Tourism: Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo

Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo During his various interactions did St. Ange come across as a credible candidate from Africa, embracing diversity and a non discriminatory approach to making his vision of ‘Tourism For All’ a reality. St. Ange has now gathered a wave of endorsements from around the world with growing […]

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Africa: BON Hotels hosts official launch in Nigeria, showcasing nine hotels across five cities

BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, hosted their official launch in Nigeria, at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja, on 27 October, attended by VIP guests, members of the press, dignitaries, politicians, airline executives, hotel owners, stakeholders and government representatives. BON Hotels has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 2012 with hotels […]

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Africa: Study Highlights What Air Travellers in Nigeria Prefer

A study on 2015 Aviation Trends conducted by Forsa Institute for Social Research and Statistical Analysis, one of the leading German market research and opinion polling companies, has revealed and insight about the wishes of air travellers in Nigeria. The 2015 Aviation Trends was conducted in seven countries including Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, United Arab Emirate (UAE), South […]

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Africa: Pearlwort Hotel is launched, plans to redefine fine dining experience in Lagos

By Renn Offor Pearlwort Hotel and Suites was officially launched into the African hospitality market as the owners strategically fixed the event to coincide with the first of October which is the Independence Day of Nigeria, even as the hotel carries its lofty ambition to become the star indigenous hotel, owned and run exclusively by Nigerians and by extension Africans. It […]

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KTB: Intra Africa Tourism will improve Kenya’s arrival figures

Kenya is riding on prevailing peace to woo travellers back to the country. Speaking at the Indaba Fair in Durban, South Africa, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi said that the African market has shown resilience to challenges such as insecurity, threats of diseases and other calamities. “Africa is our next frontier and this is the […]

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Uganda Visa goes online. No more visa on Arrival

Uganda will launch e-Visa applications effective June 1, 2016, and word has it that unless one has an e-Visa and a subsequent approval printout, s/he may face problems entering the country. Last year, Kenya caused controversy when they launched an e-Visa system which was woefully badly prepared and on occasions took over two weeks to process, by which time intending […]

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Tanzania extends Railways to Burundi and Rwanda

By: James Karuhanga The Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) standard gauge railway (SGR) project is progressing well, an official said. Eng. Jules Ndenga, the acting special project implementation unit coordinator at the Ministry of Infrastructure, said this following a recent joint technical monitoring committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. “Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda are continuing the joint development of the DIKKM railway […]

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Saudi Arabia bans trading and selling to foreigners in the markets

A top municipal official overseeing the Jeddah central vegetable market has allegedly banned traders from selling fresh produce to expatriates, claiming that he was doing so to push for greater Saudization at the market. According to a local media report Friday, Nasser Al-Jarallah, director of the department of slaughterhouses and public markets in Jeddah, told traders: “If you are waiting […]

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Kenya set to get $600 MLN from China to help fund 2015/16 deficit

Kenya will agree a $600 million loan from China to help fund a budget deficit in the fiscal year starting last July, a senior Treasury official said on Friday. East Africa’s top economy is targeting a budget deficit of 6.9 percent of GDP in the 2016/17 fiscal year (July-June), compared with a revised 8.1 percent this year, the ministry of […]

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Nigerian Actress bares her breasts on Movie, says I am not a Prostitute

Ever since upcoming actress Peace Maria Francis, bared her breasts in a movie and suffered backlash from Nigerians, she has come out to defend her actions The upcoming actress who recently bared her breasts on location while shooting an epic movie in Nsukka, Enugu state, suffered massive backlash as a result of her choice. The actress, Peace Maria Francis, said […]

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