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The following events have already taken place and their content can be accessed any time.

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 #TourismKonnect Facebook live chats will resume on Friday, 8th May. Don't miss insightful conversations from Dr. Maggie Kigozi, Mr. Richard Byarugaba and United Nations World Tourism Organisation's Elcia Grandcourt.

Topic: Smart Tourism Business & How To Adapt In The Wake of #COVID19.


Amid the global pandemic, travel was one of the first and most deeply impacted industries as it reacted to counteract the spread of this highly contagious virus. Public relations professionals in the industry know that in volatile times like these, taking action to communicate effectively with customers, partners, and media is paramount. At the same time, travel companies need to be prepared now for the moment when travel does return.

Join this conversation between Skift editors and leading public relations professionals in travel as they discuss the state of Travel PR.

SA Tourism is undertaking the process of compiling a Tourism Recovery Plan for the sector. As such, we have created a series of webinars in order to engage the Tourism Industry on solutions, scenarios, and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. The following thought leaders will be the panellists: Suzanne Bayly-Coupe, CEO of Classic Portfolios; Chris Mears, CEO of African Travel and Tourism Association (UK); Graham Wood, COO of Sun International; Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair. Moderated by Sisa Ntshona and Jon Howell


Bheki Dube is known as one of South Africa's youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in hospitality. Award winning, he has launched the noted African hybrid hotels chain -- CURIOCITY -- in Johannesburg, Durban, and most recently in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to the affordable chic lodging, CURIOCITY is also known for their immersive localized tours, and has been a staple partner with NOMADNESS since 2014. The travel industry is being hit worldwide; hear how it's effecting travel on another continent.

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The COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinarily disruptive to the hospitality industry. Employers have had to slash expenses across the board and make major staffing cuts. Unfortunately, many of the individuals affected by layoffs and reduced work hours live paycheck to paycheck and do not have adequate health insurance. Making matters worse, the industry’s current struggles are likely just the tip of the iceberg. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many firms are struggling to develop HR plans and action steps for mitigating the negative consequences of this crisis.

This episode is the recording of the first AviaDev Tourism webinar delivered on 3rd April 2020 and is brought to you by AviaDev Africa and VoyagesAfriq Travel Media.


Anita Mendiratta, Founder and President of Anita Mendiratta and Associates; Advisor to UNWTO Secretary General
Sisa Ntshona: CEO of South African Tourism
Judy Kepher -Gona: Tourism Policy Analyst, STTA
Dr Carmen Nibigira: Tourism Policy Analyst
Mohammed Hersi: President of Kenya Tourism Federation & Operations Director Pollmans Tours and Safaris

Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui gives us updates on the ground in Morocco, and how Experience Morocco is dealing with COVID-19 so that they can welcome clients to their amazing destination when the time comes.