24

Jan

Sierra Leone’s Tourism Sector at FITUR, IFEMA MADRID 2024

Ahead of their participation in this year’s Fitur Exhibition in Madrid, Spain, Sierra Leone’s delegation has held debriefing and other key engagements ahead of the official opening of the event on 24th January, 2024. ‼️‼️‼️HIGHLIGHTS ‼️‼️‼️‼️ Debriefing- Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Nabeela Tunis who also doubles as head of the delegation met with the team[…]

24

Jan

At Fitur 2024, Sierra Leone’s Tourism Sector raises Destination Profile with over 300 Trade Visitors on Day OneAt Fitur 2024, Sierra Leone’s Tourism Sector raises Destination Profile with over 300 Trade Visitors on Day One

Sierra Leone tourism and cultural sector has joined the global tourism community to participate in Fitur, Ifema Madrid in Spain. The showpiece event runs from the 24th-28th January, 2024. The delegation from Sierra Leone, led by the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Nabeela Tunis comprised officials from the Ministry, the National Tourist Board, the Monument and[…]

17

Jan

Tourism Ministry Assess Touristic & Cultural Heritage Sites at Kaffu Bullom, Lungi

Officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs have in the ongoing Explore and Discover Month of the Tourism for All Campaign embarked on assessment of islands, touristic and cultural heritage sites at Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Lungi in Port Loko District. The sites visited are Yanlensun, Mabakeh, Bombali and Kerefey island. Boat racing is prominent in[…]

12

Jan

Tourism Minister takes Tourism for All Campaign to Big MarketSierra Leones Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Nabeela Tunis has as part of the ongoing year-long domestic tourism campaign paid an on the spot visit to traders and also embarked on a conducted tour of Sierra Leones oldest market, big market. The Minister was accompanied by her Deputy, Khadijatu Grace Kamara, the Director of Culture, Foday Jalloh, the Administrative Manager of the Monument and Relics Commission, Ann-Marie Kamara and Ag. Senior Assistant Secretary, Fatmata Samura. Being the oldest market in Sierra Leone, dating from the 18th Century, Sierra Leone Big Market host an incredible array of arts and crafts for sale. From wooden cavings, drums and jewellery to paintings and wooden craft such as shukublaiand other locally made textiles. Located at Wallace Johnson in Freetown, it is also the biggest artisans market in Sierra Leone. During her tour of the market, Minister Tunis intimated that the visit was part of the ongoing efforts to promote domestic tourism by showcasing what the market the market has to offer, applaud those that have done extremely well in using locally made materials. She maintained that the visit to Big Market is ties with the January theme of Exlpore and Discover aimed at encouraging more people to visit places and explore. The traders at the market welcomed the visit of the Minister and team as it was an opportunity for them to not only display their wares but also to have the Minister herself getting them involved in the year-long tourism for all campaign. MTCA Communications

Sierra Leones Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Nabeela Tunis has as part of the ongoing year-long domestic tourism campaign paid an on-the-spot visit to traders and also embarked on a conducted tour of Sierra Leones oldest market, big market. The Minister was accompanied by her Deputy, Khadijatu Grace Kamara, the Director of Culture, Foday Jalloh, the[…]

09

Jan

Explore and Discover Yankai Beach

There is abundance of eco-tourism friendly ambiances in Sierra Leone and Yankai Beach is one of those. Situated at the Yankai river, big water at the Freetown Peninsula, Yankai beach is environmentally friendly and has cultural dynamics that appeals to visitors’ admiration. A team from the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, led by the Minister, Nabeela[…]

07

Dec

Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs & National Tourist Board Engage Management of Radisson Blu and Bintumani Hotels

info@tourism.gov.sl As part of their routine monitoring and supervision of tourism establishments operating in the country, Senior management of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the National Tourist Board on Thursday 7th December 2023 engaged with the management of both Radisson Blu and Bintumani Hotels. The meeting sought to address concerns raised from previous quality[…]

This brief captures activities and engagements by the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

info@tourism.gov.sl 👉Management of the Ministry met with Hotel Managers and Proprietors. The meeting was geared towards creating synergy between the Ministry and the hoteliers and also to share the vision of the sector going forward. Issues affecting hotel operations and possible solutions were all discussed. 👉The Ministry held discussions with the founder of the Budapest-Bamako Freetown Rally,[…]