Africa: The Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls is the most terrifying tourist attraction in the World


THE only thing between these daring travellers and the 100 metre drop of the world’s largest waterfall is a slimy rock lip. No, this isn’t clever photo trickery. It is called the Devil’s Pool and it is real and it is terrifying — and tourists are loving it. Travel is supposed to push your limits but this takes the phrase […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Avails Free Wi-Fi Connection at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport


Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, and the Ethiopian Airports Services are pleased to announce to their valued customers that they have availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “Availability of seamless customer focused service, both onboard and at the […]

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News: Visit Britain adds extra £800million to Tourism receipts in UK out of £13billion income from 23million tourists


2015/16 Visit Britain and Visit England said International visitors to the UK spent an extra £800 million across the kingdom as a result of work by the national tourism agency Visit Britain. It meant that every £1 invested in Visit Britain’s activities resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 in Britain. 2016/17 is expected to be another successful year for […]

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Aviation: Africa is 2% global market share with 84million passengers growing at 6% says IATA


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips. This information is included in the 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industry’s […]

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News: Growth of internet users in Africa between 2000 and 2017 is the highest in the world


In Bra Willy’s recent monthly feature on SAFM’s Media Show he shared insights about the growth of Internet users in Africa between the years 2000 and 2017. This blog expands on the topic. The source of the stats is Internet World Stats. As the Internet stats for the year 2000 show, South Africa was far ahead of the rest of […]

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Tourism: 6100 branded rooms from 41 hotels in 9 cities and 10300 expected Nigeria is the 3rd most valuable Hotel market in Africa


Nigerian hotels are the most valuable hotels on the African mainland, according to the African Hotel Report 2017 that will be released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Kigali tomorrow. Despite the economic problems experienced by the market in recent years that have seen values fall by 16.4% in the last two years, average values are the third highest […]

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News: International Bikini clad Flight hostess storm Air Balloon event


Well-known for its tours and performances around the globe, Vietjet’s beautiful-and-young-flight-attendant featured hot air balloon now brings its bikini girls to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017 in the United States, the largest balloon festival in the world. Vietjet’s balloon, which is 25 meters high and 18 meters wide, can cover a long distance and reach a maximum height of […]

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Aviation: Aircraft sales to experience boom worth $330b by 2022


The commercial aircraft market is driven by a number of factors such as skyrocketing passenger traffic, aviation network infrastructural improvements, development of quieter and fuel-efficient aircraft, and government initiatives taken by several national governments encouraging the domestic commercial aircraft market. Some of these include liberalized taxation regions, R&D investments, and measures that aid the indigenous manufacturing of commercial aircraft. The […]

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Aviation:28, 000 private jets to be on demand by 2026


Jetcraft has released its third annual 10-year business aviation market forecast. The global business aviation installed base of just more than 21,000 aircraft will surpass the 28,000 unit mark (net retirements) in 2026, growing 33% during the forecast period. Jetcraft’s 2017 forecast calls for 8,349 unit deliveries representing $252 billion in revenues (based on 2017 pricing) to be realized by […]

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Africa: Akwaaba African Travel  Market 13th Edition Exhibitors  Are Happy- Says IKECHI UKO


Akwaaba African travel Market is West Africa’s leading event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its industry networks, unrivalling global reach Akwaaba is a Platform that creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities. Talking about Content 2017 edition is phenomenal. The three days event in 2017 made […]

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