News: As world tourism growth remains steady Africa grows at 4%

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According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. […]

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Africa: Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria 2018

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In 1999 Travellers Magazine published its first Compilation of the Nigerian Top 100 Tourism Club. The Compilation served the industry well as it provided a database of “Who is who” in Tourism Business in Nigeria. Twenty (20) years after an update is needed. Travellers Magazine is the First Travel Magazine in West Africa published since 1996. The list of Top […]

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Africa: Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy

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Tanzania’s tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds. Key players say that whereas tour operators usually calculate the prices of package holidays based on the market trends, the country’s policies are inconsistent and have been a driving factor on rate fluctuations. “The government quite often changes […]

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Africa: Digital transformation gives tourism in Uganda a global reach

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Digitisation is changing the way tourists manage their travel, from searching for the next trip destination, checking in at the airport, or when looking up foreign dishes on the menu. Many have welcomed and embraced the transformations because it is fast, efficient and reliable. “I booked my Modern Coast ticket directly from my phone and paid for a seat on […]

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News: 5 Ways Digitalisation Has Transformed The Tourism Industry

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It is World Tourism Day again! The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Digital Transformation and Tourism. To celebrate World Tourism Day, Jumia’s hotel and flight services, take a close look at the various ways digitalisation has transformed the tourism and travel industry. Hotel Management Software for confirming bookings Today, there is now hotel management software that can be used […]

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Africa: ‘Why Nigerian tourism sector lags behind amid huge potential’

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Lack of clear destination marketing strategy and synergy among stakeholders has been identified as the bane of Nigerian travel and tourism sector. At the Akwaaba African Travel Market 2018 in Lagos on Monday, leading tour operators on the continent were unanimous about the huge tourism potential in Nigeria, but expressed concern over the country’s inability to attract patronage to the […]

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Africa: Where tourists go, trade seems invariably to follow

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Traditionally, only the destinations in North, East and southern Africa illustrated the importance of the tourism sector as a driving force for economic growth. But now, more and more states in West and central Africa are also embracing the tourism sector. The African Union too identifies tourism as one of the avenues through which the continent could achieve structural transformation, […]

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Africa: The lady who promotes Tourism in Uganda with a passion

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Adryne Natuhwera has always been passionate about tourism. During her time in high school from 2005 to 2007, she was the chairperson of the wildlife club. During that time, she won a writing competition about Ugandan wildlife for which she was rewarded opportunities to travel to many places such as Kibaale, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth national parks among others. […]

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Tourism: Seven of the world’s most colorful places

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If you saw a photograph of any of these colorful places, you’d think it was heavily edited. Can anywhere really have colors so bright and vibrant? These seven places are naturally vivid — but you may have to visit to believe it. Rainbow Mountains, China Formed millions of years ago by layers of sandstone and minerals, the mountains of Zhangye […]

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