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UNWTO outdoors ‘A Tour of African Gastronomy’ to celebrate continent’s diverse food culture

UNWTO outdoors ‘A Tour of African Gastronomy’ to celebrate continent’s diverse food culture

The 96 page document pays homage to the unique culinary experiences of several countries on the African continent. It features background information of selected chefs from Algeria to Zimbabwe who also takes readers through recipes of at least one of their respective countries most savoury dishes. “Through the history of humanity, food has always been…

Secretary-General Pololikashvili Nominated to Lead UNWTO For Four More Years

Secretary-General Pololikashvili Nominated to Lead UNWTO For Four More Years

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years. At the end of the 113th session of the Executive Council, held as a hybrid event in Spanish…

Just In: UNWTO Executive Council elects Zurab Pololikashvili for Second Term

Just In: UNWTO Executive Council elects Zurab Pololikashvili for Second Term

The Executive committee of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has elected the current secretary general zurab pololikashvili for a second term (2022-2025) during its 113th Meeting in Madrid. The Georgian Diplomat garnered 25 votes to beat off competition from Ms. Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa of Bahrain who had 8 votes. More soon…

IATA Urges Support for Common European Digital Vaccination Certificate

IATA Urges Support for Common European Digital Vaccination Certificate

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged all branches of the European Union to support an initiative from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to agree a common digital European COVID-19 vaccination certificate that would enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without COVID-19 testing. In an open letter to Ursula von der…

#TourismRestart: The Seychelles Island is open to all visitors

#TourismRestart: The Seychelles Island is open to all visitors

The Indian ocean archipelago Island of Seychelles has reviewed its entry requirements procedures to be more accessible for potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond. The new measures are to be implemented in two phases. The news, much anticipated by the tourism industry, was announced by the…

[Article]: Travel Ghana to boost domestic tourism as Coronavirus lingers

[Article]: Travel Ghana to boost domestic tourism as Coronavirus lingers

Domestic tourism is one of the surest ways of getting the Ghanaian economy back on track from the ravaging effects of COVID-19. It’s a low hanging fruit that holds the key to unlocking our self-reliance and a buoyant economy. People are not traveling en masse outside their home countries like they used to prior to…

National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles

National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for travellers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunization Campaign on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Being the first country in Africa to start a COVID-19 national vaccination program, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 70% of the over…

UK visa application centre in Accra shuts down following closure of Movenpick Hotel

UK visa application centre in Accra shuts down following closure of Movenpick Hotel

In an email sent to Visa Applicants which is making rounds online, the UK Visa Application Centre says it has had to shut down from today due to the closure of the Movenpick Ambassador where its offices are located. “Please kindly note that due to circumstances beyond our control, our Accra UK visa application center…

Tanzania: NCAA Drafts Bright Roadmap for Ngorongoro

Tanzania: NCAA Drafts Bright Roadmap for Ngorongoro

Arusha — Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) is lining up a number of strategies to realize a sharp increase in income. Senior officials with NCAA confirmed yesterday at Olduvai Gorge that plans are afoot to attract investors and have more tourists stay longer in the area. NCAA Head of Planning and Investment, Senior Assistant Commissioner…

Seychelles makes ringing changes to overseas operations

Seychelles makes ringing changes to overseas operations

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has announced various changes to its overseas operation given the ongoing pandemic and its economic impact on the country. In a press statement, the Archipelago island pinned the latest overhaul to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic but stressed on the need to keep the team. Below is the statement…

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