#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from across Africa

(Posted 19th April 2022)




Durban on course to Africa’s Travel Indaba- Themba Khumalo despite devastating floods KZN




The Acting CEO of South African Tourism Themba Khumalo has reassured the tourism community of a successful 2022 Travel Indaba from 2-5 May at Durban’s International Convention Centre. 
Building on the success of Meetings Africa, South Africa Tourism (SAT) is poised to give patrons of this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba more opportunities to connect and do business in a safe environment.

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2022 First edition of VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine goes live 
The maiden edition of VoyagesAfriq Tourism and Travel Magazine for the year 2022 with a swathe of stories making headlines in the world of tourism and travel in Africa and beyond. The cover photo of the latest outing is that of the quintessential Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chairperson of the UNWTO Ethics Committee, who amplifies the call for eliminating discrimination against women in tourism and the Ex-Director of UN Women illustrious work as a gender parity champion is also under the spotlight. 

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UNWTO and Italy Set the Stage for Global Youth Tourism SummitUNWTO has announced more details of the upcoming Global Youth Tourism Summit, set to be held in Sorrento, Italy, from 27 June to 3 July.The Summit, organized by UNWTO in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Tourism and the Italian National Tourist Board, will provide a unique opportunity for young people aged between 12 and 18 to share their vision for the future of the sector.

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Uganda unveils New Tourism Brand at WTM Africa



The newly unveiled #ExploreUganda destination brand was on full display at this year’s World Travel Market Africa event held in Cape Town in South Africa, bringing together leading travel industry players from around the world.
This is the second international tourism event where Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is showcasing its new Destination Brand, Explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa¸ to a global audience after the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Tour Operators of Ghana throws weight behind  Destination Ghana Campaign
The Tour Operators’ Union of Ghana (TOUGHA) has welcomed the launch of Ghana’s new international tourism marketing initiative, ‘Destination Ghana.’The campaign which was launched in London on April 3 by President Akufo-Addo has, at its core, the objective of inviting and welcoming the rest of the world to visit Ghana and to signal to visitors the resilience of the country’s tourism in the face of COVID-19.

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Now More Than Ever It Is Time To Participate At Africa’s Travel Indaba

Now more than ever, it is critical for the entire sector to unite, and attend Africa’s Travel Indaba which makes a comeback after a two-year pause due to COVID-19.
As the tourism sector is slowly recovering following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the floods in KwaZulu-Natal will certainly set the sector back further as lives have been lost and many others injured whilst businesses and organisations have lost their properties and livelihood. 

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Register and Exhibit at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2022 Africa’s Travel Indaba brings together a showcase of Southern 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. In the ICC (International Convention Centre), exhibitor categories include accommodation, tour operators, game lodges, transport, online travel, luxury products, Hidden Gems, media publications and industry associations. Outdoor exhibitors include transport, camping and safari companies. 

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Exciting Times for African Tourism as Countries pursue Big initiatives
The bright lights of Africa’s tourism are gradually shinning again after they were nearly dimmed completely by the ravages of COVID-19.Many countries on the continent have taken the necessary steps to invite tourists back to their countries by scrapping the prohibitive negative PCR test. Since the turn of the year we have seen governments announce bold initiatives that if pursued diligently could see Africa’s tourism take a turn that makes it competitive and relevant to stakeholders.

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