African Tourism Board cooperation with UNWTO along with other organizations
The African Tourism Board (ATB) is reality and a summary of distinguished tourism leaders joined together at the planet Travel Market (WTM) in London being an initiative by the International Coalition of Tourism Partners to go over this public-private sector body which will be supporting work by any organization furthering positive awareness for tourism and happen to be benefit the African Tourism Industry.
This includes the desire to have ATB to be supportive of the works and efforts of the UNWTO CAF Committee now beneath the Chairmanship of Minister Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism from Kenya. Today by  this is announced;Alain St.Ange, Seychelles who’s guiding the African Tourism Board to make sure it really is Africa to the core. Alain St. Ange was the former minister of Tourism for Seychelles.
After the WTM Summit where Alain St.Ange passionately appealed to the 54 African Countries unite and rewrite the continent’s narrative and by doing this increase its visibility and claim a larger share of the global world tourism market, many side meetings were held at WTM to plan the next phase for the ATB.
The WTM ATB summit was addressed by ICTP Chairman Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, Taleb Rifai, Geoffrey Lipman, Graham Cooke, the ministers of tourism from Sierra Leone, Mauritius amongst others.
for April 2019 in Capetown at the planet Travel Market Africa
The official launch of the business is planned.
A true point of discussion, in accordance with St.Ange, may be the ongoing work and cooperation with the general public sector body for Africa, the UNWTO CAF, and the African Union Tourism Desk. The next point that’s up for grabs is where in fact the Headquarters of the African Tourism Board ought to be. ICTP Chairman Steinmetz suggested every supporting region or country should host its headquarter to permit interaction between members.
Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles and representatives from Nigeria have been discussing the African Tourism Board to be similarly structured as what PATA is for the Asia Pacific Region.
The hopes to cooperate with UNWTO & WTTC along with with other local, international or regional tourism associations.