News: Weak pound boosting UK tourism industry


The number of tourists visiting the UK from China has risen by almost a fifth this summer, the latest figures show. Travel data firm ForwardKeys said that summer flight bookings from long-haul markets were also 6% higher than in the same period last year. It credited the weakness of the pound for boosting tourists’ spending power. This week sterling hit […]

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Africa: Group of UK tourists jet into Zim as govt implements diaspora tourism strategy

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A DELEGATION of 35 tourists from the United Kingdom (UK) has arrived in Zimbabwe and will be visiting the country’s tourist attraction for a month. This comes after Prisca Mupfumira visited the UK in March this year as part of the government’s re-engagement strategy. Just a few months later, increased tourist turnouts are being recorded from the European country. Zimbabwe […]

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Africa: Kenya touts New Rail line as UK reclaims top spot as source market


The UK has regained its place as the number one visitor market to Kenya, the east African country’s tourism board has confirmed. In the first quarter of 2017, growth of more than 11% in terms of UK visitors to the country saw Britain reclaim its long-standing top-slot from America. The US had become Kenya’s number one source of tourism in […]

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News: UK to cut student visas from 300,000 to 170,000 almost by half-Report


UK to cut student visas from 300,000 to 170,000 almost by half-Report The UK government is finalising plans to cut annual student visa figures by nearly half, from the current 300,000 to 170,000, a media report said today amid a sharp fall in students coming to the country from outside Europe including India. Some university chiefs are also warning that […]

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News: Smart card for travellers to be introduced across UK by the end of 2018

Passengers travelling by railway will be able to use a pay-as-you-go smart card to take them anywhere in the United Kingdom. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, says that he wants all train companies to make available these Oyster-card style cards to commuters by the end of 2018. Under the plans, Network Rail will be stripped of sole control of the […]

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African News: US and UK issue terror alert on SA, as France launches alert App

By Friday Nwosu The British government has warned that there is a “high threat” terrorists could carry out “indiscriminate” attacks on British people in South African shopping areas. According to, the targeted areas are believed to be in Johannesburg and Cape Town where there is a high expat and tourist population. The warning comes just days after the United […]

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Uganda signs up 3 companies as Tourism Reps in America and Europe

President Yoweri Museveni today handed over marketing contracts to Tim Henshall, the managing director of Kamageo and Hanna Kleber, the CEO/managing director of KPRN at State House Entebbe. Three marketing firms PHG for North America, Kamageo for UK and Ireland, and KPRN for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are to represent Uganda in the respective travel markets at a total cost […]

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Medview Airlines Lagos-London booms as foreign airlines suffer in Nigeria

NIGERIA’S foreign exchange crisis has taken another huge toll on its air travel industry as cost of air fares on some foreign routes have soared following the recent decision by some foreign airlines to relocate their ticketing and sales offices to Ghana. This was as Spanish national carrier, Iberia Airlines would suspend its Lagos-Madrid operation from May 12, 2016. Leading […]

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South Africa Named The Worst Country To Raise Your Kids In – Worse Than Somalia

The United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) recently revealed that South Africa is now rated as the worst country in the world to raise your children in. In yet another shocking example of how much South Africa has fallen under Jacob Zuma, it was revealed that 77 of every 100 000 children die at school in South Africa. The highest in […]

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We Want To be the biggest Airline that fly to Nigeria and Africa – Turkish Airline

Experts say that the higher the growth of the aviation industry, the higher a country’s GDP. The economic benefits of aviation are very important. Globally, it is 3.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkish Airlines, Mr Said Samil Karakas in an interview with WINIFRED OGBEBO, who was in Istanbul recently, said it’s important […]

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