Africa: With increase in trekking fees, Rwanda Tourism targets high-end market


Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. He described their encounter with the critically endangered primates as “an almost spiritual” experience, and said it was the only reason they made Rwanda a stop on a trip taking in a safari in Kenya, […]

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Tourism: Edo state Governor receives report on Ogba Zoo deforestation in Nigeria


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is to issue an Executive Order that will stop further deforestation and encroachment on the land belonging to Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in Benin City. He disclosed the plan while receiving the report of the ad-hoc committee set up by the government to investigate the allegation of encroachment on the land […]

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Tourism: Food trends and Top 10 fastest selling speciality food in the World


I like to eat, and I like to try new products. Life can be really boring (food-wise), because new food options are unavailable thanks to the barriers created by food distributors and wholesalers.If buyers for department stores and cosmetic retailers (think Sephora) were as timid as food distributors and buyers, consumers would be wearing nothing but pink and red nail […]

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Africa: Ghana to host the World tourism Forum -Africa on October 10th


Hundreds of tourism enthusiasts and experts the world over would attend the World Tourism Forum Africa Summit in Ghana, on October 10, to celebrate the country’s rich tourism and contribute to the growth of the sector. Ghana is the first African country to host the world’s biggest tourism forum since its inception in 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey’s most popular culture-oriented […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Tourism Masterplan, Harare Carnival and matters arising


GREATER HARARE which comprises of Harare City, Chitungwiza Municipality, Norton Town Council, Epworth and Ruwa Local Boards could benefit immensely from this year’s Harare Interntional legacy Carnival which is expected to rack in millions of dollars in revenue. In her closing remarks, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Honorable Anastancia Ndhlovu bemoaned the dire and immediate need for unity […]

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Africa: Beauty Queen confesses her love For Tourism


The Most Beautiful Igbo girl in the Universe 2017, Amaka Sylvester has said that tourism remains the greatest weapon to salvage the Nigerian economy from its present economic challenges. The beauty queen from Anambra State declared also that tourism is the powerful tool that has helped her in discovering some ancient histories which she wouldn’t have known. According to her, […]

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Tourism: How two broke Ghanaian ladies had a vacation of their lives in East Africa


In October, last year I wrote about the 7 pivotal experiences every woman should have before turning 30. Among other things, I indicated that it is important to travel even if it is outside your region. This article really is for those who have never traveled, scared to travel or think you need thousands and thousands of cedis to make […]

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Trumps new Visa policy may harm Tourism’s contribution of 2% GDP and 15m jobs to US economy


Warning of the “economic ramifications” of the “significant policy change,” 20 trade associations have asked the Trump administration to reconsider an executive order likely to lengthen the period international visitors must wait for visas to visit the U.S. The June 21 executive order effectively reversed a 2012 policy mandating that 80 percent of nonimmigrant visa applicants be interviewed within three […]

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Africa: Allwell Okata, Nigeria’s aviation security expert wins Top Tourism Personality in West Africa


Mr. Allwell Okata, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Planet Resources Limited has won the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa at Accra Weizo event held at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Ghana. The event in Ghana was chaired by his royal highness, a former Ghana’s tourism minister, the Nene Nagai Kassa VIII, Honourable Mike A. Gizo, Chief of […]

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Africa: Congo Brazzaville launch Masterplan at its National Conference Of Sustainable Tourism


The Republic of Congo has adopted a five years National Development Plan (NDP) and a Strategic Document for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction (DSCERP). Carmen Nigibra,Sandra Idossou and Fifi Rurungwa with The Secretary General of UNWTO Taleb Rifai at The Congo Brazzaville Conference One of the strategic pillars of NDP and DSCERP is the Economic diversification through seven economic clusters, […]

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