Governor Imoke to be Honored at Abuja Bantaba

One of the Best Tourism leaders in the history of Nigeria Governor Liyel Imoke will be honored at this years Abuja Bantaba.As the world celebrates 100 years of Aviation, Abuja Bantaba will be celebrating 100 years of growth and development of Travel Business in Nigeria. Abuja Bantaba will celebrate the pioneers, the exceptional, innovators and the legends of the travel […]

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Zambia to launch National Airline in June?

LUSAKA, Zambia – Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga has disclosed that Government has set 30th June, 2014 as the deadline to finalize the re-introduction of a national airline. Mr. Mukanga has told QFM News in an interview that by the June deadline; government would have made headways in reintroducing a national flag carrier. Mr. Mukanga says government will not […]

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Finally Gambia Bird connects Lagos to Banjul, Gambia

LAGOS, Nigeria – Gambian airline Gambia Bird is set to begin its flight operations into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria from the 30th March, 2014. The Commercial Manager of Gambia Bird, Mrs Sodieri Osei-Bonsu said in Lagos that the airline planned to negotiate interline agreement with Nigerian carriers for the distribution of passengers on domestic routes from the West […]

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Shock as Zambian President sacks AWARD WINNING Tourism minister

LUSAKA, Zambia – President Michael Sata has sacked Tourism and Arts Minister Sylvia Masebo for allegedly defaming the presidency. “President Sata has, with immediate effect, relieved Masebo of her duties as minister of tourism and arts,” George Chellah, the president’s special assistant for press and public relations, said in aThursday statement. The statement gave no reason for the decision. But the […]

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Why Tanzania Will Not Join East African joint visa

By Wycliffe Muga There has been a vigorous debate in the op-ed columns of all major newspapers recently, pitting East African Affairs and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie; and an early-Moi-era political heavyweight, former AG Charles Njonjo. The subject has been the East African Community. Basically, Njonjo thinks that if this regional economic union (which existed in the 1960s, but […]

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Sofitel relaunches hotel ivoire as it’s flagship

Sofitel’s new flagship in West Africa, the iconic Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan, has been launched in January 2014. Emblematic across the entire African continent, the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire reinforces the presence of the Accor Group in the region. After the reopening of the Sofitel Jardin des Roses, Sofitel’s prize North African hotel in Rabat (Morocco), the brand is betting […]

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Ghanaian tech entrepreneur makes waves in America

By conyeani The New York Times today featured one of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs, Ashifi Gogo from Ghana, and at 32, is the founder and CEO of Sproxil based inm Cambridge, Mass.  Ashifi founded Sproxil® in 2008 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Sproxil developed its award-winning Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) technology. Former US President […]

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Protea/Marriots hotel set to double rooms in Ghana and Nigeria

By Emele Onu Marriott International Inc. (MAR:US), the owner of brands including the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance, is strengthening its position in West Africa as economic growth in Nigeria and Ghana boost travel and tourism. Protea Hospitality Holdings, which Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott agreed to buy for $186 million in January, is building five-star and three-star hotels in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, adding […]

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Ethiopia set to receive new fast food firms and shopping malls

Shoppers and vendors make their way down a street in the Merkato, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia is a largely agricultural nation of 94 million people that endures frequent droughts and famine, with a per-capita income of a bit more than $100 per month. Is it ready for Heineken beer and KFC chicken outlets? The companies behind these global brands […]

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