Africa: Senator Florence Ita-Giwa receives Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria certificate

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One of Nigeria’s foremost Senators, Florence Ita-Giwa has received her certificate for making the list of the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria. The certificate was presented to the senator by the organizer of the 2018 Abuja Jabamah event Mr Ikechi Uko at her residence in Calabar. Abuja Jabamah is the foremost Nigerian Travel Expo put together by the organizers […]

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Africa: US travel magazine advises readers to sample Nairobi

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Nairobi is among six must-visit African cities chosen by the 47-year-old American monthly consumer travel magazine, Travel+Leisure. Describing the Kenyan capital as East Africa’s hub and home of emergent design collections from across Africa, the magazine with a 16 million global audience said travellers seeking to explore the creative scene should visit the country in 2019. The magazine says Nairobi […]

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Africa: Ayade’s, Duke’s bike gangs to clash at Carnival Calabar as final dry run holds

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December 28, the D-day for the 2018 Carnival Calabar, may be days away, but the whiff of celebration is all around the ancient city of Calabar. The city is gradually tuning into festivity mode. This was very much apparent during the third and final dry run of the 2018 Calabar Carnival. From the Margaret Ekpo International Airport to the city […]

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Africa: Kenya’s key drivers of hospitality industry

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Christmas is here with us yet again and many people are planning adventures across the country. The travel and hospitality sector has been recognised for driving exports, providing foreign exchange and creating employment to thousands of Kenyans, supporting 1.1 million jobs (nine per cent of total employment) last year. With constant improvements, the hospitality sector’s trends in the country have […]

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Africa: A step Back into Nature and Culture as Rwanda Tourism offers young ones the chance to know Home

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There are places and moments in life when you know that you should take a moment to pause and reflect on. My love for travel does not need to be defined anymore, it is beyond words, it is what I enjoy doing whether it is for work or leisure. This passion was instilled in me by avant-garde and inquisitive father […]

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News: Caribbean Tourism Organization declares 2019 the ‘Year of Festivals’

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On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an integral part of the Caribbean […]

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Tourism: It’s not just an African Thing as Study shows most under 40s book last minute for Vacations

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Nearly two billion vacations were taken last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of these travelers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a new study from advertising agency Hoffman York (HY) reveals that nearly half are doing so at the last minute. HY surveyed 888 people […]

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Africa: Why Is Ethiopia’s Tourism Industry Struggling?

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“13 Months of Sunshine.” This was the inspiring slogan that defined Ethiopia for the past 50 years. In 2016, a new tagline – “Land of Origins” – was introduced by the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), recently re-flagged as Tourism Ethiopia, to revitalize the nation’s struggling tourism industry. Yes, rebranding was needed. But why didn’t the organization follow through with concrete […]

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News: Globe-trotting Canadian Cabin Crew list Ethiopia and South Africa amongst her best Tourism Destinations

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What started as a way to keep her mom posted on her whereabouts has turned into a popular Instagram account giving a colourful insight into the life of an international cabin crew. Frequent flyer Jennifer Xu has garnered more than 5,400 followers on Instagram thanks to her stunning pictures and friendly travel inspiration. The flight attendant from Ottawa works for […]

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Tourism: A Travel Online Platform Tiketi Launched in Kenya and South Africa

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TechInAfrica – Tiketi, an Africa-based travel platform, has officially announced its operations opening in Kenya and South Africa through new local travel platforms. The opening of new operations is purposely to benefit from the end of year’s holiday on the continent. The company, Tiketi.com was founded by Joachim Freyhold while the application launched in the late of January this year. […]

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