings Africa Media registration for the 16th installment of Meetings Africa is officially open. After the cancellation of the 2021 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South African Tourism is excited to once again host Meetings Africa in physical format this year. Under the theme “Shared Minds. Shared Economies”, this year’s trade show will take place on 1 and 2 March 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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Podcast Alert: Eric Pateman on the Power of African Gastronomy
In today’s episode, Eric Pateman, one of the world’s leading culinary brand and marketing strategists, having written numerous culinary tourism and brand strategies for nations such as Canada and NZ is of the opinion that, gastronomy’s power in driving traffic to destinations especially in Africa has not been maximized enough to bring the much needed benefits to the community.

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 South Africa launches Hip-Hop Museum South Africa’s Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has launched the South African Hip-Hop Museum, with the intention to preserve the hip-hop culture.The museum was launched in partnership with the Ritual Media Group, Museum Africa and the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts and Culture on Thursday at the Museum Africa, Newtown Precinct in Johannesburg.

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Ghana Tourism Authority launches National Chocolate Week Celebration 
The second edition of Ghana’s National Chocolate Week has been launched by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).
The event was held at the forecourt of the Tetteh Quarshie Farm at Akuapem Mampong and attracted traditional authorities from the area, government officials, board members, directors, and workers from both GTA and COCOBOD and the media. 

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