Africa: Zambian Tourism Agency to start grading Hotels in Zambia

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Zambian Tourism Agency to start grading Hotels in Zambia The Zambia Tourism Agency has announced that it will soon start grading all hotels operating in Zambia. Agency Chief Executive Officer Felix Chaila told Journalists during a news briefing in Lusaka that the agency will devise standards in partnership with the Zambia Bureau of Standards to grant hotels. Mr Chaila said […]

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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: South Carolina tourism industry working to draw more black visitors.

Charleston’s African American history is advertised in at least three places in the downtown Visitors Center, yet none of the two dozen people milling about there on a recent afternoon was black. Outside in the bus shed, long time tour guide Alphonso Brown, a former schoolteacher who is black, was loading up visitors for a morning tour of Catfish Row, […]

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Tourism: How elections is impacting on Ghana’s Tourism sector

Everyone is anxious. The uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds the 2016 General elections in Ghana has plunged businesses into a state of panic and conservation. In as much as they want to make the most of this season very close to Christmas, they are also very mindful of the challenges they face due to the impact of the elections. Jumia […]

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Africa: Meet Najib Balala the Man who makes Kenyan Tourism tick

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Is Tourism CS Najib Balala the coolest cabinet secretary in the Jubilee government? Balala wakes up at 5am every day. I know because in booking our appointment he insisted on an early-morning meeting. It is the eve of World Tourism Day when we meet at his Teleposta office. He is sharply dressed complete with an Ankara bowtie! I ask him […]

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Aviation: Ethiad to drive Abu Dhabi Tourism Growth in Africa

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute US$3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics Group reveals that EAG and […]

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Africa: Open sky policy’ will grow GDP in Namibia study shows

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DESPITE slow economic growth, the tourism industry remains a beacon of hope for the Namibian economy. The weak South African rand would continue to support growth in the wholesale and retail trade sector as it relates to the tourism sector, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS) said in a report on Friday. The report said despite the macroeconomic headwinds that have resulted […]

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Tourism: African Source markets are driving Kenya Tourism revival

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The African continent is home to over 1 billion people, roughly 13% of the World’s estimated population. It produces more than 60 metal and mineral products, several of which are the World’s most important including Diamonds, Gold, Uranium, Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum Group Elements (PGEs), to name a few. This is a major attribute that has attracted business from the […]

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Tourism: African tourist boards build presence at WTM London

From established destinations such as Egypt and Morocco to emerging destinations such as Botswana and Senegal, Africa will have a presence at this year’s event to reinforce its potential to become one of the travel and tourism industry’s most important regions. For example, more than 30 suppliers will be exhibiting as part of the Tanzania Tourism Board’s stand, ranging from […]

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Tourism: Tourists flock to Somalia to see War Ruins

By Abdi Latif Dahir For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn’t know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast to the towns of Alula and Bareeda, before finally arriving at Tohen. There, at the […]

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