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The road ahead for inclusive growth in Africa’s tourism

  This year, the World Tourism Day celebrations focus on tourism for inclusive growth. The message is that behind every statistic for tourism dollars and visitor arrivals, there are human faces of those supporting tourism. The issue being addressed is advances in tourism which have opened doors to exclusion. This has allowed undue credit to

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Judy Gona participating in a panel session of the Sustainable Development Movement 2021 Summit

About the The Sustainable Development Movement Summit The Sustainable Development Movement (SDM) Summit creates an exciting space, where Senior Government Officials, Industry and Sector Leaders, Global Entrepreneurs and Civil Society converge over two days. The 2021 iteration of the SDM Summit was positioned to fast-track the fruition of the Eastern Caribbean Economic Union through disruptions,

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Destination Development

Tourism, Ecosystems, and Restoration

Introduction. Tourism and biodiversity are inexorably linked. In fact, the prosperity of tourism industry is directly dependent upon healthy ecosystems. Most tourism activities are also directly based on services provided by ecosystems. These recreational values offered by ecosystems have been recognized as one of the main cultural services that nature provides to humankind, along with

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COVID-19 Tourism Information

Accessible Tourism in Africa

Introduction Accessible tourism is the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products, and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical or intellectual limitations, disabilities, or social status. According to world health organization, 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Accessibility for all to tourism facilities, products, and services

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Destination Development

Wellness tourism

Tourism is a wellness resource, so wellness tourism activities are because of push factors for tourism, e.g., seeking relaxation, escape from stress, among others. In a world where clients yearn for different yet fulfilling, connecting and unique experiences far from the obvious, consumer decision making determinants are surely changing. These determinants capture broad social, environmental

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Destination Development

Visitors Engagement in Sustainable Tourism in Africa

Introduction Tourism is an activity that can have a real impact on the sustainable development of Africa. Tourism can be a tool to help or regenerate economic development and to improve the quality of life of visitors and host communities. Making tourism more sustainable will contribute significantly to the sustainability of Africa. Creating the right

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Destination Development

Events tourism as a growth opportunity for Africa

Introduction. Within the context of tourism and the tourism system, events comprise a key element in both the origin area (i.e., events are an important motivator of tourism) as well as within the destination area (i.e., events feature prominently in the development and marketing plans of most destinations). Events are both animators of destination attractiveness

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Why experts are considering sustainability rather than reigniting growth, to restore tourism.

fter a lost year for tourism, governments seem compelled to restore the sector which was pivotal for economic growth. Closure of tourism businesses, and massive job losses, meant a reduction in income tax revenue for African countries heavily dependent on tourism. Should we therefore restore tourism at all costs, just not to lose out tourist

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Funding & Policies

Digitization in tourism

Introduction. Digital transformation has a profound impact, entirely changing the way people live, work, travel and do business, and in the process, they are transforming and reshaping tourism. The scope and uptake of digital technologies varies across countries, sectors, organizations and places. The resulting opportunities and barriers create an uneven playing field, which is exacerbated

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Destination Development

The Potential Perils of Undertourism

As travel resumes in many countries, it’s crucial that we find a balance between allowing for the benefits of tourism—its power to provide opportunities to vulnerable communities and to preserve historic and wild places—but also to mitigate its damage, to culture and to our environment.  In Season 2’s final episode of the #IndagareGlobalConversations podcast, Indagare CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley talks with

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Hospitality

Transitions in Accommodation Trends

Diverse types of accommodations such as hotels, lodges, resorts, motels, tented camps etc. which carter for travellers’ needs are changing overtime. These changes have been influenced by a number of factors which include changing consumer needs and preferences. The tourism industry in Africa has taken remarkable measures to respond to the changing trends in order

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Current Affairs and Tourism in Africa

The world around is continuously transforming and becoming a dynamic place with new issues arising every day, which have an effect on tourism. The tourism industry faces several challenges and issues that must be handled effectively by stakeholders. Taking this into consideration, this particular summary attempts to highlight the current affairs and tourism in Africa

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