Tourism always played a big role in developing economies, strengthening bilateral agreements between countries and opening up travellers to new experiences. However the covid19 pandemic has left a shock wave of uncertainty and anguish and it was estimated last year that the African continent could lose almost $120 billion in travel and tourism revenues due to the outbreak. So far the loss has been tremendous indeed but new developments could give our industry fresh perspectives on ways to move forward. Phakamile Hlazo is a South African tourism entrepreneur and the founder of inAfrica Travel, an up and coming online marketplace showcasing local tours and experiences. Below are the main trends which she predicts, will impact the continent’s tourism industry in the upcoming months.