#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from across Africa

(Posted 28th March 2022)

Africa’s Travel Indaba to showcase continent’s diverse tourism offerings


With the return of tourism activities in Africa having seen a leap in the first quarter of the year, the continent’s tourism sector is bracing itself to once again conduct business at the upcoming Africa’s Travel Indaba. The successful hosting of the 16th Meetings Africa event by South Africa has sent a strong signal to the world about the readiness of Africa, buoying the confidence of many to set sight on the leisure show. Read more here

Tourism Enjoys Strong Start to 2022 while Facing New Uncertainties 
International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place. Overall confidence could be affected and hamper the recovery of tourism. Read here

South Africa secures hosting rights for 20 International EventsSouth Africa will from now up till 2027 host at least 20 regional and international events at various centres across the country.
This is according to Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) who revealed to VoyagesAfriq that the rainbow country had managed to win that number of events out of 66 that have been bid for so far. Read more  here

Over 20 Countries confirm Showing at 2022 WTM Africa

Exhibitors from twenty-one countries have confirmed their participation at this year’s Africa Travel Week which features WTM Africa show and LTM Africa as the world reopens for travel again.The show is returning after two-year hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which saw the cancellation of the 2020 event and 2021 edition going virtual. Read here

Mesfin Tasew announced as the new CEO of Ethiopian Airlines

Long standing senior officer of the Ethiopian Airlines Group Mesfin Tasew Bekele has been named as the replacement for the retired Tewolde GebreMariam. The Board of the Airlines Group confirmed the appointment in a media statement on thursday 24th March 2022. Mr. Mesfin has 38 years of experience in airline management and operations in the areas of aircraft maintenance and engineering, procurement, information technology, flight operations, capability development, capacity building, development of corporate strategies, Read more  Here 


Podcast Alert! CEO of Millats Investments Hamza Farooqui During the just ended 16th Meetings Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, I caught up with the CEO of Millat Investments Hamza Faroouqi who shared his impression of the event and his organization’s commitment to the tourism industry.
A tourism trailblazer, Hamza Farooqui, has put his years of experience in the hospitality and tourism sector to good use, with this industry in South Africa benefiting from his wily yet focused entrepreneurial approach. Listen    here

 AviaDev Africa returns to Cape Town 
Madagascar’s strong tourism potential and geographical positioning are among the assets that allowed it to be selected as the host of AviaDev Africa for the 2022 edition. This aeronautical event allows participants to create new air routes from or to a country, but also to develop new collaborations with other airports or to attract new airlines. Read more here

Exhibit at Africa’s Travel IndabaAfrica’s Travel Indaba brings together a showcase of  African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. Exhibitors in the DEC (Durban Exhibition Centre) includes, provincial authorities, provincial products and African Countries. Register  here

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