VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine: A Kaleidoscope of African Travel Tales and Global Tourism Trends

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The maiden edition of the VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine for 2024 has been released, offering a vibrant array of stories from across Africa and beyond. This 80-page full-color print edition pays homage to the memory of Namibia’s late president, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, a true icon and champion of his country’s tourism as well as that of the continent.

The magazine kicks off with a dedicated section to the work of the global industry body, UN Tourism, which has recently undergone a rebranding to mark a new era for the sector. Within these pages, readers will find a comprehensive overview of UN Tourism’s initiatives, featuring insights from member states, ministers of tourism, highlights from this year’s FITUR and an enlightening article by Africa Department head, Elcia Grandcourt, titled “Driving Tourism for Inclusive Growth: UN Tourism Vision for a Prosperous Africa.”

Among the plethora of stories featured, readers will discover details on Malawi’s decision to scrap visa requirements for 67 countries, shining a spotlight on Sierra Leone’s Tourism Minister, Nabeela Tunis, who is spearheading the country’s tourism renaissance and an in-depth exploration of Cabo Verde’s new tourism brand identity.

Furthermore, the magazine delves into Gambia’s exploration of new frontiers in the Portuguese market and provides extensive coverage of various African countries and tourism businesses at the 2024 ITB Berlin and BTL Lisboa Travel Market.

A notable highlight of this edition is the forecast by leading industry stakeholders on the state of the tourism industry across multiple sectors, including travel, hospitality, and aviation for the year 2024 and beyond.

Aviation expert Sean Mendis contributes an insightful article on “Shifting Dynamics in African Air Travel,” while the magazine also features details on Air Botswana’s plans for revival, SAA’s return to Perth, and Free Town as the newest addition to Ethiopian Airlines’ growing destinations.

Additionally, readers can look forward to preview articles on upcoming industry events such as the Tourism Investment Forum Africa (TIFA), Africa Travel Week, and WTM Africa. The magazine also showcases key industry partnerships, collaborations, reports, appointments, and destination and industry trade news, offering a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the hospitality, gastronomy, and arts sectors.

In essence, the latest edition of VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine presents readers with a captivating compendium of industry news and must-know happenings, inviting them to embark on a journey through the diverse and dynamic world of African travel and tourism.

By: Samuel Obeng Appah

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