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Reinventing Africa’s tourism industry

Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Africa’s tourism industry. Still, a growing middle class and young population bode well for travel businesses. Tapping domestic tourism demand will be key to rejuvenating the sector.

By Olivier Monnier

Months into the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Kenya’s normally manicured beaches were carp… read more


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Why Mauritius is key to unlocking Africa’s blue economy

Various propositions have been recommended to tap into the ocean economy for more than a decade with a view to unleash the next phase of Mauritius’ economic development. Indeed, one may say that the blue economy in Mauritius is not fully utilised yet, therefore there is no reason to look for new shores.

Undoubtedly, the country should cont… read more


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Reviewing the trends driving Africa’s allure: Leapfrogging through technology Published by Simon Fre

By Simon Freemantle, senior political economist, Standard Bank

A decade ago, amidst profound general optimism around Africa’s ‘rise’, we published a series of reports detailing what we believed to be the five structural drivers behind Africa’s renewed and long-term economic promise. These trends looked at demographic (and income) changes; … read more


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Global Wine Tourism Organization Circles: Inspiring new futures together

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammens and the Director General of Tourism Policy of Greece, PanagiotaDionysopoulou, participated on Monday November 30 in the first roundtable organized by the Global Wine Tourism Organization (GWTO) within its” Connecting Governments” initiative.

The act was moderated by … read more


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1 in 2 travelers optimistic about taking a trip in the next 12 months

New research from Expedia Group shows that travelers need reassurance in critical areas such as flexibility, cleanliness, and communication to consider travel now and in the future.

The research reveals that one in two travelers feel optimistic – that is, comfortable or even excited – about taking a trip in the next 12 months. Thou… read more


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Tanzania tourism announces major shift in destination marketing strategy

Tanzanian tour operators plan to bring the key Global Travel Agents into Tanzania in their latest painstaking initiatives to promote the country as a safe destination, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit key tourism source markets hard. Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) is currently working around the clock… read more


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Uganda: virtual Safari to kick-start tourism sector

Uganda is ready to reopen its pandemic-bruised tourism sector with a live-streamed, virtual safari starting Tuesday. The virtual tour, featuring six videographers and photographers traversing across the country, has been promoted by the Ugandan government to incentivize tourists, when many parts of the world have barely emerge… read more


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The impact on Africa’s hotel industry: Radisson shares its experiences

Several unusual business opportunities arose for hotels in Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Tim Cordon, senior area vice president for the Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group. Radisson’s hotels have stepped up by offering its rooms as a haven for quarantined travellers, as places to isolate health workers and a… read more


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Uganda shifts focus to domestic and regional markets to boost tourism

In Uganda, the East African country referred to as the Pearl of Africa, the tourism authorities, tour operators, and resort owners are planning to use a large amount of their promotional spending to target local and regional visitors after the sector was heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdown measures which led to a d… read more


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