News: “West African Tourism and Travel Specialists savour the Beauty of South Africa”


South African Tourism had developed a program to showcase all her provinces and the tourism potentials there which upon completion certifies you to be a SA SPECIALIST. The SA SPECIALIST 2017 had eagerly waited for October 30th which was the day South African Tourism planned to embark on a 8 day familiarization trip to South Africa for Nigeria and Ghanaian […]

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Africa: World Tourism leaders canvass Support for Dr. Mzembi of Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is facing a new reality after military intervention and the removal of their long time president Robert Mugabe. It’s time for military diplomacy to show the people friendly side of the Zimbabwe Military. This is a message echoed by senior travel and tourism leaders from around the world. The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) Founder and President […]

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News: Meet Funmi Rotiba the Royal Princess of Tourism in Africa


From December 14 to 16, the city of Paris, France, will host tourism stakeholders and investors from Africa and the rest of the world at the Prestigious African Awards. The organiser of the awards, Funmi Rotiba, Chief Executive Officer, Special Tours and Travels Limited, and Imperial House of Culture Limited, a tour ambassador and the “Erelu Asa” of Yorubaland has […]

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News: Testing the role of ‘impact Tourism in South Africa


A GROUP of tourists gasps in awe on top of one of the world’s most breathtaking mountains before sipping champagne and soaking up the view. The next day they venture to where most people dare not go: South Africa’s slums. But they haven’t come for selfies or voyeurism. They’re ‘impact tourists’ who are fuelling one of the fastest-growing sectors in […]

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Tourism: Rwanda changes Visa Regime, Now offers 30 day Visa on Arrival to all Countries


The Rwandan Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration has announced it will commence the issuance of visa on arrival to all nationals of all countries with effect from 1st of January 2018. Before that, only nationals of African countries and few others were getting visa upon arrival. According to a statement from the office of the directorate of Immigration and […]

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Africa: Visa on arrival, Stakeholders react to false news


Major stakeholders and experts in the tourism industry have reacted to the celebrated rumour of Nigeria declaring visa on arrival (VOA) as sensitive and saddening. The unconfirmed news which turned out to be a bruit has attracted comments from destination marketers and tourism promoters who have flooded the internet with all sorts of congratulatory messages, trending on the social media, […]

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Tourism: A first group of travel professionals from Reunion Island become certified Seychelles SMART agents


Four travel agents from Reunion Island are now certified ‘Seychelles SMART’ agents and better equipped to sell the destination. Audrey Mallet, Magalie Elly, Sophie Richand, and Cindy Agathe have become the first travel agents from Reunion to obtain the Seychelles SMART certification. They received their certificates from the hands of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Deputy Chief Executive, Jenifer Sinon, on […]

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Tourism: The most popular destinations, Cruise ships, Cruise ports and length of days of Cruises exposed in New Cruise behaviour report


Cruise experts have mined their wealth of data to provide information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising. The Cruise Trends report for November 2017 is detailed below. Most Popular Cruise Lines(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the […]

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Africa: Cape Verde Tourism on the Rise in 2017


Most tourists come to stay on the less populated, flatter islands of Boa, Maio, Sal and Vista, but some of the islands now also attract ecotourism thanks to their imposing mountain ranges and stunning scenery, such as on the island of Fogo, where the volcano Pico del Fogo beckons climbers and nature enthusiasts alike. The main leisure activities in the […]

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Africa: Tourism should be Everybody’s business in Nigeria


In July 2015, a few months after President Buhari was sworn in, he took a trip to Washington D.C at the invitation of then US President Barack Obama to discuss bilateral cooperation on Nigeria’s economy, corruption, and security. During a meet and greet held in his honor at the Nigerian Embassy, a few attendees were selected to address the President […]

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