ICCO President Maxim Behar: Alain St. Ange is the perfect candidate for Secretary General of UNWTO

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Alain St.Ange is the perfect candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, President of ICCO Maxim Behar says. ICCO is the largest Public Relations community on the world having 48 countries from all continents with more than 3000 firms. “I know Alain St.Ange as perfect professional who understands every single small detail in the tourism business, […]

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Aviation: SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice

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SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered South African Airways (SAA) to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behavior by the national carrier. The judgment comes after a 14-year legal battle between the two airlines. Comair initiated the case relating to travel agent incentive schemes in favour of SAA. […]

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Tourism: After East Africa Visa, Zimbabwe and Zambia now reintroduce Univisa


After East Africa Visa, Zimbabwe and Zambia now reintroduce Univisa After a short suspension, Zimbabwe and Zambia have relaunched the Kavango Zambezi Transfontier Conservation Area univisa. The univisa means tourists only need to obtain one visa to visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Ross Kennedy, African Travel and Tourism Association chairman and Africa Albida Tourism chief executive, said the relaunch was […]

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Tourism: Kenya targets major travel expo next month to promote tourism

Kenya targets major travel expo next month to promote tourism Kenya hopes to use a major travel exhibition scheduled for next month to showcase various products in a bid to promote tourism, which has been through a rough patch over the recent years. Nairobi will be hosting the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) forum from February 23 to 28 […]

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African Tourism: Nigeria starts the journey to redesign Tourism Masterplan after initial failure

By Renn Offor The President Mohammadu Buhari led government of Nigeria has taken a step further, in what may be seen as a positive move, in its determined effort to present a workable tourism master plan for the tourism sector by inaugurating a technical committee that would bring into consideration the various peculiarities about the country as it would identify […]

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Africa: At Akwaaba 2016, participants seek new direction for African tourism

*Decry State Of Aviation Industry, Proffer Solutions For three days, stakeholders in the travel and tourism industries from across African and beyond converged at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, for the 2016 edition of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market. Declared open by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, Annastacia Ndlouv, the event, which […]

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Tourism: African Safari, Supersonic jets and Roamies are The 9 top new trends in travel

The following top-9 trends in future travel are showcased in the Global Trends Report 2016 survey, which was conducted by the WTM in collaboration with Euromonitor International and presented at the London exhibition: Middle East Destinations Are Setting a Trail for Tourism Twenty-first-century hikers are boosting tourism along ancient trails in the Middle East, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report […]

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Africa: Tripberry.com is built on 30 years of Mayfair’s travel core values – Vinod Kaurani

-even as he asserts that Nigerian travel business is nowhere near saturation while canvassing that travel business operators should embark on selling the country as a tourism destination By Renn Offor Mr. Vinod Kaurani, Managing Director of Mayfair Travels Limited has revealed that the company’s online travel booking platform, Tripberry.com, is built on 30 years of Mayfair Travel’s core values. […]

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Africa: Innovative Kenya Travel Company accepts Mobile money payments

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for global travel and tourism industry has announced its Mobile Payment Solution for travel agencies in Kenya is now live via its point of sale technology for travel agents, Travelport Smartpoint. In Kenya, thanks to the popularity of person to person (P2P) payment services, 89 percent of […]

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Ethiopian Visa now available in many cities in Nigeria

Travelers to Ethiopia can now get their visas easily through the help of registered tour operators in Nigeria. This was revealed in Kano Nigeria by the Area Manager Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Solomon Begashaw while addressing Kano based travel Agents at the annual Agency Seminar. Before now all travelers have to visit the Ethiopian Embassy in Abuja to procure a […]

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