Africa: Airlines urge SADC governments to remove obstacles

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Airline industry leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have called on governments to remove obstacles threatening airlines in the region. More than 200 delegates are participating in the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) 48th Annual General Assembly in Zambia, which takes place at a time when global, regional and local political uncertainty, market turbulence and rising […]

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Africa: SADC aims to synchronise regional transport networks

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is still struggling to fully formulate regional transport laws, regulations, and standards, subsequently leading to a delay in the harmonisation of the regional transport industry. This also means that the region is yet to fully achieve its SADC Protocol, which requires member states to promote economically viable integrated service provision in the region. The […]

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Africa: SADC to develop regional tourism programme

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Southern Africa is developing a plan that will guide and coordinate tourism development in the region. This is in line with a directive made by a joint meeting of SADC ministers responsible for environment and natural resources, fisheries and aquaculture, and tourism to the SADC Secretariat in November 2017 to develop a SADC tourism programme. The regional tourism programme is […]

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UNTWO: Former Seychelles Ambassador endorses St. Ange for post of Secretary General

Former Seychelles Ambassador endorses St. Ange for post of Secretary General Peter Sinon, former Seychelles Ambassador & Minister and former Executive Director of the African Development Bank for Africa’s Eastern Constituency says ” I wholeheartedly endorse Alain St.Ange for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO” Peter Sinon is the first & former resident Ambassador of the Republic of […]

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UNWTO election: St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi

St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi Mr St Ange’s remarks in an interview recently with the Voice of America, which beams into Zimbabwe illegally painted a picture that President Mugabe, during his tenure as the African Union chairperson, arm-twisted the continental body to support his countryman. In the interview Mr St Ange said, “When President Mugabe […]

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Tourism: Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe

Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe A bloc of Western countries is sponsoring a Seychelles candidate to rival Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi and split the African vote ahead of elections to choose the new secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, it has emerged. Dr Mzembi, who is also the […]

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Tourism: Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO?

Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO? OBINNA EMELIKE The African tourism fraternity was happy when one of its own declared interest to run for the highly sought-after post of secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), which is going to be vacant at the end of 2017 when Taleb Rifai, the outgoing secretary-general will hand over to a […]

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AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans By Friday Nwosu After the recommendation by TheTeamAfrica (TTA), Pan African Travel Association for the implementation of a visa on arrival for all Africans, it seems the African Union (AU) has taken the advice and has urged all member States to introduce a 30-day visa on arrival policy for all citizens […]

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World Bank: Africa’s Tourism will grow faster when promoted in Regional blocks

According to a new report by the World Bank, The Unexplored Potential of Trade in Services in Africa, the key to boosting tourism on the continent could be to actively brand travel to regions within sub-Saharan Africa – encouraging visitors to east, west, southern Africa – rather than just individual countries. The report uses the examples of the Caribbean and […]

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Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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