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The opportunities for investors to play a part in Africa’s social and economic development by providing more of its rapidly growing population with clean, reliable power are highlighted in a new Growth & Recovery video produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with technical solutions provider JESA.

African governments must work together to define a standardised travel protocol if tourism is to recover swiftly and deliver the economic benefits that are so critical for the continent.

Ethiopian Airlines one of Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel. As travel restarts, travellers need accurate COVID-19-related information like testing and vaccine requirements which vary among countries.

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.