Tourism: It’s time to call it – we are heading for a travel recession, part 1


As the eternal optimist, I have been trying very hard to ignore some of the recent warning signs we have seen in MMGY’s research as well as in the economic news and revenue forecasts that pervade around the world. One could choose to be optimistic. After all, we have had 100‐plus straight months of travel expansion in the United States, […]

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Africa: Kenya pledges adoption of new technologies to boost tourism revenues

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Kenya will scale up adoption of emerging technologies like block chains, artificial intelligence, big data and drones to boost competitiveness of the tourism sector, officials said on Thursday. Jonah Orumoi, managing director of Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC), said the government will create a conducive policy and regulatory environment to facilitate uptake of disruptive technologies in travel and hospitality industries. “The […]

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Africa: FTAN Condemns Killing of Tourists In Kajuru Castle, Calls For Tourism Police


The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) unequivocally condemns the dastard attack on Kajuru Castle and the killing of 2 tourists at the popular resort on Friday night, April 19th 2019. We are saddened by the news of this brazen banditry that led to the death of Ms. Faye Mooney, a British aid worker, and Mr. Matthew Oguche, a […]

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News: Analysis shows that Tourism in Africa is 71% Leisure Driven,29%Business, 56% Domestic and 44% International


Tourism is one of the most important industries in Africa and contributed 8.5% (or $194.2bn) of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Africa was also the second-fastest growing tourism region with 5.6% growth in 2018 against a global average growth rate of 3.9%. The WTTC research found that tourism […]

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Africa: Meet the Top 10 African Tourism Destinations of 2018


Ghana’s challenges have been plainly listed in the 2013-2027 tourism plan. A general lack of proper documentation of the number of people visiting the country from various sources, unsanitary conditions at the various sites. The poor quality of professionals in the sector and the fact that it is expensive travelling to Ghana and to the destinations. Lessons Dubai for 2018 […]

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Africa: How the Sunday Telegraph was the making of ‘the world’s most luxurious train’

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We are gathered in the Rovos Rail train station lounge at Capital Park, Pretoria, champagne in hand, awaiting a welcome speech by the man who set up the rail company 30 years ago. We are about to travel to Cape Town on the Pride of Africa, often termed the “world’s most luxurious train”, for three days and two nights. The […]

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Africa: NATOP condoles Families of slain Tourists at Kajuru castle


The National President of NATOP the Association for Tour Operators in Nigerian has sent a message of Condolence to the Families of the victims of Banditry experienced by Tourists who went to the Famous Kajuru Castle in Kaduna on Saturday. Hajia Bilkisu Abdul condemned the assault on Tourists and regretted the loss of lives involved the attack. According to a […]

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News: How Africa can almost double its tourism revenues – within ten years


African countries can boost their tourism revenues to €231 billion in 2030, almost double the €121 billion from 2015. To make that happen, countries will have to put tourism at the top of their agenda and develop strategic plans. Scientists of the Brookings’s Africa Growth Initiative have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts. In most African countries, tourism is […]

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Africa: Art And Culture Will Put Ekiti State On World Map – Ojo-Lanre


THE new Director-General of Ekiti State Council of Arts and Tourism, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, has charged the staff of the council to be more efficient and proactive in their resolve to promote the state’s arts and culture. Ojo-Lanre also urged them to create a positive attitude towards achieving the vision of the Dr Kayode Fayemi led administration to reposition and […]

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