The maiden edition of VoyagesAfriq Tourism and Travel Magazine for the year 2022 with a swathe of stories making headlines in the world of tourism and travel in Africa and beyond. The cover photo of the latest outing is that of the quintessential Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chairperson of the UNWTO Ethics Committee, who amplifies the call for eliminating discrimination against women in tourism and the Ex-Director of UN Women illustrious work as a gender parity champion is also under the spotlight.
Numerous stories from the 24th UNTWO General Assembly in Madrid, Spain last December fill the opening pages. The Secretary General’s second mandate, the launch of the white paper on safety and security in tourism, UNWTO’s partnership with UEFA, the emergency meeting on Russia’s membership and many more stores can be read in detail under the UNWTO Files.
South Africa’s giant step towards opening the MICE sector with the impressive return of Meetings Africa is featured prominently in the 18th edition. Zambia and Mauritius share their ambitions to become competitive MICE destinations on the continent which is highlighted in the new magazine. Liberia, Uganda, South Africa, and Sierra Leone have all unveiled new brand campaigns to boost their respective tourism figures, and details are captured in the latest publication.
There are two pages dedicated to amplifying the voices of leading women in tourism as part of this year’s International Women’s Day. Hospitality news myriad stories on major brands such as Hyatt, Minor, Marriott, and Radisson are scaling up their operations in various parts of the African continent.
After several years of driving growth and profitability at the helm, respected and celebrated Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam is forced into early retirement due to personal health issues. The airline brings back Boeing 737 Max in the sky while Qatar Airways resumes operations in Namibia are some of the headlines under aviation news. Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Seychelles, and Mauritius are countries whose decision to scrap negative PCR test requirements for travelers is given prominence in the new issue. The Indian Ocean island of Seychelles is in focus as the featured country.
Highly reputed aviation expert, Sean Mendis guest-writes on “A flag, an anthem, and an airline,” dissecting pertinent issues that continue to stifle the growth of the aviation industry in Africa.
The arts and culture page looks at how Gambia’s Janjanbureh Kankurang festival is promoting the country’s heritage and boosting tourism. In addition to these stories are tons of other must-reads and previews of upcoming events such as Africa’s Travel Indaba and WTM Africa.
For the reader and African tourism and travel buff, the 18th edition of the VoyagesAfriq Travel and Tourism Magazine provides the right compendium of relevant and useful information on the industry. Click to read more stories here