Tourism: International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016

European tourism grows UNWTO biodiversity

International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total. This preliminary result is included in the first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends’, a regular monitoring of EU tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the framework of the cooperation with the Directorate-General for […]

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African States Consider Common Passport by 2018

By Theresia Tjihenuna NAMIBIA and other African states are considering the possibility of a common passport for the continent by 2018. This is one of the decisions deliberated by senior officials at the recently-ended four-day Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security and Facilitation held in Windhoek last week. The permanent secretary in the ministry of works and transport Willem Goeieman said […]

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The birthing of ‘Adowa’; Lessons from our fathers

My love for dance stems from the fact that I personally do not know how to dance well and so anytime I see someone or a group of people performing this complex task that I find very difficult to do with ease, I sincerely doff my hat off for them. From time immemorial, dance has been used as a way […]

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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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Nigerians dying in UK detention camps, buried in mass graves, says activist

From Fred Itua, A Nigerian-British politician and activist, Professor Alexia Thomas has raised the alarm over what he described as underreported deaths and mass burial of Nigerian and other African immigrants in the United Kingdom. In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, Pro¬fessor Alexia who is also the founder and chairper¬son of the Commonwealth Liberation Party in the UK, as […]

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Morocco targets 160, 000 West Africans travellers in 2016


Morocco is seeking to attract more visitors from Russia, China and West Africa, as instability in nearby countries deters tourists from traditional European markets. Plans to open new air routes are in motion, Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad said in an interview in Rabat following a visit by King Mohammed VI to Russia. “Russia offers us a big opportunity,” he […]

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Lagos is the most Authentic Party City in The World say Playboy Mag

But Lagos, for all its money, glamour and status as the world capital of Afropop, seems immune to all that. Thanks to its crime-riddled reputation, it has become the dark frontier of the global party circuit, a place of cognac-washed clubs, B-boy block parties and Afrobeat root systems. There are no carbon-copy full-moon raves or overly organized pop festivals featuring […]

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Cry Against Digitisaton of Museums

By Solomon Elusoji The recent call by the Artefacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria to discourage the proposed digitisation of museums in the country might be misplaced and displays a measure of ignorance about the workings of modern culture. In July 2013, the Imperial War Museum, London closed its doors to update its collections. Signs were put outside the building, notifying […]

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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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Does Uganda have the most Expensive Visa in East Africa?


By Renn Offor On the 20th February 2014, in Uganda, the presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda officially launched the new common tourist visa. The three countries combined in that region attract more than 4million visitors each year, and the single tourist visa was to be a major milestone in the development of a common tourism promotion strategy, which will […]

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