NEPAD discusses Sustainable tourism development in Africa at the UN General Assembly


The technical body of the African Union known as NEPAD is active at the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York. In 2016, 1235 million international tourists traveled around the world. Travel and tourism represent nine percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and one out of every 11 jobs. Africa’s aviation industry alone supports 6.9-million jobs and contributes […]

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Africa: My Observations on Nigeria’s Tourism Masterplan review- Andy O. Ehanire


VP South-South, ATPN,  MD, Ogba Zoo, Benin The National Tourism Master Plan has been in the public domain for more than a decade. Several sensitization fora have been organized to elicit response from stakeholders, while experts have also been availed opportunities to analyse and review the document. In a professionally vibrant environment, various schools of thought would have emerged with […]

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News: AfDB studies Transport difficulties across Africa

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held a one-day workshop at the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss findings of three studies on opening up aviation services, urban transport development, and trade facilitation. The theme of the September 28, 2016 workshop was “ICA: Support to Transport Sector”. The event was attended by Bank officials from […]

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NIGERIA TOURISM: “Unending Fumbling With Nigeria’s Tourism Policies “-Andy Ehanire

There has always been a glaring need to fathom some deep seated syndromes that have for long stagnated the charting of a clear, viable and sustainable policy direction for Nigeria’s Tourism development. How else can one explain our long exposure to various tourism models and having the privilege of huge financial resources, with no shortage of those professing the knowhow, […]

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AfDB Launches First Africa Visa Openness Index


By chike onwuegbuchi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows how Africa remains largely closed off to African travellers. On average Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries, can get visas on arrival in only 25% of other countries and don’t need a visa to travel to just […]

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Visa-free travel ‘key to African tourism’

By: Oscar Nkala Gaborone – Africa remained largely closed off to inter-African travel with Africans requiring visas to travel to 55 percent of the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. In a statement released ahead of the launch of its first-ever “Africa Visa Openness Index” scheduled for Abidjan, Ivory Coast from March 21-22, the AfDB said the stringent […]

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