Africa: #accraweizo Famtrip lands the slave castle, relieve trauma of slave trade


Traumatic memories of the transatlantic slave trade that ravaged West Africa became the soft spot that took the gay spirit and merriment away from members of the Accra Weizo famtrip and leaving them at the verge of tears as they relieved gory memories of the terrible and dehumanizing transatlantic slave trade which ravaged the whole of West Africa as they […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Tourism treats Journalists to a warm reception with city Tour of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Tourism

Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO), as parts of activities lined up to showcase the country’s vast potentials in the industry gave a warm reception to 12 Journalists with a city tour of some of the historic sites in Addis Ababa. The Journalists drawn from Indonesia, France, Italy, Canada, US and Nigeria were amazed with the rich historical culture of the Ethiopian […]

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Africa: Seychelles promotes eco-culture tourism with Indonesia

Ministers UNWTO Tourism Sec Gen Candidate target Port Harcourt Candidates Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Consultant recently organized the visit of 15 youths and students from eight countries to Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan as part of its effort to help promote compassionate destinations of eco-culture in Indonesia Seychelles Special Envoy for ASEAN, Mr. Nico Barito said the youth and students came from France, Netherlands, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Belgium, Dominican Republic, and Italy. […]

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Travel: America deports 544000 Visa over stayers in less than a year


Fearing violence in Mexico linked to political turbulence in the early 1990s, Maru Mora Villalpando came to the United States on a tourist visa. “I used to go back and forth with a tourist visa,” Villalpando said. “Since I was going back and forth from Seattle (Washington) to Mexico, my idea was to stay in Mexico, but only because of […]

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Indaba: How to use technology to harness Tourism growth in Africa


With an internet penetration rate of approximately 27% in Africa, there is yet a lot to be achieved; but this is an opportunity for tourism businesses to harness and benefit from. Players such as Jumia Travel are already in the forefront; which according to its CEO Paul Midy, the company is keen on using technology to revolutionize how people travel. […]

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UNWTO announces training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

European tourism grows UNWTO biodiversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in West and Central Africa. The programme will build on previous […]

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Africa: Boyang Gape Tours and Travels up its game with quality service delivery


Boyang Gape Tours and Travels, a South African based company that offers tour packages tailored to meet clients need has upped it game in the travel industry by providing quality services to its clients. The company established over 13 years ago has a medium sized wholesale outlet that specializes in making travel arrangement of any kind for companies, individuals and […]

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“Tourism has the potential to be the new Gold that could steer African Economies to new Heights”, says SA Tourism CEO at INDABA 2017.


The just concluded, Tourism Indaba 2017 has been deemed a tremendous success. The event which held in the Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa from the 16th to the 18th of May saw a growth in visitors by a whopping 20%. This year’s African Travel Indaba attracted about 7000 delegates, including 1449 local and international buyers, as well as more […]

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Africa: Improving Ghana’s Tourism Through Quality Service Delivery

Tourism Abeiku

Ghana is endowed with a wide range of natural, cultural and historic attractions which could provide the basis for promoting our tourism. The promotion of quality tourism should be given a necessary attention. Ghana has a unique story to tell. Tropical Rainforest and beaches, Historic forts and castles built by eight different European empires whose dungeons were used to accommodate […]

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Tourism: More Africans travelled a little more freely in Africa last year as Visa eases


Moving around Africa is notoriously difficult for travelers with African passports. Only 10 out of 55 countries on the continent waive visas for all African visitors or grant visas on arrival. Meanwhile, Americans can travel to at least 20 African countries without restrictions. This is slowly changing. African Union officials and governments like Rwanda are pushing for more open borders […]

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