Africa: Top 100 Hotels in Nigeria Awards to hold at Port Harcourt Bantaba 2017

Top 100 Hotels in Nigeria Awards to hold at Port Harcourt Bantaba 2017 ATQnews.com in partnership with Akwaaba African Travel Market is delighted to announce that the Top 100 Hotels in Nigeria will hold at the Port Harcourt Bantaba, in Rivers State. This edition of Bantaba with the awards is unique as Bantaba would be returning after 2 years of […]

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Africa: Kenya rises in business tourism ratings, with over 240 global forums held in 2016

Kenya rises in business tourism ratings, with over 240 global forums held in 2016 Kenya hosted 243 global and continental meetings in 2016 that attracted multi-billionaires and many heads of State and government. According to a just-released report by conference marketing and consultancy firm, Mkutano Business Travel, the mainly State-led foreign visits helped the country market itself as a tourism […]

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Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Africa: How Rwanda Private sector grew Tourism revenue from $26M to $300M in 8 years

Over the years, Rwanda’s tourism sector has recorded a significant growth and this is because there have been a number of initiatives put in place to realize the potential of this unique and powerful sector. Rwanda’s journey of development has seen the government position tourism as one of the priority sectors that cannot only contribute a lot towards the national […]

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Tourism: New Jerusalem, Ethiopia: People walk hundreds of kilometers to see this site

IT’S impossible to see until you’re standing right on top of it, and even then it takes a moment for the significance to register. The roof is level with the ground, and carved to look like a Greek Orthodox Church. Pilgrims dressed in white gather around, close but not too close. The cross is in the middle of a man-made […]

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Tourism: 50, 000 Nigerians visit South Africa annually – Mnguni, SA Envoy

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni, on Wednesday said that about 50,000 Nigerians visited South Africa for tourism annually. Mnguni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Nigerians constituted about 50,000 of the recorded annual average of about 10 million foreign tourists. “South Africa has really been able to harness her tourism potentialto […]

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Africa: Ethiopia earns more from Tourism than Kenya and Tanzania combined

Ethiopia’s tourism industry is booming after revenue jumped 20.7 percent to a record $3.5 billion in 2015. Data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism shows Ethiopia is becoming East Africa’s hottest travel destination. Home to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, the country was also named the ‘World’s Best Tourism Destination’ for 2015 by the European Council on Tourism and […]

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World Tourism: UNWTO Network of Observatories meets to discuss the measurement of sustainable tourism at destination level

Under the title ‘Advancing the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism Development’, UNWTO Member States, NGOs, academic institutions and other public and private sector entities discussed approaches to effectively measure, monitor and assess tourism performance and impacts at destination level. This consultative process takes place at a time in which the international tourism community embraces the Sustainable Development Goals. UNWTO welcomed more […]

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African Tourism: South African Tourism Closes Its Italy Office

By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism (SAT), has announced that it closing its Italy office effective May 31st, 2016. SAT said a South Europe hub has been established to service the France and Italy markets, with the office based in Paris. “We therefore no longer have an office in Italy, closed effective 31 May 2016.” According to the board, it […]

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Seychelles and South African tourism boards sign MoU for better cooperation

Better cooperation and exchanges are expected in the field of tourism between Seychelles and South Africa after the two countries’ respective tourism boards signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the INDABA trade fair last week in Durban. The MOU was signed on behalf of Seychelles by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange and Sthembiso Dlamini, the […]

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