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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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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Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa, Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management, Zambia

In 1999, Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa had a dream that one day he would give birth to a university. His dream was postponed as he was called to enter politics and serve as the Republic of Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Kalifungwa’s years as Minister motivated him further following which he completed his doctorate degree at Glamorgan University in the United Kingdom. He returned to Zambia and in June 2009 he launched the Livingstone International University of […]

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Limfenyuy Kongnso Cyrille, Cameroon

I am a travel consultant and lecturer of travel and tourism. Have been lecturing at Higher Education in Cameroon since 2010 and have held several positions in different Higher Institutes. Currently Assistant Dean at the School of Home Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Management at the National Polytechnic University Institute Bamenda. I am also Head of Option for Travel Tourism at the Professional Training Centre of the University of Bamenda. Holder of a Dual Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in […]

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Hermann Man, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

International Marketing Operator, communicator, tourism passionate with 10 years of management, business builder and marketing advisor with big dreams and love to do things correctly. I will put my knowledge, networking, and abilities for the steering committee evolution.

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Zimbabwe Tour Operators Association: Delina Alwanger, Zimbabwe

I  have a BA[Hons] English/French and I am currently studying Spanish. My training is in Public Relations and Marketing. My particular interest is in Marketing projects, Trade Shows, Roadshows, and Events. I continue to train with various international organizations on the MICE Marketing side.

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Frank Mustaff, Managing Director Horwath HTL, Rwanda

Frank Mustaff is senior partner of Horwath HTL Rwanda. He is a member of the Association of European Consultants e.V in Berlin and Brussels as well as Member of Board. Frank has a Master’s Degree in Business Adminsitration from the University of Stuttgart and holds a diploma in Economics. He has more than 25 years of management and consulting experience and has been in a variety of management positions. After graduating from the University of Stuttgart he became project manager […]

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