News: Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to Receive Africa Travel and Tourism Award

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Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has been recognized by the African travel and tourism industry for his exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa and in the Diaspora. ATQ News and Akwaaba African Travel Market have selected Minister Bartlett as one of the Africa Top 100 Tourism Personalities to be honoured at the First […]

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Akwaaba: Pan African Tourism is the way to go for Africa – Ghanaian deputy tourism minister

Ghana is one of the leading destinations in Africa for Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. Over the years, the country has re-strategised and repositioned its travel and tourism industry on the path of sustainable growth. In this Interview with Franklin Ihejirika at the recently concluded Akwaaba African Trave Market in Lagos, Hon. Dr Ziblim Iddi, deputy minister, Ministry of Tourism, […]

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News: An A-To-Z Look At Lessons Learned From Some Of The World’s Best Tourism Marketing Campaigns

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Whether representing cities, regions or entire countries travel bureau marketing professionals are responsible for pleasing everyone. Though travelers and travel agents are their target audiences, travel bureaus typically report into government bodies with the citizens and business owners representing their “clients.” Because of this complicated structure, some travel bureaus stifle their creativity, often due to fear of negative constituent reactions, […]

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News: African Travel 100 Global Tourism Personalities, Current and Former Tourism Ministers join the ranks

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Alain St.Ange, former Seychelles Tourism Minister, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, joined the Hon. Najib Balala, the Minister of Tourism of Kenya, and the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Minister of Jamaica, to be recognized by the African Travel and Tourism industry for their exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa, in the Diaspora, and […]

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Africa: It’s our business to promote responsible tourism

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Tourism is a multi-million dollar worldwide business and accounts for 30% of global trade revenues in services. Some of these services include transportation, accommodation, hospitality, and entertainment. It is also responsible, too, for six per cent of global trade in products, including food and souvenirs. This clearly, tells us a little about the significance of tourism sector in global economy. […]

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News: African Tourism Leaders Meet in Saint Petersburg to Plot Future Growth of Continent’s Tourism Sector

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Leaders from across Africa have met in Saint Petersburg ahead of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development and social transformation. Held in the historic Tauride Palace, the 62nd meeting of the […]

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Africa: Four key factors that are driving the growth of domestic tourism

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Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions putting pressure on disposable income, South Africans are still traveling and touring local destinations. According to the annual review by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism in South Africa contributed R425.8bn to the economy in 2018, representing 8.6 percent of all economic activity in the country. An estimated 44 percent of […]

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News: Int’l tourism up 4 pct in first half of 2019

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International tourist arrivals increased by 4 percent in the first half of 2019, according to figures published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday. The UNWTO, headquartered in the Spanish capital of Madrid, reported that in the first six months of this year destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals, “almost 30 million more than in […]

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News: Why infrastructure is crucial to tourism growth and competitiveness

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With international tourist arrivals reaching 1.4 billion in 2018—two years ahead of initial projections—the travel and tourism industry will continue to drive global connectivity. The World Economic Forum’s 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report shows this growth is backed by improving global travel and tourism competitiveness, which stems, in part, from growing aviation capacity, increased international openness, and declining travel […]

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Africa: Tourism Minister urges keen travelers to scoop great deals during travel week

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Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has called on South Africans to take a Sho’t Left as the country marks Tourism Month in September. South Africa celebrates Tourism Month in September, which coincides with World Tourism Day hosted annually on 27 September. Speaking at the Tourism Monthmedia launch in Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, Kubayi-Ngubane urged keen travelers to scoop great deals during travel week, […]

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