Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya |

Business Deals, Scholarships and Trade Agreements Goodies from Kenya-Algeria Meeting

The meeting also agreed on an inaugural Algeria-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation for March, 2023 in Nairobi

In a high level bilateral meeting held in Oran city, Algeria, Cabinet Secretary of Foreign & Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Alfred Mutua bagged a handful of goodies for Kenya when he met with his Algerian counterpart, the Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ramtane Lamamra. Noting the various opportunities available…

Source: High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania Abuja, Nigeria |

Tanzania: His Excellency Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi at the 22nd World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

He represented H. E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania

On 28th November 2022, H. E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council addressed the 22nd World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He represented H. E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Morocco partner to support 10,000 tourism Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) go digital

UNWTO is stepping up its commitment to make Micro, Small and Medium-Enterprises agents of transformation for the tourism sector

Against the backdrop of its Executive Council in Marrakesh, the United Nations specialized agency outlined plans to support 10,000 Moroccan MSMEs benefit from digitalization. The joint action plan, developed alongside the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, was announced at the start of a special Thematic Session on “SMEs and Talent: Transforming Tourism”. Small…

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United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes 18 new Affiliate Members

The new additions also reflect UNWTO’s global mission, six from Europe; four from the Americas; four from Asia and the Pacific; two from Africa and two from the Middle East

The newly admitted UNWTO members reflect the diversity of the broad tourism sector, with private companies, Destination Management Organizations, universities, professional associations, Intergovernmental Organization and NGOs, all represented. The new additions also reflect UNWTO’s global mission, six from Europe; four from the Americas; four from Asia and the Pacific; two from Africa…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Maletsunyane Braai Festival Boosts Tourism Sector- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

This event assists the tourism sector to collect a much-needed tourism levy which is used to develop the tourism sector

Maletsunyane Braai Festival contributes towards the development of the tourism sector in the country and creates employment, particularly for communities based in the area. This was stated by Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Retšelisitsoe Nko at a press briefing held at LTDC premises on Thursday.…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Tourism on advancing women leaders in tourism

Although women make up nearly 70% of South Africa’s tourism workforce, there is an under-representation of women in senior positions

The Department of Tourism, in partnership with the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), held a graduation ceremony to recognise women who successfully completed the Executive Development Programme (EDP) for women in tourism. The EDP is a transformation intervention that aims to upskill women for executive positions, with the…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

Tourism recovery accelerates to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels

The Americas (66%), the Middle East (63%) and Africa (61%) all saw occupancy rates above 60% in September

An estimated 700 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September, more than double (+133%) the number recorded for the same period in 2021. This equates to 63% of 2019 levels and puts the sector on course to reach 65% of its pre-pandemic levels this year, in line with UNWTO…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Gambian youth entrepreneurship project wraps after creating 10,000 jobs

The Youth Empowerment Project, funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, is set to continue supporting Gambian youth

ITC’s Tekki Fii Project in The Gambia – targeting job creation for young people – comes to a close; focus now shifts to promoting sustainable tourism and creative industries. After five years of unlocking employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of young Gambians, the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Tekki Fii…

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A Mega Week for Tourism Investment in Nairobi

Bringing Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa together into the same week will enable the exploration of synergies between the aviation and hospitality industries and government

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier tourism and hospitality investment conference in Africa, will return to Nairobi on 12-14 June 2023. Overlapping it, AviaDev Africa, the leading aviation route development conference for Africa will take place on 14-16 June. Both events will be hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Connects Tourism and Culture in Nigeria

UNWTO brought together leaders and some of Africa’s best creative minds around a shared vision for advancing sustainable development and opportunity across the continent

Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the first UNWTO Global Conference on Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, celebrated the close ties between the two major sectors. Around 40% of all tourists cite culture as the main motivation for travelling, and UNWTO is leading the way in bridging the two areas, including through strategic partnerships…