Africa: Seychelles St. Ange meets Kenya’s Balala at WTTC

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The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), meeting between Tourism Minister Najib Balala of Kenya and Alain St.Ange, the former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of Seychelles aims at consolidating the working cooperation between the two tourism personalities. St.Ange and Balala have been friends for a number of years and both men are seen as continent leaders in the […]

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News: The Percentage of Women Working in Travel and Tourism in South Africa is higher than the Whole Economy-WTTC

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The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), has said the percentage of women working in the industry in South Africa is higher than the whole economy. According to the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) report, ‘Travel & Tourism is driving Women’s in Success 2019’ and increasing female employment plays a role in reducing poverty, sustaining economic growth, and supporting women’s […]

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Tourism: UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

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UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his sincere appreciation to David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for the strong partnership between both organizations as he announced his departure after six years at the helm of WTTC. Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private […]

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Tourism: Economic and national security a common objective says Tourism Minister at London meeting

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Ministers of Tourism from nearly 60 countries and industry leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market in London to discuss how to grow cooperation in safe, secure and seamless travel. The inclusion of tourism in crisis and emergency structures, travel advisories, perception and coordination were pointed as main issues to […]

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Global Tourism Competitiveness: West Africa flops as S.A., Kenya and Egypt leads Africa

The world’s travel and tourism has changed significantly from 2013 to 2015 despite geographic location specific disturbances; notably from Middle East, Ukraine to South East Asia and fear of spread of global pandemics. Sadly significant decrease in number of international arrivals for those countries, there was a significant increase for unaffected countries. For a while, some other areas also saw […]

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Africa: The Tourism Masterplan begins to unfold in Liberia

By Rahul Bhatnagar, Liberia is on an impressive march towards developing its tourism sector. How can the country’s ongoing efforts provide an example for peer countries in Africa to follow? When thinking about Liberia, “idyllic” is not an attribute that typically comes to mind, but this may soon prove to be the case if the country’s resolute march towards reforming […]

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Almost a decade and half after, Mama G still rules moviedom

If there is any Nigerian screen actress that seemed to have armed herself with the secrets of remaining relevant in a turf where reality means that every star actor has his or her time and so must make the best use of that time, that actress is amiable and indubitable Patience Ozokwo. The actress, mother and grandmother, who is popular […]

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Morocco Proposes an ‘African Charter for Sustainable Tourism’ at Ivory Coast Summit

Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan minister of tourism will propose the adoption of what he calls the “African Charter for Sustainable Tourism” during his visit to the Ivory Coast for a continental tourism conference this week, a government communique obtained by Morocco World News said. Haddad landed in Abidjan on Tuesday to attend the 58th edition of the annual conference of […]

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Tourism becomes Number one foreign exchange earner for Rwanda

Rwanda’s tourism sector continues to grow positioning itself as the leading foreign earner for the country. During the financial year 2013/14, the sector registered a three per cent increase in the number of visitors to Rwanda, growing from 1.14 million visitors to 1.2 million visitors. This accounted for an increase in revenue to $303 million in 2014 from $293.4 million […]

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Tourism added 7.2m jobs and $7.2trillion to GDP as Africa grows at 3.3% and Uganda best performers

By Renn Offor Travel and tourism, with all the hydra headed challenges it encountered in 2015, has still demonstrated so much resilience as it added 7.2 million jobs to the global economy and contributed over $ 7.2 trillion in GDP, while Uganda leads the pack in Africa as the country with the highest contribution from travel and tourism to it […]

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