tourism industry – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 07:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://we-are-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png tourism industry – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ 32 32 Nalwoga quit a bank job and now owns a multi-million tourism business https://we-are-africa.org/nalwoga-quit-a-bank-job-and-now-owns-a-multi-million-tourism-business/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 07:41:18 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/nalwoga-quit-a-bank-job-and-now-owns-a-multi-million-tourism-business/ Irene Nalwoga is the Managing Director of Women Tour Uganda, which runs safaris for women-only travellers. Each month, she schedules dates for international female travelers to make reservations. Entrepreneurial journey A former banker, Nalwoga chose to leave a paid job to start an entrepreneurial adventure in 2011. Her decision was inspired by her travels through […]]]>

Irene Nalwoga is the Managing Director of Women Tour Uganda, which runs safaris for women-only travellers. Each month, she schedules dates for international female travelers to make reservations.

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Skal International pays tribute to the significant contributions of women to the tourism industry around the world https://we-are-africa.org/skal-international-pays-tribute-to-the-significant-contributions-of-women-to-the-tourism-industry-around-the-world/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 05:32:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/skal-international-pays-tribute-to-the-significant-contributions-of-women-to-the-tourism-industry-around-the-world/ Today, Burcin Turkkancurrent Global President of Skal International, is the seventh woman to hold this position since 2002, a clear indication that women have finally been recognized for their talents and leadership ability, thus successfully penetrating tourism and corporate leadership in the global level. Other women to hold the position of President of Skal International […]]]>

Today, Burcin Turkkancurrent Global President of Skal International, is the seventh woman to hold this position since 2002, a clear indication that women have finally been recognized for their talents and leadership ability, thus successfully penetrating tourism and corporate leadership in the global level.

Other women to hold the position of President of Skal International were Litsa Papathanassi, 2006-2007, Greece; Hulya Aslantas, 2009-2010, Turkey; Karine Coulanges2013-2014, France; Suzanne Saari2017-2018, Finland and Lavonne Wittmann2018-2019, South Africa.

Asked about the impact of her leadership role on her life and career, Skal International President Turkkan said, “Serving as the seventh and youngest female president of one of the world’s largest travel and of tourism in the world that has existed for more than eight decades is a real honour. More than anything, I am proud to be the first female president of United States on the Board of Directors of Skal International. With this role comes great responsibility, especially during the most unprecedented times we are currently experiencing, due to the residual impact of the pandemic and the recent armed conflict initiated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

“Representing over twelve thousand members worldwide, primarily decision makers from forty different job categories within the travel and tourism industry, requires working harder and smarter during these times to support our members and their businesses in a professional manner while collaboratively addressing global issues in our industry. is confronted. Currently, SI is working to show solidarity and support to our clubs adjacent to Ukraine who provide humanitarian aid to thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing borders Europe,” added Burcin TurkkanPresident, Skal International.

According to the second edition of UNWTO’s Global Report on Women in Tourism (2019), approximately 54% of those employed in the travel and tourism industry are women, compared to 39% in the wider economy. .

“As a female leader in the travel industry and a mom, it breaks my heart to see the suffering of children, the evacuation of families and fathers, mothers, and even single women taking up arms Ukraine. Even though this is a peacemaking issue that Skal International is supposed to resolve diplomatically, what is happening in Ukraine is also a women’s issue to be addressed on Women’s Day 2022. I call on all women, especially those at Skal International, to join all of our Skålleagues in helping affected families through this crisis. Efforts by Skal clubs adjacent to Ukrainein particular our club of Bucharest, Romania, are to be congratulated. The Skal Club of Bucharest is organizing to help Ukrainian refugees in this city, which already has more than 100,000 people. Skal International unites to offer this humanitarian aid“, noted Burcin TurkkanPresident, Skal International.

Skal International strongly advocates for safe global tourism focused on its benefits – “happiness, good health, friendship and long life”. Since its inception in 1934, Skål International has been the world’s leading organization of tourism professionals, promoting global tourism through friendship, bringing together all sectors of the travel and tourism industry.

For more information, visit www.skal.org.

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The dental tourism market is booming worldwide https://we-are-africa.org/the-dental-tourism-market-is-booming-worldwide/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 14:11:29 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/the-dental-tourism-market-is-booming-worldwide/ According to research experts from Qurate Research, “Global Dental tourism Market 2022 Insights, Size, Sharing, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028.” The study is an anthology of in-depth studies on many aspects of the global dental tourism industry. It is an admirable effort to offer a true and transparent picture of the current and […]]]>

According to research experts from Qurate Research, “Global Dental tourism Market 2022 Insights, Size, Sharing, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028.” The study is an anthology of in-depth studies on many aspects of the global dental tourism industry. It is an admirable effort to offer a true and transparent picture of the current and future conditions of the global dental tourism market, based on credible facts and exceptionally accurate data.

“Global Dental Tourism Market Overviews, Size, Share, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028,” according to a report by Qurate Research. Several in-depth research studies on various facets of the global dental tourism market are included in the report. It is a commendable effort to present a faithful and transparent view of the existing and future situations of the global Dental Tourism market, based on reliable facts and extraordinarily accurate statistics.

The main players profiled in this report are:

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.
Danaher Corporation
Straumann
Henry Schein
Ivoclar Vivadent®
Planmeca Oy
Patterson Companies Inc
Carestream Health
Dentsply Sirona
Biolase inc.

Key Segmentation of the Dental Tourism Market:

On the basis of types, the dental tourism market from 2015 to 2025 is majorly split into:

Prevention Treatment
Restorative treatment
Prosthodontic treatment
SGD
Other

Based on applications, the Dental Tourism market from 2015 to 2025 covers:

National
Abroad

Scope of Dental Tourism Market Report:
The research examines the major players of the global dental tourism market in detail, focusing on their market share, gross margin, net profit, sales, product portfolio, new applications, recent developments and other factors. It also sheds light on the vendor landscape, helping players forecast future competitive moves in the global Dental Tourism business.

This study estimates the market size in terms of value (million USD) and volume (million units) (K units). Both top-down and bottom-up techniques have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Dental Tourism market, as well as the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. To identify significant players in the market, secondary research was used, and both primary and secondary research were used to determine their market shares. All breakdowns and percentage breakdowns have been calculated using secondary sources and verified sources.

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COVID-19 pandemic has had a major influence on the Dental Tourism industry. In the second quarter, the sector showed signs of recovery around the world, but the long-term recovery remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, especially in Asian countries like India. series of setbacks and surprises. As a result of the outbreak, many shifts in buyer behavior and thinking have occurred. As a result, the industry is even more stressed. As a result, market expansion should be limited.

Dental Tourism Market Region Majorly Focusing On:
— Dental tourism market in Europe (Austria, France, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom),
— Dental tourism market in Asia-Pacific and Australia (China, South Korea, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan),
— The dental tourism market in the Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria),
— Latin America/South America dental tourism market (Brazil and Argentina), — ​​North America dental tourism market (Canada, Mexico and United States)

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2.1 Dental Tourism 3600 Market Summary, 2018-2028
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2.1.5 Distribution channel trends
2.1.6 Regional trends

Chapter 3 Dental Tourism Market Overview
3.1 Industry Segmentation
3.2 Industry Ecosystem Analysis
3.2.1 Component Suppliers
3.2.2 Producers
3.2.3 Profit Margin Analysis
3.2.4 Distribution Channel Analysis
3.2.5 Impact of COVID-19 on the market value chain
3.2.6 Vendor Analysis
3.3 Technology landscape
3.4 Regulatory landscape
3.4.1 North America
3.4.2 Europe
3.4.3 Asia-Pacific
3.4.4 Latin America
3.4.5 Middle East and Africa
3.5 Price Analysis (including impact of COVID-19)
3.5.1 By region
3.5.1.1 North America
3.5.1.2 Europe
3.5.1.3 Asia-Pacific
3.5.1.4 Latin America
3.5.1.5 Middle East and Africa
3.5.2 Cost structure analysis
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3.6.1 Drivers of growth
3.6.2 Industry Disadvantages and Challenges
3.6.2.1 Focus on weight reduction
3.7 Innovation & sustainability
3.8 Growth Potential Analysis, 2020
3.9 Competitive landscape, 2020
3.9.1 Company Market Share
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3.9.3 Strategy Dashboard
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Golf Sports Tourism Market 2022 Analysis by Top Players – Golfasian, Clearwater Bay Golf, Blue Canyon Country, Golfbreaks, Sentosa Golf https://we-are-africa.org/golf-sports-tourism-market-2022-analysis-by-top-players-golfasian-clearwater-bay-golf-blue-canyon-country-golfbreaks-sentosa-golf/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 01:59:33 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/golf-sports-tourism-market-2022-analysis-by-top-players-golfasian-clearwater-bay-golf-blue-canyon-country-golfbreaks-sentosa-golf/ The Golf Sports Tourism Market report is a perfect basis for people who are looking for an in-depth study and analysis of the Golf Sports Tourism Market. This report contains study and miscellaneous information which will help you understand your niche and focus major market channels in the regional and global Golf Sports Tourism market. […]]]>

The Golf Sports Tourism Market report is a perfect basis for people who are looking for an in-depth study and analysis of the Golf Sports Tourism Market. This report contains study and miscellaneous information which will help you understand your niche and focus major market channels in the regional and global Golf Sports Tourism market. To understand the competition and take action based on your key strengths, market size, current and future years demand, supply chain information, business concerns, competitive analysis and prices as well as supplier information will be presented to you. The report also includes information about the major market players, applications of Golf Sports Tourism, its type, trends and overall market share.

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Golf Sports Tourism Market: Competition Landscape

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By type:

National
International

By app:

Direct
Indirect

Golf Sports Tourism Market: Regional Analysis

The whole regional segmentation has been studied based on recent and future trends, and the market is forecast through the forecast period. The countries covered in the regional analysis of the Global Golf Sports Tourism Market report are USA, Canada & Mexico North America, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and the rest of Europe. in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, the rest of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) as part of the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Argentina, Brazil and the rest of the South America as part of South America.

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‘My dream for the art, culture and tourism sector’ | The Guardian Nigeria News https://we-are-africa.org/my-dream-for-the-art-culture-and-tourism-sector-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 04:04:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/my-dream-for-the-art-culture-and-tourism-sector-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Otunba Olusegun Runsewe is Chief Executive of the National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC) and Chairman of the Africa Region of the World Craft Council (WCC). He is passionate about culture, the creative industry and believes it is a sector that can save Nigeria from its struggling economy. Over the past year, it has brought […]]]>

Otunba Olusegun Runsewe is Chief Executive of the National Arts and Culture Council (NCAC) and Chairman of the Africa Region of the World Craft Council (WCC). He is passionate about culture, the creative industry and believes it is a sector that can save Nigeria from its struggling economy. Over the past year, it has brought together actors from the arts, culture and tourism and media sector in an interactive session to exchange views, opinions, knowledge and experiences on the how this very important sector can be strengthened as a vehicle for wealth creation and sustainable development. economic development in Nigeria. GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR was there.

• Beyond the Oil Economy: The Diversification Option for Nigeria

In the wake of current economic realities and with the collapse of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, nations around the world are exploring various ways to develop their economies. With Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultural resources and given the abundant tourism resources, it stands to reason that if we are to diversify our economy, we must look outside of crude oil, which is currently the main source of foreign currency, and we focus on arts, culture and tourism as one of the key players in our economic development.

The near total reliance on the export of crude oil as a source of our foreign exchange earnings has significantly slowed the pace of development in other sub-sectors of the economy such as agro-industry, manufacturing, solid minerals and the service industry, among others. others.

The gradual fall in the prices of petroleum products and the resulting shock to Nigeria’s economy has made it very imperative for Nigeria to pursue a sustained process of economic diversification, if we are to achieve the economic stability and development of which we have so much need. It is now clear to all that Nigeria can no longer continue to depend solely on the export of crude oil.

While I was the Managing Director of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation between 2006 and 2013, my policy orientation was summed up in the slogan “oil is good but tourism is better because oil is exhaustible so that tourism is sustainable and respectful of the environment”.

At the Leadership Conference held at the International Conference Center on April 28, 2009, I had the privilege of speaking on Beyond Oil: Options for Diversification. In this article, I have drawn attention to the need for Nigeria to start looking outside of oil in its quest for development. I also shared these thoughts during the ECOWAS Congress on Sports Development in West Africa, held in Abuja on 10-11 August 2011.
The economy of Nigeria before the advent of oil

Nigeria’s pre-oil economy was based on agriculture. In the 19th century, when Britain was transitioning from an agriculture-based economy to industrialization, Nigeria prospered with its strong agriculture-based economy. In the 1950s and early 1960s, agriculture retained its position as the main contributor to the Nigerian economy. By 1959, cocoa had become Nigeria’s main source of foreign exchange. Nigeria was also one of the top three groundnut producers in the world at that time. There was strong production of cash and subsistence crops such as rubber, which accounted for about 6% of total exports in the late 1950s, coffee, cotton, guinea maize, beans, yams, maize, cassava and rice. The mining, manufacturing, commerce, trade and services sector accounted for about 25%.

Prior to 1970, agriculture contributed over 75% of Nigeria’s export earnings. Since then, however, agriculture has stagnated, partly due to government neglect, low investment, and environmental factors such as drought, flooding, disease, and reduced soil fertility. By the mid-1990s, agriculture’s share of the country’s exports had fallen to less than 5%, giving way to crude oil as the mainstay of the economy.

The discovery of oil
The 1950s can generally be considered the decade of the great oil discoveries. The discovery of oil in commercial quantities at Oloibiri in 1956 was a major economic breakthrough for Nigeria. From a modest start in the 1950s, oil production accelerated rapidly in the 1950s. Rising oil demand gave a big boost to the Nigerian economy at a time when incomes of its traditional cash crops were declining due to lower prices on the world market.

In 1974, after the first rise in oil prices, Nigeria was producing 2.2 million barrels of oil per day. The 1970s were a period of strong impetus in the national economy resulting from the oil boom.

As oil prices and production fell dramatically in the 1980s, Nigeria again experienced a bonanza in the export of crude oil during the Gulf War. Since then, the country’s economy has remained largely dependent on crude oil.

The danger of the mono-product economy
For about five decades or more, the exploration and export of crude oil has dominated Nigeria’s economy. While in most other oil-producing countries, the export of crude oil provides the revenue needed to develop and strengthen other sectors of the economy; it would seem that the discovery of oil in Nigeria was accompanied by misfortunes.

Indeed, Nigeria’s oil wealth has tended to cloud our sense of initiative and our economic vision, while promoting a national culture of unbridled corruption, laziness, opportunism and a primitive tendency towards acquisition.

In addition to the almost total neglect effect that the oil economy has had on other critical sectors, the fluctuation of world prices for petroleum products has continued to pose a great threat to the stability of our economy, thus making it extremely difficult to plan effective on a sustainable basis. For example, while the international price of crude oil rose to over $100 per barrel in 2013, it fell to $28 per barrel in 2016, well below the budget benchmark of $38 per barrel for 2016. .

Culture, tourism and economic development
Culture has to do with the sum total of the beliefs and ways of life of a people in a given society. This includes their customs and costumes, language, festivals, food, folklores, dance, drama, songs, arts, artifacts, etc. There is a complex relationship between culture and tourism. Indeed, culture provides the basic content of tourism.

In fact, there can be no sustainable tourism without strong cultural content, as almost all tourism activities are culture-based.

A cursory look at tourism-rich economies such as the UK, Israel, China and France reveals a common and consistent pattern of cultural tourism, with culture being the primary motivation for tourism.

In Europe, the role of culture in development shows that the arts enrich the social environment with stimulating or pleasant public facilities. Along the same lines, China and Australia underscored that the culture and tourism sector contributes to economic development by facilitating creativity, innovation and self-reflection and, as such, recognizes culture as a key element of the well-being of society. In fact, cultural industries have become for China, the base station from which it develops and updates its technological advancement and well-being.

Nigeria is known to be one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. It has over 250 distinct ethnic groups, each with unique culture and cultural products. Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultural assets have the ability to support a robust tourism industry and drive the process of socio-economic development if adequately explored. In what follows, we will attempt to explain some aspects of Nigerian culture that could serve as key drivers for sustainable tourism and economic development in Nigeria if fully harnessed.

Cultural festivals
Nigeria has rich and fascinating cultural festivals. Many of these festivals are already on the world cultural map and are attracting patronage from an international audience. Some of the most prominent festivals in Nigeria include Osun-Osogbo Festival in Osun State, Eyo Festival in Lagos State, Argungu and Nwonyo Fishing Festivals in Kebbi and Taraba festivals respectively, Pus Kat and Bit Geomai festivals in Plateau State, New Yam festivals in various parts of south-eastern Nigeria, Durbar in northern part of Nigeria, boat regatta in South-South and National Arts and Culture Festivals (NAFEST), NCAC’s annual cultural festival.

It is important to note that festival events serve as a catalyst that attracts leisure enthusiasts to destinations with high tourism potential. This means that visitors are likely to spend more days in a given destination when attracted by cultural festivals in that destination. This long stay contributes to improving the income base of the population, which also has an impact on the local economy.

For a nation as large as Nigeria with a rich and diverse culture, one statewide festival would go a long way in attracting tourists to the country, thereby contributing to the development of the economy through spending on hotel accommodation, patronage of local cuisines, transport, purchase of arts and crafts, among others.

Accordingly, the NCAC is developing a calendar of festivals to let tourists know when to vacation in Nigeria and savor the rich cultural manifestations it has to offer.

Nigeria Music and Songs
Another related product of our cultural industry that can be leveraged and developed to boost arrivals is our traditional music. People’s art is an integral part of their daily activities. This rich cultural heritage, which includes myths, legends, folklores and traditional music, is cherished in Nigeria and other parts of the world. The unique selling point of our indigenous music as a tool for tourism is their flavor and the Nigerian character of their performance. This special and distinctive characteristic of our traditional music has attracted tourists from all over. If greater and more conscious efforts are made to harness and develop this aspect of our heritage, it could serve as a major driver of our tourism industry.

It should be noted that Nigerian music is pretty much the most popular in the world. From Fela’s Afrobeat, Chief Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade to the most recent 2 Face, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Nigeria boasts of internationally renowned musical icons. For example, Burna Boy, a Nigerian music artist won the Best Global Music Album 2021 at the Grammy Awards with the album titled Twice As Tall. In a similar vein, Wizkid also recently won Best Music Video in his song with Beyonce titled Brown Skin Girl. The above highlights the global exploits of Nigerian musical artists as well as the popularity and patronage of their music around the world. Sustained musical concerts in the atmosphere of Nigerian cities could attract the music-loving world to Nigeria and have a positive impact on our economy.

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The Gambia looks to Africans to revive its struggling tourism industry https://we-are-africa.org/the-gambia-looks-to-africans-to-revive-its-struggling-tourism-industry/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:48:22 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/the-gambia-looks-to-africans-to-revive-its-struggling-tourism-industry/ In an effort to revitalize The Gambia’s declining tourism sector, which was decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the West African country is moving closer to home, and even its own, to bolster the once vibrant industry. Beaches normally teeming with British and Dutch sun seekers are nearly empty, with hawkers of fresh juice and souvenirs […]]]>

In an effort to revitalize The Gambia’s declining tourism sector, which was decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the West African country is moving closer to home, and even its own, to bolster the once vibrant industry.

Beaches normally teeming with British and Dutch sun seekers are nearly empty, with hawkers of fresh juice and souvenirs sitting idle on Lemon Creek beach in Bijali.

The recession has also hit the informal sector, including beach bars, says Hassan Ndow, president of the Gambia Beach Bar Association.

“The beach bars were paralyzed, they couldn’t move,” he told RFI, adding that the country’s recession has made life even worse.

“We are suffering seriously from Covid-19, and we haven’t had any emergency funding,” he adds.

In a moment, crocodile

The Kachikally Sacred Crocodile Pool National Heritage Site in Bakau, considered Gambia’s top tourist attraction, offers tourists the opportunity to touch and pet wild crocodiles.

The giant reptiles are fed once a week in accordance with their digestive systems, and guides are on hand to ensure visitors are safe when posing with and touching the unusually friendly creatures.

But the coronavirus has kept many international tourists away.

Guardian Dodou Bojang says small shops that lead to the area are trying to stay afloat, but some have already closed.

“We have 3% of our normal total visitors,” says Bojang, adding that the small percentage comes from local visitors who come to see the ethnographic museum on site.

“We expect things to be better, but with this new variant, it’s scary,” he says, referring to the Omicron form of the coronavirus.

At the Crocodile Pool, Ralph, a tourist from Maastricht, the Netherlands, said he was not worried about Covid and was enjoying his time in the country.

A hotel owner in Serrekunda, who did not want to be identified, told RFI that Covid was killing business.

“All these tests cost money, on top of what tourists would spend here, so they don’t come,” she said in exasperation, pointing to a nearly empty bar.

Tourism from home

The Gambia’s reliance on tourism has forced the industry to take a closer look at how to prevent this from happening again, as 15% of the country’s GDP (2019) is based on tourism.

“We have lost billions of dalassies in revenue and over 200,000 jobs directly and indirectly in the sector,” Tourism Minister Hamat Bah said.

The International Monetary Fund estimates that nearly 20% of all businesses closed during the pandemic downturn.

“The major impact is the closure of businesses – hotels, restaurants, bars, the list goes on – and this affects suppliers, the value chain,” says Marion Nyang, executive secretary of the Gambia Hotel Association.

“Hoteliers have struggled since March 2020,” she adds.

Bah says the government has already pumped 100 million dalassies, or 1.7 million euros, back into the industry for the 2021-22 peak season which runs from late December to April.

“Here in The Gambia, we have very loyal visitors who come to the country every year, and some come twice a year,” he says.

Although international tourism has all but collapsed, the downtime during the Covid period has caused the tourism industry to rethink how to attract Gambians themselves, as well as African tourists from neighboring countries.

“We are developing community stories and responsible tourism,” says Panneh Ngoneh, tourism program manager at the International Trade Center.

“We want to decentralize tourism so that people go up the river and local people can be supported,” she adds. If locals take control of tourism in their area, they can also create jobs.

lessons from abroad

Minister Bah says they looked abroad to see how they could apply it at home.

“Across the world, including France, the only countries that have restarted tourism quickly are those with a very strong domestic market, and Kenya is the first country in Africa,” he says.

“We also want to try to develop a very strong internal market – this will help drive the tourism sector forward,” he adds.

By attracting African tourists from neighboring countries, where travel restrictions are less invasive, the country hopes to bolster the industry.

Nyang from the Hotel Association says they believe Covid-19 is here to stay, so they are maintaining strict sanitation protocols in hotels to keep staff and visitors safe.

According to the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,000 Covid cases were recorded as of mid-January, a low number for a period of nearly two years.

“The Gambia is a safe place to travel and our doors are open. We are known for peace and tranquility on the smiling coast of Africa,” says Nyang.

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Destinations that will charge extra tourists to visit in 2022 https://we-are-africa.org/destinations-that-will-charge-extra-tourists-to-visit-in-2022/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:28:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/destinations-that-will-charge-extra-tourists-to-visit-in-2022/ A trip to Thailand is about to get more expensive for travellers, 300 baht (NZ$13) more expensive, to be exact. The tourist tax will be charged from April this year and will help move the country towards a more environmentally friendly and high-value tourism model. Speaking to the Bangkok Post, Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor […]]]>

A trip to Thailand is about to get more expensive for travellers, 300 baht (NZ$13) more expensive, to be exact.

The tourist tax will be charged from April this year and will help move the country towards a more environmentally friendly and high-value tourism model.

Speaking to the Bangkok Post, Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Yuthasak Supasor said the money would be spent on local projects supporting the goal.

“We hope this fund will support an overhaul of national tourism creating safer and cleaner places,” he said.

Tourist taxes around the world

When it comes to tourist taxes, Thailand is lagging behind. Other equally popular destinations around the world have long charged travelers extra fees for the sake of visiting.

Countries like Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands as well as the United States, Scotland, Mexico and dozens of Caribbean countries impose tourist taxes.

If you can’t remember pulling out your wallet to pay a tourist tax, it’s probably because most countries simply add it to the cost of a plane ticket or hotel bill. .

In New Zealand, people visiting for travel and working holidays as well as some students and workers must pay a $35 international visitor conservation and tourism levy.

However, the cost is low compared to Bhutan’s charges of $295-370 per day.

The fee covers accommodation, food, entrance fees, a guide and in-country transportation, but also ensures that the country is never overrun by typical budget travelers, who spend as little as possible while still seeing as much as they can.

This, combined with Bhutan’s infamous tourist cap, means that those who visit are treated to a destination relatively free of traces of over-tourism.

The reasons for a tourist tax

Tourist taxes can be commonly discussed as a way for popular destinations to finance the protection and regeneration of their natural and social environment, but it is not the only motive.

Writing for Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), Managing Director Chris Roberts said taxes are also used to regulate tourist behaviour/quantity, fund Covid-19 relief packages, regional marketing or research or simply provide additional income.

“A well-designed tourist levy can be a practical and meaningful tool in the sustainable management of a destination,” Roberts writes, suggesting that New Zealand’s International Visitor Levy is a good example.

Are tourist taxes elitist?

After the mayor of Venice introduced a €10 entrance fee in 2018, one resident told CNN “Venice is being swallowed up by tourists, and we need to reduce the number of day-trippers in favor of more skilled tourism – let’s call it ‘luxury’ tourism.”

Back in Thailand, Yuthasak was equally blunt in saying the additional tax would not be a problem for the “quality market” their new tourism industry was trying to attract.

Last March, New Zealand Tourism Minister Stuart Nash told RNZ that visitors spending as little as $10 a day were “not really the kind of tourists we want”. Instead, Nash said they were interested in “high value” tourists.

Nash was careful to clarify that a high-value visitor did not necessarily mean someone with high wealth or net worth.

His distinction is fair – people who are generally not wealthy often save and spend a lot while on vacation. However, it seems likely that, for the most part, those who spend a lot are people who can usually afford it.

The subject of tourist taxes often leads to accusations of elitism, as these costs can further prevent people from affording to travel.

However, charging or limiting tourists simply recognizes that the burden of tourism should not be borne by the people or environment of the destination, but by the visitors themselves.

Despite cheap flights and an accessible world, our right to travel should never trump the right of local people or natural environments to thrive.

Which countries charge tourists?

Austria – An overnight accommodation tax is often included on the hotel bill as an extra 3.02% per person.

Belgium — Tourist tax is applied to accommodation per night; although the rules vary from city to city, it will be around €7.50.

Bhutan – The minimum rate per day in Bhutan is USD 250 in high season and covers accommodation, transport, guide, food and entrance fees.

Bulgaria — Tourists are charged for overnight stays. This varies by area and hotel class, but is around €1.50.

Caribbean Islands – Most islands add taxes to the cost of your hotel or departure fees ranging from €45 in Barbuda and Antigua to €13 in the Bahamas.

Croatia — The tax was increased in 2019 to €1.33 per person per night and only applies in summer.

Czech Republic – You will only pay a fee if you are visiting the capital city Prague and you are over 18 years old. Charges are less than €1 per person per night.

France — The “taxe de séjour” is added to the hotel bill and ranges from €0.20 ($0.3) to around €4 ($6.7) depending on where you are.

Germany — Ever the top performer, Germany charges two taxes, a “cultural tax” and a “bed tax” in some cities, which often add up to 5% of your hotel bill.

Greece – If you stay at a five-star resort, you will pay more tourist tax in Greece, where it is calculated based on the star rating of the hotel or the number of rooms you rent. Costs are often around €4 ($6.7) per room.

Hungary — Budapest is the only city in Hungary with a city tax which is an additional 4% of your room rate per night.

Indonesia – When visiting Bali’s hotspot, you will pay a one-time tax of €9 ($15), which serves to protect Balinese culture and its surroundings.

Italy — Fares depend on where you are; Rome will cost you €3-7 ($5-12) per night depending on your room, but apparently smaller towns charge more. Meanwhile, Venice could introduce its own separate tax later this year.

Japan – You will pay this tax of 1,000 yen (about $13) upon exit.

Malaysia — Applied per night of stay, this flat tax is often around €4 ($6.7) per night.

New Zealand — Travellers, visitors on working holidays, students and some workers will have to pay a one-time fee of $35. Our Australian friends get in for free.

Netherlands — Like Germany, this region administers two taxes; a tourist tax on land and a tourist tax on water. In Amsterdam, this looks like an additional 7% charge on the cost of the hotel room.

Portugal — This tax is charged per night per person for visitors aged 13 and over. Only €2 ($3.4), it will only apply for the first seven days of your stay.

Slovenia – Depending on location and hotel rating, you will pay higher fees in popular larger cities like Ljubljana and Bled, around €3 ($5).

Spain – People aged 16 and over traveling to islands like Ibiza, Mallorca, Formentera and Menorca will have to pay a tax that tops out at €4 ($6.7) per night during peak season.

Switzerland – The amount you pay depends on the location but is often around €2.20 ($3.7) per night per person.

United States — Most states charge an occupancy tax, which applies to travelers who rent in hotels, motels, and inns. The highest rate is said to be Houston, which accounts for 17% of the hotel bill.

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How Covid has forced public relations to… https://we-are-africa.org/how-covid-has-forced-public-relations-to/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:51:27 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/how-covid-has-forced-public-relations-to/ BC – i.e. pre-Covid – the PR manager’s job was to act as a media liaison, needed to hone the ‘voice’ of the company, take the lead on material marketing, building relationships and supporting business results. Those who specialized in B2B (business to business) public relations focused on driving sales of products and services, while […]]]>

BC – i.e. pre-Covid – the PR manager’s job was to act as a media liaison, needed to hone the ‘voice’ of the company, take the lead on material marketing, building relationships and supporting business results.

Those who specialized in B2B (business to business) public relations focused on driving sales of products and services, while managing their reputation. Working in the B2C (business to consumer) segment often involved issuing “spray and pray” press releases, cold calling journalists to pitch angles as well as hosting media junkets to “build relationships” and secure exposure, which hopefully resulted in a return on investment for clients.

Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit and the traditional PR songbook was thrown out the window – landlines went unanswered, face-to-face meetings moved almost exclusively online and events moved are collapsed. Covid has presented many challenges and opportunities for the sector, which has forced public relations into new territory. For most, this means not only taking on a different job, but also taking on different roles.

Natalia Rosa of Big Ambitions says most of the agency’s clients operate in the travel and tourism sector and in a week of lockdown a third of her income was wiped out. But in the midst of this crisis came an opportunity, as the industry needed big ambitions more than ever.

“They couldn’t afford to pay us, so we had to work a lot more, for a lot less money,” says Rosa. “In fact, we have become a bit like a call center for the tourism industry. We had all these Covid regulations and restrictions, but no one was unpacking them to help businesses translate them into their daily lives.

Big Ambitions stepped into that role – and flew. He hosted virtual briefings with experts on issues like TERS payments, business insurance, and more.

“We eventually pivoted to do more communications and industry support type things than media liaison or media relations,” says Rosa.

Big Ambitions, she explains, has always been a bit different from a public relations perspective, as the agency employed ex-journalists, who essentially did “newsjacking” (the practice of aligning a brand with a newsworthy current event). This role has evolved into industry support: “We do a lot of industry communications on behalf of tourism and travel associations to help the tourism industry.

“So we pivoted to doing a lot of virtual events. We spend less time on public relations and the media and more time finding an audience where they are, whether on an associative platform, via social networks or WhatsApp groups,” explains Rosa.

“Our whole marketing mix has changed. It is now intentional.

walk on toes

For Nicky James of Tribeca, moving to the Cloud two months before the lockdown was announced was fortuitous. But, from a planning perspective, Covid-19 turned out to be the ultimate curveball.

“We used to plan 6 to 12 months ahead for our clients,” she says. “Now that’s reviewed every month because we have no idea if that product launch or that event can actually happen.”

Tribeca also no longer works on a traditional “earned model” for print, online or broadcast. Now, when building a strategy, it offers a complete PASO strategy (paid, earned, shared and owned).

“In fact, we’re stepping on the toes of advertising and marketing agencies because we can do what they can do: when we pitch, we say we can do media buying, influencer programs , social media, etc. – the traditional stuff that ad agencies pitch. . So there is a big blurry line between the beginning and the end of PR. »

“Like a big uppercut”

Sylvester Chauke of DNA Brand Architects, PRISM’s big agency of 2021, says that before the pandemic, his clientele included a mix of food and beverage, travel and tourism, entertainment and corporate brands.

“Before, a lot of things were very consumer-driven, which meant reaching the mass market. We noticed an immediate change: tourism was the worst… It was a blow, like a big uppercut,” says Chauke .

Companies realized they needed to review their operations, so money and effort was spent on internal reviews of their market approach. “We have worked with many companies to try to find new approaches and new ways to present themselves. What was quite obvious was that inside [communication] has become much more important, especially in the early stages of lockdown. We saw a lot of opportunities present themselves in terms of internal communications and we realized that customers were also looking for deviations from their traditional ways of doing things,” says Chauke.

“So if they used to work with big agencies in the past, they’re willing to look at a smaller agency now, one that’s able to help them in a simpler, more streamlined way. We get really interesting files and clients.

ByDesign’s Kevin Welman agrees, saying communication, especially in the B2B, non-hotel space has moved beyond survival mode and agencies are better able to strategize.

“Communication is just thinking about business. Now we come back to a place where the longer term planning takes place.

“People think beyond the end of [the first quarter of] 2022 – they look at what could happen this whole year and beyond. Where should we be? What communication channels do we need to put in place to execute the business strategies? Things like that.”

African Insight

Hayley van der Woude of Irvine Partners says the company started expanding its service before the pandemic because clients wanted a one-stop-shop for everything from internal communications to paid PR, social media, digital and creative campaigns. .

“We’ve found that clients only want one main agency – they just want to deal with one person, not the headaches and budgetary requirements of six different agencies.”

Irvine has also expanded into Africa, through offices in Nigeria and Kenya, which opened before the pandemic, as well as a new office in Ghana. These are made up of experts with local expertise.

“Many of the brands we represent, whether they are South African, British or American, want to reach a large audience in Africa, but they don’t necessarily want to have country managers. They need a PR agency with people on the ground in those countries who can give them local insight,” says Van der Woude.

Take advice

For Avatar’s Ethel Ramos, Covid has changed the way relationships are handled and spurred interest in digital-first content.

“There were more requests for videos, e-book type research, and goal-oriented communications. Brands needed to show what they were doing to help society as a whole.

As an advertising and digital marketing agency, Avatar prefers to work with bloggers and digital journalists because they seem more authentic in the way they tell the story and communicate. Ramos says a lot of people think public relations is just about sending out press releases and the like, but, in his experience, the pandemic in particular was about taking advice for clients. DM168

Questions and answers

Mildred Thabane of African communications consultancy Pekuzi Projects

What did you want to be as a child?

An architect.

What would you do if it wasn’t for PR?

Cooking in a small exclusive restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

How did you discover PR?

I discovered PR while working as an online content specialist at a previous agency.

What are you listening to in the car?

All; my tastes are very eclectic.

Favorite visual/performance/musical artist?

Actress Thuso Mbedu is definitely a rising star.

Have you read any good books lately ?

I am currently reading Will be by Will Smith and I appreciate it.

Guilty pleasure?

Gummy bears.

Any creative projects you’ve worked on or would like to have?

I love, love, love the work Ryan Reynolds’ marketing company Maximum Effort does.

Your professional superpower?

I’m very calm.

The biggest weak point?

I have to face my fears more.

What keeps you up at night?

The state of the world right now.

What brings you joy?

My family.

This story first appeared in our weekly daily maverick 168 newspaper which is available for R25 from Pick n Pay, Exclusive Books and airport bookshops. To find your nearest retailer, please click on here.

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UNWTO 2021 Tourism Video Competition Focuses on Sustainable Development https://we-are-africa.org/unwto-2021-tourism-video-competition-focuses-on-sustainable-development/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 05:20:53 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/unwto-2021-tourism-video-competition-focuses-on-sustainable-development/ The preservation efforts undertaken at the Exuma Cays Land and Marine Park in the Bahamas, the historical extravagance of the western region of Samegrelo in Georgia, the celebration of Sustainable Gastronomy Day in Macau (China), agrotourism in Porto Rico and similar efforts showing how the powers of tourism can be used to boost sustainable development […]]]>


The preservation efforts undertaken at the Exuma Cays Land and Marine Park in the Bahamas, the historical extravagance of the western region of Samegrelo in Georgia, the celebration of Sustainable Gastronomy Day in Macau (China), agrotourism in Porto Rico and similar efforts showing how the powers of tourism can be used to boost sustainable development seem to have most impressed judges during the 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all.

Launched ahead of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly held in Madrid (Spain), the competition was designed to reward the best visual storytellers from each region of the world.

The competition was divided into two categories – “Tourism and the Decade of Action” and “Outstanding Stories of Sustainable Tourism”.

“Tourism and the Decade of Action” focused on how the tourism sector is advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by referring to one or more of the 17 global goals set out by the UNWTO. The winners in this category included:

Africa: Seychelles – Discover Seychelles

Americas: Bahamas – Exuma Land and Sea Park

Asia and the Pacific: Macau, China – Sustainable Food Day 2021

Europe: Georgia – The Grand Tour of Samegrelo

Middle East: Discover Egypt

The “Outstanding Stories of Sustainable Tourism” showcased the human face of tourism and showcased the positive social impact the sector can have in generating opportunities for all. The winners in this category included:

Africa: Seychelles – Creole Rendezvous

Americas: Puerto Rico – Agrotourism Puerto Rico

Asia and the Pacific: Philippines – Bon voyage, Pinas

Europe: Slovenia – Slovenian gastronomy. You cannot spell Slovenia without love. Your plate awaits you.

Middle East: The Red Sea Company – Seeds of Hope (Affiliate Member)

The videos are available here.

To help the tourism industry recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNWTO has used various visual and digital media formats over the past year. The main idea is to ensure the restart of tourism, especially local and sustainable tourism, which in turn will stimulate the economy.



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South Africa’s rhino deaths from poaching reach 24 in December | Animals https://we-are-africa.org/south-africas-rhino-deaths-from-poaching-reach-24-in-december-animals/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 17:21:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/south-africas-rhino-deaths-from-poaching-reach-24-in-december-animals/ Poachers killed 24 rhinos in South Africa in the first two weeks of December after a lull in killings during the pandemic. South Africa’s Environment Department said on Tuesday that carcasses had been found in four provinces across the country so far this month, with seven rhinos found dead in Kruger National Park, six in […]]]>


Poachers killed 24 rhinos in South Africa in the first two weeks of December after a lull in killings during the pandemic.

South Africa’s Environment Department said on Tuesday that carcasses had been found in four provinces across the country so far this month, with seven rhinos found dead in Kruger National Park, six in KwaZulu-Natal and seven in the Mpumalanga. Four, including a pregnant woman, were shot dead by poachers at a wildlife reserve in the Western Cape last week while a fifth is being treated for gunshot wounds.

Nine people have been arrested in connection with the rhino killings, which were condemned by South Africa’s environment ministry after poaching declined during the pandemic.

In 2020, 394 rhinos were poached for their horn in South Africa, home to the majority of Africa’s population, up from 594 the year before, according to official figures. Almost two-thirds were killed in national parks. A record 1,215 were killed in 2014, up from just 13 in 2007, due to demand in Asia which made horn more valuable than gold.

“Poverty drives many people who are recruited as poachers to go to parks. If there are economic hardships, then it will obviously be exacerbated, ”said Richard Emslie, former scientific leader of the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group. “One of the challenges is to economically empower the people living in these rural communities… and not just to think in terms of strict law enforcement and the fight against poaching in the parks.

Coronavirus lockdowns, travel restrictions and the Omicron variant have ravaged the country’s tourism industry, a major funding source for conservation, which accounted for around 4.5% of all jobs and 3% of GDP in South Africa. South before the pandemic.

While the rise in rhino killings is common ahead of Christmas and the Chinese New Year, experts have said arresting poachers will not break the cycle and more needs to be done to crack down on criminal gangs and demand for it. horns in Vietnam and China.

Former England cricket captain and leading rhino conservationist Kevin Pietersen said visiting some of the 3 million people living on the outskirts of Kruger National Park opened his eyes to the challenges many face.

“I started by absolutely loathing. But I educated myself, ”Pietersen, who recently hosted a National Geographic show on rhino conservation, told The Guardian.

“These are people who just want to feed their families. There is human greed, which is in all of us. But there is a lot of desperation that unfortunately lives alongside these national parks. And when you are desperate and I know as a parent that you will do anything for your children, to feed your children, ”he said. “You win this war by taking care of the people. This is what they are doing in India.

Cathy Dean, CEO of Save the Rhino International, which is also part of the African Rhino subgroup of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, said the collapse in ecotourism income was likely linked to the massacres .

“[The pandemic] was a disaster. Obviously, the lack of tourism income has completely destroyed the parks and reserves. It completely destroyed the income, ”she said. “We don’t employ staff directly, but many operations have had to lay off staff. “


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