Tourism stakeholders from all over the world have applauded the decision of the Kingdom of Eswatini, allowing African Tourism Board to domicile its headquarters in the country.

In a ceremony that took place at the Hilton Garden Inn, at the nation’s capital,Mbabane today where Hon. Moses Vilakati, Minister of Tourism and Envirommental Affairs, Kingdom of Eswatini handed over the certificate of incorporation to the indefatigable African Tourism Board Chairman, Mr. Curthbert Ncube to the admiration of all.

On ground at the brief hybrid ceremony were Ms. Linda Xumalo, Chief Executive Officer, Eswatini Tourism Authority, Mrs. Christina Ndlovu, the General Manager Hilton Garden Inn, and host of other officials.

Joining the event via zoom were ageless Dr. Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and ATB Patron, Dr. Walter Mzembi, former Minister of Tourism, Zimbabwe and ATB Director, Hon. Alain St. Ange, former Minister of Tourism, Seychelles and ATB President as well as the impressario, Mr. Steinmetz Jurgen, President World Travel Network and ATB global partner.

All other well wishers and members of ATB that joined the zoom also shared the sentiments of earlier mentioned stakeholders by expressing their appreciation and satisfaction at the great synergy between African Tourism Board and Kingdom of Eswatini , eulogising the benevolence of Minister Vilakati who has always been so passionate about ATB and more importantly the blessings of His Majesty, King Mswati III of Kingdom of Eswatini .

With this transformation, African Tourism Board is poised and more than free to navigate the continent with all sense of pride for operating within the continent especially in the beautiful, peaceful and enchanting Kingdom of Eswatini.

You will recall that the Kingdom has been planning to host the biggest tourism festival of African culture next year, expectedly ATB will play a very pivotal role at supporting the initiative in no small measure with its presence in the Kingdom that prides herself as the only absolute monarch on the continent.

By Kazeem Balogun

Kazeem Balogun is the Managing Editor of Kalo Africa News.

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