Africa: Aviation Round Table urges govt. to enact Fly-Nigeria Act to protect travel market

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A pressure group with seasoned professionals in Nigeria’s aviation industry has urged the government to enact the Fly-Nigeria-Act to protect the country’s travel market. A communique issued at the end of its Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) 1st 2019 Quarterly Business Breakfast Meeting held in Lagos stated that the government through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has to […]

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Tourism: Making South Africa the preferred tourist destination is my focus- Thekiso Rakolojane

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South Africa is endowed with some of Africa’s fascinating tourist attractions. This has made the country a must see for tourists looking for destinations to visit for leisure, adventure, shopping and business tourism. South Africa Tourism, Hub Head, West Africa, Thekiso Rakolojane who spoke to atqnews.com in an interview said is primary focus is to make the country the preferred […]

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Africa: Lagos State Govt, Stakeholders brainstorm on the need to Preserve and Sustain Cultural Heritage Sites in Lagos

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The Lagos state government in its bid to ensure that the state’s historical and cultural sites and monuments are preserved for future generations and also drive tourism to the state held a stakeholder’s forum for professionals in the sector. Speaking at the forum which was held at the state’s Council for Art and Culture hall, Commissioner for Tourism, Art and […]

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News: This Influencer Is Advocating For More Black And Brown Faces Within Tourism Brands

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Meet Martinique aka “Marty.” The 31-year old Oakland native has made it her mission to fight for more travel and tourism brands to feature more people of color. We spoke with her about this mission and why it is important. Give us your take on the current face of tourism and major travel brands?  The face of tourism is rapidly […]

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News: Trump’s ‘New’ Africa Strategy Resembles a Board Game with Echoes Of 19th-Century Scramble

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China is leaving everyone behind when it comes with making investments and partnerships with Africa. Europe feels it’s lagging behind, and now so does the U.S. The White House recently unveiled the Trump administration’s “new” Africa strategy for the U.S., drafted by national security adviser John Bolton. Few are impressed. “Washington’s take on Africa is stuck somewhere between the 19th-century […]

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Africa: Calabar Carnival; A festival that is fast becoming one of the best end-of-year events in the world.

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Each year the festivity gets better, and Calabar Carnival 2018, not being an exception, left a resounding echo. People adjudged it “one of the best so far.” “Elo, Oga.” His calls came in three days before Christmas. The caller wanted to know if I would be travelling to Calabar. He was excited, like a kid on his way to Disneyland. […]

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Africa: Buhari commended over completion of new Abuja airport terminal

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Some tourism experts and international airline operators have commended the Federal Government over the completion and opening of the new International terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Ikechi Uko, Organiser of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market and a tourism expert, said that building airport infrastructure would go a long way to reposition […]

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Aviation: A Look At The World’s First Christian Airline

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Today is Christmas Day, and what better time to take a look at yet another bizarre startup airline. Judah 1 is billed as the world’s first Christian airline. Despite the failure of multiple religious airlines throughout the years, however, Judah 1 hopes their luck will be different. The new venture will be based in Texas, utilising the slogan “Your Hands, […]

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Africa: Ghana commences implementation of SAATM treaty

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Ghana has commenced implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market(SAATM) treaty. This is an initiative that looks forward to de-regulate the aviation sector of the African continent. What this means is that all cross-border flights with countries that have also implemented the treaty will now be treated as domestic flights, GhanaWeb noted. This step is adopted to shorten fares […]

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