Further African Expansion For Protea Hotels – Two Additional Hotels In Kampala, Uganda

Protea Hotels announced the signing of contracts for the development of new hotel properties in Uganda. The deal was agreed between Protea Hotels, a member of Marriott International, and its local partner in the country. The new signing in Dubai affirms the company’s confidence in the strength of the Ugandan economy and in prospects for growth on the African continent. […]

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Here comes the boom as Kenya Airways plans $690 million restructuring

By Bella Genga (Bloomberg). Kenya Airways, sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest airline, is planning a 70 billion-shilling ($690 million) restructuring program that includes reducing its fleet and cutting staff, Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said. The carrier, based in the capital, Nairobi, has been working on a turnaround plan after reporting the largest loss in Kenyan corporate history last year. The carrier […]

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Nigerian Alcoholic spirit market worth $2Bilion

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Nigeria’s spirit market is worth two billion dollars ($2 billion) and it is increasing at six per cent average yearly, according to a report by the Global Agricultural Information Network, GAIN. While imported spirits account for $500 million, local spirits dominate the sector with 75 per cent share as they are cheaper than the imported brands, it added. The report, […]

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Ethiopian Visa now available in many cities in Nigeria

Travelers to Ethiopia can now get their visas easily through the help of registered tour operators in Nigeria. This was revealed in Kano Nigeria by the Area Manager Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Solomon Begashaw while addressing Kano based travel Agents at the annual Agency Seminar. Before now all travelers have to visit the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja to procure a […]

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How Nigerian Banker Daniel Orogun was allegedly murdered in Liberia

The family of Daniel Orogun, a Nigerian banker and Managing Director (MD) of Guarantee Trust Bank’s (GTB) Liberia who was said to have drowned in a Liberia river on January 24, has alleged that his death was masterminded by a customer. Orogun was buried at the weekend at the Ikoyi Vaults, Lagos after his family’s revelation for the first time […]

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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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Jomo Kenyatta named most improved airport in Africa by ACI

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been named the best improved airport in Africa by Airports Council International in the 2015 Airport Service Quality awards. The survey carried out by ACI captured passengers’ experiences at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide, and places JKIA as the fifth best airport in Africa. Welcoming the news, Kenya Airports […]

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Zimbabwe cancelled 30 conferences at Victoria Falls due to Ebola fears in 2015

UNITED Nations resident coordinator Bishow Parajuli bagged the 2016 diplomat-of-the-year award at a colourful ceremony held on Friday night. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Parajuli won the award at the fifth edition of the Diplomat of the Year Awards, which were this year hosted under the theme, Tourism: driver of economic development and diplomacy. Tourism and Hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi, who delivered […]

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40 Years After Entebbe, Israeli PM Is visiting Africa: Bibi Plans First Official Tour

Defeating Islamist extremism is the Israel-Africa bond, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who plans this year to visit Uganda, Kenya and possibly other African countries on the first official visit by a sitting Israeli head of state since 1987. He plans to time his visit around the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe raid, a counter-terror, hostage-rescue mission that took […]

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‘Kenya’s African tourism market growth is higher than all our traditional markets’ – Jacinta Nzioka

Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi, few weeks ago, was appointed acting Managing Director of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). In this interview, she shares with RENN OFFOR of atqnews.comthe bold initiatives her government has taken which has bolstered security within the country and around its borders once tainted by terrorist attacks; and coupled with positive economic development indicators which now drive new investments, tourism […]

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