Africa: How hospitality is driving Ethiopia’s Rapid growth in Tourism


With a population of over 100 million people, Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous nation. Just like many other countries on the continent, Ethiopia has gone through various economic and social challenges. Ethiopia is one of the countries in Africa that has begun to realize the full value of its economic potential. In the recent years, Ethiopia’s GDP has been […]

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Africa: Nigerians are not utilizing our tourism assets – Omooba Shyllon


In an event that saw a glimpse of the cultural assets of Nigeria in display through a series of scintillating performances from Ara the lady Drummer in conjunction with the Society of Nigerian Drummers; ‘Eda-Oto’, who performed a Yoruba folk song and several others, Omooba Yemisi Shyllon, the keynote speaker of the maiden edition of the Destination Tourism Night 2017 […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates Five Years of Successful Service to Toronto


Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, marked five years of successful service to Toronto, Canada. Gracing the anniversary event, VP Marketing Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mrs. Rahel Assefa: said, “We are glad to mark Ethiopian five years of successful service to Toronto, Canada, our 5th gateway to the Americas. In a historic coincidence, this momentous occasion has matched with […]

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Lilly Ajarova: African Travel 100 Women Winner


Lilly Ajarova is the Executive Director Chimpanzee Trust, a global Conservation initiative that manages Ngamba Island, an African model Chimpanzee Sanctuary situated on Lake Victoria in Uganda. Lilly has provided leadership as a member on the Advisory Committee of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) and developed the policies, standard operating procedures and best practices for the 22 sanctuaries and wildlife […]

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Tourism: AKWAABA AFRICAN TRAVEL MARKET 2017, Gives hope to African destinations

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The 13th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market held in Lagos last week rose to its billings, providing destinations across Africa platform to enthrall travel trade buyers and sellers with their fascinating products and services, writes ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA The 13th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Africa may have come and gone but not so with the effect and interest […]

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Africa: Ismaili-Canadian Among Top 100 African Women In Travel Awards


As Kenya scoops 21 awards in the first Top 100 African women in Travel awards, an Ismaili-Canadian woman from Kenya is the first to be included part of the honours list. Farzana Dhanji, a multi-award winning travel influencer, brand ambassador, entrepreneur and the face of @africatravelch2 on various social media platforms, was one of the first on this list. She […]

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Eiman Kheir:African Travel 100 Women Winner


Ms. Eiman Kheir is Regional Diaspora Policy Officer working for the citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission (AUC) and responsible of engaging the African diaspora in the region of the Middle East, Asia and Oceania. Eiman handles a variety of portfolios within the directorate such as the Diaspora engagement & participation, Preventing Violent Extremism, and interfaith […]

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Africa: FTAN sets up working councils to bolster sustainable tourism in Nigeria


The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) a Working Plan for the years 2017 to 2019 through the establishment of 8 National Working Councils to facilitate FTAN’s tourism initiatives and development agendas across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and the Federal Capital aimed at achieving sustainable tourism industry in Nigeria. The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) […]

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Africa: Carnival Calabar veteran Titans Mas Band wins Belize 2017 Street March


On September 9th 2017, the streets of Belize City came alive for the annual Carnival Road March 2017. The Carnival started off at 1:00pm with its new route which started from Central American Blvd. Right onto Vernon Street, Left onto Youth for the Future Drive, Across BelChina Bridge, Douglas Jones Street, into Cinderella Plaza, Left onto Kelly Street, Right onto […]

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Africa: Ghana Tourism Authority to partner Nigeria, ECOWAS on seamless travel along West African Borders


The Ghana Tourism Authority has said it will be partnering with the Nigerian government and the ECOWAS community on the need to re-emphasis the seamless travel of people along the West Africa corridor. The acting Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Kwasi Agyeman, who spoke at the just concluded 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market 2017, said there […]

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