#VoyagesAfriq’s latest tourism news updates from across #Africa

(Posted 25th April 2022)

Africa prepares for a continental meet up at Travel Indaba

A flagship of South African Tourism, the leisure trade show is one of the key tools the destination marketing organisation uses to position itself as a major player within the continent’s tourism landscape. PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson finds out what is in store at the comeback Indaba which comes off from May 2 – 5, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. Read more  here

Awake Tourism Challenge launched to help drive Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) has launched the second edition of its global flagship competition under the name of “Awake Tourism Challenge”. The competition will identify innovators who are advancing solutions to 6 different challenges, as well as contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
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Seychelles International Airport digital transformation boosts arrival processes

The local civil aviation authority recorded its fastest screening times for arriving passengers at the Seychelles International airport in March this year, whereby an average of 43 minutes was logged per flight. The arrival processes include health, immigration, baggage delivery, and customs.

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Let’s Africa’s Travel Indaba to show solidarity to KZN

Acting CEO of South Africa Tourism (SAT), Themba Khumalo is impressing upon the tourism fraternity on the continent to show support and solidarity for the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province which has been battered by floods that have taken away scores of lives and destroyed properties and livelihoods.

The city of Durban within the province will host this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba from May 2-5 and the CEO believes participants can rally around the event to demonstrate solidarity.

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Zimbabwe Tourism Sector Recovery Gathers Pace

The participation of local tourism players in the World Travel Market Africa (WTM) tourism show in Cape Town, South Africa, last week is the start of the sector’s recovery post-Covid-19, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said. The WTM Africa tourism show was launched in 2004 and attracts over 6 000 travel industry professionals for business to business (B2B) exhibition for both the inbound and outbound African travel and tourism markets. 

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Mauritius rolls out ”MauHeritage” mobile app for easy access to heritage sitesMauHeritage’, a mobile application, aiming to enable users to get access to all national and world heritage sites in Mauritius, was launched at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port-Louis, to mark the 2022 International Day for Monuments and Sites.
In his address, the Acting Prime Minister lauded the initiative of the National Heritage Fund, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, for providing citizens and international users with an informative platform as regards the history, location, map, Read More    her

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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Let’s Fix discrimination against women in Tourism- Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

My conversation today is about the role of women in the tourism sector and how governance structures can be improved to uplift the girl child to the upper echelons of the tourism establishment. My Guest is Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who is the Former Executive Director of UN Women and current Chairperson of the World Committee of Tourism Ethics. The former vice president of South Africa also discusses her mandate as the chair of the Tourism Ethics Committee and how tourism can be a real force for good.
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