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News and updates are relevant to members of the African Tourism Board.   What is important for the African Travel and Tourism Industry. Making Africa the destination of choice for international visitors. The official African Tourism Board Association News.

God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?
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God Loves Burundi so the rest of Africa can get the virus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 10, 2020

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes ... Read More

Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19
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Impact and a way forward for Africa on how to survive COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 9, 2020

The African Tourism Board established the COVID-19 Tourism Task Force under the leadership of Dr. Taleb Rifai and Alain St. ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport: Weekly Traffic Figures for March 30 – April 5
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Frankfurt Airport: Weekly Traffic Figures for March 30 – April 5

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2020

Frankfurt Airport bundles all passenger handling operations in Terminal 1, Concourses B and C, effective today (April 7) – Passenger ... Read More

Sick Passenger forced to board United Airlines from Frankfurt to Newark by German Federal Police
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Sick Passenger forced to board United Airlines from Frankfurt to Newark by German Federal Police

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 6, 2020

Some in the global travel and tourism world call her Miss Cameroon. Francoise Kameni is not only the Vice President ... Read More

African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer
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African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer

George Taylor George Taylor- April 4, 2020

The African Tourism Board has been in the front row while this emerging crisis is unfolding.SKAL, the largest travel industry ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa
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African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

The African Tourism Board, a pan-African international, intergovernmental organization founded with the vision to promote Africa's huge tourism assets as ... Read More

South African Airways suspends operations at its North America Regional Office
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South African Airways suspends operations at its North America Regional Office

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that after careful consideration and to comply with South Africa’s national 21-day lock-down to ... Read More

Nigeria suspends all movement including private jet charters
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Nigeria suspends all movement including private jet charters

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2020

Nigeria is a good market for private jet rentals, but this now came to a complete stop. There is movement ... Read More

Travel Africa: List of country restrictions
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Travel Africa: List of country restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2020

The African Tourism Board released a list of current known restrictions in regards to COVID19 in Africa. The African Tourism ... Read More

The Coronavirus Song! Starring President George Welsh from Liberia
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The Coronavirus Song! Starring President George Welsh from Liberia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2020

This is Africa, this is African Style you will love! Getting his message to the people of Liberia, this singing ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines steps up for Africa: African Tourism Board Chair speaks out
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Ethiopian Airlines steps up for Africa: African Tourism Board Chair speaks out

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, has delivered medical supplies donated by Jack Ma, the founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, to 39 African ... Read More

Tourism Resilience means Challenges, Opportunities & Hope: Bartlett speaks out
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Tourism Resilience means Challenges, Opportunities & Hope: Bartlett speaks out

Hon. Edmund Bartlett Hon. Edmund Bartlett- March 26, 2020

Known to see the world also from out of the box the Hon. Edmund Bartlett is not only the current ... Read More

Afreximbank’s $3-billion facility to cushion COVID-19 impact on African countries
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Afreximbank’s $3-billion facility to cushion COVID-19 impact on African countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA), to help African ... Read More

Ready for a COVID19 Brainstorming session? What is next for travel & tourism?
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Ready for a COVID19 Brainstorming session? What is next for travel & tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2020

  Brainstorm with the experts on COVID 19, tourism, aviation, hospitality and MICE? eTN will discuss the future of the ... Read More

Sierra Leone Tourism Minister Pratt acted immediately to keep COVID-19 out
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Sierra Leone Tourism Minister Pratt acted immediately to keep COVID-19 out

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2020

In Sierra Leone, like it is true in the rest of the world, tourism is the most hurt industry when ... Read More

South Africa will lock down for 3 weeks: What it should mean for all of Africa?
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South Africa will lock down for 3 weeks: What it should mean for all of Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

The president of  South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday eventing in his  1930h televised national speech.  the Republic of ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation statement on Passing of Sol Kerzner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is deeply saddened by the passing of Sol Kerzner. He brought an original ... Read More

Nigeria closed for COVID-19: African Tourism Board hailed decision
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Nigeria closed for COVID-19: African Tourism Board hailed decision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

The African Tourism Board has hailed the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria to shut down all international airports ... Read More

How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?
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How African Tourism is going all out against COVID 19?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 21, 2020

The COVID 19 Tourism Task Force for Africa was established by the African Tourism Board on Friday. With COVID-19 cases ... Read More

No more International Flights on South African Airways
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No more International Flights on South African Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

Travel to South Africa may be impossible at this time. The COVID-19 pandemic and attendant travel restrictions resulted in a ... Read More

COVID-19: South Africa State of Disaster means no alcohol, no tourism and what else?
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COVID-19: South Africa State of Disaster means no alcohol, no tourism and what else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

116 cases of COVID-19 put South Africa into the medium-low category for Coronavirus. The South African Government is not taking ... Read More

Mauritius says good bye to tourism and foreign visitors
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Mauritius says good bye to tourism and foreign visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Mauritius as of March 18 has 3 cases of Coronavirus. The Mauritian Prime Minister announced from 10 am, March 19 ... Read More

Global Meeting Industry Day: 2020 Update
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Global Meeting Industry Day: 2020 Update

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2020

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has issued the following statement, given the continued global impact of COVID-19. “In light of ... Read More

Tanzania tour operators, government devise unified response to COVID-19 outbreak
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Tanzania tour operators, government devise unified response to COVID-19 outbreak

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- March 18, 2020

Key players in Tanzania’s tourism industry have come together for a unified response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. This comes ... Read More

Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of Death?
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Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of Death?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

Industry and Governments now more than before need disruptive thinking, counseling, and experience to glide through this crisis, said former ... Read More

Tanzania COVID-19: Health Ministry confirms first case of coronavirus
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Tanzania COVID-19: Health Ministry confirms first case of coronavirus

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 16, 2020

Less than a week after member states of the East African Community cleared the air over the presence of the ... Read More

One Seychelles on fourth confirmed COVID-19 case
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One Seychelles on fourth confirmed COVID-19 case

mm Alain St.Ange- March 16, 2020

One Seychelles is a political party in Seychelles under the leadership of former Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange and the ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Wait and see on COVID-19 is over
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African Tourism Board: Wait and see on COVID-19 is over

Simba Mandinyenya Simba Mandinyenya- March 16, 2020

A leading voice of tourism development on the African continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is of the position that the “wait ... Read More

South Africa Tourism closing
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South Africa Tourism closing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

President Matamela Cyril Ramapho from South Africa will close borders to all citizens from high-risk Corononavirus countries.  35 land border ... Read More

COVID 19 in 26 African Countries is destroying Tourism
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COVID 19 in 26 African Countries is destroying Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading in Africa destroying the continent's travel and tourism industry. It's also threatening the livelihood of millions. The  ... Read More

Flights to Namibia on Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa suspended
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Flights to Namibia on Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa suspended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2020

Germany is widely spoken in Namibia and both family and tourism between Germany and Namibia are an important currency earner ... Read More

Cruise Industry is now shut down : No more cruising in the United States
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Cruise Industry is now shut down : No more cruising in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading ... Read More

African Tourism Board asks governments to adopt the Nepal Approach
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African Tourism Board asks governments to adopt the Nepal Approach

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Coronavirus arrived in Africa! In response to this the African Tourism Board, today issued a recommendation to African Countries and ... Read More

Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled
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Africa Travel Week and World Travel Market Africa cancelled

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel ... Read More

Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain postponed
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Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain postponed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA), has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this ... Read More

Coronavirus next victim: Arabian Travel Market Dubai
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Coronavirus next victim: Arabian Travel Market Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

The Arabian Travel Market in Dubai  planned for April 19-22 are postponed to June 28 to July 1 due to ... Read More