Tourism: Wifi added as new feature in the new improved Grading of Hotels in South Africa by the Grading Council

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The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)has released a statement regarding their recently augmented its grading criteria. The grading council has added three new categories: apartment hotels, small hotels and boutique hotels and added accolades for properties that promote Responsible Tourism. Darryl Erasmus, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at South African Tourism, said the review of our grading system and […]

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Tourism: Gov’t Was Aware of Liberia’s Representative to Miss Africa Continent Pageant 2019

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A communication dated May 13, 2019 in possession of FrontPageAfrica shows that the government, through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), is aware of Liberia’s representation at this year’s Miss Africa Continent pageant taking place in South Africa. If the communication is anything to hold onto, it contradicts statement made by MICAT’s Deputy Minister Eugene Fahngon. The […]

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News: Exports From International Tourism Hit USD 1.7 Trillion in 2018, says WTO

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If Tourism exports can overtake merchandise sector in revenue then Tourism is the number one factor for Africa growth and economic development. Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. For the seventh year in a row, […]

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Africa: Tourism Minister pledges support for Women in Tourism and Business

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Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has promised her ministry’s unflinching support to the Women in Tourism and Business Association. The Minister made this statement when executives of the Women in Tourism and Business paid a courtesy call on her on arrival from the Czech Republic. The group also seized the opportunity to also congratulate the Minister […]

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Africa: The slow death of Nigeria’s billion-naira tourism industry

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Every year, millions of people travel. Some because they are moving permanently to a new country and others because of work. But most travel because they are going on a vacation or an adventure. After the Notre Dame fire, quite a number of people all over the world put up their pictures of the church which they had taken while […]

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Africa: Are Ugandans ready to hop on the trail of its Tourism potential?

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Despite the minimal budget (Shs17b) allocation towards the tourism industry, lately government’s body language towards this industry is moving in a positive direction. This enthusiasm is gradually spreading across without a known national brand. People in government currently have tourism promotion at the centre of their discussions wherever they go. To take this further, Ministry of Tourism through the Uganda […]

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Africa: Runsewe re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

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It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits. This has become the theme and major focus of the director […]

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Africa: Black-owned tourism ventures thrive due to grants

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Thapelo Msimang was one of the youngest exhibitors at the annual Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban last week that was attended by thousands of delegates from South Africa and Africa’s travel establishments. The 27-year-old events and conference centre manager at the Jozini Tiger Lodge was there to market his establishment. Located along the banks of Lake Jozini with views of […]

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News: Analysis shows that Tourism in Africa is 71% Leisure Driven,29%Business, 56% Domestic and 44% International

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Tourism is one of the most important industries in Africa and contributed 8.5% (or $194.2bn) of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Africa was also the second-fastest growing tourism region with 5.6% growth in 2018 against a global average growth rate of 3.9%. The WTTC research found that tourism […]

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News: How Africa can almost double its tourism revenues – within ten years

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African countries can boost their tourism revenues to €231 billion in 2030, almost double the €121 billion from 2015. To make that happen, countries will have to put tourism at the top of their agenda and develop strategic plans. Scientists of the Brookings’s Africa Growth Initiative have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts. In most African countries, tourism is […]

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