Tourism: UNWTO congress to discuss the links between cultural heritage and creative tourism

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The World Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria jointly hosted the International Congress on World Civilizations and Creative Tourism held from the 29 November – 1 December 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. According to a statement by the body, the Congress discussed how creative tourism can play a significant role in safeguarding and promoting tangible […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe’s tourism sector looking to tap into BRICS market

In a bid to boost international tourist arrivals, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is looking to further tap into the BRICS market. Traditionally, the country’s major source markets have been the Americas (particularly the United States of America) and the European Union. In a presentation to the Zimbabwe Defence College in Harare, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Dr Walter Mzembi underscored the […]

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Hotels: Challenges faced by Business Travellers within Africa

Hotels in African cities are more than just a place to put your head down. Many must also provide facilities that few local residents enjoy. When the Paris-based Louvre Hotels Group opened its 80-room Golden Tulip in the Nigerian city of Lagos’s up market Lekki district two years ago, it also had to provide a service most Nig¬erians still dream […]

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Africa: Former SAA manager Mr Ntshona appointed CEO of South Africa Tourism

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has welcomed the appointment of Mr Sisa Ntshona as the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism. The appointment has been approved by the Cabinet and was announced today by the Chairperson of the SA Tourism Board, Dr Tanya Abrahamse. Mr Ntshona has previously worked as Executive Manager for Africa and the Middle East at […]

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Tourism: 13% increase in Travels to Sub Sahara Africa as North Africa suffers drop

Destinations worldwide welcomed 5.3 per cent more international tourists during the first four months of the year than for the same period last year. This is according to the UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in its World Tourism Barometer. A total of 348 million international tourists made trips during this time. There is no sign of a crisis in the […]

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Kenya Tourist Arrivals growing at 33% targeting 1.6million this year

By Caroline Njoroge The Kenyan tourism sector is expected to continue its rebound this year with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) projecting it will grow at a rate of 33 per cent to record 1.6 million tourist arrivals. “We expect the number of arrivals to grow by 400,000 to 1.6 million at the close of the year compared to 1.18 […]

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