Africa: Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards

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Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has won the Atqnews Tourism Man of the Year award for 2016, this is as the CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema also emerged the Aviation Man of the year while Mr. Obinna Ekezie, Managing Director […]

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Africa: Recession and price gaming has made customers more abusive in Nigeria – report says

Recession and price gaming has made customers more abusive in Nigeria – report says -predicts 7.3% decline in tourism contribution to the GDP, if negative impact on tourism’s downward spiral is not quickly arrested -2016, there were 61 new hotels with 10,222 rooms added in Nigeria By Renn Offor Jumia Travels has released its annual Nigerian Hospitality Report for 2017 […]

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Tourism: After East Africa Visa, Zimbabwe and Zambia now reintroduce Univisa

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After East Africa Visa, Zimbabwe and Zambia now reintroduce Univisa After a short suspension, Zimbabwe and Zambia have relaunched the Kavango Zambezi Transfontier Conservation Area univisa. The univisa means tourists only need to obtain one visa to visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Ross Kennedy, African Travel and Tourism Association chairman and Africa Albida Tourism chief executive, said the relaunch was […]

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Africa: Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya

Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya Kenya has continued to take advantage of the successes of last year’s visits by the Pope and US President Barack Obama. The country has become a top destination for high-level conferences, raising its profile in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector. This year, Nairobi was named the leading African meetings […]

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Akwaaba: Nigerians are the most frequent African visitors to Dubai

Recently, the 2016 edition of one of Africa’s largest travel fair, Akwaaba Africa Travel Market took pace in Lagos, Nigeria. The event was a gathering of stakeholders and players in the African travel and tourism sector. One of the major highlights of the event was the return of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to commence its […]

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Tourism: African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union passport in 2018

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation  has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa. The comprehensive survey by Sabre aimed to uncover the opportunities and challenges faced by […]

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Tourism: Akwaaba African Travel Market Becoming Continent’s Most Influential Show

Travel and Tourism is the new frontier that plays a critical role in the world’s economy today and nowhere was this most obvious than the 3-day Akwaaba African Travel Market at Eko Hotel, Lagos.A robust and rich panel of industry stakeholders discussed the state of tourism and aviation in the continent with emphasis on Nigeria. The stakes were high and […]

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Akwaaba: The Challenges Facing the Growth of Tourism in Africa

I was privileged to attend the 12th edition of the African Travel & Tourism Conference(Akwaaba): a gathering of travel and tourism experts in Africa – both from private establishments and various government parastatals. The event held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on Sunday October 31st through Tuesday November 1st 2016. My attendance was indeed a worthwhile investment as it […]

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Africa: Pearlwort Hotel is launched, plans to redefine fine dining experience in Lagos

By Renn Offor Pearlwort Hotel and Suites was officially launched into the African hospitality market as the owners strategically fixed the event to coincide with the first of October which is the Independence Day of Nigeria, even as the hotel carries its lofty ambition to become the star indigenous hotel, owned and run exclusively by Nigerians and by extension Africans. It […]

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African: ‘Girl Going Places’ A new travel Show by Ghanaian actress debuts

Sometimes the best adventures are in our backyard and Maame Adjei knows this well. Adjei, an actress and producer best known for her work on An African City, hopes her new travel show, Girl Going Places, will dispel Africa’s “dark continent” narrative and highlight the continent’s natural beauty and dynamism. The first six episodes of the pilot season take viewers […]

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