Tourism: Olumo Rock, A Tourist Haven

Olumo Rock, A Tourist Haven Recently, Peter Uzoho joined a group of tourists to visit and climb the ancient Olumo Rock in Ikija, Abeokuta North, Ogun State, and reports that the expedition was a pleasurable experience. It was in the evening of Friday, 18 November, 2016, as scheduled, the announcement went round, reminding us that it was time for the […]

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AU:The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa

L-R. Dr Desta Meghae the Liason to the African Union for the Diaspora African Forum, Ikechi Uko, Eiman Kheir of CIDO, Rabbi Kohan Nathannyiah the Executive Secretary PANAFEST  and Oyetade Adeyemi of Foreign Affairs Nigeria The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa The African Union  Citizen and Diaspora Organization  workshop in Cairo, Egypt By […]

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Tourism: 500,000 Africans visited Dubai in 7 months of 2016 now Dubai wants 2 million

500,000 Africans visited Dubai in 7 months of 2016 now Dubai wants 2 million After having established itself as a leading destination for business tourism and luxury, the emirate of Dubai mostly targets the wealthier clientele. A new Dubai tourism strategy has been put in place to attract visitors from Africa. The objective and the ambition of the tourism department […]

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Tourism: 45000 Africans visited Indonesia now they want more

Indonesia is exploring African tourist markets by participating in a fair called “The Gateway Show Africa” in Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be held from September 23 to 25. “The participation is a strategy to optimize the exploration of the African tourism market, which has huge potential,” Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said here on Thursday. Data obtained from the Ministry […]

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Africa: Visa on Arrival for all African visitors to Nigeria in 2017

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has hinted that African travellers may no longer be required to obtain visas to enter the country from next year. Onyeama made this at the Town Hall meeting held in Abuja, while shedding light on the foreign policy outlook of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He said the visa free idea was in […]

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African Tourism: More Tourist head to Durban for fun

Holidaymakers planning to converge on Durban and the province are in for an action-packed mid-year break that is estimated to bring in at least R800 million to the region. One highlight of the season will be the Vodacom Durban July (July 2), which, if last year is anything to go by, is worth R440m to the region alone. Last year, […]

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African Passport: Rwanda to scrap visa for all Africans by 2018

African nationals travelling to the country by 2018, as it seeks to woo more investors and tourists from the continent. This is in line with an African Union target of abolishing visa requirements for Africans in African countries by 2018. The 2016 Africa Visa Openness Report released recently by the African Development Bank (AfDB) ranks Rwanda among 13 countries with […]

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Egypt can receive millions of New Tourists if it relaxes Visa restrictions

One million tourists could flow to Egypt if travel and visa restrictions were lifted for Arabs from the North African countries of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, chairperson of the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association Khaled El-Manawi said. Approximately 900,000 tourists fly to Turkey annually. Egyptian tourists constitute 50% of the tourists visiting Turkey. Algerian nationals are granted a visa at the […]

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Kenya expects more tourists from South Africa

Kenya said on it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting CEO Jacinta Nzioka said on Sunday Nairobi has kicked off campaigns including training of over 300 tour operators on tourism products the […]

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