Author Archives: Tamara Wilson

The Gambia Hoping to Revive Key Tourism Industry

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“It seemed like the entire world was coming to an end,” recalls Abdoulie Hydara, director general of The Gambia’s tourism board, bringing to memory the country’s recent protracted political crisis. The Gambia, a tiny, tourism-reliant country in West Africa, typically averages around 4,000 visitors a week during its peak month of January. Yet, last month […]


Andrew Binning, CEO of Inkanyezi Events, has been elected as the new EXSA President

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Andrew Binning, CEO of Port Elizabeth-based Inkanyezi Events, has been elected as the new President  of one of South Africa’s  largest business associations, The Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa, EXSA. Binning officially took office on the 1st of February, succeeding outgoing Chairman Neil Nagooroo. With over 100 member organisations, EXSA, is the longest […]


Sandton Convention Centre EXSA Awards 2017

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The annual Exhibition Industry Awards took on a new spin this year in a united industry awards ceremony which was co-hosted alongside the inaugural AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards. The exhibition industry embraced the “out of Africa” theme dressing in traditional attire, safari outfits and animal print for the event which took place on Thursday, […]


Hospitality sector gears up for Africa aviation summit 2017

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As the second African Aviation Summit in Kigali draws near, sector players say the conference will be a platform to forge partnerships and learn from experience of more advanced markets and stakeholders from the continent and beyond. The event is part of the Aviation Africa series launched a couple of years ago. The initiative seeks […]