Najib Balala, Secretary of Tourism, Kenya

Honorable Najib Balala, EGH, was born in 1967 and is trained in International Urban Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. He underwent the Executive Program for Leaders in Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.   Hon Balala was re-appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife by H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya in 2017, having served as a Cabinet Secretary for various Ministries (Cabinet Secretary for Tourism […]

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Dr. Peter Tarlow, SaferTourism, USA

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and tourism and economic development.  Since 1990, Tarlow has been aiding the tourism community with issues such as travel safety and security, economic development, creative marketing, and creative thought. Tarlow has worked with numerous US government agencies including the US Bureau of Reclamation, US Customs, the FBI, the US Park Service, the Department […]

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Hisham Zaazou: Z Solutions for Development and Tourism Advisory, Egypt

Hisham Zaazou is joining the Honorary Board of the African Tourism Board Z solutions is a leading international tourism, recreation and conservation consulting business. For over 25 years, we have engaged with businesses, governments and communities to enhance people’s lives and the places they live through sustainable tourism, recreation and conservation development. Hisham Zaazou Former Minister of Tourism of Egypt Zaazou, started his career in Banking (Citi Bank Cairo) after his graduation in 1976 from the faculty of commerce – […]

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Dr. Taleb Rifai, Patron, Jordan

Dr. Taleb Rifai is a patron of the African Tourism Board. Born in 1949) he is a Jordanian economist who was the Secretary-General of the  United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  based in Madrid, Spain, until December 31, 2017, having held the post since being unanimously elected in 2010. Dr. Taleb Rifai was elected as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization at the General Assembly in Astana, Kazakhstan, held in October 2009 at which time he began his 4-year term on January 1, 2010. […]

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Lilly Ajarova, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is mandated by the Tourism Act, [2008] to undertake the following; i. To formulate, in cooperation and in consultation with the private sector and relevant entities, a marketing strategy for tourism in Uganda. ii. To implement the marketing strategy and to promote Uganda as an attractive and sustainable tourist destination. iii. To encourage and promote domestic tourism within Uganda. iv. To encourage investment in the tourism sector and wherever possible, to direct such investment to the […]

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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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Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica

Recognized for his wide-ranging expertise and accomplishments in the political arena, Honourable Edmund Bartlett has given over thirty-five years of service to Jamaica, working in both chambers of Jamaica’s Parliament – the Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Bartlett was first appointed Minister of Tourism in 2007, serving until December 2011. Prior to this appointment, he already had a solid track record of service as an outstanding legislator in central government in both Chambers of Parliament. He served as Minister […]

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Louis D’Amore, International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, USA

Louis D’Amore is Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). He has been instrumental in promoting the travel and tourism industry as the world’s first “Global Peace Industry” since the founding of IIPT in 1986. In 1988, he organized the First Global Conference: Tourism – A Vital Force for Peace, bringing together 800 participants from 67 countries and introducing for the first time the concept of Sustainable Tourism Development. The Global Conference also introduced a […]

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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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