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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News: Why some countries are closing their International Tourism offices

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Tourism Malaysia has been cutting branch offices to save costs for more than a year now. It started by axing its office in New York and three others in Australia, Europe and South Africa in January 2017. Then it quickly axed its chain of 14 domestic offices claiming it was duplicating the role of state tourism offices. Now the axe […]

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Africa: Ethiopia gets new tourism board

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Fitsum Arega, the Chief of Staff of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has been appointed as chairman of the national tourism board. The appointments fill the vacancy after former Culture and Tourism Minister Hirut Woldemariam sacked the entire board back in April, only to pay the price herself when she was moved from the increasingly important portfolio less than two […]

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Africa: How tourism can catalyse economic transformation

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Industrialisation, is the current “buzzword”, and in the traditional sense means hiring a massive workforce to convert raw materials to finished products for sale at a profit. The government then expects to collect substantial amount of revenues through direct and indirect taxes from such industries and solve “the unemployment” puzzle. Voila! A win-win! This was then (read the coal-era), but […]

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News: Why tourism in Africa is on the upswing

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The World Tourism Organization sees a bright future for Africa. Over the next dozen years, it projects that the number of tourist arrivals on the continent will jump from about 50 million to 130 million. A growing number of African countries and regional blocs are taking steps to make travel there easier to plan, safer and more streamlined. Low-cost airlines […]

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Africa: Nigeria to Earn N3.63 Billion from Domestic Tourism By End of 2018 – Hospitality Report

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The tourism sector is expected to contribute N3.63 billion to the country’s GDP by the end of 2018 In what seems like a bright prospect for domestic tourism in Nigeria. The number of international arrivals in the country and employments generated by the sector are expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by end of year, that is 1.8 […]

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News: Africa’s tourism boards market to nearly everyone but black tourists

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A cursory search of travel boards of some of Africa’s favorite vacation destinations reads like a lesson in the African cliché: roaring lions, curious giraffes and dancing locals on the way between the airport and the game park. Many African nations have long recognized how lucrative tourism is to their economy and have taken steps to formalize their industries. Yet, […]

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News: Events which attract Big Tourism to Small Places

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I love travelling internationally but I equally love travelling on the highways and backroads of my own country, Australia. Many Australians, on reaching retirement age, choose to become Grey Nomads. They drive a campervan or car+caravan or a four wheel drive vehicle to travel around Australia on journey that can vary in duration from weeks to years. Many older Americans, […]

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Africa: Scientific Protocols For Tourism Master Plans in Nigeria

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There are mounting litany of woes surrounding the issue of Tourism Master Plans in the Nigerian Tourism environment, as a result of the inability to create the much needed paradigm for the community of tourism professionals, including public and private sector practitioners alike. It is a fundamental principle of development that relevant professional knowledge must become universally evident to a […]

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