The second installation of the VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine is out with a plethora of must-read stories and information about Africa’s burgeoning tourism and travel as the continent makes sturdy progress on its journey to much-needed recovery from the effects of COVID-19.
From travel shows, exhibitions and other in-person events that have taken place and are set to take place, the latest edition zeros in on how the return of shows signals a real confidence booster for the industry; especially, in the MICE sector.
The UNWTO Files are replete with stories of tourism taking the stage at the recent UN General Assembly, UNWTO members voting to suspend Russia and Nigeria President’s visit to the organization’s headquarters. Secretary-General, Pololikashvili’s assurance of making tourism Africa’s growth pillar and many more on the happenings from the world tourism body can also be read under the files.
The are many interesting stories under the Destination News column. From Malawi, Seychelles to Zimbabwe, there is plenty to read about how these countries are positioning themselves to drive investment into their tourism and attract visitations to increase revenue.
Aviation news leads with the spotlight on Mesfin Tasew Bekele, Ethiopian Airlines’ new CEO. There is much to read about his personal life, his rise through the executive ranks of the airline, and his vision for the group as the new face of Africa’s biggest airline group. South African Airways, Asky Airlines, and more and their moves within the aviation space are also adequately captured in the new outing.
The MICE corner is chock-full of previews from upcoming events such as the 4th Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge, Magical Kenya Travel Expo, among others. The ones that have already been held such as Africa’s Travel Indaba, IMEX Frankfurt, WTM Africa, and a host of others are prominently featured with industry-relevant stories and articles.
The Hospitality front sheds light on Marriott International’s new appointment to the Area Vice President position for Sub-Saharan Africa. Juba hosts Radisson Hotel Group’s first facility in South Sudan. These are some of the stories that can be found in the hospitality pages.
A new column, ‘Diplomatic Corner,’ features a conversation with HE Muhammad Adam, Ghana’s Ambassador to Spain and Permanent Representative to UNWTO.
Aviation Expert Sean Mendis pens his thoughts on Africa’s aviation and its unequal share of the global aviation market in an interesting piece dubbed, “Growth from the Bottom.” Another industry expert and Founder of AViaDev, Jon Howell also shares insights on “Why Destination Marketing Organisations hold the key to the recovery of aviation in Africa.”
There is more than enough juicy and exclusive content in the latest publication for the avid tourism and travel enthusiasts who are bent on keeping up with happenings in the industry in Africa and beyond.
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