Africa: Kenya expects 2.5m Tourists in 4 years’ time says Mr. Balala at SKAL Congress

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The government expects to attract more than 2.5 million tourists annually by 2022, Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says. The projection represents a 72 per cent growth on the 2017 arrivals which stood at 1.45 million. Mr Balala said the ministry will partner with private players in the tourism sector to attract more visitors. He spoke when he officially launched the […]

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Tourism: Tourists going overland between South Africa and Zimbabwe grows by 35%

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There has been a 35 percent increase in the number of tourists participating in overland tours between Zimbabwe and South Africa since the beginning of the year. The tourists entered the country mainly through Beitbridge Border Post. It is understood that the figures have been surging after the new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa embarked on a massive re-engagement programme […]

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Tourism: Africa is the second largest Destination for French Tourists

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France provides a thorough insight into the country’s domestic and outbound tourism industry. The report shades light into the profiles of French tourists and summarizes the key reasons why they travel. The report offers an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets and current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the French outbound […]

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Tourism: Tourists start “violent quarrel” over Trevi Fountain selfie spot

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Two female tourists spurred an eight-person brawl at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountainafter they came to blows while trying to capture the perfect selfie at a prime spot in front of the monument. The violent altercation broke out between a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman vying for the selfie hotspot at the same time. Images of the brawl […]

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Tourism: Chinese tourists are heading to Africa to avoid the summer heat

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Africa is fast becoming one of China’s hottest tourist destinations, as the scorching summer heat burns up cities across the country. Many regions in China have turned into ovens as the summer months ensue, with many cities issuing high-temperature warnings. According to a recent report jointly released by the China Tourism Academy (CTA) and the country’s largest online provider of […]

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Africa: Tourists move to Uganda via Rwanda

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Industry experts and stakeholders are saying that the move is favouring neighbouring countries since more tourists fly to Rwanda but end up travelling farther afield to Uganda for gorilla trekking. Otieno Nondoh, a development studies researcher and a lecturer at the University of Rwanda, says the neighbouring countries are taking advantage that visitors are coming through Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport […]

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Tourism: Numbers of Tourists to South Africa decreases compared to last year

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Overseas tourists visiting South Africa numbered 194‚017 in April this year‚ a drop of 12.6% from 222‚055 in April 2017. This is according to Statistics South Africa’s Tourism and Migration report for April 2018‚ released this week. Overall‚ the number of tourists decreased by 5.7% from 919‚084 in April 2017‚ including overseas tourists as well as tourists from the Southern […]

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Africa: US lead arrivals to Uganda as it targets 4m Tourists in 2020

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The Uganda government has earmarked a staggering Shs 32bn for the tourism sector which is expected to attract at least 4 million tourists per year by the year 2020. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija said the tourism sector today earns USD 1.4 billion compared to USD 498.3 Million in 2008. “By 2020, tourism is targeted to earn USD 2.7 billion annually […]

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Tourism: Africa Keeps Eying Tourists from China Despite Apparent Difficulties

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Africa’s relationship with China is complicated. While China has a profound interest in the continent, Chinese investments and other economic initiatives are often met with resistance or criticism. And when China is not getting bad publicity for, allegedly, being a neo-colonialist power, then there’s often news about Chinese poachers or successful attempts to curb them. While tourism is sometimes criticized […]

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