Africa: Ivory Coast tourism attracts $5bn from Arab investors


Ivory Coast announced Tuesday that Arab investors had pledged $5 billion to support its program to attract foreign tourists to the West African nation. The tourism ministry said “a round table of investors in Dubai” on Sunday and Monday expressed interest In Ivory Coast and in total, the minister for tourism and leisure, Siandou Fofana, “enlisted from them pledges worth […]

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Africa: Arab investors from Dubai arrives Zimbabwe

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The visiting business delegation from United Arab Emirates (UAE) have held a meeting with tourism stakeholders and officials from the Victoria Falls Municipality where they reaffirmed their commitment in developing a state-of-the-art medical facility, a grand prix circuit and a hotel in the resort destination. The investors from UAE who arrived in the country on Monday visited the country’s premier […]

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The 10 most powerful Nations in Africa

1. South Africa South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping), and the only African country of the EU’s 10 global strategic partners. This is mainly because South Africa is the EU’s largest trading partner in Africa but it certainly gives the country […]

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BASA: Skewed against Nigeria

The Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and over 55 nations has been dubbed a case of pitting David against Goliath. WOLE SHADARE highlights the damage these treaties have done to the country’s economy. Preamble Each time the issue of BASA comes up, what comes to the minds of Nigeria is the lop-sidedness of the deal tilting against the […]

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Egypt Invest $68m Advertising Promotional Campaign To Help Revive Tourism Industry


By Morgan Winsor Egypt has signed a $68 million contract with New York advertising agency J. Walter Thompson Co. to help revive the Arab nation’s tourism industry. Over the next three years, the company will run a public relations campaign in 27 markets around the world to promote Egypt as a prime tourist destination and improve the view of the […]

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Kenya Tourism signs on Wakanow for West African Market

A beach resort in Diani. The number of tourists have dwindled in the last three years as visitors from Europe and US shun the country’s attraction for fear of terrorist attacks

By DOREEN WAINAINAH And MATHIAS RINGA Tourism industry players have stepped up efforts to woo visitors from West Africa and United Arab Emirates even as hoteliers blame county governments for rolling back the gains. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has partnered with Kenya Airways and a West African tour operator to intensify marketing in Ghana and Nigeria. Share our story:

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