Aviation: Berlin airport terminal evacuated after vibrator in luggage mistaken for grenade

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Staff at Berlin Schönefeld Airport thought they had made an explosive discovery after finding a suspicious looking device in the checked baggage at the airport – but the reality was a little less penetrating. Airport terminal was evacuated and flights grounded after baggage handlers at the transport hub alerted security to a device found during a routine X-ray of one […]

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Tourism: ITB Berlin 2018 attracted around 110,000 trade visitors

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Over a period of five days, during ITB Berlin 2018, more than 10,000 companies and organisations from 186 countries and regions exhibited their products to visitors in 26 halls on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair. The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and […]

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Tourism: New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin

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An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa, taking place in Nigeria in June this year. Against the backdrop of international […]

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Uganda signs up 3 companies as Tourism Reps in America and Europe

President Yoweri Museveni today handed over marketing contracts to Tim Henshall, the managing director of Kamageo and Hanna Kleber, the CEO/managing director of KPRN at State House Entebbe. Three marketing firms PHG for North America, Kamageo for UK and Ireland, and KPRN for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are to represent Uganda in the respective travel markets at a total cost […]

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Waivers and subsidies are bringing Tourists back to Mombassa in Kenya

Kenya will soon begin to reap the positive effects of its aggressive tourism recovery campaign. From July, a weekly European charter plane will be flying tourists to the coastal region. A charter plane run by TUI Poland with a capacity of 180 passengers will from this [2016] summer begin weekly direct flights to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. However, Tui Germany […]

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Ghana’s visa on arrival policy will boost tourism-Minister

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has described government’s decision to issue visa on arrival to citizens of the African Union (AU) as an opportunity to boost investments in the country. Ghana is to start issuing visa on arrival to citizens of all 54 AU member countries from July 2016. President John Mahama disclosed this during […]

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We Want To be the biggest Airline that fly to Nigeria and Africa – Turkish Airline

Experts say that the higher the growth of the aviation industry, the higher a country’s GDP. The economic benefits of aviation are very important. Globally, it is 3.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkish Airlines, Mr Said Samil Karakas in an interview with WINIFRED OGBEBO, who was in Istanbul recently, said it’s important […]

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Zimbabwe expects 100 000 German tourists

By Pauline Mhuka ZIMBABWE is targeting 100 000 tourists from the German market by 2020 in line with the National Tourism Blueprint which is pushing for a $5 billion sector. Germany is the world’s largest outbound travel market with 76 million travellers each year and over half the German population takes at least one holiday abroad each year. And data […]

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