Africa: Tourist arrivals set to go up by 10pc next year

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Kenya is set to increase its tourist arrivals by 10 per cent within the next year, according to projections by the Tourism ministry. Earnings from the sector are expected to grow at a similar rate. Speaking during the opening of the ninth edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo in Nairobi, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala exuded confidence that Kenya […]

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Africa: Kenya the best country in Africa – global tourist

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A global tourist from Poland is in love with the heavy rains, good people, eye-catching landscapes, rich culture and the good roads in Kenya. Kinga Tanajewska, 37, believe Kenya is the best in Africa owing to different climates, the jungle rides and the social masses. “Tourism is booming here so the attractive destinations can be quite pricey and a bit […]

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Africa: Zim to experience an upsurge of tourist arrivals

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TOURIST arrivals from England to Zimbabwe are set to reach the 100 000 mark by year-end as interest in visiting the country continues to soar in the new dispensation, a tourism expert has said. In an interview with The Sunday Mail, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) representative in London, Ms Felisicious Munjaidi, said tourist interest is on the surge judging by […]

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Tourism: Tourist accommodation shows marked increase in South Africa

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Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) published its quarterly survey on tourist accommodation for the period ending May 2019. Compared to May 2018, the sector showed an increase of nearly 5% in tourism accommodation. The data used in the publication was derived from the monthly survey of the tourist accommodation industry; which in turn was based on a sample drawn from […]

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Tourism: South Africa aims to double international tourist arrivals by 2030

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The South African Government has announced that it will double the international tourist arrivals to 21 million by 2030. The announcement was made by President Cyril Ramaphosa while addressing the Parliament. The President said the government is determined to ensure that tourists who come to South Africa are safe. “We want a South Africa wherein all enjoy comfort and prosperity. […]

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Africa: Tour companies and hotels see a bigger increase in tourist arrivals in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia’s tourist spots are seeing a surge in the pace of new visitors, according to tour operators and hoteliers. Visitor traffic at the country’s northern, southern and eastern major attractions show a massive up in number from the same time last year, several tour operators, hotels and lodges contacted by Ethiopia Observer revealed. This is despite setbacks like widely reported […]

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Africa: ‘Zimbabwe tourist arrivals, hotel occupancy on the increase’

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ZIMBABWE is ranked a lowly 114 out of 136 countries, according to the 2017 Global Tourism Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum. Zimbabwe Independent business reporter Tinashe Kairiza (TK) spoke to the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe vice-president Clive Chinwada about the state of tourism and challenges inhibiting growth of the sector in Zimbabwe, among other issues. Below are the […]

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Africa: Bother a Tourist and get a £406 fine in Egypt as Tourism authorities seek to protect Visitors

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Tourists could be saved from over-zealous touts at Egypt’s most popular archaeological sites after the country’s government approved a new fine of to 10,000 Egyptian pounds (£406) for those caught overstepping the line. The new rule, part of the broader Antiquities Protection Law, will target those in and around tourist sites or museums such as the pyramids of Giza, selling […]

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Unbelievable or Bogus? French Tourist claims sleeping with over 1000 Africans and impregnating 600 in 2 years

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Forty-year-old French tourist, Jean Michel, has confessed to having sexual intercourse with more than 1,400 girls from six African countries-namely Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and Guinea, adding that he impregnated over 600 of the women within two years. His confession which was posted in an online news site “Africa24” was translated from French to English by Simon Ateba […]

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Africa: UPDC inaugurates The Residences Apartments in Amuwo Odofin

UPDC inaugurates The Residences Apartments in Amuwo Odofin When UACN Property Development Company, UPDC Plc acquired the former Durbar Hotel, Festac, Lagos in 2002 under the privatisation programme of the Federal Government, the company’s objective according to the Managing Director of UPDC Plc, Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, was to turn the abandoned hotel and its premises into a tourist destination that […]

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