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West Africa’s Tourism gap will reduce if people spend holidays in the region – Dr. Adun Okupe

West Africa’s Tourism gap will reduce if people spend holidays in the region – Dr. Adun Okupe

The important role of the domestic tourism market for tourism development in West Africa was emphasized at the maiden edition of the hybrid West Africa Tourism Roundtable Series. While physical participants gathered at Radisson Blu in Lagos, virtual participants joined the discussion from different countries across the world including the United States, Tanzania and Ghana….

#TourismRestart: UNWTO and IATA collaborate on Destination Tracker to restore confidence in Travel

#TourismRestart: UNWTO and IATA collaborate on Destination Tracker to restore confidence in Travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organizations joining efforts to boost confidence and accelerate recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen. The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online…

Ibero-American leaders urged to embrace tourism as driver of development

Ibero-American leaders urged to embrace tourism as driver of development

The unique power of tourism to drive sustainable development was made clear as UNWTO took part in the 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in Andorra. With a special focus on the role of innovation in sustainable development, the hybrid summit united leaders of the 22 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin…

Ethiopian launches high-end COVID-19 testing lab at its hub

Ethiopian launches high-end COVID-19 testing lab at its hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group, has announced a partnership with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China’s biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub and the continent’s busiest airport, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The testing center is opened to revitalize the passengers’ business by creating seamless…

Kenya begins vaccinating tourism and hospitality industry frontliners

Kenya begins vaccinating tourism and hospitality industry frontliners

Kenya has begun vaccinating its tourism and hospitality frontline workers. Earlier today, March 20th, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala launched the 1st phase of a vaccination campaign targeting frontline workers in the tourism and hospitality sector at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Balala said the COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool…

Ethiopian delivers Covid-19 vaccines to Brazil

Ethiopian delivers Covid-19 vaccines to Brazil

Africa’s leading Airline, Ethiopian Airlines Group has transported 3.5 Million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Shanghai to São Paulo, Brazil, via Addis Ababa. The vaccine arrived in Brazil on Thursday, 15 April 2021. So far, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has transported over 20 Million vaccines to more than 20 countries. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO…

#TourismRestart: UNWTO and Facebook Partner to Support Member States to Leverage Digital Marketing

#TourismRestart: UNWTO and Facebook Partner to Support Member States to Leverage Digital Marketing

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Facebook have partnered to help global destinations make use of the power of digital marketing as they look to welcome tourists back safely. Over the past year, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been supporting its Member States on a series of initiatives relating to market intelligence…

South Africa: Amani Spas marks 15th year anniversary with opening of Johannesburg flagship Spa

South Africa: Amani Spas marks 15th year anniversary with opening of Johannesburg flagship Spa

April marks 15 years since the inception of Amani Spas. The holistic wellness company plans to celebrate with the opening of their Johannesburg flagship spa, a collaboration between Tammy Taylor Nails and Radisson Hotels situated at the new Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo. Amani, deriving from the Arabic word for hope, is…

#TourismRestart: Turkish Airlines readies for Restart Flights to Seychelles

#TourismRestart: Turkish Airlines readies for Restart Flights to Seychelles

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will be resuming regular flights to the Seychelles islands from its home base, Istanbul Airport from Friday, April 23, 2021. This is part of Turkish Airlines’ plans to restart COVID-safe international passenger services to several destinations including Seychelles, after the airline suspended its services to the island in March…

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