Africa: Shake the tourism tree to increase revenues

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At the 2019 Namibia Economic Growth Summit held in Windhoek to revive inclusive economic growth, a breakaway session on Unlocking Tourism’s Potential was held on July 31st, where a talented panel of tourism experts led by the Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta, tackled the challenge laid down by President Hage Geingob when he opened the conference by saying: […]

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Africa: ‘Chinese group visa will boost business, tourism’

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Nigeria-based travel agency, 1860 Travels, has said China’s group visa deal will boost business and tourism by simplifying in-bound and out-bound travel between Nigeria and China. The firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Francis Daodu, said the scheme, which began on August 1, had enabled Nigerian businessmen, from five persons or more, to apply for and obtain a group visa through […]

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Africa: Tourism Minister Highlights Main Areas of MoU with Kenya

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Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism, signed between Jamaica and the Republic of Kenya, will result in greater interactions between both countries. The Minister was speaking at a press briefing, held at the Tourism Ministry’s New Kingston offices, today (August 7). The MoU was signed on Monday, August […]

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Africa: SA remains safe and “preferred tourist destination” – says tourism minister

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Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Friday reassured tourists that it is safe to travel to South Africa and that their safety remains a top priority for the South African government. Minister Kubayi-Ngubane said that, despite a few isolated incidents “which paint South Africa negatively,” the country is still a preferred destination when it comes to wedding receptions, honeymoons and cultural […]

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News: African Countries With Their Tourism Taglines

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African Countries over the years have taken up Taglines to distinguish their tourism offering. These taglines include: Countries                           Tourism Taglines 1 Algeria                              Tourism for Everybody 2 Botswana                          Our pride, your destination 3 Burundi                             Beautiful Burundi 4 Cabo Verde                        No stress 5 Cameroon                          All of Africa in one Country 6 Chad                                 Oasis of the Sahel 7 Djibouti                             Djibeauty 8 Egypt                                Where […]

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Africa: Steady growth for SA tourism industry with over 15m foreigners visiting in 2018

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Statistics released for May show a year-on-year increase in tourists visiting the country. Each month, Statistics SA provides an in-depth barometer of what tourism and travel has looked like for South Africa. These reports are a good indicator, because the tourism industry makes up a major part of South Africa’s economy. In 2018, Stats SA said one in 22 South […]

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News: US, Spain, France among top 10 global tourism earners in 2018

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The United States of America is leading in the pack in global top 10 tourism earning countries in 2018 with 215 billion dollars raked in from the industry. The US received a total of 89 million tourist arrivals topping countries like Spain and France with earnings of $74 billion and $67 billion, and 83 million and 80 million tourist arrivals […]

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News: 1 on 1 with Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head – MEISA, South African Tourism Holdings

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The vibrant and diverse nation of India has always been an important focus region for South African Tourism, as it has consistently featured amongst our top eight international source markets. Why is India an important market for South African Tourism? The vibrant and diverse nation of India has always been an important focus region for South African Tourism, as it […]

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News: Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations in Africa

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For many people, seeking medical attention outside their own country is the best, and sometimes the only, choice they have. Perhaps it’s because they seek specialists that simply don’t exist in their own country. Or, maybe it’s because the operation they need is much more affordable abroad. Also known as medical tourism, this type of traveling has been rising in […]

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Africa: SA domestic tourism shows 59.7% rise on 2018

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The outlook for rest of the year looks positive with forecasts for most regions showing reasonable growth in line with expected travelling patterns. The number of South Africans who traveled within the country during the first four months of the year has risen by more than 50% when compared to 2018. “The period from January to April 2019, showed exceptional […]

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