His Eminence, Dr. Taleb Rifai, Patron of African Tourism Board and former Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organisation has sent a message of solidarity and congratulations to the duo of receiving Ministers of the “Continental Tourism Awards 2021”, Hon. Hamat Bah, Minister of Tourism and Culture, The Gambia and Hon. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, Senegal.

At this point in time, when tourism needs an urgent rescue, you have both distinguished yourselves by projecting not only your countries but the continent at large. I add my solidarity to this and also congratulate you for standing out to create that desired attention for tourism development in Africa.

African Tourism Board has soared under the current leadership especially, Mr. Cuthbert Ncube who has been very innovative on many grounds, importantly on this awards initiative ,I wish you all the best of time in Dakar”, Dr. Taleb said.

You will recall that African Tourism Board recently recognized some ministers of tourism from East and Southern Africa at the recently held East African Regional Tourism Expo 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania.

African Tourism Board is a Pan-African leading tourism organization with its headquarters in the Kingdom of Eswatini and many Ambassadors across the world.

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