Tourism: The time is now for remote Africa to take advantage of global travel trends

The time is now for remote Africa to take advantage of global travel trends The global perception of Africa is changing, and this change in perception is led by destinations previously not thought of or avoided altogether. Countries like the Congo, Rwanda, and Malawi is making an impression for all the right reasons. The number of international visitors travelling to […]

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Tourism: Russian Tourists know nothing about West Africa

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Russian Tourists know nothing about West Africa West Africa tourism destinations remain largely untapped for the huge number of potential Russian tourists whose incomes have steadily grown over the past years and shown interest in touring different parts of the world. In terms of tourist flow from new regions including Russia, the West Africa Region remains unknown, primarily due to […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Plans record expansion in its network with seven new destinations in the first half of 2017

Ethiopian Plans record expansion in its network with seven new destinations in the first half of 2017 Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has said that it will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year. This is one of the greatest expansions in Ethiopian’s long and illustrious history. From February to June, Ethiopian will launch […]

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Africa: Time to Eschew Politics In Nigeria’s Tourism Sector

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THERE is no doubt that at the moment, we are in search of our lost glory (if we’d had any at all) in the area of culture and tourism. And with the recent sack of Sally Mbanefo as Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Nigerian government must prove to us that it has turned a new leaf from […]

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Tourism: Sudan to turn maritime marvel into tourist resort

Sudan’s Sanganeb Island in Red Sea is a global wealth that should be preserved and developed into a tourism resort, said Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai. He called for briefing the world on the island and providing the necessary requirements to make use of it as a tourist destination, he told Xinhua. Sanganeb Island, Sudan’s […]

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Africa Tourism: ’Let’s believe in the brand Nigeria; promote, market it’, Chika Balogun tells travel journalists, security agents

By Renn Offor ‘‘It is our duty to package brand Nigeria as a Destination. The sweetest part of tourism is that the human part of tourism is 90 per cent. And we need to believe in the product Nigeria; change our mindset and get interested in packaging and marketing the brand Nigeria’. These were the assertions with which Mrs. Chika […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe celebrates Late Belinda Mutinhiri’s Award as Africa Tourism Personality of the year

Belinda Tafadzwa Mutinhiri, the late Zimbabwe Tourism Authority staffer who died in a car crash last month posthumously won the much coveted, Africa Tourism Personality of the Year 2016 award. The award ceremony will be held on October 30 during the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market in Lagos, Nigeria. The prestigious accolade is part of the Africa Travel Awards organised and […]

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Africa: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda tie up the Uni-Visa while Tanzania stays away.

Kenya has re-ignited its vision for a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ arrangement with Uganda and Rwanda as the three nations signed a pact for joint tourism marketing to increase the number of international and regional visitors. Tourism ministers from the three countries have structured a single travel document that will allow foreign visitors to roam across borders without attracting extra […]

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Zimbabwe’s Belinda, Minister Mzembi, Ethiopian Airlines and others win Africa Travel Awards 2016

It was not a surprise that the former head of Marketing for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority late Belinda Muthinhiri who died last month was chosen as the Africa Tourism personality of the year by voters from all over Africa. She was credited as one of the early promoters of Intra Africa Tourism. She is not the only winner for the only […]

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Africa: USA honours Nigerian Twins for Creating Twin Tourism

The Nigerian twin brothers, Oguntoye Taiwo Oyedele and Oguntoye Kehinde Oladele were celebrated in a unique way in the United States of America. The duo who were named the Most Famous Twins in Africa Tourism last year by The African Sun Times Newspaper were in America to receive Africa Diaspora World Tourism Award as the initiators of a world creative […]

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