Chat Transcript: 18 June CEO Town Hall

From Jide Ehimika to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi Naledi!!!!


From Paul Wesson to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi from Angola !


From Jacinta Nzioka to All panelists: (9:11 AM)


Greetings from Magical Kenya!!


From Jon Howell to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi Kojo and Neledi from Manchester, UK


From Jacqueline Zephir to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hello from Boston, MA, USA


From Brooke Berlin to All panelists: (9:11 AM)


Looking forward to this! Thanks for organizing!!


From Nicole Brewer to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


hello from Oman!


From Kelli Wilbert to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hi from Chicago!


From Dianelle Rivers Mitchell to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Dallas, Texas


From Michael Njeru to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Hello everybody from Nairobi, Kenya


From Paul Wesson to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Eco Tur Angola


From Brooke Berlin to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Looking forward to this! Thank you for your time today. And hello from Boulder, CO, USA


From Ashley Neal to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello! Ashley from Dallas, TX


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


hey Jon what’s good?


From Martinique Lewis to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Oakland California


From David Germain to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from David Germain, Seychelles Tourism Board


From Daniel Moore to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hi everyone, this is Daniel Moore; glad to be part of this from Sierra Leone


From Elvina Farkas to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Singapore!


From Sofia Fonseca to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


hello from Dublin!!


From Kemi Adewumi to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hi from NYC!


From Chantell McBain-Charles to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hi everyone from Cape Town, South Africa


From Maureen Johnson to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Charlotte, North Carolina


From Alice Abok to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Good afternoon from Mombasa, Kenya


From Libryia Jones to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello! From Atlanta, GA!


From Nomsa Dlamini to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello everyone from South Africa


From Ashley Neal to All panelists and attendees: (9:12 AM)


Hello! Ashley from Dallas, TX, USA


From Edyelu David to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Edyelu from Uganda


From Gbontwi Anyetei to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Ghana, Accra!


From Vivian Kobe to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hallo to everyone from Kisumu, Kenya


From Reyna Lewis to All panelists: (9:12 AM)


Hello from Maplewood, NJ, USA


From Hesta Baker to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello Panel.  This is Hesta from Liberia.


From Davier Mosby to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


hello, davier from Atlanta, Ga


From Christophe Dieme to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Bonjour  Hawajambo from Paris France :


From Veronica Kenya to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Veronica -USA


From Marjolein Penning to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hi from the Netherlands!


From Sara Kearns to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello here is Sara  Travels with Sara   a big hello to Betty


From Bim Oyediran to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello Everyone, from London, UK


From Oluwafisayo Olayinka-Bello to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Happy to be here from Nigeria!


From Akwasi Agyeman to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


this is Akwasi Agyeman


From Mark Welch to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Good evening from Tokyo, Japan


From Adil Khan to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello from Adil Khan, Washington DC USA


From Oluwafisayo Olayinka-Bello to All panelists and attendees: (9:13 AM)


Happy to be here from Nigeria!


From SHINE GOWONU to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello Everyone. Great to be here. This is Shine Dela Gowonu, Accra,Ghana.


From Christopher Phillips to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello and greetings from Cape Town


From Claudia Phantshi to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Hello from South Africa!!


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (9:13 AM)


Hello from Atlanta, Georgia


From Viviene Barberis to All panelists: (9:13 AM)


Good Afternoon from South Africa


From Sharon Cooper to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello from South Africa!


From Davis Rukundo to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


great to be here...greetings from Uganda


From Sara Kearns to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello Brooke


From Debert Cook, CMP to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello from New York City!


From Shar Wynter to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello from London!


From Bonnie Mbidzo to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hi from Windhoek Namibia


From Yannette Edwards to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


when will Uganda allow gorilla trekking?


From Genevieve Peprah to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello all, from Genevieve Peprah, CEO of African Language Consultants LLC, Premier Language Services Company  headquarters in Newark, NJ, USA


From Yannette Edwards to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


When will SA allow Americans to come in?


From Davis Rukundo to All panelists and attendees: (9:14 AM)


hello all, greetings from Uganda


From Shehnaj (ATA) to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


thank


From Kwesi Ewoodzie to All panelists and attendees: (9:14 AM)


Another hello from Atlanta, GA!


From Shehnaj (ATA) to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


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From Aduke Atiba to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello from Lagos, Nigeria


From Rungano Tagwireyi to All panelists: (9:14 AM)


Hello good morning/day from New York


From kwame Darkwah to All panelists: (9:15 AM)


Good afternoon all. Kwame Darkwah from London


From T Michelle Curry to All panelists: (9:15 AM)


HI from Atlanta GA


From Shehnaj (ATA) to All panelists: (9:15 AM)


Thank you to everyone who has joined us. we will do our best to address all your questions during and after the call


From Joyce Sarpong to All panelists: (9:15 AM)


Greetings from London


From Jackie Williams to All panelists and attendees: (9:15 AM)


Good morning from Atlanta, GA!


From Tafadzwa Tavengerwei to All panelists and attendees: (9:15 AM)


greetings from Zimbabwe


From Sanele Mdluli to All panelists: (9:15 AM)


Sanele from South Africa


From MARK FRANCHI to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Good Morning from Virginia!


From Sherna Peterson to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Good morning from Dallas, TX.


From Kevin Murphy to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Hello all from Atlanta, Georgia


From Lavonne Wittmann to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Hello from Pretoria South Africa


From Innocent to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Greetings from Livingstone, Zambia..


From Faye Tillery to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Hello from Kenya!!!


From Elisabeth Valerio to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Hello from Gwango in Hwange, Zimbabwe


From German Carter to All panelists: (9:16 AM)


Greetings from Miami, Florida USA


From Tafadzwa Chaputsira to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Greetings from Zimbabwe


From Lynett Nakamanya to All panelists: (9:17 AM)


hi there from Uganda


From Me to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Hello Jide! Thanks for joining


From T Michelle Curry to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Hello everyone! Listening from Atlanta GA


From Raymond Padima to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Hello from Johannesburg


From Me to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Hello Jon. Good to “see” you.


From Taonga Mseteka to All panelists and attendees: (9:17 AM)


Greetings from Sheffield, England


From Phillip Solomon to All panelists: (9:17 AM)


Hi from Toronto, Canada


From Raquel Valle to All panelists: (9:17 AM)


Hi everyone


From Macenje Mazoka to All panelists: (9:17 AM)


Greetings from Johannesburg!!


From Belinda to All panelists: (9:17 AM)


Hello from London


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (9:18 AM)


Hello from Johannesburg by way of California. Hi TMichelle!


From Antonio Brizzo to All panelists: (9:18 AM)


Hi from v-adventures, based in CT USA, operating in Southern and Eastern Africa


From Rondel Holder to All panelists and attendees: (9:18 AM)


Hello from Brooklyn, NY, USA. I miss all of these countries! Hope to be able to get back to business and leisure travel to Africa soon


From marjorie fort-dees to All panelists: (9:19 AM)


Greetings from New York!!


From Phillip Solomon to All panelists and attendees: (9:19 AM)


Hello from Toronto, Canada.


From Maureen Posthuma to All panelists and attendees: (9:19 AM)


Good afternoon from Windhoek, Namibia!


From Captain Emmanuel LordsGreat to All panelists: (9:19 AM)


Hello everyone from Abuja, Nigeria


From Wazha Dube to All panelists: (9:19 AM)


Greetings from Botswana by way of Brooklyn!


From Captain Emmanuel LordsGreat to All panelists and attendees: (9:19 AM)


Hello everyone from Abuja, Nigeria


From Martinique Lewis to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


@rondel @Libryia good morning fam


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hi TMichelle, Hi Kenna, Hi Martinique!


From Rondel Holder to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hi Marty!


From Pablo Tinashe Chimusoro to All panelists: (9:20 AM)


Greetings from Zimbabwe, A World of Wonders.


From Carrie McDougall to All panelists: (9:20 AM)


Hello to everyone from Colorado and thanks for outing this together


From Galaxy Note9 to All panelists: (9:20 AM)


🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬


From JULIANA TONGRIT to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hi greetings all from Julie, Abuja,Nigeria


From Fergus Maclaren to All panelists: (9:20 AM)


Greetings from Canada


From Innocent to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Greetings from Livingstone, Zambia!!


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hi @Martinique, @Libriyia @Rondel all names I know!


From Angela Naumann to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hello everyone from Mozambique!


From T Michelle Curry to All panelists and attendees: (9:20 AM)


Hi Libryia and Kenna


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists: (9:20 AM)


I see Juliana


From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Rondell


From Martinique Lewis to All panelists and attendees: (9:21 AM)


@kenna! <3


From Rondel Holder to All panelists and attendees: (9:21 AM)


Hi Kenna!


From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Kenna


From Helena Egan to All panelists and attendees: (9:21 AM)


hello from Spain


From Sandra Lipkowitz to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Good morning from San Francisco, CA USA I have a group booked for Kenya in early October. I hope we can come.


From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Marty


From Monet Raths to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Greetings from Philadelphia, PA USA!  Thanks for doing this!


From edith to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


hello  from Binbrook Ontario


From David A to All panelists: (9:21 AM)


Hi from Brooklyn NY! can’t wait to get to Accra!


From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (9:22 AM)


Greetings from Los Angeles


From Nicole Brewer to All panelists: (9:22 AM)


lol Tribe is all through here. Heeey yall!


From Zena Mshana to All panelists: (9:22 AM)


Hello, from Tanzania.


From Sophie Zirebwa to All panelists: (9:22 AM)


greetings from Zimbabwe


From Mandisa Gaba to All panelists and attendees: (9:22 AM)


Hello, Mandisa Gaba here from South Africa.


From Cameron Charlie to All panelists: (9:24 AM)


Greetings and thank you for this platform to understand what is going on in our loved Continent … Cameron Charlie


From Victor M Shitakha to All panelists and attendees: (9:24 AM)


Hi everyone all the way from Mombasa Kenya


From Wazha Dube to All panelists and attendees: (9:24 AM)


Greetings everyone from Botswana by way of Brooklyn!

From Linda Balme to All panelists: (9:25 AM)


Hi all, Linda from South Africa


From Gideon Asare to All panelists: (9:25 AM)


Greetings from Accra. Adansi Travels is ready to welcome your guests as soon as its safe to do so.

 

From Toni Hillman to All panelists: (9:56 AM)


Greetings from Bowie, MD. I take a group to Ghana every Feb with www.ageofawareness.org. Unfortunately we will not be going in 2021. Looking forward to returning in 2022!


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (9:56 AM)


I run a community of families who want to travel, we have over 20,000 moms in our community and MANY are eager to bring their children to Africa. I have taken families to South Africa last year and plan to take more next year. We have lots of people interested in Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe as well.


From T Michelle Curry to All panelists and attendees: (9:56 AM)


I manage an online community and travel that company that connects the diaspora and Africa. You can find us on social media outlets at Travel Africa Movement. Email at travelafricamovement.com.

From Praise Mazhandu to All panelists and attendees: (9:59 AM)


@Libriya Jones please may I have your contacts . I am Praise from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority praise@ztazim.co.zw

From Nicole Brewer to All panelists and attendees: (9:59 AM)


I'm a travel influencer based in Oman. I run a travel community of 10K + members on FB and blog at www.iluv2globetrot.com. I'd love to connect and collaborate! nicole.brewer@iluv2globetrot.com

From Nathan Zingoni to All panelists: (9:59 AM)


My twitter handle is @NstedAfrica #letsengagetourism is our hashtag. Let do tourism folks.


From Mark Gerling to All panelists and attendees: (9:59 AM)


Saw a Notice issued by the Rwandan Govt was reopening soon and offering $500 INTL tourist gorilla permits till end of year?


From Lisa Sheppard to All panelists: (9:59 AM)


Good morning everyone. Glad to see such focus on opening up African tourism and travel again. Please visit our website www.diversityrestoration.com and learn more about our newly launched Africa Homecoming Pilgrimage program. Our mission is to conduct Homecomings and project development activities in America and Africa to reconnect families and communities, previously separated by institutions of slavery, for mutually beneficial social-economic restoration. DRS hosted its inaugural pilgrimage to Zambia in August 2019 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade. Visit our website for a video presentation. We can be reach by email at jnfo@diversityrestoration.com.

From Gbontwi Anyetei to All panelists and attendees: (9:59 AM)


I'm loving the network going on!


From Vivian Kobe to All panelists and attendees: (9:59 AM)


@Lybriya…thats amazing. We’ll be reaching out to you on ways we can collaborate. vivian@vibaexplore.com

From Reyna Lewis to All panelists: (9:59 AM)


@mandisa and @taonga I can be reached at theculturetraveler@gmail.com

 

Taonga Mseteka       10:00 AM

 

Lilly can you please give us some examples of product diversification for low end compared to high end users in Uganda

 

Emilie Hagedoorn       09:56 AM

 

For accommodations in SA what are the protocols that must be in place?  Can this be distributed or provide where this can be reviewed?

 

Emilie Hagedoorn       09:52 AM

 

https://www.satsa.com/tbcsa-protocols-for-tourism-industry-operations/

 

Are African destinations doing any lobby work to get key source markets to ease up their travel advisories? Germany for example will not allow any travel outside EU until end of August. German Africa specialists and DRV travel trade association are lobbying thier government to ease this. The Netherlands may allow for some travel outside EU from end of July but we don't know which countries yet. Also the Dutch government has clearly stated they will not repatriate travellers that are making their own travel arrangements but rather reminding them to book through a Dutch tour operator.

 

https://www.satsa.com/tbcsa-protocols-for-tourism-industry-operations/

 

From Wazha Dube to All panelists and attendees: (10:00 AM)


@kenna - Would definitely like to connect!


From Mary Lafayette to All panelists: (10:00 AM)


my screen went black. will sign out and come back.


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:00 AM)


awesome @Wazha


From Amanda Sibiya to All panelists: (10:00 AM)


This is great that we are connecting.. I’m Amanda Sibiya, we do some travel content but all based on history and heritage.  Taking charge of the narrative is much as we can.. check it out www.hadithi.africa but you can contact me also Amanda@hadithi.africa

From Toni Hillman to All panelists: (10:01 AM)


Lake Arbor Travel hosts many tours to Africa. Please reach out to Toni Hillman at toninhillman@aol.com for group travel. Thank you!


From Kemi Adewumi to All panelists: (10:01 AM)


@Kenna @ Libryia Nice to e-meet ya’ll! I’ll be reaching out


From Toni Hillman to All panelists: (10:01 AM)


correction tonihillman@aol.com

From Faye Tillery to All panelists: (10:01 AM)


Hi All!  I’m a travel blogger/vlogger.  I travel full-time, and I’m currently in Kenya.  Would love to connect and collaborate.  NikkiFayeTheWanderer.com  Instagram.com/NikkiFayeTheWanderer

From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (10:02 AM)


Dropping my contact info again and a quick intro. I took a group of people around the world for a year along with my daughter. I also started a community called Wandering Moms. We literally ant to give our children the world. I am committed to bringing women and families to Africa every year. My community is over 20,000 people strong. I can be reached at libryia@wanderingmoms.com. Website www.wanderingmoms.com. Please screenshot this and hit me up!


From Mark Gerling to All panelists and attendees: (10:02 AM)


Are COVID-19 Reported Cases in EAST AFRICA being suppressed by the Government?


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:02 AM)


Loving the energy here. I'm the owner of Green Book Travel and I host Ancestry and Heritage trips focused on the African Diaspora. Currently, since travel is impacted we are doing virtual workshops and experiences.  I also produce Black travel content. I would love to connect and collaborate.


From Marie Claire DUSHIMUMUKIZA to All panelists: (10:02 AM)


Rwanda has reduced significantly Gorilla tickets for domestic market. https://rdb.rw/visitrwandaguidelines

 

From Suzanne Eason to All panelists and attendees: (10:02 AM)


We are a Tour Operator out of Tanzania with a satellite office in New York Metro area. We run luxury tours to all parts in TZ. Please check us out at www.blackpanthersafaris.com. We’d love to partner with anyone in this awesome community


From Toni Hillman to All panelists and attendees: (10:02 AM)


Lake Arbor Travel hosts many tours to Africa. Please reach out to Toni Hillman at tonihillman@aol.com for group travel. Thank you!


 

From Eric to All panelists: (10:02 AM)


Anyone looking to collaborate on content can drop us a mail on info@offthebeatenpath.co.ke

From Captain Emmanuel LordsGreat to All panelists and attendees: (10:03 AM)


How do we connect with the Live Virtual Tours just mentioned by KTB


From Mandisa Gaba to All panelists and attendees: (10:03 AM)


Can't wait to connect with you all.  I have become the go to person for travel to South African for WEF Global Shapers.  I'm looking forward to learning from you on how to monetize it.


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:04 AM)


Our email address is info@greenbooktravel.com/ ig:greenbooktravelco


From Vivian Kobe to All panelists and attendees: (10:04 AM)


@Kenna…this is great..will be reaching out to you.


From Gbontwi Anyetei to All panelists and attendees: (10:05 AM)


I run an initiative named Repatriate Arts (ig: repat_arts) based in Ghana where I organise tours and have collaborated with travelpreneurs running a specialised historical-cultural tour around Accra (and sometimes central region of Ghana). I would like to scale by collaborating with more independent tour operators and arranging trade of agriproducts as well as experiences for our clients and host countries.


 

From Tafadzwa Chaputsira to All panelists and attendees: (10:05 AM)


@Praise, I’d like to reach out to you please


From Gbontwi Anyetei to All panelists and attendees: (10:05 AM)


Follow me on IG or email me gbontwi@gmail.com

From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:05 AM)


Thanks everyone. This has been amazing! I believe I have everyone's email address/contact info


From Suzanne Eason to All panelists and attendees: (10:05 AM)


Our email is; info@blackpanthersafaris.com

From Jide Ehimika to All panelists and attendees: (10:06 AM)


Hello beautiful people! Travel and Turn Up podcast are always looking to connect with people who love travel, black travel and African travel. Reach us contact@travelandturnup.com

From Shehnaj (ATA) to All panelists: (10:06 AM)


@Captain Emmanuel We will share the virtual tours info reference in the wrap up


From Kevin Murphy to All panelists: (10:06 AM)


All there are a lot of interesting people on the chat.  There are many I would like to speak to.  We have a tourism and accommodation in Cape Town.  If you could send your information to kevin@pointb.co.za and I will reach out to you. I’m located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Thanks All.


From Maureen Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:06 AM)


This is a wonderful townhall meeting!  Thank you to A.T.A. and all panelists.  Great and inspiring information!

 

From Kwesi Ewoodzie to All panelists and attendees: (10:07 AM)


@Gbontwi... nice initiative. Will contact you to collaboration possibilities with the African Cultural Guides Associationafricanculturalguides@gmail.com

 

From Givemore Chidzidzi to Claudia Phantshi, All panelists: (10:07 AM)


You can also get Vic Falls footage on www.zimbabwetourism.net

From Nathan Zingoni to All panelists: (10:07 AM)

nathanzingoni@yahoo.com

 

From Prosper Ndlovu to All panelists: (10:07 AM)


greetings from Zimbabwe. Very interesting insights here and our panelists doing well. However, I feel the domestic tourism drive is not coming out clearly in terms of specific messaging and from the cost structure. Pay the panelists hammer more on this and how the sector can harness some business from enticing local travel


From Davier Mosby to All panelists: (10:07 AM)


hello chatroom. I am owner of Global African Network. I gather diasporans  and assist them with connection to travel, and to invest in businesses throughout the continent. If I can assist anyone with their service, tours, or business. please email me here Davier@anew-wind.com

From Innocent to All panelists and attendees: (10:08 AM)


Hello, I'm Innocent from Nekacheya Travel and tours, we run safaris and scenic tours around Zambia. Our email address is info@nekatours and website is nekatours.com we are open to collaboration and networking.


From Ann Sadiku to All panelists and attendees: (10:08 AM)


Hello to all! I’m a content creator and have tons of content on Africa. Based in Texas but I travel to Southern and Eastern Africa often. Open to connecting & collaborating with anyone who is interested. You can find my content on Facebook, Instagram, and my blog. Find me @ anntheadventurist and anntheadventurist.com. Email: anntheadventurist@gmail.com

 

From Wangechi Gitahi to All panelists and attendees: (10:08 AM)


Hey, Wangechi Gitahi from Kenya here👋👋👋. I am an ardent traveler, a travel content creator @ www.wangechigitahitravels.com where I showcase the beauty of the world and more so The diversity of the beauty in Africa from her people, cultures, scenery, experiences and so much more. Feel free to visit our award winning website and contact us for engagement and collaborations @ wgitahi@wangechigitahitravels.com and let's let the world know what Africa has to share/offer. I am also a travelpreneur at Wangechi Gitahi Travels and we offer unique, customized travel experiences across budgets, moreso in Kenya and the greater Africa.


From Lilian Kamusiime to All panelists: (10:08 AM)


I am so happy. That was th

 

Elizabeth Songui-Mitchell       10:05 AM

 

I am booked to travel with Kenya airways on line, I am trying to get on to an Agent but it's difficult, I am based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. I sent them an email since April and I got no response

 

From T Michelle Curry to All panelists and attendees: (10:08 AM)


Great group of folks. Will be reaching out. I'm T. Michelle. You can find me at www.travelafricamovement.com; email: info@travelafricamovement.com

From Lilian Kamusiime to All panelists: (10:08 AM)


My concern is Intra Africa Travel. You are on point


From Innocent to All panelists and attendees: (10:09 AM)


Nekacheya Travel and Tours Instagram @nekatours

 

Mandisa Gaba       10:09 AM

 

As we start to reimagine, what can African tourism start to do to better take care of the planet/climate/environment?

 

From Taonga Mseteka to All panelists and attendees: (10:09 AM)


Please get in touch if you're a local tour operator in Africa. We organise group tours to various countries in Africa and we are looking to expand to more countries and partner with local tour operators. Let's connect info@theecurioustraveller.com   Website: www.theecurioustraveller.com

 

From Taonga Mseteka to All panelists and attendees: (10:09 AM)


Please get in touch if you're a local tour operator in Africa. We organise group tours to various countries in Africa and we are looking to expand to more countries and partner with local tour operators. Let's connect info@theecurioustraveller.com   Website: www.theecurioustraveller.com

From Lisa Sheppard to All panelists: (10:09 AM)


@libryiajones and others DRS has a history learning project launching tomorrow on Juneteenth that may interest your moms who want to expand their teaching resources on freedom and slavery in the U.S.  I invite everyone to visit our sister site www.Mubita.net tomorrow (Friday) after our launch to learn more. Our pilgrimage also has homecoming projects in The Gambia, Ghana and Libetis.


From Johnnie Kamugisha to All panelists: (10:10 AM)


Hi there,


From Paul Wesson to All panelists and attendees: (10:10 AM)


Hi Ann, Nicola et al Paul here from Eco Tur Angola (we do inbound Angola only for 16 years) - easy to find on fbook insta and email paul@eco-tur.com

From Raymond UWIMANA to All panelists: (10:10 AM)


just open a new small company and this time of covid-19 crisis is making very hard almost impossible to get into tourism business! Anyone willing to advise and give us some guidelines to how to deal with this situation, I WILL APPRECIATE THAT! Can be reach at wstour2020@gmail.com! thanks!


 

From Ose Sesay to All panelists: (10:11 AM)


Hi! I recently launched my company pushstrategist.com. We help foreign professionals seek out sponsorship opportunities in the states as well as help connect those in the US learn about investment opportunities in Africa to pour into the continent and build generational wealth. We are open to partner with you all to create avenues bring our clients to parts of Africa that would be open to US investors as well as guide African professionals on employment sponsorship in the states.  Please feel free to check out our services and reach out to me for more information: info@pushstrategist.com

From Captain Emmanuel LordsGreat to All panelists and attendees: (10:12 AM)


We are a Pan-African Tourism Destination Management firm focusing on African Tourism, Sustainability and SDGs Advocacy. If you like to speak or contribute at an upcoming Africa Tourism & SDGs virtual talkshow, kindly connect with TBS Africa at africa@tourismtbs.com; FB|IG|TW: @tourismtbsintl; www.tourismtbs.com

 

From Christopher Phillips to All panelists and attendees: (10:12 AM)


Great and unique opportunity post Covid-19 - Travel Africa Network TV Channel will start broadcast 1 Feb 2021 via Eutelsat in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Only African content will be promoted. For more inform

 

From Chantell McBain-Charles to All panelists: (10:12 AM)


Hi everyone. Chantell here from Chalan Africa tours & travel inbound into Cape Town. Cultural, philanthropic & educational tours. info@chalanafrica.co.za. Also www.chalanafrica.co.za

From Bim Oyediran to All panelists: (10:12 AM)


Hello Everyone, My name is Bim of the The Careful Wanderer and I am an independent travel agent based n the UK. I specialise in holidays, trips and experiences across West Africa.  I'm looking to connect with African tour operators that work with travel agents. Please contact me on tours@thecarefulwanderer.com

 

Fungai Mutseyekwa. I run a company called Tayana Tourism in Zimbabwe. It's a start up but have a team with more than 3 decades of combined experience in various value points of tourism. Currently working on establishing a tourism adventure village in a very picturesque rural set up. Also do inbound and outbound travel facilitation.


From Mandisa Gaba to All panelists and attendees: (10:13 AM)


I'm @mandisagaba accross all social media platforms, but Instagram is more travel focused.  I absolutely love travel on the continent.


From Fungai Mutseyekwa to All panelists and attendees: (10:13 AM)

fungai@tayanatourism.com

 

From Christophe Dieme to All panelists: (10:14 AM)


Bonjour - www.fantastic-africa.com is a new generation french travel agency offering authentic travel experiences in various subsaharan african countries. Do hot hesitate to contact us for any collab, exchange . Let's be strong together ! Thank you VoyagesAfriQ for this webminar


From Sharon Stead to All panelists: (10:14 AM)


Well spoken Sisa


From Martinique Lewis to All panelists: (10:14 AM)


Agreed!

 

From Davier Mosby to All panelists: (10:15 AM)


I provide tours and options for diasporan tourists and investors to travel to the continent. Please email me so we can discuss partnership opportunities at davier@anew-wind.com. I cn

 

From Bernard Metzger to All panelists: (10:16 AM)


Hello to All, we are looking for partners, contributors and supporters, from Africa and from all over the world, to take www.TourismAfrica.org to the next level - Connecting Africa Tourism to the World. Please get in touch at: partner@tourismafrica.org

 

From Nicole Brewer to All panelists and attendees: (10:18 AM)


@kenna right! I've gotten a few emails already also. What an amazing group of people.


From Johnnie Kamugisha to All panelists: (10:18 AM)


Hi there, Johnnie from Johnnie Uganda Safaris. We run trips in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. From Gorillas to culture, Mountain climbing, savannah safaris, Eco tourism in general, name it. We also are Bird watching specialists. Reach us on info@johnnieugandasafaris.com. www.johnnieugandasafaris.com

From Davier Mosby to All panelists: (10:18 AM)


Local business owners on the African continent looking for funding for their established business, please connect with me. Email me Davier@anew-wind.com

From Me to All panelists and attendees: (10:18 AM)

 

From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (10:18 AM)


I have adventure travel TV show called World Wide Nate: African Adventures.  I filmed in South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda and DRC. Season 2 is pending but I would love to connect with everyone about working together.  Send me an email Nathan@worldwidenate.com

From Sharon Cooper to All panelists: (10:18 AM)


Hi - I work with a media Company called AFROPUNK committed to supporting and showcasing black-owned businesses. Feel free to drop us your details! sharon@afropunk.com

 

From Maureen Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:19 AM)


Countries like Kenya and South Africa offer great Travel Agent Certification Courses.  Are there other African countries that offer Destination Specialist courses? These could really help agents outside of Africa to market better to travlers.


From Johnnie Kamugisha to All panelists: (10:19 AM)


Plastic should be burned everywhere.


From Nicole Brewer to All panelists and attendees: (10:19 AM)


love the discussion about SDGs. Hoping to see more sustainability efforts moving forward.


From Ashley Neal to All panelists and attendees: (10:19 AM)


I am curious to know about the visas moving forward...great talk!


From Sharon Cooper to All panelists: (10:19 AM)


@afropunk across socials! Connecting the Diaspora to Africa



How do we optimise impact of those communications @Rhoda Nuhu? Random emails and tweets won't help in Ghana


From Taonga Mseteka to All panelists and attendees: (10:27 AM)


In case you missed my previous message, Please get in touch if you're a local tour operator in Africa or travel influencer. We organise group tours to various countries in Africa and we are looking for new partnerships. Let's connect info@theecurioustraveller.com   Website: www.theecurioustraveller.com

From Kojo Eggay to All panelists: (10:27 AM)


I’m based in the UK 🇬🇧 also in Tourism I was unaware of the 300 UK 🇬🇧 delegates arriving in Ghana 🇬🇭 for testing. Please elaborate more on this?

From Genevieve Peprah to All panelists and attendees: (10:27 AM)


Genevieve, originally from Ghana  here in the US revealing Africa through our Languages and Culture.  I own and manage a Language Consultancy here in NJ, providing services in all African languages from Aari to Zulu.  We provide Interpreters and Translators to Courts, Schools, Health care Providers etc.  Several clients have taken interest in our languages and have travelled to Africa as a result of their fascination with our languages .Will love to connect with all

From Bernard Metzger to All panelists and attendees: (10:28 AM)


Hello to All, we are looking for partners, contributors and supporters, from Africa and from all over the world, to take www.TourismAfrica.org to the next level - Connecting Africa Tourism to the World. Please get in touch at: partner@tourismafrica.org

From Bisi Emenanjo to All panelists and attendees: (10:30 AM)


Hey @kenna :)


From Vivian Kobe to All panelists and attendees: (10:30 AM)


@Wazha & @Bisi …@WWTravelHub will be hosting a chat session on Prospects & Ethical issues for wellness tourism in Kenya & Africa. It will be on 23rd June 2020 at 8pm - 9 pm EAT #WWTravelHubChat. It would be great to have you join us.


From David Germain to All panelists and attendees: (10:31 AM)


Thank you for putting this very informative discussions together Naledi & Kojo, weldone

From Lisa Sheppard to All panelists: (10:32 AM)


@bisi your wellness retreats sound great. May be collaborative opportunities in the future at Restoration Center facility in Zambia (Western Province) once we build. Healing is one of our key focus areas for the center.

 

From Vivian Kobe to All panelists and attendees: (10:32 AM)


Trust that you are well.

My name is Vivian Kobe & I run a tour firm in Kisumu, Kenya called VIBA Explore. We are taking the opportunity during this crisis to update our website & forge new partnerships in Tourism.
You can reach out to us via email at vivian@vibaexplore.com or whatsapp +254717190045
Twitter : @viba_explore & @vivian_kobe


 

881 405 | W: www.victoriafallsdmc.com

From Genevieve Peprah to All panelists and attendees: (10:37 AM)


Thank you Kojo, this is Genevieve Peprah. Will connect with you later.

 

From Adil Khan to All panelists: (10:37 AM)


Hello to Everyone on the Panel. We would like to have an discussion with each person as we are working on to launch an Global Hospitality Tourism Initiative. All the insight from the panel and to be involved to guide which can assist each country to assist with training and investments from our partners. Please e-mail ak@tghti.org.  Thank you.   Best!  Adil Khan .


From Fungai Mutseyekwa to All panelists and attendees: (10:38 AM)


Awesome platform. Thank you for organising this

 

From Kristyan Gilmore to All panelists: (10:40 AM)


Greetings from Houston, TX USA Thank you for an informative presentation and can't wait until we can travel again 😁


From Brooke Berlin to All panelists and attendees: (10:40 AM)


Especially for those in North America, if I can ever help please let me know. My company Karoo Consulting (www.karooconsulting.com) represents TransAfrica DMC covering West Africa, and various properties around the continent. brooke@karooconsulting.com; and my husband Johann Vanzyl (originally from South Africa) does similar work with DMCs and properties across the continent from Ethiopia to Madagascar and everything in between www.farcountrycollection.com …  hope to connect and share our mutual loves of AFRICA.

From Maureen Posthuma to All panelists: (10:40 AM)


Hello Everybody! If you are an Outbound TO having Namibia in your portfolio, please drop me an email. Brgds, Maureen Posthuma (Head: Marketing) Namibia Tourism Board Maureen.Posthuma@namibiatourism.com.na

From Lisa Sheppard to All panelists: (10:42 AM)


@Naledi when will the recorded link and chat transcript be available? be avail


From Stephanie Martin to All panelists: (10:42 AM)


Hi everyone! I head up the tourism category at iHeart Media in the United States. I work with countries and tourism boards to create integrated brand partnerships for areas wanting to promote travel from the US. Would love to connect StephanieMartin@iHeartMedia.com

From Bisi Emenanjo to All panelists and attendees: (10:42 AM)


Thank you do much Naledi and the team for planning this. This is awesome and very encouraging

 

From Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to All panelists and attendees: (10:42 AM)


I want to thank the panelists for a very insightful and exciting contribution. The network has not been very good . is it possible to have the contributions of the panelists sent to our mails? Great panel discussion


From Suzanne Eason to All panelists and attendees: (10:43 AM)


Thank you all. This was such a great connection for us all. I have reached out to many of you this morning, and hoping to hear back. We are also members of TATO and will be sharing what we have learned in our Group Chats. We re excited to report Tanzania is opening up slowly and responsibly with available flights going into KIA and incredible COVID training for TO’s and the Lodges. We look forward to collaborating with the rest of East Africa and beyond. info@blackpanthersafaris.com, Instagram: @blackpanthersafaris Fred & Suzanne


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:43 AM)


This was amazing


From Me to All panelists: (10:43 AM)


@Lisa The wrap up email will go out Monday with the link and follow up


From Therese Kapange to All panelists: (10:44 AM)


My name is Therese Kapange, I am the Executive Director of Therese Kapange Foundation which focus on young adults and the community and I think the best way to promote tourism by establishing mentorship programs in Africa that will Bridget a gap between African Diaspora and the African communities. I am currently establishing agriculture in Africa and I plan to establish mentorship programs which will promote tourism and promote jobs for African communities. I am also planning to  compete for Miss Africa Calabar so I can share this idea and be able to collaborate with other organizations.

From Maureen Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:44 AM)


Thank you.  WE MISS AFRICA TOO!!!!


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (10:44 AM)


Definitely miss Africa!


From Kristyan Gilmore to All panelists: (10:44 AM)


Part time remote job training🔜KRG@kristyanrose.com

From Ephodza Poullard to All panelists and attendees: (10:45 AM)


Very good point. Of the actual tourist experience. I think the continent has a very great opportunity to truly offer a distinctive welcome and overall experience to tourists themselves. And being proactive about designing that experience. I am hoping to visit Senegal this year if things work out!

 

Therese Kapange       10:45 AM

 

My name is Therese Kapange, I am the Executive Director of Therese Kapange Foundation which focus on young adults and the community and I think the best way to promote tourism by establishing mentorship programs in Africa that will Bridget a gap between African Diaspora and the African communities. I am currently establishing agriculture in Africa and I plan to establish mentorship programs which will promote tourism and promote jobs for African communities. I am also planning to  compete for Miss Africa Calabar so I can share this idea and be able to collaborate with other organizations.

 

From Mandisa Gaba to All panelists and attendees: (10:46 AM)


We miss travel too.  Three trips cancelled because of COVID in the first half of the year.  Holding thumbs and crossing fingers that the second half will be kinder.  Can't wait to see more of the continent.  @mandisagaba across all social media platforms


From Nathan Zingoni to All panelists: (10:46 AM)


Sure our internet seems bad and that' needs to be looked at


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists: (10:46 AM)


Thank you so much for this Town Hall. It has been very informative! We're all looking forward to International travel opening again & love that health and safety are a priority. We are very committed to continuing to advocate travel to Africa and when things open bringing 100's of Black Americans back home. Thank you again! Kennedy Johnson- Green Book Travel//Email:info@greenbooktravel.com/www.greenbooktravel.com

From lynda dabo to All panelists: (10:47 AM)


Thank you to all speakers and Kojo this has been great. Offer.content creation and PR services for UK market (have handled the UK communications for many of the world’s leading tourist boards inc Miami, California, Cyprus, Antigua, Maharashtra) and am now passionate about working with African clients sharing all the inspirational African stories. Get in in touch if I can assist in any way lynda@wonderpr.co.uk

From Kumbi Chiweshe to All panelists and attendees: (10:47 AM)


Our associate company Travel Portfolio focuses on inbound (into Zimbabwe) bespoke luxury travel and safari experiences for the discerning traveler. Please get in touch with Hayley Idensohn – Travel Portfolio (Zimbabwe) | E: info@travelportfolio.co.zw | M/Wapp: +263 772 412 993 | W: www.travelportfolio.co.zw

From lynda dabo to All panelists and attendees: (10:47 AM)


Thank you to all speakers and Kojo this has been great. Offer.content creation and PR services for UK market (have handled the UK communications for many of the world’s leading tourist boards inc Miami, California, Cyprus, Antigua, Maharashtra) and am now passionate about working with African clients sharing all the inspirational African stories. Get in in touch if I can assist in any way lynda@wonderpr.co.uk

From MEREDITH MCCLEARY to All panelists and attendees: (10:48 AM)


Great discussion! much to share in promoting more travel to Africa - A BIG CONTINENT! we want to see it all. connectivity through domestic transportation and partnerships will facilitate multi-country travel and repeat travel. Lily is right "on tee" on the Diversity of offerings


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:48 AM)


it’s should be compulsory to connect from a secure WiFi before you broadcast Live


From Emilie Hagedoorn to All panelists and attendees: (10:48 AM)


For guidance on sustainability check the GSTC. www.gstcouncil.org/

From Melissa Kay to All panelists: (10:48 AM)


I agree. let’s keep sharing and discussing our favorite destinations to inspire people to visit. @theglobalghanagirl across social media. feel free to connect!


From Kumbi Chiweshe to All panelists and attendees: (10:48 AM)


Thank you everyone for the great networking and session


From Me to All panelists: (10:48 AM)


Hello Edward! Good to see you. Thanks so much!


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:49 AM)


Thank you so much for organizing this. It has been very informative and great networking! I'm definitely looking forward to traveling to Africa again!!!


From Edwardf Bergman to All panelists: (10:49 AM)


Nice job Naledi! keep ATA rising. ATA can truly play a critical role here. best of luck


From Nathan Zingoni to All panelists: (10:49 AM)


@Kojo agreed too on secure wifi


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:49 AM)


Libriya that never happens grab chat before it’s gone


From Nicole Brewer to All panelists and attendees: (10:49 AM)


I've been screenshotting this chat lol.


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:49 AM)

kojo@etwa.co.uk IG: KojoLondonUK


From Kristyan Gilmore to All panelists and attendees: (10:50 AM)


I have jobs for out of work travel industry professionals. Will train. KRG@kristyanrose.com

From Reyna Lewis to All panelists: (10:50 AM)


I've been frantically writing everything down @Libriyia

From Kristyan Gilmore to All panelists and attendees: (10:51 AM)


Part time remote job training🔜KRG@kristyanrose.com

From Ann Sadiku to All panelists and attendees: (10:51 AM)


@Kristyan Small world! I’m in Houston too


From Yul Anderson to All panelists: (10:51 AM)


5% share is impacted by high plane fares, we need to bring the cost of flights down


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (10:51 AM)


Wandering Moms will be in South Africa TWICE next year - one with moms only and once with families. Super excited


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:51 AM)


Hopefully "save chat" was enabled BEFORE initiating the call. if not, I have a list.


From Libryia Jones to All panelists and attendees: (10:52 AM)


@Ephodza I need you to send your list boo! libryia@wanderingmoms.com

From Jide Ehimika to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi Naledi!!!!


From Paul Wesson to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi from Angola !


From Jacinta Nzioka to All panelists: (9:11 AM)


Greetings from Magical Kenya!!


From Jon Howell to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hi Kojo and Neledi from Manchester, UK


From Jacqueline Zephir to All panelists and attendees: (9:11 AM)


Hello from Boston, MA, USA


From Brooke Berlin to All panelists: (9:11 AM)


Looking forward to this! Thanks for organizing!!


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From Ephodza Poullard to All panelists and attendees: (10:52 AM)


Hey Ashley!


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


email


From Aduke Atiba to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


Great forum, thank you


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Thanks


From Michael Njeru to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


thank you all!


From Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


thank you


From Vivian Kobe to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Thanks Kojo


From Carmen Nibigira to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


Thank you


From Marethabile Sekhiba to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


thank you


From Tafadzwa Chaputsira to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


thank you


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


my name sake


From Ose Sesay to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


Thank you this was fantastics!


Thanks all! Goodbye


From Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


we need more of these meetings


From World Wide Nate to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


Thank you!


From Nathan Zingoni to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


We shall travel again


From Jackie Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Definitely need nore


From Maureen Posthuma to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Thank you & stay safe and healthy everybody!


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Did everyone drop your IG:JustMeKenna I just added some of you


From Jackie Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Thanks everyone for the networking


From Louise Whitworth to All panelists: (10:53 AM)


thanks, fantastic chat, really feel inspired that the discussion around marketing and direction for Africa as a destination is evolving :)


From Me to All panelists and attendees: (10:53 AM)


Thank you everyone for joining. We will be sharing information and details about future meetings.

 

From John Chirchir to All panelists: (10:54 AM)


Thanks Kojo and all CEOs


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:54 AM)


great 👍🏾
appreciated


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:54 AM)


Libryia I sent you a message on FB


From Kwesi Ewoodzie to All panelists and attendees: (10:54 AM)


Thanks so much Naledi.

From Ashley Neal to All panelists and attendees: (10:55 AM)


Kojo, what's your email?


From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:55 AM)


ig:greenbooktravelco


From Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to All panelists and attendees: (10:55 AM)


Thank you so much Naledi and Kojo


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or social media


From Cassy Isabella to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


@bellaworldwide | @theroamingrepublic (my black travel group)


From Paul Wesson to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


many thanks and congrats


From Kenna Williams to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


I am still adding, drop your IG


From Ashley Neal to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


@urbaneventsglobal
www.urbaneventsglobal.com

From Kennedy Johnson to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


Thank you Kojo!!


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IG: ecoturangola


From Ose Sesay to All panelists: (10:56 AM)


Please be sure to check our our services pushstrategist.com  looking forward to connecting with you all! IG: @pushstrategist Best to you all! Ose Sesay


From Kojo Eggay to All panelists and attendees: (10:56 AM)


IG kojolondonuk

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floratravelcompanyltd@yahoo.com

From Noah Otieno to All panelists and attendees: (10:57 AM)


fantastic... looking forward to more of these - will you share the recording?


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IG jgsarpon


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@culturebeyondborders

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