Africa: Bauchi Gov. Inks deal With MaxAir To provide Aviation Service To State

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Bauchi State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MaxAir transport company on daily air services from Bauchi to Abuja. Speaking shortly after signing the MOU at the Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi, Governor Bala Mohammed said the agreement will no doubt improve commercial activities in the state. He explained that, the agreement is to provide commercial Air Transport […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s National Park Joins NCAC, NIHOTOURS, Others To Partner Abuja Jabamah 2019

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Nigeria’s Nationl Park Service, Abuja has concluded arrangement to join other top government agencies in the tourism industry to participate in the 2019 Abuja Jabamah. The announcement was made today by management of the National Park Service at a meeting with National Tour Operators in Abuja. Already, The National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Cabo Verde Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, […]

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Africa: Kenya to Support Tourism in Plateau State with Two Rhinos

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The efforts to improve the tourism sector in Plateau State have received a boost as the State Governor, Simon Lalong has concluded plan to acquire two Rhinos from Kenya to increase the number of animals in the Jos Wild Life Park. It would be recalled that the Governor had been on a peer review tour of Kenya in the last […]

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Africa: Rwanda Is Building a Low-Footprint, Luxury Tourism Industry From Scratch and Succeeding

“The president is coming!” The excited whispers ripple around the sumptuous new Singita Kwitonda Lodge on the Rwandan side of the verdant, haze-shrouded Virunga volcanoes, then become increasingly urgent: “He’s outside!” “He’s here now!” Like the hundred or so other international guests who made the journey to this hauntingly beautiful spot for the lodge’s opening ceremony, I am intrigued to […]

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Tourism: The two travel trends every agent should take note of for 2020

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Tapping into the next ‘big’ thing is key for every industry, and travel is certainly no exception. With fads coming and going at the drop of a hat (believe it or not Extreme Heat Tourism was an actual thing), and others proving to have far more staying power (we don’t see Destination Weddings or River Cruising going anywhere anytime soon), […]

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Aviation: Africa sees improvements in visa openness- report

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Africa has seen great improvements in visa openness as Africans can travel to more countries visa-free, according to the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index released on Monday. For the first time, Africans on average can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival, said the report compiled by the African Union Commission (AU Commission) and African […]

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News: U.S. Spends More On Its Prisoners Than On Public School Students, California Is The Worst

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Most U.S. states spend more on prisons and jails than on education, and California is the worst for that in the incarceration-obsessed “land of the free”. The Golden State invests $64,642 per prisoner compared to $11,495 per student, according to personal finance site GoBankingRates. After California, New York is next for spending more on prisons. Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode […]

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News: 8 Top Culture Vultures of Black America The Last Decade

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So often Black people tell each other, “Do it for the culture!” But what happens when someone does the culture in by exploiting it for their own personal gain? People like this are called “culture vultures,” which the Urban Dictionary defines as “an inauthentic individual who attempts to identify with aspects of another culture and claim it as their own.” […]

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Africa: Domestic Airlines Deploy More Aircraft to Curb Fare Hike

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As yuletide approaches, domestic airlines have commenced the deployment of more aircraft to meet flight demands and curb potential hike in air fares, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. A former Managing Director of Capital Airlines and consultant with Etimfri Group, Amos Akpan, told THISDAY that as the yuletide approaches, airlines are bringing in aircraft from maintenance overseas or take delivery of […]

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Africa: TD accused of racism after questioning billions in remittances sent to Nigeria

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Independent TD Noel Grealish has been accused of “disgraceful racism” after he questioned the source of some of the €10 billion in personal remittances sent abroad from Ireland in the past eight years. During Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil on Tuesday the Galway West TD said a “staggering” amount of money had been transferred with the largest amounts going to […]

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