Africa: Akwaaba helps Grow Air Arrival For Gambia By 39%

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West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, Director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, […]

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Tourism: Discover the Pearl of Africa At Akwaaba As Uganda Showcase Top Tourist Attractions


Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel agencies and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019. The country with a rich cultural and historical African heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to expose more of the tourism […]

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Africa: A tourism outlook on the looting of shops and xenophobia

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The looting of shops and the shutdown of several central business districts in several South African cities has unleashed violence and the destruction of property. The normal functioning of several cities has been disturbed by these acts, as public transportation was disturbed and this had a negative impact on employee attendance, destroying value for the public and private sector. The […]

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Africa: Morocco to Host Upcoming General Assembly of World Tourism Organization in 2021


Morocco will host the upcoming 24th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2021. The decision was taken on Thursday, September 12, during the 23rd General Assembly of the UNWTO, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The selection of Morocco as a host came after the 107 delegations participating in the assembly took a vote. Morocco won 76 […]

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Tourism: 2 Nights Get Away Tour of Epe with Great African Musician, Femi Kuti


Did I ever think a day like this will come? Yes! What I didn’t know however, was that it was going to involve one of my biggest stars out of Africa the famous Femi Kuti popularly referred to as ‘Shoki’ and his amazing talented son Made Kuti who I just have to commend for his humility and maturity. It all […]

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News: African Tourism Leaders Meet in Saint Petersburg to Plot Future Growth of Continent’s Tourism Sector

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Leaders from across Africa have met in Saint Petersburg ahead of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development and social transformation. Held in the historic Tauride Palace, the 62nd meeting of the […]

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Africa: Four key factors that are driving the growth of domestic tourism

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Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions putting pressure on disposable income, South Africans are still traveling and touring local destinations. According to the annual review by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism in South Africa contributed R425.8bn to the economy in 2018, representing 8.6 percent of all economic activity in the country. An estimated 44 percent of […]

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Tourism: In 4 years, India jumps 18 spots on world


India clocked the biggest improvement among the top performers in global tourism, jumping from 40th in 2017 to 34th in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 published by the World Economic Forum. The only lower-middle income country in the top-35 ranked countries, a look at where it scores and where it lags as a major tourist destination.     […]

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News: Sub-Saharan Africa shows 0% tourism growth – UNWTO


News: Sub-Saharan Africa shows 0% tourism growth – UNWTO TOURISM growth in Sub-Saharan Africa shows an increase of a flat 0 per cent in the first half of this year, a United Nations Word Tourism Organisation report has revealed. According to the January to June data for this year, the UNWTO estimates 671 million international tourist arrivals globally, almost 30 […]

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Africa: Kenya’s tourism to reap from travel agent conference


Kenya is set to benefit from a major United States (US) Travel Agents Association event to be held on the 13th and 14th of September in Chicago to increase tourist numbers into the country. The Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) forum is the world’s largest meeting platform for travel agents. The forum brings together approximately 200 […]

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