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The General Manager of the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone(NTB), Mr. Yassin Kargbo has on Saturday 9th December 2017, graced the graduation ceremony of the Institute of Aviation and Travel Studies (IATS) in his capacity as the Keynote speaker of that August gathering. The Institute of Aviation and Travel was founded in 2008, since then, the institution has done extremely well as most of the products of the institution have secured lucrative jobs in the Hospitality Sector, Travel Agencies and other businesses while others are entrepreneurs or self employed. “Most of our students are working with Bintumani Hotel, Addison Blu, IPC travel, Med View Airline, Kenya Airways, Mercury International etc, these are just few of the entities our students are working with” noted Mr. Abdul Kallon, founder and Principal of the institution. In his keynote address, the General Manger, Mr. Yassin Kargbo, espoused on contemporary happenings in the Tourism Industry and also quoted from President Koroma’s 2017 Parliament valedictory closing speech. “Tourism is now doing well in this country than ever before, we shall do more” he reiterated while raining praises on President Koroma for his outstanding support and also extolled the young and dynamic minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Hon. Sidi Yayah Tunis for his astute leadership. Admonishing the students, Mr. Kargbo called on them to be very hardworking and patriotic as the world is now a competitive one ” Be smart, be proactive and innovative ” he noted adding that, ” your institution and the NTB have always had a strong relationship and we promise to keep it that way or even strengthen it further” he eulogized The occasion was climaxed by the awarding of Diplomas, Certificates and Special Awards to specific students for their outstanding performances. Forty five(45) students graduated on this very ceremony.


UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

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Madrid, Spain, 8 December 2017 PR No. 17130

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme that promotes wildlife as key driver of tourism development.

International and local journalists from renowned media outlets* have completed a media training workshop in Kasane, Botswana, to enhance their knowledge on sustainable tourism and wildlife and analyze the impact of their work and their contribution to the topic. The workshop is part of the activities of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme that commenced in early 2017 and that includes capacity building, training and advocacy actions on sustainable tourism and wildlife.

The training addressed the impact of wildlife tourism in the African continent, the different journalistic angles of the topic and the relevance of story-telling in reporting. Challenges such as access to information related to wildlife management, media capacities to cover technical aspects of this theme and the need to improve relations and exchanges with relevant authorities were mentioned by most of the participants.

Participants had the opportunity to propose solutions and recommendations to the difficulties they normally face to cover these topics. The creation of a network of African journalists specialized in sustainable tourism, capacity building-related activities addressing the media and regular exchanges with tourism stakeholders were some of the ideas shared by the participants.

The workshop held in Kasane is the second activity of this type in the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme. The first took place in the Republic of Congo last July 2017, where nearly 20 African journalists enhanced their capacities on the multidimensional coverage of sustainable tourism.

Additional information:

The UNWTO/Chimelong Programme results from the partnership between UNWTO and Chimelong Group to be implemented between 2017 and 2019 under the theme of sustainable tourism and wildlife protection. The initiative includes advocacy efforts to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through sustainable tourism with particular reference to wildlife conservation, to enhance capacities on sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation of both tourism authorities and the global media, to engage stakeholders from the private sector on the topic and to foster research.

*Media outlets participating: BBC, Lonely Planet, Xinhua News Agency, EL PAIS, Radio France Internationale, Jeune Afrique, Radio Botswana, Botswana Gazette, Channel Africa, Africa Renewal, First Issues, The Telegraph, Botswana Guardian, Botswana Unplugged and Gabz FM.


UNWTO Media Officer Rut Gomez Sobrino

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60 /

UNWTO Communications & Publications Programme

Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218 /


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The General Manager of the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone (NTB), Mr. Yassin Kolleh Kargbo is the recipient of a prestigious and major award, the *Outstanding Public Leadership Award* on Saturday 25th November 2017 at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel, Lumley Beach Road, Aberdeen in Freetown organized by the Sierra Leone Council of Chief Executives.

The Event was well attended by dignitaries across the board, both the public and private sectors , such as the Minister of Energy and Power, Ambassador Henry Macauley, the Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Mr. Minkailu Mansaray etc., etc.

On the podium and sandwiched by His lovely wife, Ambassador Rasie Kargbo, Staffers of NTB, Children and Friends while receiving the Award, Mr. Kargbo dedicated the Award to his industrious and indefatigable wife for all her unflinching support which has always catapulted him to higher heights “Behind every successful man, there is a woman” Mr. Kargbo paraphrased.

The GM, expounded on the contemporary happenings in the Tourism Industry with special emphasizes on the Hub of Tourism in the Country, the Aberdeen-Lumley Axis and the very edifice (Atlantic Lumley Hotel) host of the event.

The event was climaxed by group photos, cheers, applauses, chats and interconnections.


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Charm’s Beach Hotel happens to be the establishment that offers it’s precious customers the best hospitality with affordable price.

Charm’s Beach Hotel is situated at No.29 off cape road, Aberdeen, Freetown. The establishment has over forty four(44) standard bed rooms fully equipped with air-condition and all other requisite facilities meant for rooms of a Standard Hotel.

There is a conference hall, a wine bar, breakfast is freely available to all guests. There is 24/7 electricity and water supply, there is high speed and strong internet accessibility. Also security is 100℅ Guaranteed.

At Charm’s Beach Hotel, the customer has the opportunity to choose among varieties of dishes/delicacies as all continental foods are available.


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Hotel Conteh ‘U’ situated at No.1 Conteh ‘U’ drive off K-street Makeni is one of the stars of the North and pride of Sierra Leone in the Hotel Business, Hospitality sector and Tourism Industry. The established comprises of Bungalows and an Edifice with over 67 Bedrooms including, 9 Presidential Suites, 23 Executive suites and 35 Standard Rooms. The establishment also has the biggest conference room in the whole northern region with a capacity of 800.

Other facilities at the establishment includes, a modern swimming pool, a spacious car park, 24/7 electricity, pipe borne water supply and internet. There is a giant standby generator to ensure adequate electricity supply.

At Conteh ‘U’ security is a major priority which has led to the in flocks of customers seeking to enjoy the bliss of the eco-friendly and serene environment of the entity.The Hotel also caters for weddings, birthday parties and all other celebrations or anniversaries. All dishes are available at the establishment.