A special edition of the VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine which caps off 2021 has been released. It is dedicated to the ongoing 24th UNWTO General Assembly in Spain.
As has been the custom, the magazine opens with the UNWTO files with several pages dedicated to the activities of the UN tourism body. A preview of the General Assembly and the complete programme outline can be found here.
A special profile of the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili is exclusively featured in this final issue. It chronicles the life journey of the UN Tourism Chief from his days as a student right through to assuming the top position at the World Tourism Organization
The 2021 World Tourism Day celebration in Cote d’Ivoire, UNTWO’S partnerships with Nigeria’s Channels TV, Ivorian football legend, Didier Drogba and Cabo Verde are all captured in detail under the files. Also in detail are fallouts from the 64th Regional Commission for Africa Meetings in Cabo Verde, the reelection of the Secretary-General for another term, UNWTO throwing its weight behind the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action at COP26, and many other must-read stories from the global tourism agency.
Africa’s MICE tourism has seen a gradual rebound with the hosting of some iconic events including the maiden Africa Travel and Tourism Summit, Magical Kenya Travel Expo which are all prominently featured in the latest publication.
The island country of Seychelles has surpassed its 2020 visitor arrivals, South Africa is making an impressive showing at Dubai Expo 2020, DRC affirms its commitment to domestic tourism with Semaine Congolaise du Tourisme are many of the headlines in the destination news section.
Excerpts of the UNESCO report highlighting the untapped potential of Africa’s film industry make up the culture and art page.
Hospitality news has stories on Accra City Hotel’s third World Travel Award, Movenpick Hotel commencing operations in Abidjan, and Millat Investment Group’s 300 million Rand investment in new hotels.
Asky Airlines introduces wireless inflight entertainment, South African and Kenya Airways eye Pan-African airline group in a new agreement, Emirates renews its commitment to Seychelles, and Ethiopian Airlines enter into an interline agreement with South Africa’s Airlink are some aviation news that can be read in detail.
The UNWTO/Basque Culinary Centre Forum saw the celebration of Africa’s gastronomy in Bruges with details from the main event round up the gastronomy division of the new outing.
The latest VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine is a comprehensive package of travel and tourism news that matters and is relevant to the avid industry information consumer and certainly a must-have.
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