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March 25, 2019

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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“An inspirational story of recovery and transformation”: Rwanda’s tourism economy up 14% in 2018

The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed RWF1.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) to the

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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

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in CapeTown at WTM

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in CapeTown, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an international team of experts will conduct an informative and enlightening meeting of African Tourism Boardmembers Ministers of Tourism and leaders of the African and international travel and tourism sector, along with

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The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality by diversifying tourism products in an innovative manner while protecting natural and cultural

Opinion

A Plan For Our Kids: Climate Friendly Travel

Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to the eXistential challenge of Climate Change, must fully align with the Paris Agreement targets, and must play a leading role in the Green New Deal paradigm shift. Our sector is a central part of the human activity – social, economic and environmental: its influence

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