15 things about Africa that will interest you

Seychelles has the highest incarceration rate, Pretoria is second only to Washington DC in number of embassies, and where you find Africa’s agnostics. Pretoria has the second largest number of embassies in the world after Washington, D.C. South Africa on the whole has the most embassies of any country, including the US – Pretoria on its own has 134 embassies. Soweto has the third largest hospital in the […]

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AKWAABA CELEBRATES THE BEST IN AFRICA AT AFRICA TRAVEL AWARDS

The Africa Travel Awards will be honoring deserving individuals in the Tourism and Travel Industry in Africa .This will include Capt. Irene Koki Mutungi who will be honoured by Women in Aviation (Nigeria) International-Glowing Wings Chapter in partnership with AKWAABA. Best Hotel in West Africa, Best Airline in West Africa, African Airline of the year. Best Short Haul Airline (Africa), […]

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Ethiopian to Start Flights to Dublin and Los Angeles

– The First Service Linking the Two Cities with Africa Ethiopian is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start flights to Dublin and Los Angeles starting from June 2015. Ethiopian flights to Dublin and Los Angeles will be operated three times a week with the ultra- modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which offers unparalleled on-board comfort to passengers. […]

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The integration of guest reviews into hotel classification can yield positive impacts

According to the report, Online Guest Reviews and Hotel Classification Systems: An Integrated Approach, the integration of guest reviews into hotel classification can yield financial gains while meeting customer needs and expectations.   The report, jointly prepared by UNWTO and Norwegian Accreditation, an agency of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway, through its QualityMark Norway programme, looks into how […]

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Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014

The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, opened the official celebrations of World Tourism Day held in Guadalajara, Mexico (27 September 2014). World Tourism Day (WTD) was celebrated this year under the theme “Tourism […]

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MOVENPICK Hotel Sets to Invest In Nigeria

We acquired this land in 2005 from the Ghanaian government. We were the first to build 5-star hotel in Ghana and that was the first phase of the development. We followed it up with the commercial development and the third phase is the residential development which is on-going. The history of this hotel goes back to the original Ambassador Hotel […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches B787 flight to the US

Birthday Girl takes to the skies with innovative design  The first Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 aircraft will take to the skies on 26 October flying from London Heathrow to Boston signaling the arrival of the airline’s new £2bn fleet of 16 aircraft. Bringing a unique design and customer experience offering as well as commercial and environmental benefits, the new 787s will be […]

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Yoruba sets the pace in inter religious relationships in Africa

Ilona Eveleens A travelling and trading people, the Yoruba became open-minded and pragmatic as both a strategy for survival and success. Charles Stewart (R) a traditional African priest who practices a version of Yoruba religion he learned in Nigeria, gives a ‘consultation,’ ‘divination’ for his godson. (Peter Andrew Bosch/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images). Charles Stewart (R) a traditional African priest […]

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Carnival Calabar Dry Run

The World famous Calabar Carnival will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. As usual the preparations starts months early with practice runs. These dry runs announces the start of the carnival season for the residents of Calabar. The dry runs enables the bands to recruit new members and test their dancing skills. Today’s event started with the handover of […]

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Aviation Generates $428 billion in Africa

By Chinedu Eze – ThisDay Newspaers The Director General of Airport Council International (ACI) World, Angela Gittens, has said that aviation generated $428 billion in Africa and provided 12, 894 jobs in 2012. Gittens, who made this known at the 23rd Airport Council International Regional Conference in Durban, South Africa, said aviation contributed significantly to the region’s economy, noting that air […]

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