Published on : Monday, April 28, 2014
The 56th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission Meeting for Africa 2014 (CAF) kicks off today in Luanda to discuss issues related to the financing of tourism development in Africa.
The opening session on Monday will be presided over by the Angolan Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutindi, and is expected to be attended by a number of African ministers of the tourism sector.
The participants at the meeting will tackle issue such as strengthening the region’s image in the global arena and the impact on tourism resulting from the continuous crisis of wildlife poaching in Africa.
Relations between the tourism and the air transport sectors in the region will also be part of the agenda.
In addition to the ministers, the meeting will also bring together more than 300 delegates from the government and private sectors.
This meeting is held on a yearly basis for the Commission Meeting for Africa members, and allows them the opportunity to discuss and debate at the highest level about the most important issues related to tourism development in the Africa region.
Under the leadership of Zimbabwe, the CAF Chairman, Walter Mzembi, who is the Zimbabwe Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Industry, will table issues including the anti-poaching initiative in Africa, funding for African tourism development, the image of the region, and other issues that are high on the UNWTO agenda for the region.