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Africa Day Message 2021 from the African Tourism Board

Africa is coming today, Tuesday May 25th, to celebrate Africa Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity of the African Union on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent as well as in Africa around the world. Now the African Tourism Board is part of it

  1. The patron of the African Tourism Board, Dr. Taleb Rifai, its President Alain St.Ange and the Chairman, Mr. Cuthbert Ncube, come together on behalf of the Executive Committee of the organization to wish the tourism community from all 54 countries that make Africa the great continent. happy africa day 2021.
  2. “The African Union (AU) has declared 2021 the Adriech Union Year of Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for building the Africa we want, and the African Tourism Board welcomes this call.
  3. We in tourism appeal to every African to accept this AU call, as the arts, culture and heritage of our continent remain the basis for a strong tourism industry for our continent, ”said the representatives of the African Tourism Board on their Africa Day Declaration 2021.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has brought our tourism industry to zero and is now over UNIT firstly and through the RESPECT Second, from each of us, for each of us, that we can honestly restart our tourism industry for the benefit of every African. The desire for unity and respect requires that we take pride in being African when we call our fellow human beings and women, regardless of political affiliation, skin color, gender and religious beliefs, to unite and kick together. Start tourism for the benefit of our respective countries and our large continent, ”said Rifai, St.Ange and Ncube.

“The African Tourism Board wishes everyone a Happy Africa Day 2021 and says that a light is now visible at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hold hands together and march proudly to get the tourism, industry that Africa so needs going again, and give our continent’s airlines the oxygen they need. Since the WTN (World Travel Network) is now working side by side with us, we will get our tourism industry going again, ”says the message of the African Tourism Board.


Jürgen Steinmetz, Chairman of the World Tourism Network and founding member of the African Tourism Board, repeated this important message with the words: “The COVID-19 pandemic is shuffling the cards for tourism. I am convinced that Africa’s role on the global platform will play an important role. The World Tourism Network wishes our members based in Africa and everyone on the African continent, as well as all friends of Africa around the world, a Happy Africa Day.

Further information on the African Tourism Board can be found at

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