Tourism: Too Much Tourists are Eating up the Space as same Factors are driving Up Arrivals


In 1953, mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first confirmed summiting of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Recently, Everest has grown so popular that photos are surfacing showing huge lines of climbers waiting to surmount that same peak. On rarefied ground where once only Norgay and Hillary tread, now climbers are dying because of overcrowding. A less […]

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Africa: Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry, as Government seeks to Tap Into China’s Tourism Market


A dozen Chinese tourists, armed with their cameras, are capturing the sights, standing on sandstone cliffs looking over dusty plains 1500 feet below. The sky is clear: in the distance, hundreds of villages on the plains of Dogon country stretch as far as the horizon. Behind them, hardly visible, a handful of Malian soldiers wait with assault rifles at the […]

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Africa: Air access important if SA wants 5 million more tourists – official

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Air access is very important if SA Tourism (SAT) wants to deliver on the goal of attracting 5 million more tourists by 2021 compared to 2017 – 4 million more international tourists and a million more domestic tourists, according to Bradley Brower, head of global trade for SA Tourism (SAT). “It is very important to understand how complex air access […]

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Africa: Controversial birth certificate rules for foreign tourists in SA to be scrapped


It’s taken four months for the government to fully establish clarity on this situation, but better late than never hey? The requirement for foreign minors to produce a birth certificate upon arrival in South Africa is set to be dropped, according to an official government publication. The whole process has been deemed as convoluted and over the top: Acquiring birth […]

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News: How can we put a stop to the damaging rise of the ‘Insta-tourist’?


With pastel-painted houses and not a car in sight, Rue Crémieux has long been one of Paris’s most romantic streets. The warble of Edith Piaf’s Non, je ne Regrette Rien practically rings in your ears as you wander its cobbled length (all 160 metres of it). However, since the rise of Instagram and its integral ‘geotagging’ function, Rue Crémieux has […]

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Africa: Kenya expects 2.5m Tourists in 4 years’ time says Mr. Balala at SKAL Congress

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The government expects to attract more than 2.5 million tourists annually by 2022, Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says. The projection represents a 72 per cent growth on the 2017 arrivals which stood at 1.45 million. Mr Balala said the ministry will partner with private players in the tourism sector to attract more visitors. He spoke when he officially launched the […]

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Tourism: Tourists going overland between South Africa and Zimbabwe grows by 35%

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There has been a 35 percent increase in the number of tourists participating in overland tours between Zimbabwe and South Africa since the beginning of the year. The tourists entered the country mainly through Beitbridge Border Post. It is understood that the figures have been surging after the new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa embarked on a massive re-engagement programme […]

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Tourism: Africa is the second largest Destination for French Tourists


France provides a thorough insight into the country’s domestic and outbound tourism industry. The report shades light into the profiles of French tourists and summarizes the key reasons why they travel. The report offers an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets and current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the French outbound […]

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Tourism: Tourists start “violent quarrel” over Trevi Fountain selfie spot


Two female tourists spurred an eight-person brawl at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountainafter they came to blows while trying to capture the perfect selfie at a prime spot in front of the monument. The violent altercation broke out between a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman vying for the selfie hotspot at the same time. Images of the brawl […]

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