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(Posted 22nd March 2022)

Botswana to host 5th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

Botswana will host the 5th edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) at the Grand Palm GICC.
Themed “Igniting Intra-Africa tourism through inclusive intra-Africa trade, partnerships and Investments”, the intra-African travel game-changing event will take place in Gaborone in November 2022 and is expected to bring together industry leaders from across Africa and the rest of the world.
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Work Together and Make Tourism Pillar of Peace- UNWTO SG  
UNWTO has been recognized for asserting the values of tourism and promoting the sector as a pillar of peace and recovery. At an informal meeting of EU Tourism Ministers, the French Presidency of the European Council welcomed the leadership of UNWTO and noted the strong unity of the sector in the face of an historic challenge. 

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ITIC partners WTM Africa for African Tourism Investment Summit
ITIC (International Tourism Investment Conference), in partnership with World Travel Market Africa, will hold a cutting-edge Summit on ‘Investing in Africa’s future tourism growth and prosperity’ from the 11th to the 13th April 2022.
This event will be staged in a hybrid model (in-person and virtual) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, with the objective of supporting global but also regional investors in being…
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No more PCR test for fully vaccinated visitors entering Seychelles
Seychelles shifts its gears and allows visitors to enter the destination without having to present a negative PCR test.
Effective March 15, 2022, visitors over 18 years, having received the first two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine including a booster dose after 6 six months since completing the primary series; will be considered fully immunized. Full immunization for visitors aged 12 to 18 years, necessitate the completion of only two vaccine doses. 
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Podcast Alert:
Acting CEO of Zambia Tourism Agency Chavunga Lungu

My Guest today is the Acting CEO of the Zambia Tourism Agency Chavunga Lungu. Mr. Lungu looks at MICE as a strategic part of Zambia’s tourism products and their participation at meetings Africa gives credence to that. He reveals other initiatives such as slashing of visa fees and a seamless e-visa program as major commitments by the government to make tourism a key economic driver.  

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Namibia phases out mandatory PCR test for vaccinated travellers
The Southern African country is the latest of a growing number on the continent that are discontinuing the practice of requiring travelers to present a negative PCR test result at their airports and other points of entry.
Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula made the announcement during the 41st COVID-19 update. He said, “Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to produce a negative Covid-19 test result upon arrival at a Namibian Points of Entry, but instead required to present an authentic, valid vaccination card.”

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Radisson Hotel Group appoints Joseph Chalfoun as Area Restaurants Director
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joseph Chalfoun as Area Restaurants & Bars Director, Middle East & Africa, based in their Support Office in Dubai. Joseph will lead the company-wide Food and Beverage Transformation across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) to drive greater value for its guest, partners, and owners. In this new role, Joseph will be responsible for the conceptualization and pre-opening of Restaurants & Bars within Radisson Hotel Group in the Middle East & Africa as well as… Read more  here

Hyatt South Africa’s  Star Chef Asif Mughal promises full immersion
 Hyatt South Africa’s culinary experience across its three properties will ensure taste buds are in for a treat as newly appointed specialty chef, Asif Mughal, took over all restaurant specialty cuisine offerings commencing this month.
Mughal who was previously based at the Park Hyatt Dubai Creek will be responsible for re-engineering the menu, creating authentic food experiences as well as training chefs and kitchen staff at Hyatt Regency Cape Town, Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton and Hyatt House Johannesburg Rosebank. 

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