Tourism: 1500 year old Boab Tree in Australia now famous for “Dark tourism and Aboriginal imprisonment”

Boab tree in Australia

An ancient boab tree with a girth of 14.7 metres stands near the town of Derby in remote Western Australia. Boabs’ massive trunks and spindly branches create the rather intriguing illusion that the trees are growing upside down. They look like their roots are sticking up into the air. The Derby boab has stood stoically for around 1500 years, a […]

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Tourism Resilience: Despite Terrorism European Travel to Egypt in Africa and Turkey rebounding

tourism in Egypt

Foreign holidays remain a top priority for Europeans despite economic and security worries, tour operator Thomas Cook said on Tuesday, reporting a 40 percent jump in bookings to Greece and signs of a recovery in travel to Turkey and Egypt. “Customers’ appetite to go abroad on holiday this summer is good across all our markets,” CEO Peter Fankhauser said. “After […]

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Tourism: International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

European tourism grows

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total. This preliminary result is included in the first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends’, a regular monitoring of EU tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the framework of the cooperation with the Directorate-General for […]

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Africa: Researcher arrives Nigeria to follow unique Bird, may aid Tourism in Cross River

German researcher arrives Nigeria

German Researcher Barbara Geiger has arrived Nigeria to follow up on unique birds and also create awareness on unique features of the barn swallows and other rear creatures in the country. The research by the German may also add as an additional impetus to tourism in Cross Rivers State which has already established itself as a tourist destination. According to […]

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Tourism: ‘South Africa grew arrivals by 12% from Nigeria and 6% from Ghana’ – Hloni Pitso

Nigeria and south Africa tourism

…as SAT wins Travel Trade Marketing Award in Nigeria 2016, to partner Accra Weizo 2017 Mr. Hloni Pitso, West Africa Region Director for South African Tourism (SAT) has revealed that his country recorded an impressive 11.5 per cent increase in the number of Nigerian tourists to their country in 2016, and this is even as the South African Tourism (SAT) […]

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Tourism: Who is “the 21st Century Explorer”? A TV interview #TalkWithGaetano

tourism explorer charlotte

    The 21st Century Explorer – Charlotte shares her love for all things Ugandan with Gaetano Kagwa.” Recorded live in Urban TV’s Kampala studio. The show talked about her Ugandan name Nagawa and the difference (is there any?) between expats & migrants. “We talked about fulfilling my teenage desire to live in Africa and my reason for coming here, […]

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UNWTO: When Seychelles hosted Taleb Rifai at ITB Berlin

UNWTO Sec Gen Candidates target Port Harcourt

Race for Next UNWTO Secretary-General heats up at ITB Berlin as Seychelles Tourism Minister Loustau-Lalanne endorsed former Minister St. Ange as the island’s candidate for Secretary-General of the UNWTO in a function at ITB Berlin in the presence of outgoing Secretary General, Taleb Rifai. The Seychelles stand at ITB in Berlin was buzzing on Thursday 9th March as UNWTO Secretary […]

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Tourism: NTDC collaborates INTERPOL

The International Criminal Police (INTERPOL) paid a courtesy call on the Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Dr. Paul Adalikwu, at the Corporation’s headquarters in Abuja, to present to the NTDC boss, the All Travellers Information System (ATIS), a platform to check criminals who lodge in hotels in the country. The Commissioner of Police, Olushola Subair, who […]

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AFRICA: Jacinta Nzioka of KTB inducted into World Tourism Forum

Kenya tourism Director appointed

World Tourism Forum Lucerne has expanded its Advisory Board with the appointment of Jacinta Nzioka, Director of Marketing of the Kenya Tourism Board, and other top international names. World Tourism Forum Lucerne has expands its Advisory Board with top international names Since its launching in 2009. The World Tourism Forum Lucerne has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. […]

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Africa: PH Bantaba Tourism Expo, Huge Success …Isokariari

The Bantaba tourism exhibition that was held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been described as a huge success and an opportunity to discuss investments with the outside world. The chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mr Steve Isokariari, made the assertion while speaking with our correspondent during the tourism expo of […]

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