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African Tourism Board Chair in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The chairman of the African Tourism Board is currently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast to discuss the state of the travel and tourism industry in West Africa

Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the African Tourism Board, arrived in Abidjan, the capital of the West African nation of Cote D’ivoire.

Mr. Ncube received a warm welcome from members of local business leaders and media. He met in the Business Council of the Federation of Tourism to discuss bilateral engagements and strategic partnerships between the African Tourism Board and Ivory Coast.

Côte d’Ivoire is a West African country with beach resorts, rainforests and a French colonial heritage. Abidjan on the Atlantic coast is the country’s main urban center. Modern landmarks include the concrete zigzag La Pyramide and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a nosedive attached to a massive cross. North of the central business district, Banco National Park is a rainforest reserve with hiking trails.

Ivory Coast (also: Ivory Coast) is a country in West Africa with a south-facing North Atlantic coast.

It borders Ghana to the east, Liberia to the west, Guinea to the northwest, Mali to the north and Burkina Faso to the northeast.

Meetings with the honorable Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana were confirmed for the chairman Ncube.

The Ivory Coast has great potential for both ecotourism and sports tourism.

Minerals in Ivory Coast are still untapped. Mr. Cuthbert believed that there are not only excellent investment opportunities for tourism projects.

Mr. Cuthbert encouraged tourism stakeholders to engage with and promote the domestic tourism market in order to prepare for an international restart of the sector.

He said, “It will require full synergy with everyone involved in the tourism value chain to make tourism accessible and affordable for the local population.”

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