The COVID-19 pandemic has a catastrophic effect on Africa’s rising tourism and travel businesses.
From an increase in international arrivals in 2019, and becoming the planet’s second-fastest-growing tourism business, the continent currently faces an uncertain future.
Tourism and Traveling contribute over $150 billion to Africa’s market united, representing 7.1% of GDP and encouraging countless jobs, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The situation is crucial, tourism & travel includes 80 percent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
But as the world slowly starts to proceed, how do Africa return on course to expansion? How are African American nations adapting to this’new normal?’ What can passengers anticipate? Which are the challenges in restoring connectivity? And how significant is Africa’s recovery to the worldwide tourism and travel marketplace?
We are going to be putting these questions to the specialists in a distinctive Euronews-hosted digital discussion, “Africa-Europe tourism: Ready for retrieval?” on Tuesday, July 28 at 15:00 CEST.
Hosted by Euronews’ world affairs reporter Damon Embling, our guests are going to be Sisa Ntshona, an associate of the National Tourism Board and CEO of South African Tourism; Elcia Grandcourt, manager of the Regional Department for Africa; and Tim Cordon, Senior Vice President of Radisson Hotel Group’s Area at the Middle East & Africa.
We will also be placing some of the concerns on our board.