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April 19, 2019

African Tourism Board launch on Thursday: More details just released

The African Tourism Board is ready to be launched in Cape Town on Thursday during the upcoming World Travel Market at the Cape Town International Convention Centre,Conference Theatre. A president and a CEO will be introduced during the launch event.The focus of the launch event is diverse and includes Peace, Environment, Investment, Marketing, and Security. African Tourism Board will be

News

WTTC Summit 2019 Seville: The Untold Story

The World Travel and Tourism Council just finished their annual summit 2019 in the Spanish City of Seville last Friday. A record number of delegates listened to presentations from fellow top leaders of the largest industry in the world. All of this was streamed live to the world. However, the conversation everyone had waited for with

African Tourism Board Launch: Climate Friendly Travel initiative “Partnerships for Change” to be revealed

The African Tourism Board Launch at the World Travel Market in Cape Town on April 11 will be the place Brussels based Professor Geoffrey Lipman will reveal his Climate Friendly Travel initiative. Professor Geoffrey Lipman was the first president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) from 1989 to 1999. WTTC revealed earlier this month

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Ministers & CEO

Jamaica PM speaks at launch of Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

At the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Jamaica Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness shared his thoughts on the importance of the work being initiated today through this Centre not only for tourism, but for the global economy as well. “Over the last several years, governments and societies have become increasingly

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett receives TRAVVY Award for Global Tourism Innovation

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was officially presented with 2019 TRAVVY Awards inaugural Chairman’s Award for Global Tourism Innovation for the development of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) during the launch of the Center on January 30 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The award was presented by John Kirk,

Jamaica Prime Minister calls for greater collaboration for sustainable resilience in tourism sector

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. “Crisis management requires coordination and a joint-up approach from the point of view of government and stakeholders. So it is important that we

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Opinion

About the African Tourism Board: Top important according to an African American Tourism Expert

Drew Barrett, a Chicago based African American tourism expert and consultant, thinks the newly founded African Tourism Board(ATB) is very important and potentially valuable to the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. ATB will celebrate its official launch on April 11 during the World Travel Market in Cape Town and has moved to a world of attention. < The nations

Opinion

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial Conference Tourism and Air Transport. Air Transport and Tourism Policies: Regulatory convergence to maximize and balance their benefits Air Transport and tourism depend heavily on each other and are essential

Opinion

President Obama, WTTC and African Tourism Board are giving Africa a major push for visibility

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The WTTC Summit in Seville with former US President Obama participating and the launch of the African Tourism Board in Capetown is a good mix for major visibility for the African travel and tourism industry. 

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