Africa: Foreign tourists spend over EGP 218.1bn in Egypt in 2018-WTTC

In total, international tourists spent over EGP 218.1bn in Egypt last year, accounting for over 27.3% of the total exports, according to a new research by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global private sector of travel and tourism. It explained that the largest inbound international markets were Germany with 13%; Russia with 12%; the UK […]

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News: Festival Tourism is driving Travel demand in India with 20% growth in bookings


Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and related financial services company, has reported a strong growth in ‘Festival Tourism’ as the Indian traveller seeks to combine spiritual elements with unique cultural experiences. This year, the Kumbh Mela and Holi have proved to be significant drivers, with over 20% growth from the previous year. The company has also recognized […]

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Africa: Over 27 foreign delegates attend Dubai Tourism West Africa Road Show in Abuja


More than 27 Dubai-based delegates were present at the Dubai Tourism West Africa Road in Abuja alongside local partners in the tourism sector to draw attention to the enormous tourist attractions in the golf city. This is coming as part of the ongoing efforts to increase visitor growth and promote tourism by Nigerian tourists to Dubai, Dubai’s Department of Tourism […]

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Africa: Ministry of Tourism Gives full Backing to the Newly Inaugurated Tour Operators of Benin (TOB) Association


The Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Benin has endorsed the newly inaugurated Tour Operators of Benin (TOB), Association. Minister of Sport and Tourism, Benin, His Excellency, Homeky Ostwald who spoke at the inauguration of the association said the country has long waited for a specific association that would project the rich tourism potentials of the West […]

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Africa: Uganda to focus on German tourists


Germany is Uganda’s third-largest source market, and its growing interest in Uganda’s nature and cultural offerings has made the local tourism authorities intensify their efforts to grow this market according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism. Germany is Uganda’s third-largest source market, and its growing interest in Uganda’s nature and cultural offerings has made the local tourism authorities […]

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Africa: “An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

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The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed RWF1.3 trillion (US$1.4 billion) to the country’s economy, an increase […]

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News: African Tourism Development Organization established in Egypt

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News: Africa Can Achieve Economic Independence Through Tourism – Abeiku Santana


Ace broadcaster and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Kaya Tours, Gilbert Aggrey, affectionately called Abeiku Santana has called on African leaders to use tourism as a means to achieve economic freedom for the continent. According to him, tourism is a socio-economic activity which generates a lot of revenue and has the tendency to liberate the continent financially, to fulfil the […]

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Africa: Discovery of oil, Nigeria’s greatest misfortune —Ooni of Ife


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas. Ogunwusi said this late on Friday during a courtesy visit by the National Executive of Nigeria Tour Operators to the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife. The executive members were led by Mrs Bilikisu […]

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