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Today Netflix announced the launch of the Made in South Africa content collection - a curated collection featuring over 80 South African films, series, documentaries and reality TV shows created by some of the country’s most prolific talent both behind and in front of the camera. The collection highlights South African storytellers and talent who have elevated South Africa’s creative industry recognition around the world.
Africa’s Travel and Tourism has proven to be the continent’s catalyst to usher in a new kind of travel – one that is increasing the value of community and rural tourism. The Summit, tourism role-players can be sure that the industry will emerge with fresh actionable ideas after more than a year of latency. The Summit lived up to its theme of “Re-awakening Africa,” with fresh actionable ideas emerging from three days of robust discussions.
Youth-led tourism businesses are bringing fresh ideas to the industry that could be the mainstay for the future. The second day of Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit opened with a roundtable discussion on youth in tourism and ethical travel. Speaking on the panel, dynamic hospitality entrepreneur Kim Whitaker said that the industry would need to reimagine youth inclusion. “It’s as if we have to say ‘I’m standing up and I’m ready to take charge.’”
With the third wave of the Coronavirus waning in Africa, the time is right for Africa’s tourism industry to make a comeback and there is no better way that to start with Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit. The Summit opened on Monday, 20th September 2021 with delegates and speakers joining both physically and virtually from Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos.
South African Tourism is continually looking at ways to create market access for SMMEs and to ensure inclusive growth, which is why they are hosting a digital Sustainability Village at Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit on 20 and 21 September. The Sustainability Village is a dynamic corporate gifting option for delegates. Instead of the traditional corporate gifts, South African Tourism will give gift vouchers to delegates, allowing them to select and buy their own gifts from the vendors thus giving business to these crafters.
Africa’s 54 states are home to some 1.38-billion people. It should be simple for people to move freely across the continent. Yet, mobility still remains Africa’s biggest challenge to date. Speaking on improving mobility and addressing barriers to travel at Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit on 20th September, Deputy Minister, Fish Mahlalela said current transport infrastructure needs to be improved for it to play a role in building a sustainable tourism industry.” Mobility is both a means and a product. Without transportation there will not be a travel and tourism industry. We will need to improve infrastructure across continent to make travel efficient and reliable.”
Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit is just around the corner and it promises to be the continent’s most exciting gathering of tourism stakeholders yet. There is no better way to kick-start the event than by dedicating a day to empower Future Pioneers and Game Changers in the tourism sector.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, MONDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER 2021: Recently appointed Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, has brought a bit of respite to the issue around South Africa being red listed on the UK’s traffic light system for travellers.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, SUNDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER 2021: The success of Africa’s tourism sector in the midst of COVID-19 hinges on increased collaboration among all industry role-players – this is the message from South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Fish Mahlalela.
Inclusive growth is mandatory for the South African tourism sector to recover following the impact of COVID-19. Small and medium-sized businesses bring fresh ideas and flexibility to adapt to a new tourism economy. At the upcoming Africa’s Travel Tourism Summit starting on Sunday, 19th September, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will provide small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) a full-day event to help equip them with the necessary skills to be agile as the tourism industry tries to reimagine itself.
In a bid to kick start travel to South Africa from China, South African Tourism has announced the 2021 China Virtual Road Show & Virtual Fam to reconnect Chinese buyers with South African trade. This event is scheduled from 13th to 17th September 2021.
SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Tuesday, 31 August 2021: The last time there was a travel trade show on African soil – Meetings Africa 2020 – there was talk of the tourism sector being the economy’s last great hope as it boosted GDPs and created jobs with the trajectory of an Airbus A380.