With the tourism industry being among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic since 2020, the hospitality sector had to adapt to uncertain times.
That said, the industry is steadily galvanising support from local and international tourists.
In the press release issued, it was confirmed the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) noted a 12% rise in tourism arrivals in Africa in 2021 compared with 2020.
The latest UNWTO panel of experts also revealed a more optimistic outlook and a stronger pace of recovery for 2022 and beyond, with international tourism expected to reach pre-Covid levels on the continent by 2024.
At the event, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from May 19 to 21, buyers and brands from sub-Saharan Africa will be discussing the latest trends and innovations driving the continent’s tourism revival.
In an interview with IOL Travel, Evan Schiff, portfolio director of Food, Hospitality and Trade at dmg events, shed light on what can be expected from the event this year.
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