To cap off what has been an exciting travel and tourism year, a December 2022 edition of the VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine has been published. In keeping up with the tradition of providing the most relevant industry news from all over Africa and beyond, the latest magazine comes with a lot of information on happenings in tourism and travel within the last quarter of the year.
The UNWTO Files which begin the various segments of the publication feature an array of stories on the activities of the world tourism organization. They include fallouts from its 117th Executive Council Meeting in Morocco, 65th Commission for Africa Meeting in Tanzania and the maiden Global Conference on Linking Tourism and Creative Industry in Nigeria, among others.
In October, Botswana successfully hosted the 5th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, where the country’s President, Dr. Mokgweesti Masisi touted progressive policies as key propellers of its tourism. Details on that, which is the main featured story on the cover page and more from the Forum can be found in the latest installment.
Kenya has had quite an eventful year; especially, in the last quarter. From getting a new Tourism Minister, and a new Tourism Board CEO, hosting a spectacular Magical Kenya Travel Expo, and inking an agreement with South Africa for a visa-free system beginning January 2023, the new magazine captures all of these in detail.
Under the MICE section, there are many stories from WTM London, MKTE 2022, Fitur 2023, Swahili International Tourism Expo and Zimbabwe’s Sangani-Hlanganani Tourism Expo; all of which are an indication that industry shows and events are being revived. Botswana’s Tourism Minister also opens up on her country’s new found interest in becoming a competitive MICE destination.
The Destination News segment comes with stories on South Africa’s participation in this year’s WTM London and Zambia’s ambitious 1.5 million tourists target for 2023.
“IATA decries rising blocked airline funds, AASA Boss bemoans lack of government support for the aviation industry and Ethiopian Commences passenger flights to Bulawayo” are some of the headlines that can be read in full in the Aviation news section.
The Smiling Coast of Africa – Gambia – is the featured country in the latest publication, and readers would find a thousand and one reasons they should make the West African country their next holiday destination.
Hospitality News features Marriott International’s growth across Africa, a preview of the 2023 Africa Hospitality Invest Forum in Kenya and other stories.
The Travel Tech column has details on Ojimah, an online travel agency signing an MoU with UNWTO to boost branding and innovation. Also featured are details on the new tourism business platform launched by SADC to address barriers in the sector.
The magazine brings readers up to speed on this year’s Seychelles Fashion Week under the Lifestyle segment.
Contributing writer, Obinna Emelike captures his experience of typical Tswana cultural magic on a night at Botswana Craft to make up the Arts and Culture column.
Also contained in the publication are opinion pieces from industry experts such as Sean Mendis, Tourism News Blitz and previews, dates and venues of upcoming travel and tourism shows in 2023. There is so much more on gastronomy, exclusive conversations with travel leaders and tourism policymakers, and a host of others.
For the avid industry person, the latest VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine is a must-have because there is so much to know and consume to stay updated and informed on what is pertinent concerning Africa and the global travel and tourism industry.