Africa’s most authoritative travel and tourism publication, ‘VoyagesAfriq Travel and Tourism Magazine is out with its October 2022 edition. And as has been the tradition with the past 20 editions, the latest is replete with must-read information, articles and news items on the industry from all across Africa and beyond.
Starting off with the UNWTO Files are details on the call by Chelsea FC legend and UNWTO Responsible Tourism Ambassador, Didier Drogba to leaders to support and create opportunities for youth in tourism. He made the call at the inaugural Global Youth Tourism Summit in Sorrento, Italy earlier this year. There are other fallouts from the event that are given comprehensive coverage in the new installment. From the Secretary General’s official 2022 World Tourism Day message to the organization’s activities in Algeria, Seychelles, Republic of Congo, and Marrakech’s readiness to host the 117th UNWTO Executive Council Session, the files contain a lot more.
The Minister’s Corner puts the spotlight on Tanzania’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister, Dr. Pindi Chana who among other things, has assured her country’s preparedness to host a successful 65th Commission for Africa Meeting slated for 5th to 7th October 2022.
In focus for Destination, Profile is the paradise island of Maldives with its enthralling beaches that invite visitors to explore the thrilling side of life. Details of Morocco’s newly introduced e-visa, South Africa’s e-visa for travelers from Nigeria and Ghana’s Tourism Minister’s push for a seat on the UNWTO’s Executive Council are some of the many stories that can be found under Destination News.
CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa, Aaron Munesti previews the agenda for the Association’s upcoming 52nd General Assembly in the aviation corner. Accra City Hotel is aiming to become a major player in the MICE space as they complete expansion works on their facility. Magical Kenya Travel Expo returns with a physical show with Kenya Tourist Board CEO insisting that it has come at the right time. Also making it into the MICE news section is details on this year’s Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards set for 24-26, October in Botswana and a host of other industry-relevant stories.
Amply featured in the latest edition is Namibia’s five pillars to get tourism on track while Director of Absa Group Internal Audit: Investment Management and Insurance, Akwasi Obeng Adjei pens an insightful article on the dilemma of tourism startups as they scale up.
The hospitality section has stories on Ethiopian Airlines’ focus on tourism as part of its 2035 Agenda, Radisson Blu Hotel’s foray into Banjul, Gambia’s capital and others worth reading.
Travel Tech news comprises information on Ojimah’s ecosystem of travel solutions and how founder, Mike Tavares is hopeful it could empower communities with UNWTO teaming with Instagram to also empower destinations as tourism recovers.
Shingai George, Insights Expert at ForwardKeys offers an outlook in his article on Africa’s travel recovery in the final quarter of 2022.
The Gastronomy division celebrates the work of Chef Binta, the Founder and Executive Chef at Fulani Kitchen Foundation, who has become the first African to receive the Basque World Culinary Prize.
There are details on Nigeria’s readiness for UNWTO’s Global Conference on Tourism and Creative Industries in the latest publication.
In his opinion piece, “Scoring an Own Goal” revered aviation expert, Sean Mendis bemoans the poor policymaking and implementation that’s plaguing the growth of the industry in Africa.
There is more than enough information on the travel and tourism blitz and previews of upcoming events in the new edition of the VoyagesAfriq Travel and Tourism Magazine that is sure to keep readers in tune with the must-knows in the industry.