Tourism: Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe

Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe A bloc of Western countries is sponsoring a Seychelles candidate to rival Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi and split the African vote ahead of elections to choose the new secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, it has emerged. Dr Mzembi, who is also the […]

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation

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Aviation: SA, Chad sign Bilateral Agreement on aviation South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology of Chad Haoua Acyl Ahmat Aghabach signed the agreement in Pretoria on Friday. […]

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Aviation: Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India

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Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India National carrier Kenya Airways has received a big boost from the signing of an agreement that gives it the right to introduce seven more weekly flights to India, one of Kenya’s strongest trade partners. A communiqué from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation indicates that the two […]

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Rwandair: 11 Airplanes, 650,000 passengers 19 destinations and more to come

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AS the sun sets on the year 2016, Rwanda aviation industry, particularly RwandAir, is basking in glee following a year well spent, at least in terms of capacity building for the national carrier. Besides the new policies announced by cabinet to streamline the aviation sector activities, like cargo handling and logistics, this year the airline has laid a firm foundation […]

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Aviation: RwandAir 10th aircraft, Boeing 737 “Kalisimbi” arrives Kigali with on-board Wifi

The national carrier, RwandAir’s latest acquisition Boeing 737-800NG is expected in Kigali this Wednesday having left Seattle, United States on Monday. The Boeing aircraft is the first of two new orders from the American manufacturer. The new aircraft christened ‘Kalisimbi’ is expected to increase the airline’s fleet to ten aircraft and it is expected to facilitate the carrier’s growing routes […]

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Africa: Rwanda is driving tourism Growth with MICE

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The tourism sector has experienced dynamic growth and continued expansion particularly in African countries. Cross border travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes has become one of the fastest growing economic activities. Tourism is no longer viewed as a seasonal event but rather a whole year round activity because it has incorporated the business aspect in its sagacity. Many people […]

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Aviation: More Air connectivity will reduce cost of doing business in Africa.

By Friday Nwosu The Director in charge of Benin Air Transport Regulation Civil Aviation, Nathalie Houndeton, has called for more efforts at integrating the continent’s airspace to facilitate trade and movements of persons in Africa. She made the call during the official launch of RwandAir’s flights to Cotonou in Benin on Friday. According to her, the need to improve the […]

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Aviation: RwandAir opens it’s 19th destination with flight to Cotonou, Benin Republic

Rwanda’s national flag carrier RwandAir has re-assured the business community on its new drive to enhance connectivity and efficiency to boost trade. The airline said it will relentlessly continue opening new destinations to facilitate the ease of doing business and movement across Africa and beyond. Jean Paul Nyirubutama, the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir, said […]

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No Major Airline and Aviation Hub in West and Central Africa – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, said on Monday that the West and Central African region was existing without any significant aviation business hub. Sirika said this in Abuja at the 2016 Aviation Day Africa organised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the theme “Driving Economies Through The Power of Aviation’’. The minister was represented by […]

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Without good corporate governance, national carrier would fail on arrival –Demuren

Former Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren speaks on the country’s aviation sector. Sir, what is your view about the nation’s aviation policy? When you talk of Nigerian aviation policy, I believe the first one was done in 1989 and I can see many faces here, who took part in the formulation of the policy then. […]

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