Africa: The League of Extraordinary Travelers—incredibly extraordinary

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From Sudan to Africa, from the biblical route to the path of Alexander the Great—they choose the road less traveled. “He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the […]

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Aviation: Business travelers feel 50% safer at airports than at train or subway stations

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Global business travelers feel more nervous at train or subway stations than at airports, according to the latest research commissioned by CWT. Business travelers are most worried about subways and train stations (50%), walking (42%), ridesharing services (39%), buses (39%), taxis (36%), and trains (35%). These are six of the ten top areas of concern – ahead of airports (34%), […]

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Africa: Enrich travelers’ experiences through enhanced technological engagement – travel experts, bloggers

Enrich travelers' experiences through enhanced technological engagement – travel experts, bloggers

Enrich travelers’ experiences through enhanced technological engagement – travel experts, bloggers By Renn Offor Travel experts and bloggers have unanimously recommended the need to adopt more technological approach and engagement as the surest ways to reduce challenges experienced by travellers in Africa as well as a very vital tool to equally enrich their travel experiences within Africa. This was the […]

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Tourism: UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to the founders of Lonely Planet

UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to the founders of Lonely Planet Tony Wheeler and Maureen Wheeler, founders of the widely-known Lonely Planet Publications have received the 13th UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize is conferred every year to individuals with visionary leadership and significant contributions to the global tourism sector. The inspirational role that Lonely Planet inferred worldwide to […]

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Aviation: Delta flew 4.2 million passengers and 22000 flights in 10 years to Africa

Delta flew 4.2 million passengers and 22000 flights in 10 years to Africa Delta Airlines is celebrating a decade of flying to Africa. Over the past 10 years, the airline has welcomed 4.2 million customers on board its services to the United States – almost three times the population of Accra. Delta’s first flight landed in Accra on December 12, […]

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Tourism: 500,000 Africans visited Dubai in 7 months of 2016 now Dubai wants 2 million

500,000 Africans visited Dubai in 7 months of 2016 now Dubai wants 2 million After having established itself as a leading destination for business tourism and luxury, the emirate of Dubai mostly targets the wealthier clientele. A new Dubai tourism strategy has been put in place to attract visitors from Africa. The objective and the ambition of the tourism department […]

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Tourism: Royal Caribbean Cruises approved to begin Cuba service

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. today announced that the Cuban government has granted approval for the company to begin cruises to Cuba. The company said it plans to announce its first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future. “Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there,” said Richard D. […]

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Tourism: South Carolina tourism industry working to draw more black visitors.

Charleston’s African American history is advertised in at least three places in the downtown Visitors Center, yet none of the two dozen people milling about there on a recent afternoon was black. Outside in the bus shed, long time tour guide Alphonso Brown, a former schoolteacher who is black, was loading up visitors for a morning tour of Catfish Row, […]

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Tourism: Tunisia gains 600,000 new Russian Tourists as Egypt and Turkey suffer Russia ban

Tunisian tourism authorities reported declining numbers of international visitors. From January to September 2016, the country’s tourist revenues declined by more than 8% compared to the same period in 2015, and by 34% compared with 2014, announced the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism. The revenues amounted to 730 million euros, compared to 800 million euros in the first nine months of […]

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Africa: Global Duty Free market to grow in coming years

The research analyst predicts the global duty-free retailing market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period. The increase in international travelers is the primary driver for the growth of this market. The number of foreign travelers during 2014 was around 1 billion, with Europe emerging as the most popular destination. However, the restrictions on […]

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