Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Appointment of the Appeals Board of the National Classification System for Tourism Accommodation Establishment

This in accordance with Sections 8 (1) and 8 (5) of the Tourism Development Act, 2019

The Office of the President has today announced the appointment of the Appeals Board of the National Classification System for Tourism Accommodation Establishment. This in accordance with Sections 8 (1) and 8 (5) of the Tourism Development Act, 2019. Mr David Lowseck is the Chairperson. The other Members of the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Egypt |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones Visits Heritage Sites on World Tourism Day to Highlight Strong U.S.-Egypt Partnership

The U.S. Government has invested more than $100 million to preserve and protect more than 85 cultural sites in Egypt

USAID Mission Director Sean Jones traveled to Luxor Governorate on September 26 and 27 to visit the U.S. Government-supported Egyptian cultural heritage sites in Esna city. During the trip, Mission Director Jones met with Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, representatives from the private…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Member Executive Council (MEC) Mireille Wenger celebrates World Tourism Day

Over a million inbound seats expected as WCG marks World Tourism Day at tourist guide graduation in Langa

To mark World Tourism Day, Mireille Wenger, the provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities which includes Tourism, lauded the vital contribution that the province’s tourist guides make to the tourism and hospitality sector at a graduation of 38 tourist guides in Langa, Cape Town. Addressing the graduation, Minister Wenger…

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Marriott International Continues Affordable Midscale Growth with Announcement of Four Points Express by Sheraton

The new conversion-friendly midscale brand has been developed for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Marriott International, Inc. ( (Nasdaq: MAR) today announced the launch of Four Points Express by Sheraton, designed for the midscale segment. This new brand is a response to growing consumer demand for reliable yet affordable accommodation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Consistent with the company’s approach to meeting…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Tourism Committee Expresses Concern over Appointments of Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer

The committee was of the view that the department did not respond to the recommendations as it provided general responses to specific recommendations

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism received a briefing from the Department of Tourism and South African Tourism on Tuesday on the implementation of the Budget Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) recommendations for the 2021/2022 financial year and implementation of the recommendations made in the Limpopo and North West oversight visits…

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Harnessing Cultural Heritage as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

Cultural heritage can be a driving force for economic growth, community pride and identity, opening up opportunities for communities to celebrate, promote and invest in cultural diversity

Cultural heritage stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of human history, offering a window into the stories, traditions, and identities that shape our societies. Beyond its intrinsic value, cultural heritage has emerged as a dynamic force propelling economic growth, fostering community pride, and nurturing identity. There is economic…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Mauritius: African Development Bank affirms commitment to continent’s tourism sector at United Nations Tourism conference

The conference brought together African tourism ministers and key tourism stakeholders from the sector to discuss the development of tourism in Africa

The African Development Bank ( has reiterated its support to Africa’s tourism sector, seen as one of the continent’s fastest growing areas. Speaking at the 66th Tourism Conference organized by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Mauritius in July 2023, Leila Mokaddem, Director General for the Southern Africa Regional…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) trains Jubaland journalists on tourism reporting

Encouraging the journalists to use the skills and knowledge gained to promote Jubaland as a tourist destination, the Minister noted that the federal state boasts some of the most spectacular sites in the Horn of Africa region

Twenty-five journalists from various media houses in the port city of Kismayo have completed a three-day specialised training on travel journalism to help showcase Jubaland State as a tourism destination.  The workshop, organised by the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), in collaboration with the Jubaland Ministry of Information,…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

Egypt: President El-Sisi Meets the Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

The discussions focused on plans to spur the investment climate in the various tourist destinations across Egypt

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa. Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the meeting followed-up on the strategy of the tourism sector in the coming period. The discussions focused on plans to spur the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism engages with the International Affairs Committee of the National Assembly

The two sides also addressed various tourism-related issues, particularly on how Seychelles can remain competitive

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, and officers from both Departments met with the International Affairs Committee of the National Assembly on Monday, 21st August 2023, as part of their regular briefings. Issues discussed were the outstanding Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocols, the African, Caribbean and…