Watch the replay of the Webinar: “Jointly Addressing the Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Tourism Industry of the Members of the OACPS“.
Main conclusions and recommendations of the webinar
There is need to:
- Restore confidence of consumers & travelers in visiting Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific tourist destinations
- Develop eco-tourism, rural tourism, community-based tourism; involve women, youth and indigenous peoples
- Encourage local & regional tourism
- Establish linkages between tourism hospitality & food suppliers and other suppliers
- Establish requirements for harmonized international travel rules
- Encourage investment & diversification of the tourism industry
- Support private sector involvement in tourism
- Improve business climate/reforms to relaunch jobs creation throughout the OACPS regions and countries.
Interview of H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, Secretary-General of the OACPS.
Messages from the Regions
On the occasion of #OACPSWTD. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the tourism industry of Southern Africa like in other regions, is facing an incredibly challenging time. But the private sector operators are constantly finding ways to withstand the challenges and relaunch their activities.
Listen to the inspiring story of Gary Mungandi, Reservations Manager of beautiful TONGABEZI Lodge.
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic, conservation and community-driven hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls.
On the occasion of #OACPSWTD. Health-wise, the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has not directly hit much of the Pacific Islands. Yet, the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic is significant. Among the most affected sectors: fisheries and of course, tourism.
Listen to the testimonial of Stephen Lyon, Owner and Managing Director of Pacific Drivers, in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
On the occasion of #OACPSWTD. The tourism sector in Central Africa has been strongly hit. As a result, some countries have seen the collapse of revenues for the sector and other operators from the value chain, struggling businesses and sizable job losses.
But there just like in other regions, private sector operators together with the public sector are joining efforts in an attempt to revive activities.
Listen to the message of Liza Shodu, Co-founder of the agency Djambo, based in Democratic Republic of Congo.
“My Weekend in Pointe Noire”
Discover the initiative of the Chambre Consulaire de Pointe Noire in Congo which has organised with local actors a promotional event on tourism called “My Weekend in Pointe Noire”.
On the occasion of #OACPSWTD. Tourism means everything to the Caribbean. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourist-based economies of the region have been strongly hit. But the Caribbean tourism sector is able to rebound from adversity after developing resilience from experiences such as hurricanes, 9/11, Zika, volcano eruptions… Governments and the industry are joining efforts to support and restart the sector.
Listen to the voice of the private sector with Chery Cambridge, CEO of the leading taxi and tour operator based in The Bahamas, covering both Nassau and Paradise Island.