Africa Travel Week

How to practise responsible tourism & travel during COVID-19

With more destinations reopening for travel this year, health and safety should remain top of mind for eager tourists planning their much-awaited getaways. 

Our friends over at have put together an in-depth guide called How To Practise Responsible Tourism & Travel During COVID-19.

The guide shares essential and up-to-date information on:

  • Key trends and statistics around travel and tourism and what to expect for 2021.
  • How to plan a safe and responsible holiday – including a list of the safest countries to travel to this year.
  • Advice around travel entry restrictions, testing and quarantine requirements, vaccine passports, and travel green lists.
  • Helpful resources to make better-informed decisions about when and where to travel this year. 

Their research found that: 

  • 68% of would-be tourists in 2021 want to spend money supporting the local economy of their destination. 
  • 93% of young adults feel more inspired to travel now than before the pandemic.
  • 55% of people surveyed said they wanted to travel for at least 14 days or longer.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.