Africa: Tour Operators Issue 2-week Ultimatum for Govt to Denounce Dam Project

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Tour operators in the private sector have downplayed the excuse given by government – that the construction of a dam in Murchison falls national park is not a done deal – arguing that the mere fact that such a project could be conceived is outrageous. Government continues to face a backlash ever since the controversial plan started making headlines in […]

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Africa: Operators Decry Lessors’ Blacklisting of Nigerian Airlines

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Operators in the Nigerian aviation sector have decried the blacklisting of Nigerian airlines by major leasing companies. With the blacklisting of the country, domestic carriers would now find it difficult to acquire aircraft through leasing. THISDAY’s investigation revealed that Nigerian airlines are now left with the only option of outright purchase of aircraft and used equipment, which are still sold […]

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Africa: Tanzanian tour operators give up hope on import duty exemptions

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Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope on the government’s delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season. During the 2018/19-budget session, Parliament amended the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004 to be able to provide import duty exemption on numerous kinds of automobiles for […]

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Africa: Building capacity and professional collaborations for Uganda tour operators

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I have served as the Board Chair for the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) for about four years now. During this time, I have seen the association grow exponentially, not only its membership numbers but its contribution to Uganda’s tourism industry. AUTO is Uganda’s leading tourism trade association representing the interests of the country’s most trusted tour companies. With […]

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Tourism: Final winners emerge for Africa Top 100 Tour Operators award

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Final winners for the Africa Top 100 Tour Operators have been announced by the organizers of the award. The Africa Top 100 Tour Operators awards saw winners emerged from 18 African countries for the awards which would hold at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from 9th to 11th September, 2018. The winners now […]

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TOURISM: Wakanow’s Obinna Ekezie, Consaga Khisa of Destination Connect Kenya to speak at Africa Tour Operators Summit

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The CEOs of two of Africa’s leading Travel companies’ Wakanow, Nigeria and Destination Connect, Kenya and leading Destination Marketing Organizations are slated to speak at the Africa Tour Operators Summit scheduled to hold 10th September at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market 2018. Confirmed for the high-powered discussion are heavy weights such as; Adama Njie –Marketing Director Gambia Tourism Board, […]

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Tourism: Top nominees emerge for Africa Top 100 Tour Operators award at 14th Akwaaba Travel Market

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Organizers of the Africa Top 100 Tour Operators have unveiled the initial nominations of African countries so far in the awards which would hold at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from 8th to 11th September, 2018. The nominations reflect responses from nine African countries namely South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, […]

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Aviation: Operators attribute airlines failures in West Africa to lack of protection, multiple taxes, others

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Airline Operators in West Africa have identified lack of protection, multiple airport taxes, lack of good corporate governance among others as some of reasons airlines fail in West Africa. The operators who gathered in Ghana at the recently concluded Accra Weizo organised by the publishers of atq.com and organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos also identified the inability […]

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Aviation: Airline operators commend FG for pausing signing of Africa free trade treaty

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The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has commended the Federal Government for not yet signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Treaty. The Chairman of AON, Capt. Nogie Meggisson, made the commendation while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Monday. NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had cancelled his trip to Kigali, Rwanda, where the AfCFTA would be signed […]

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Aviation: Operators kick as Nigeria opens airspace to 22 African countries, airlines

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Airline operators and stakeholders yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s declaration of open skies to 22 African countries and co-signatories for the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), otherwise called open skies treaty. The operators, who are to reciprocate and compete under the open skies treaty on behalf of the country, are displeased with non-preparedness of the industry for […]

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