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Challenges in Restarting Tourism after the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa
The Africa Studies Unitof the Polish University Abroad, London is once again pleased to introduce to you its maiden International Symposium on Tourism. Tourism contributes immensely to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of African countries which have diverse array of Tourist Sites and Attractions providing alternative source of income and jobs for people directly and indirectly.
Tourism is one of the industries that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Destinations recorded one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than 2019.
The future of Tourism was discussed based on current challenges in Restarting Tourism globally at a recent panel on “Tourism resilience and building forward better” during the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) “Aid for Trade Stocktaking” event. The aim of the symposium is to present Africa as Safe and to boost tourist numbers to the Continent after the pandemic. The Symposium is open to Tourism and Hospitality industry practitioners such as Tour Operators, Airlines, Tour Guides, Hotels and Guest Houses, Restaurants, Tourism Organisations both Public and Private, Tourism Professionals, Academics, Potential Tourists and the General Public.
Organisation: Africa Studies Unit, Polish University Abroad, London
CHair: Dr Teresa Naidoo (PUNO, ASU, LONDON)
Deputy Chair: Eric Tackie Tawiah Ankrah (PUNO, ASU, LONDON)
DATE: Sunday, 19 June 2022
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 London(17:00 – 19:00 Warsaw)