The first outing of the VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine for 2021 has been released with a rich blend of tourism, travel, and other related industry stories from all over Africa.
Opening this edition is the editor’s note with a call on stakeholders to make tourism a cornerstone to Covid-19 recovery.
The UNWTO files comprise stories such as; UN Agencies partner for a guide to help Women in Tourism recover from the crisis. UNWTO’s visit to Morocco’s ahead of its preparations for the 24th General Assembly later in the year, as well as many other stories.
The Minister’s Corner features an up-close with Nadia Fattah Alaoui, Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport, and Social Economy. The personality profile sheds light on Mrs. Caroline Abel, who is blazing the trail as Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles.
The land of a thousand hills: Rwanda is the featured country in the latest edition. While destination news is embedded with stories of Rwanda hosting Ghanaian Trade and Tourism Delegation, Ghana’s Tourism Minister assuring tour operators of the ministry’s support to drive domestic tourism, details of Namibia’s Tourism revival strategy and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s launch of National Tourism Policy and many others.
One can also read stories on Uganda Tourism Board’s option for a virtual platform for POATE 2021. Information on the date for the Swahili International Tourism Expo announcement, and an overview of the Africa UNESCO Group. Judy Kepher-Gona gives an insight into her life as a Sustainability Champion in the latest edition.
Under the Aviation News column, readers will be informed about Air Namibia liquidation, RwandaAir first African airline to have vaccinated all staff against Covid-19 and details of Air Cote d’ Ivoire receiving its first A320neo. AviaDev Africa 2021 going virtual and many other intriguing stories.
The hospitality section features stories like the unveiling of the Magical Kenya Signature Experiences and Hemingway names Ross Evans as the new Group CEO. Michael Sudarkas writes on Travel and Business Tourism: The Foundational Pillars of AfCFTA on a new AfCFTA-Tourism Conversations. Also, guest-writing for the new edition is Marcelo Risi, Chief of Communications, UNWTO who explores ‘Clear Communications to Restore Trust.”
The Tour of African Gastronomy is also prominently featured in the new edition.
Again, the Tourism News Blitz gives readers bits and pieces of compelling industry news from all over the continent.
Like the many other editions, VoyagesAfriq Travel and Tourism Magazine April 2021 has compiled and features stories that are relevant for industry stakeholders to stay informed and updated on happenings all over Africa and beyond.
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Story by Samuel Obeng Appah and Emmanuella Nana Akua Asare