Africa: A young Ghanaian tourism Promoter starts free travels for People with Disability

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A young Ghanaian tourism Promoter starts free travels for People with Disability With inspiration from a chorus in a patriotic song titled; “we are all involved”, buoyed by the support from siblings and friends, Joseph Asameni Obiri is making a difference in the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The 29-year-old with a first degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management […]

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Tourism: New NTDC boss meets Stakeholders and media in Lagos, asks for collaboration

New NTDC boss meets Stakeholders and media in Lagos, asks for collaboration By Renn Offor Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has charged Tourism Stakeholders and the media to rise up and support NTDC and herself in a new era which, according to her, she has set out with the intention […]

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Bwari Tourist Village: NTDC signs MOU with ITC

NTDC signs MOU with ITC In furtherance of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the development of tourism in Nigeria, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Tourist Choice Limited, to build a world class Tourist Village at Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Caption: Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), […]

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Tourism: Olumo Rock, A Tourist Haven

Olumo Rock, A Tourist Haven Recently, Peter Uzoho joined a group of tourists to visit and climb the ancient Olumo Rock in Ikija, Abeokuta North, Ogun State, and reports that the expedition was a pleasurable experience. It was in the evening of Friday, 18 November, 2016, as scheduled, the announcement went round, reminding us that it was time for the […]

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Africa: Nigerian Government Accuses VIP Express Tourism Travel Club of Abusing customers Rights

Nigerian Government Accuses VIP Express Tourism Travel Club of Abusing customers Rights THE Consumer Protection Council, CPC, and VIP Express Tourism Limited are at daggers drawn over the violation of customers rights. The CPC had on Sunday, December 11, ordered the VIP Express Tourism Limited to refund more than N25 million to 63 aggrieved subscribers to its holiday packages. The […]

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World Bank: Africa’s Tourism will grow faster when promoted in Regional blocks

According to a new report by the World Bank, The Unexplored Potential of Trade in Services in Africa, the key to boosting tourism on the continent could be to actively brand travel to regions within sub-Saharan Africa – encouraging visitors to east, west, southern Africa – rather than just individual countries. The report uses the examples of the Caribbean and […]

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Africa: Focus on aviation, tourism growth in Africa as Akwaaba expands scope

The African Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC), a new addition to the African (Akwaaba)Travel Market exhibitions which holds annually in West Africa, has achieved a massive success which its debut edition this year attracted an audience of over 2, 000 delegates. The first session focused on ‘State of Aviation in Africa,’ while the second looked at the ‘State of Tourism […]

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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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Africa: LCCI seek new ministry of aviation and tourism

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to emplace a new Ministry of Aviation and Tourism. LCCI made the call in a communiqué issued by the Chamber and signed by its Vice President/ Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, at the end of their International Investment Conference in Lagos. Said the communiqué: ‘“Government should consider […]

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Aviation: Immigration staff Shortages at Oliver Tambo Airport increases South Africa Tourism woes

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The Department of Home Affairs on Friday conceded that it does not have enough personnel to deal with the rise in the number of people arriving for processing at OR Tambo International Airport. Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni told reporters in Rosebank that the average number of travellers cleared per month increased from 668 882 in 2015 to 669 621 […]

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