Greg Bakunzi, Red Rock Initiative, Rwanda

Greg Bakunzi, the founder of Red Rocks Cultural Center in Rwanda joined the Board of the African Tourism Board In February 2019 Rwanda has once again featured on the global tourism and conservation map when Greg Bakunzi, the founder of Red Rocks Cultural Center, stepped in to claim another award during the 10th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) awards. The event was organized jointly by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), FITUR, and Casa Africa. Greg […]

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World Travel Awards: Graham Cooke, UK

Mr. Graham Cooke is the founder and president of World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 25th anniversary year in 2018. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Each year World Travel […]

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Apolinary Pius Tairo, Tanzania

APOLINARY PIUS TAIRO is a Senior Journalist and Editor with 25 years experience in Journalism in Tanzania and East Africa. He is a trained Journalist,  specialized on Tourism Reporting, Travel Trade focusing at Hotels, Lodges, Ground Tour handling, Airline Industry and Tourism Publicity through local and international media outlets. He had travelled widely in Tanzania and East Africa for Tourism development and Wildlife Conservation media programmes. He is working closely with Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) on Media and Marketing projects. […]

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Lucky Onoriode George, Nigeria

Lucky Onoriode George, Publisher/Editor: African Travel Times Magazine, West Africa’s only monthly travel and tourism publication [PRINT]. He is a Specialist in MEDIA – MARKETING – PUBLIC RELATIONS… [1] Worked in the past  as Head, BusinessDAY Newspaper, Nigeria, Tourism Presenter on television, [2] Served as Director Media: Abuja International Carnival, a federal government of Nigeria [3] [3] Former member,  Economic Community of West African States  [ECOWAS] Task-force on Hotels, Motels, Inns and Tourist Guide Elaboration. [4] First and still the […]

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Carol Weaving, Reed Exhibitions South Africa

In November 2013 Reed Exhibitions, the world’s largest and most respected exhibition company and part of the RELX Group, signed a joint venture agreement with the Thebe Tourism Group and Carol to acquire a majority share in Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group (TEPG). TEPG was renamed Thebe Reed Exhibitions and was owned 60% by Reed Exhibitions, 30% by Thebe Tourism Group, with Carol Weaving retaining 10% as Managing Director. Three years later and a desire for accelerated growth Reed bought […]

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iFREE GROUP, Hong Kong, China

Tony Smyth   The iFREE Group is a global company pioneering new ways to stay connected in the world of travel and mobile communications. From international calls and data roaming solutions to Wi-Fi connectivity and unique travel products, the iFREE Group has set a goal to break down barriers and bring the world closer together. As a TRAVELUTION company, iFREE Group focuses on making travel more enjoyable and rewarding by providing solutions that enable travelers to always stay connected, wherever […]

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Cuthbert Ncube, KWELA GROUP, Pretoria, South Africa: VP

Cuthbert Ncube is the Regional Vice President of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Chief Executive Director of Kwela Fleet Management, South Africa and Golden Feathers Lodge in Cape Town. He has over 20 years’ experience in business leadership and business development, including his role as the regional vice president of the UNWTO.   In 2013 Kwela Fleet Management was accepted as an Affiliate Member to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation which is an organ of […]

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Alain St. Ange Seychelles, President African Tourism Board

Alain St Ange has been working in the tourism business since 2009. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of service, he was promoted to the position of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. In 2012 the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands regional Organization was formed and St Ange was […]

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