Tourism: The 5 Least Visited Countries Africa

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Africa is any traveller’s go-to destination, boasting warm tropical conditions, friendly people, and interesting places to visit. Not all countries on the continent have a viable tourism industry mainly due to political unrest and economic difficulties. Some African countries are relatively unknown to most as a viable tourism destination. Below is a list of the continent’s least visited countries. São […]

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Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Tourism: African Safari, Supersonic jets and Roamies are The 9 top new trends in travel

The following top-9 trends in future travel are showcased in the Global Trends Report 2016 survey, which was conducted by the WTM in collaboration with Euromonitor International and presented at the London exhibition: Middle East Destinations Are Setting a Trail for Tourism Twenty-first-century hikers are boosting tourism along ancient trails in the Middle East, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report […]

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Africa: Open sky policy’ will grow GDP in Namibia study shows

DESPITE slow economic growth, the tourism industry remains a beacon of hope for the Namibian economy. The weak South African rand would continue to support growth in the wholesale and retail trade sector as it relates to the tourism sector, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS) said in a report on Friday. The report said despite the macroeconomic headwinds that have resulted […]

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Africa: Ethiopia Sets to Become Africa’s Industrial Powerhouse

Ethiopia seems to be attracting the attention of economists interested in Africa, and for good reason. Except for Rwanda, Ethiopia is the only African country whose economic growth has been consistently high for more than a decade without relying on a natural resource boom. Between 2004 and 2014, per capita growth in Ethiopia was 8% per year. This was the […]

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ACCRA WEIZO 2016: Leads the way to seamless travels in West Africa

ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA who was at the recently held Accra Weizo 2016, a travel trade conference and exhibition designed to promote travel business in West Africa, writes on the event. July 15 marked the second edition of the Accra Weizo, a travel and tourism trade conference and exhibition designed to boost tourism business and the economy of West Africa countries. […]

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Destination: Dubai Parks & Resorts offering luxurious entertainment beyond your imaginations

Renn Offor Dubai Parks and Resorts featured at the Dubai Tourism roadshow that was held on Lagos. And to many of the Nigerian public who attended the event which included travel agents, tour operators and the media, it was the very first time they were getting a firsthand introduction to this amazing properties in Dubai, which at the time was […]

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African Business: Ghana to stop importing Gas from Nigeria

Ghana is working towards weaning itself from gas supply from Nigeria, the Minister of Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has said. Gas supply from Nigeria Gas has, since August 2012, not been regular due to factors, including natural causes, industrial actions and Ghana’s indebtedness of more than $80 million to N-Gas, a Nigerian gas company. The erratic supply of gas […]

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Africa: South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya may suffer Brexit blows as Africa may benefit

Brexit sent shock waves through the global markets, including those in Africa. Investors in African markets panicked because many economies (such as Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia) were already reeling from low commodity prices exacerbated by a sluggish global demand. In these countries, Brexit added salt to the wounds of injured economies. On what happens next, experts are uncertain, […]

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African Trade: Ghana is China’s biggest trading partner in West Africa and Number 5 in Africa

Trade volume between Ghana and China hit $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2016, ranking Ghana Beijing’s largest trading partner in West Africa and 5th on the continent, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Boahong has said. In 2015, trade figures with China rose to 6.6 billion, an 18 percent year-on-year growth. “China’s non-financial direct investment inflows into Ghana […]

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