Africa: Kenya Mulls Introducing Direct Flights To Somaliland Capital Hargeisa

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With frosty relations between Kenya and Somalia which has seen the former close its borders and bar flights to and from Mogadishu, Kenya Airways is considering Hargeisa as its next destination in the Horn of Africa. This will be a massive boost for trade between Kenya and Somaliland. Kenya Airways has previously done a feasibility study on Hargeisa with the […]

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Africa: Know more about Zimbabwe Tourism Minister asks Citizens

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Zimbabwean Government has called on stakeholders in the tourism sector, especially hoteliers, to come up with affordable and attractive packages to boost domestic market. This came out during the official opening of the Mutarazi Skywalk and Zipliner in Nyanga on Friday by Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira. She urged people to consider taking holidays within the country. […]

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Africa: Kenya Tourism Board awarded global award for best social media campaign

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The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has been awarded the Best Travel Social Media Campaign award by the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards for a social campaign it conducted last year. The campaign was to promote Kenya and encourage travellers to explore the wide variety of magical and unexpected experiences the destination has to offer. The campaign which was titled “Can […]

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Aviation: Aireon, a more efficient airline tracker, debuts over N. Atlantic

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A satellite-based air traffic surveillance system that went live this month over the North Atlantic will track the position of planes every eight seconds, which analysts, air traffic control entities and the company that developed the system say is likely to be transformational for passenger aviation. “We haven’t seen improvements in capabilities like this since we went from non-radar to […]

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News: Man Stole $122M From Facebook And Google By Sending Them Bills, Which They Paid

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Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania scammed $122 million from Facebook and Google. And it was surprisingly easy. All he did was send the two tech giants bills for items they hadn’t purchased and for services and products he hadn’t provided, yet they paid without even checking out the invoices. Alas, he was caught and Rimasauskas has “plead guilty to US wire […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s CAA Clears Air On Safety in country’s Aviation industry

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public of their safety, following the Crash of Ethiopian Airline’s B 737- Max 8. According to a news release by the agency’s General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, he said there is no cause for alarm noting that presently, the accident aircraft type, Boeing 737 – Max 8 is not […]

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News: US Government issues Travel Advisory on 57 Countries including Jamaica, France and Antarctica

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Some 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica in 2017 a record for the Caribbean island nation. But, in recent months, reports of violent crime directed at tourists in Jamaica have surfaced. According to an investigation from The Detroit Free Press , several women said they were sexually assaulted at Sandals Resorts properties in Jamaica. The victims said they were asked to […]

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Africa: Global Aviation Grows With Codeshares, Partnerships, Yet Nigerian Carriers Go Solo

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Major carriers around the world are forming alliances and codeshares, but none considers Nigerian airlines good enough for partnership. OLUSEGUN KOIKI writes. Partnerships and codeshares are springing up across the aviation world, helping airlines deliver choice to consumers and grow their businesses. For instance, Air France-KLM-Alitalia and Delta over the Atlantic; Japan Airlines-British Airways and Finnair linking Japan and Europe; […]

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Africa: Lagos yet to find investors for Lekki Int’l Airport 10 years after

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More than one decade after it was proposed and investment prospectus pushed into the global market in search of investment partners, it appears foreign and local investors are yet to be convinced that the $450 million Lekki International Airport in Lagos is worth staking their funds. Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub and commercial capital, operates one federally-owned international airport which currently […]

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