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Hon. Sidie Yahya Tunis named to African Tourism Board

The African Tourism Board announced the appointment of Hon. Sidie Yahya Tunis, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sierra Leone, to the African Tourism Board (ATB). She will serve on the Board as a member of the Committee of Elders in Tourism.

New board members have been joining the organization before the upcoming soft launch of ATB taking place on Monday, November 5, at 1400 hours during World Travel Market in London.

200 top tourism leaders, including ministers from many African countries, as well as Dr. Taleb Rifai, former UNWTO Secretary General, are scheduled to attend the event at WTM.

Click here to find out more about the African Tourism Board meeting on November 5 and to register.

The vision of the Sierra Leone Tourism Ministry is to transform the country into an attractive tourism and cultural destination. The vibrant and energetic capital city of Freetown is located in the Western Area of Sierra Leone framed by the majestic Sierra Lyoa mountains rising behind it. Attractions sure to entice visitors include the National Museum, Big Market, Gateway to Old King’s Yard, and Maroon Church.

The Northern Province is a paradise for eco-tourism and adventure tourism. It has ranges of mountains, hills, valleys and wetlands, comprising unique and endangered species. Some of the world’s most beautiful pristine, white and unspoiled beaches are to be found along the country’s coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean.


Founded in 2018, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is an association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to and from the African region. The  African Tourism Board is part of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research, and innovative events to its members.

In partnership with private and public sector members, ATB enhances the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel and tourism to, from, and within Africa. The Association provides leadership and counsel on an individual and collective basis to its member organizations. ATB is rapidly expanding opportunities for marketing, public relations, investments, branding, promoting, and establishing niche markets.

For more information on the African Tourism Board, click here.  To join ATB, click here.

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