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Africa Travel Week’s 2021 Content Programme is shaping up to be the best yet, with over 40 compelling panel discussions and presentations by industry experts dealing with some of the most immediate opportunities and challenges affecting Africa’s tourism sector in times of COVID-19 and beyond.

For wild animals in Africa on the verge of extinction and the tight knit communities who protect them, COVID-19 is a specter, disrupting a delicate balancing act of survival for both humans and endangered species.

RwandAir is has launched a new route into Central Africa with flights to Bangui. The launch of the new intra-African service to the Central African Republic is part of RwandAir’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as it opens up new markets and destinations.

With WTM Africa set to run as a live/hybrid event at the CTICC in Cape Town from April 07-09, 2021, the team at Africa Travel Week (ATW) has pledged to continue driving Inclusion and Diversity (D&I) efforts in the build up to the show.

Wildlife Foundation (AWF) recently issued an official statement in support of ‘The Eliminate, Neutralise, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act Reauthorisation,’ introduced by some US senators.

 

Eswatini has set a trend that will revolutionise how African tourism establishments do business in the new normal through the launch of the Aura Aware social distancing device.

At the start of the winter season, 14 destinations will be included in Brussels Airlines intercontinental offer, with a sole focus being on Africa.

United Airlines (United) recently announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii. 

A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for testing and to reduce the impact on households and the economy, the African Development Bank said in its new Southern Africa Regional Economic Outlook.