Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Aviation: African Airlines Launch New Push For Single Aviation Market In 2017

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African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has intensified its campaign for opening up the African airspace by declaring support to the African Union’s (AU) initiative towards a single air transport market by 2017. Realisation of a single African air transport market in 2017 and the opening up of the airspace to all African airlines were key steps requiring the support of the […]

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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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Akwaaba 2016: Educating and networking travel event with passion

The 12th Akwaaba African Travel Market, the annual leading travel event in West Africa held recently at the prestigious Eko Hotel Convention Centre in Lagos, once again reconfirmed the exhibition as the only trade event in the region that connects travel buyers, suppliers and provides a key forum to shape the future of the industry through networking and education. The […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism to highlight Dubai as Africa’s preferred family and shopping destination at Akwaaba Travel Market

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• Dubai Tourism returns to the Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos joined by 10 partners across family entertainment, airlines and DMC’s. • Presence at Africa’s premier travel and trade show aims to highlight incredible new additions to the city’s family entertainment venues and shopping experiences Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is pleased to announce its return […]

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Aviation: How West Africa can leverage SAA’s direct flight to DC

It has been a year since South African Airlines (SAA) started direct flight operations to the United States’ capital, Washington DC, under a 5thFreedom Right from Ghana, to fill a yawning gap of meeting the large demand on that route and also offer convenience to the travelling public. Grounded on convenience to the traveller, SAA has gone ahead to establish […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines partners Amadeus for growth

Determined to grow its passengers’ numbers, Africa World Airlines (AWA) has partnered Amadeus to accelerate growth through its first-ever global distribution agreement that makes the airline’s full inventory available to Amadeus-connected travel agents worldwide with exclusivity specifically in Nigeria. Under this deal, Amadeus subscribers can efficiently search, sell and service bookings on AWA’s network of domestic and regional routes, having […]

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African Aviation: Star Alliance invest in new baggage handling IT Hub for Members

The Chief Executives of the Star Alliance member airlines on Saturday gave the go-ahead for new technology investment and wide-ranging enhancements to operational processes to meet the evolving demands of today’s travellers. “Serving our customers with high standards, consistently, on a global scale has always been at the centre of our Alliance strategy”, said Air Canada Chief Executive Calin Rovinescu, […]

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African Travels: ‘Nigerians are really hungry for travelling; we are here to make it happen for them’- Imtiaz Hussain

By Renn Offor With a passion to carve a niche in the Nigeria travel trade market, the Imtiaz Hussain Nasir, the Manager of Tabeer Tourism, a new travel company which has just landed Lagos, Nigeria, has revealed that the company motive of extending its service base to Nigeria is inspired by the fact that Nigerians are eager about travelling, and […]

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African Passport: Visa Openness has grown economies in Africa

The African Development Bank(ADB) has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows that the African continent remains largely closed off for African travellers – a fatal but easily avoided roadblock for business travel on the continent. Business and overall travel on the African continent is on the rise. As is development in Africa. In 2015 alone, the hotel […]

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