News: This Influencer Is Advocating For More Black And Brown Faces Within Tourism Brands

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Meet Martinique aka “Marty.” The 31-year old Oakland native has made it her mission to fight for more travel and tourism brands to feature more people of color. We spoke with her about this mission and why it is important. Give us your take on the current face of tourism and major travel brands?  The face of tourism is rapidly […]

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Africa: ATB Chairman says Kenya tourism remains resilient despite terrorist attack at Dusit Hotel

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The Chairman of the African Tourism Board, Juergen T. Steinmetz, extended his sympathy to the families of the victims, strongly condemning the terror attack that occurred today at the luxury Dusit Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Steinmetz said: “This is not only an attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi, but an attempt to hurt the hard-working people and safe tourism […]

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Africa: Events that shaped tourism in Nigeria in 2018

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Nigerian tourism Industry in 2018 made some progress even though it might not have been at the level desired by industry practitioners. Some of the key events in the sector this year include: Nigeria hosts UNWTO-CAF meeting It was an opportunity for Nigeria to host Africa and the world and also showcase her tourism assets. The UNWTO-CAF meeting was held […]

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Tourism: 2018 Calabar Carnival unfolds beauty of the Africa story

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Africa’s long held rich cultural history and heritage was told in a symbolic fashion at presumably the largest and longest tourism event in West Africa. Filled with enthusiasm, colour, and glamour, the 2018 Calabar Carnival attracted over two million tourists, who gathered in the city of Calabar, to learn the African story with over 50 million television audience, watching the […]

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News: West African Tourism shows major socio-economic development & growth

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Whereas tourism is recognized as the main driver in terms of socio-economic development and growth in Africa, as witnessed in the last African Tourism Monitor, the 2015 edition of the annual report in regards to competitiveness in travel and tourism, published in early May by the World Economic Forum (WEF), highlights that West Africa is lagging behind, when it comes […]

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News: Africa Tourism 2018’ session held in Sharm al-Sheikh

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At the “Africa Tourism 2018” session, held as part of “Africa 2018” forum in Sharm al-Sheikh from December 8 to 9 under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, speakers discussed building sustainable business models for tourism promotion, the role of tourism in the economic growth of countries, the creation of a unified African aviation market, and the facilitation of […]

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Africa: Nigerian millennials fuel domestic tourism

Deola Akeju stood under the gushing waterfalls of Ikogosi in western Nigeria, laughing with her friends and other travellers as they explored the forest’s pools and streams. She is one of a growing number of Nigerian holiday-makers keen to explore their country, one whose unenviable reputation for violent crime and corruption largely deters international travellers. Nigeria thus loses out on […]

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Africa: US signs agreement with Ethiopia Tourism to fund the Preservation of Rock Hewn Church in Lalibela

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U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The project will invest a total […]

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News: As world tourism growth remains steady Africa grows at 4%

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According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. […]

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