Tourism and Hospitality News This Week | Africa

  • Mohamed Saafan, Minister of Manpower, announced that his Ministry’s Emergency Benefits Fund is currently working on the disbursement of the second and third batches of emergency aid, estimated at EGP 317.305 million (approx. USD 20.2 million), to 146,610 tourism workers who were affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
  • Global luxury lifestyle brand Nobu Hospitality has announced a decision to expand its network with the opening of a hotel in Marrakech, the brand’s first in Africa.
  • The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has now appointed leading tourism management expert as Director for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre East Africa office located at the Kenyatta University in Kenya.
  • International tourism numbers could drop by 58% to 78% in 2020. According to the research data analyzed and gathered by, it would lead to a loss of $910 billion to $1.2 trillion in tourism exports which amounted to $1.5 trillion in 2019.