#VoyagesAfriq’s Tourism News from #Africa

Tourism unites behind the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action at COP26
The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched today at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. Read More here
Emirates renews its commitment to Seychelles at Expo 2020
Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tourism Seychelles at Expo 2020. The agreement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to the island-nation and outlines joint initiatives to promote trade and tourism to the country. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ SVP Commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean, and Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary Tourism Department, Tourism Seychelles. here
Full list: 2021 December In Gh events and activities
The schedule of endorsed events and activities for December in GH (December in Ghana) has been announced by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Beyond the Return Secretariat. The official calendar includes activities for the month of November 2021 through early January 2022. Some of the most highly anticipated events are back this season including Afrochella (December 28), A Taste of Ghana (December 27), Polo Beach Club Read more here
Climate Emergency is a bigger threat than Covid- UNWTO Secretary General
The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization has warned that the “climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid”. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of UNWTO, said the pandemic has hit tourism harder than any other sector. Tourism needs support from governments, through stronger public-private partnerships and through more and better-targeted financing investments, to rebuild in a sustainable and inclusive way. Read More
British Airways revives Cape Town- London Flights
British Airways (BA) has resumed flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow, United Kingdom.Operations between the South African and English cities, respectively, commenced on Wednesday with three flights per week.Plans are underway to increase to a daily flight operation from November 13. British Airways will again operate its expanded Cape Town double daily schedule from December 10. Read More
Podcast Alert: Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit café
The Africa Tourism Summit café is a dedicated conversation from the recently held summit at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg where panellists and speakers have been sharing their experiences of the event. My Guests, Kennedy Agyepong, founder of Afrochella and Nomsa Dlamini have been sharing impressions from the summit. listen to the podcast here
6th Gastronomy Forum highlights Gastronomy Tourism as Driver of Rural Dev’t
The 6th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, held in Bruges, Flanders (Belgium, 31 October to 2 November), focused on the sector’s unique ability to support rural businesses, create jobs and protect and promote culture and heritage. For the first time, the Forum, organized by UNWTO and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) included a special session dedicated to African Gastronomy, Read more here
WTM Responsible Tourism Award Winners Announced
The awards, first launched in 2004, recognise and reward businesses and destinations which are contributing to more sustainable and responsible tourism industry.Winners were chosen by a group of industry experts, which met online to allow for an internationally diverse panel. This year, India stood out in the Awards emerging as the leading country for Responsible Tourism. Read more here
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