Tourism: “East Africa Launches Tourism Portal as UNWTO candidates presents Positions”

It was a gathering if African Tourism Heavyweights in Kampala at the Opening Ceremony of The Pearl Of Africa Tourism Expo in Kampala Sheraton on Friday. It was the Launching of the East African Tourism Portal, it’s TV commercial and Documentary. The Event offered the Two African Candidates for the UNWTO Secretary General position to Jointly address Africa on what […]

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Aviation: Kenya is the most Improved Travel destination in 2016 study shows

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By Kennedy Kangethe, Kenya’s air travel sector is the most improved in Sub–Saharan Africa from January to August 2016—according to a travel research firm ForwardKeys. The firm states that Kenya’s air travel grew by 14 per cent in the period under review compared to its Sub-Saharan Africa counterparts Ethiopia 9.6 per cent, Tanzania 10.6 per cent, Mauritius 11.6 per cent […]

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AU Passport: Nigeria’s tourism & hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021

Nigeria’s tourism and hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021 if the recently launched African Union (AU) passport is adopted by the country’s legislators. This is according to Mr. Kushal Dutta, the managing director of Africa’s number one hotel booking portal Jumia Travel Nigeria, who further said the Pan-African Passport will allow free movement of domestic tourists into […]

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African Tourism: How Domestic Tourism can build Kenya Tourism

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Kenya’s economy will grow by 6 per cent this year. This is double the anticipated rate of growth for sub–Saharan Africa. Part of the IMF’s optimism is based on expectations of a recovery in tourism. The fact, however, is that international visitor arrivals in 2015 were 17 per cent lower than in 2014. Tourism […]

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South Africa to invest R100M in Domestic Tourism

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of a R100 million investment to boost local tourism is music to his ears. According to sanews.gov.za, the Minister said this when he participated in a debate of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly, on Tuesday. “Mr President, in your address to the nation on […]

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FTAN Partners NTDC on Domestic Tourism and Lauds Sally Mbanefo

The Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) has pledged to partner with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, (NTDC) on its mission at re-positioning domestic tourism for national development. Chief Tomi Akingbogun, FTAN President made this disclosure on an invitation by the Director General to discuss areas of collaboration in her office in Abuja.  Share our story:

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NTDC BOSS Takes Domestic Tourism to Osun

 By Wale Olapade The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II, on Thursday, 30 January,  2014  at the Ife Palace Square, singled out the Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo for special prayers and royal blessings. Mrs Mbanefo who was the Special Guest of Honour at Oodua Festival 2014 which was packaged and […]

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