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Category: African Tourism Board News

News and updates are relevant to members of the African Tourism Board.   What is important for the African Travel and Tourism Industry. Making Africa the destination of choice for international visitors. The official African Tourism Board Association News.

Domestic Tourism Drive in Nigeria Bayelsa State

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 20:40

With COVID-19 attacking every country and every travel and tourism destination, the answer for many is Domestic Tourism. In Bayelsa, a State in Southern Nigeria, this potentila was discussed and ... Read More

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:52

Unless African governments can maintain strong networks of community conservation areas, supporting thousands of jobs dedicated to wildlife conservation, protected wildlife areas face a difficult road to recovery Read More

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. Read More

Professor Geoffrey Lipman knows this is a big day for Travel, Tourism, and Climate Change

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 07:31

What the difference one day can make. With the inauguration in the United States of America and President Biden bringing the country back into the Paris Climate Agreement, it will ... Read More

African Tourism Board Chairman is fighting COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 22:09

Africa stands behind Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board. The ATB chief was recently tested positive for the COVID-19 and is fighting to recover. Read More

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 05:30

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is a sad day, and not an evaluation of Mr. Zurab's ... Read More

Seychelles opens to visitors from anywhere, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 09:03

Seychelles will be welcoming vaccinated visitors from any part of the world. To be recognized as “vaccinated”, visitors must be able to show that they have taken the complete dose ... Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

Africa is set to roll out its Single Passport this year

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2021 16:05

African passport is the flagship project of the 2063 Agenda aiming to remove restrictions on Africans' ability to travel, work and live within their own continent Read More

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021 12:05

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to the official UNWTO Election program yesterday. Spanish celebrity chef Dani ... Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

Egypt wants to have tourism come back, but safely

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021 07:34

In Egypt out of 1,200 hotels, 700 have licenses to operate under current health restrictions due to COVID-19 Read More

21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021 05:44

Today former UNWTO Executive Director for many years, Mr. Carlos Vogeler gave 21 Important Reasons which make it necessary to have a different UNWTO SecretariatCarlos Vogeler, former UNWTO Executive Director ... Read More

Seychelles Records First COVID-19 death

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021 04:09

Sidney Vincent Pilay becomes first fatality in Seychelles of COVID-19People in Seychelles alarmedList of countries left with no COVID-19 death With 297 total cases since COVID-19 erupted early in 2020, ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai is the new Secretary-General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 20:48

World Tourism Forum Institute appoints new Secretary-General | Former UNWTO SG Dr. Taleb Rifai accept the position of Secretary-General of WTFI | The hospitality business has been among the most ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 04:55

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we ... Read More

African Tourism Board President End of Year Message

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2020 04:00

Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board and the former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine of Seychelles issued this message today. "Tourism needs more than an IMF-led ... Read More

A Fresh Wind brings Excitement to the African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2020 08:53

The African Tourism Board is ready to welcome the New Year with a fresh approach, new ideas, and new partnerships. ATB is ready to go into the third phase of ... Read More

World Tourism Network wants Travel and Tourism on hold

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 05:10

The World Tourism Network in alignment with the African Tourism Board (ATB)is urging the public to limit travel to essential business only. World Tourism Network issued a statement Sunday night ... Read More

Names of 35 Tourism Ministers UNWTO is targeting to influence elections

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 17, 2020 03:15

So far tourism ministers in these 35 countries had been quiet. One minister told eTurboNews off the record: "Why would I stick my neck out first?" This type of thinking ... Read More

Prime Minister of Eswatini dies from COVID-19 in South African hospital

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 18:45

Ambrose Dlamini, the Prime Minister of Eswatini, who tested positive for coronavirus four weeks ago, has died at age 52 after being hospitalized in neighboring South Africa, the tiny absolute ... Read More

WTN temporarily suspends the Safer Tourism Seal

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020 06:58

World Tourism Network (WTN) is temporarily suspending awarding the Safer Tourism Seal. Current applications will be worked on after the seal program is resumed. Safer Tourism Seal started with an ... Read More

World Tourism Network panel includes HE Sheikha Mai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2020 05:41

Yesterday the World Tourism Network invited Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain to its high-level launch panel. If she was elected to become the next Secretary-General for ... Read More

Peace Through Tourism: How Louis D’Amore spread the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 00:30

Louis D'Amore is a hero and was awarded this honor by World Tourism Network. Lous D'Amore is the president and founder of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. (IIPT) ... Read More

WTTC has a friend in Bahrain in the fight for Tourism Survival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2020 09:55

The new magic word to aid in global Travel & Tourism’s fight for survival  is called SSTJ. WTTC says SSTJ will shape the new normal of the sector for years ... Read More

Former UNWTO Chiefs had enough! Member Countries put on notice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2020 09:49

Shame on UNWTO Secretary-General Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was the headline on eTurboNews three days ago. Three days later two former highly concerned UNWTO Secretary Generals, Francesco Frangialli and Dr. Taleb ... Read More

World Tourism Network Launch: Just Amazing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2020 02:24

This month is the launch of the World Tourism Network (WTN). Born from the popular rebuilding.travel discussion, World Tourism Network is the long-overdue voice of small- and medium-sized travel and ... Read More

Tanzania Named Most Fascinating African Destination

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 5, 2020 19:59

Participants at the first Africa Tourism Day held on November 26 in Nigeria voted Tanzania as the most exciting and fascinating tourist destination in Africa. Participants of the first exciting ... Read More

Adolf Hitler wins local election in Namibia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 18:14

According to the reports from Namibia, a former German colony, a man named Adolf Hitler has won local election in a landslide victory. The good news is that Namibian politician ... Read More

WHO: African nations ‘far from ready’ for COVID-19 vaccination drive

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020 19:12

Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa highlighted the importance of strong planning and preparation for successful inoculations against COVID-19. “The largest immunization drive in Africa's history is right around ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day: An all star celebration just finished

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2020 08:29

The Africa Tourism Day on November 26 just finished with a 4-hour virtual event organized by Desigo Tourism Development Company with the support of the African Tourism Board . The ... Read More

Africa Tourism Day Lines Up World Tourism Gurus

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 25, 2020 03:05

Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Dr. Taleb Rifai and the former Minister for Tourism of Seychelles Alain St. Ange are among the prominent personalities ... Read More

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 21, 2020 03:18

Tourist companies, individuals, and organizations with passion on the continent’s tourist attractions and heritages are all set to celebrate for the first time, Africa Tourism Day on November 26, to ... Read More

Key Personalities Lined Up for First Africa Tourism Day

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 17, 2020 03:57

Prominent and key personalities are all set to speak during the forthcoming and first Africa Tourism Day (ATD) event to chart out strategies, plans, initiatives and the way forward targeting ... Read More