Tourism: TANZANIA plans 3 million annual tourist arrivals

TANZANIA plans 3 million annual tourist arrivals Tanzania is not ready to join the East Africa Community (EAC) joint tourism market, it has been learnt. Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) managing director Devota Mdachi told The Citizen in an exclusive interview that the country’s priority was not joint marketing of East Africa as a single tourist destination, but unlocking potential that […]

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AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants Visa on arrival for all Africans By Friday Nwosu After the recommendation by TheTeamAfrica (TTA), Pan African Travel Association for the implementation of a visa on arrival for all Africans, it seems the African Union (AU) has taken the advice and has urged all member States to introduce a 30-day visa on arrival policy for all citizens […]

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World Bank: Africa’s Tourism will grow faster when promoted in Regional blocks

According to a new report by the World Bank, The Unexplored Potential of Trade in Services in Africa, the key to boosting tourism on the continent could be to actively brand travel to regions within sub-Saharan Africa – encouraging visitors to east, west, southern Africa – rather than just individual countries. The report uses the examples of the Caribbean and […]

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Tourism: Fighting over tourists puts East Africa in bad light

In the good old days East African tour operators could sit back and know that eager visitors will come to sample the region’s spectacular offerings both for scenic beauty and the singular experience of seeing animals in the wild. Like clockwork, the regional industry and especially in Kenya and Tanzania, could expect good revenues in the high season and pick […]

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Africa: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda tie up the Uni-Visa while Tanzania stays away.

Kenya has re-ignited its vision for a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ arrangement with Uganda and Rwanda as the three nations signed a pact for joint tourism marketing to increase the number of international and regional visitors. Tourism ministers from the three countries have structured a single travel document that will allow foreign visitors to roam across borders without attracting extra […]

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Africa: East African MPs want more from EAC single tourist Visa

East African lawmakers are not happy at the slow implementation of the Single Tourist Visa, saying it has made little progress in boosting the tourism industry in the region as envisioned. Nusura Tiperu (Uganda) said the region has vast tourist attractions which have not been fully exploited under the Single Tourist Visa plan. “There needs to be more information and […]

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Africa: Kenya Overtakes South Africa as Biggest Investor in African Countries

Kenya overtook South Africa to become the biggest investor in other African countries in terms of the number of projects in 2015. Kenya invested in 36 projects last year in other parts of the continent against South Africa’s 33, a new study by financial consulting firm Ernst & Young shows. It noted that most of Kenya’s intra-Africa investments went into […]

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Tourism: Accra Weizo opens new frontiers for seamless travel in Africa

By Wale Olapade Travelling freely within the Africa borders had never been an easy task due to different restrictions and unstable policies by governments and authorities at different ports of entry. with this scenario, the continent had also suffered different degrees of setback in terms of business development and economic integration. Again, this clog had for decades made seamless travel […]

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African Tourism: ECOWAS copies EAC in the use of Biometrics ID for regional travels

By Author: LaminJahateh The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is to introduce a common biometric identity card for all the 15 countries which make up the bloc. It is also to remove the payment of residence permit for nationals of one country in another within Ecowas. These are part of measures to further integrate the sub-region by enhancing the free […]

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80%of what is produced in Africa is exported depriving Africa of growth

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalize on the continent’s growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, who says that when comparing intra-regional trade statistics, Africa’s rates are amongst the lowest in […]

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