#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news from across #Africa

Time to regroup, reflect and explore opportunities in Africa’s tourism sector
The 2021 edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is set to take place in Kigali Rwanda from 24-27 November.This year’s event has partnered with the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism to hold its maiden Rwanda Tourism week in the form of an exhibition, speed marketing sessions and business-to-business networking sessions. Register here
Mahe gears up for 4th Seychelles Fashion Week
The capital of Seychelles Island, Mahe is preparing feverishly to stage this year’s edition of the Seychelles Fashion Week (SFW).Going into its fourth year, the show has grown into becoming one of the must attend fashion shows in the Africa region. Read here
UNWTO Looks to the Future with EU Tourism Ministers
The UNWTO leadership has addressed an informal meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Tourism, further strengthening ties with the European Institutions.The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union included tourism on its programme of work, recognizing the sector’s heightened relevance and importance for inclusive, post-pandemic recovery. Read more here
FITUR 2022 regains momentum and set for its best edition
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
SA Tourism releases performance report for 20/21
South Africa’s National Tourism Agency, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) earlier this week presented its 2020/21 performance report to the Portfolio Committee on Tourism. The organisation achieved 82% of the targets set out in its Annual Performance Plan despite massive budget cuts due to the pandemic. In her comments to the Portfolio Committee, the Interim Chairperson of the Board, Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi, acknowledged some shortfalls in performance during the year, in particular those highlighted in the latest Auditor General Report. Read More
Vic Falls Carnival Springs Back to Life Next Year
Award winning soul singer Gemma Griffiths and Nutty O will headline next year’s edition of the Victoria Falls Carnival scheduled for April.The carnival returns next year for its 10th edition, with organisers moving it from December to April 2022.The event will have headline performances like South African based Zimbabwean artiste Sha Sha, Dj Maphorisa, Master KG, Scorpion King, Kabza De Small and many Sub-Saharan African artistes. Read more here
Ethiopian Airlines ink a deal with Boeing on B787 Landing Gear Exchange
Africa’s largest aviation Group Ethiopian Airlines has announced a deal with Boeing on B787 Landing Gear Exchange.At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines that will help the airline to bring cost savings to its maintenance operations with Boeing’s 787 landing gear exchange program.“As the fastest growing airline in Africa, much of our success depends on our ability to seek out new ways to drive operational efficiency in our processes,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines. “Read morehere
Hyatt House brand debut in Africa with Johannesburg Sandton Opening
Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton celebrated its opening, marking the debut of the Hyatt House brand in Africa, while expanding the brand’s footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members. Owned by an affiliate of Millat Properties, Hyatt House Johannesburg Sandton is conveniently located in the leafy suburb of Sandton, only moments away from Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton City Shopping Centre & Nelson Mandela Square, and its vibrant, premium dining and social scene. read more here
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