Africa: Cape Verde and Nigeria are in the Top 10 in Global Travel Search index

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As a holiday destination, Cape Verde has plenty to recommend it. It’s a year-round sun spot with alluring beaches, volcanic hiking routes, and a lively music scene, not to mention direct flights from the UK at under six hours, and no time difference – so no jet lag to contend with. These draws would appear to be common knowledge. Indeed, […]

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Africa: Rwandair to start Abuja Flight January 2018 as it Signs BASA with Cape Verde

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The local business community will soon be able to easily explore more Western African markets following the signing of a bilateral air service agreement between the Government of Rwanda and Cape Verde. Signed by Minister of State for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye on behalf of government on the sidelines of the just-ended third annual International Civil Aviation Organisation World […]

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Africa: Cape Verde Tourism on the Rise in 2017

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Most tourists come to stay on the less populated, flatter islands of Boa, Maio, Sal and Vista, but some of the islands now also attract ecotourism thanks to their imposing mountain ranges and stunning scenery, such as on the island of Fogo, where the volcano Pico del Fogo beckons climbers and nature enthusiasts alike. The main leisure activities in the […]

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Tourism: Cape town overtakes Lagos and Cairo to rank 2nd as Joburg remains most visited City in Africa

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JOHANNESBURG has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016, followed by Cape Town, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. Johannesburg welcomed 4.57 million international overnight visitors in 2016 – an impressive 24 percent increase on the previous year’s 3.69 million visitors. Cape Town rose from third place in 2015 to become the second […]

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Indaba: God made Uganda the best place but decided to live in Cape Town says Zuma as He opens African Tourism show

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It was all dance and speeches today at the Albert Luthuli international Conference Centre in Durban today as South African President Jacob Zuma declared the 2017 Indaba open. Amidst all the brilliant speech making President Zuma declared that Africa must market itself and travel within itself to grow tourism. He told of his visit to Uganda and the majestic beauty […]

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Africa Hotel Investment – Cairo and Cape Town on Top

Cairo and Cape Town’s hotel markets have experienced strong performances over the past five years, according to figures from data and analytics specialist STR. Despite political turmoil, Cairo is starting to recover and the compound of annual growth rate (CAGR) for revenue per available room (RevPAR) was up 14.9% for the 2011 to 2015 time period. In the first quarter […]

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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