News: Alain St. Ange makes the “Africa Travel 100 Global Tourism Personalities” list

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As the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine I was honoured to be listed in the “Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities” for the World of Tourism alongside Najib Balala, the Minister of Tourism of Kenya and Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Minister of Jamaica and others by the African Travel and Tourism Industry at last week’s Akwaaba […]

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Tourism: Author Reflects on Year-Long Trip Through Africa in Debut Travel Book

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Biologist, lawyer and author Craig S. Harrison has published his exciting, year-long chronicle of his first taste of Africa’s natural beauty, rich cultures and diverse wildlife. In “Dreams of a Vanishing Africa,” Harrison offers a nostalgic glimpse at what Africa once was and reflects on how the continent has evolved today in the wake of political unrest and social turmoil. […]

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Youth travel: key considerations for South Africa’s tourism growth plans

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Youth travel has moved far beyond a specialised travel niche to become an important market within the travel mix for any tourism destination. One of the reasons for this is because travel underpins different aspects of the youth lifestyle. For young people (particularly in developed communities), travel is a form of learning, a way of meeting other people and gaining […]

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Tourism: 14 Globetrotters Redefining the Way We Travel

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When it came to finding travelers that fit into our clan of New Nomads, there was little question that these 14 globetrotters would make the cut. Their strengths range from hiking and guiding to urban exploring, and these individuals—spread across London, New Mexico, Tokyo, Havana, and more—are traveling the way we want to right now. Whether you need encouragement to […]

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Aviation: Which is better, using travel agents or online platforms to book your flights?

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The disruption of transport sector by digital technologies is having significant impact in Africa. The revolution can be felt in air travel especially in the once lucrative business of air agency. With the 24 percent of Africans able to access mobile phones and internet according to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), E-commerce has made it easy to access airline […]

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News: Solo Travel, Eco Travel, Food travel and instagramability are driving Millennial Tourism Trends

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From tropical honeymoon getaways to family ski trips, some staples in travel never die. It seems that lately, however, travelers are interested in pursuing more unconventional, self-centered holidays. These trends have been gaining rapid popularity in 2019 and show no signs of slowing down soon. Solo Traveling Millennials and Gen Z are generations that promote the importance of self-care and […]

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Africa: Travel agents express mixed reactions to Kenya- Jamaica direct flights

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The announcement by the government of plans to launch direct flights between Kenya and Jamaica has been received with mixed reaction by travel agents. The announcement was made following bilateral talks held between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jamaican counterpart during his three-day state visit to Jamaica this week. President Kenyatta said this would deepen commercial ties as well as […]

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Tourism: New Seven Wonders of the World, the most glorious travel sites of all

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For the longest time (we’re talking millennia here), we had the Seven Wonders of the World. There was just one problem for the demanding 21st century travel set. Except for the ever durable Great Pyramids of Egypt, the rest were nothing more than distant memories from a hazy history. Want to see the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or the Colossus […]

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Tourism: Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

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A growing array of women-only tours, particularly to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, are giving Western participants a behind-the-scenes look at how local women live and work in societies quite different than their own. While more complex than the “girlfriend getaways” to spas and resorts that surfaced as a hot travel trend in the early 2000s, these cultural and […]

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Tourism: The $63b African American Travel movement ignored by many, shows how 5m Blacks Travel

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Fed up of constant job rejections, 29-year-old Craig Kingston decided he need to do something drastic. So the South Florida native quit the nine to five role he hated, booked a one way ticket to Vietnam and sold all his stuff. But he wasn’t quite prepared for the attention he’d receive once he made the move to the Southeast Asian […]

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