News: Getting a Taste for Food Tourism at WTM London

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Attendees at this year’s WTM London – the event where ideas arrive – will hear food tourism experts explain how destinations around the globe can benefit from the current interest in culinary travel experiences. A global survey of 50,000 travellers from Booking.com found that more than six in ten choose a destination for its great food or drink and that […]

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Tourism: Ghana others offer Cultural blend at the end of WTM London

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The third day of WTM London 2017 featured packed halls, numerous business meetings and insightful seminars and presentations. Responsible tourism was one of the themes for the final day. As the leading global event for the travel industry, WTM London has championed the cause of responsible tourism and the annual WTM Responsible Tourism Awards celebrated the best of travel across […]

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Africa: Late Charity Iriobe, a lifetime of service and supportiveness

Late Charity Iriobe: a lifetime of service and supportiveness “Looking at the crowd that is gathered here today, it’ll be hard for anyone who never met Charity in her lifetime to comprehend all of this. Her presence electrifies her surroundings and anywhere she steps into”. Those where the words that Elder Enema Anokwuru, a travel writer and friend of the […]

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Tourism: Nigeria’s Failure to Tap into Global Tourism

Nigeria’s Failure to Tap into Global Tourism For the second year running, Nigeria was a no show at the 2016 World Travel Market in London. Funke Olaode, who attended the three-day global event, examines the economic implications for the country and how Nigeria loses millions of dollars in travel and tourism. Since its debut 36 years ago, the World Travel […]

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Africa: Fresh news from Uganda as it reposition its Tourism offerings

Winston Churchill called Uganda “paradise on earth” when he visited in 1908. And now the Uganda ministry of tourism is working hard to ensure we can all share in his vision. A 10-year development plan undertaken by the Ugandan government is starting to pay dividends, minister of tourism Ephraim Kamuntu told me at WTM London last week. However, he said […]

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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: Royal Caribbean Cruise gives free cruise ticket at Akwaaba 2016

TBI continues to offer cheaper alternatives without the stress associated with holidays to destinations that involves flights Renn Offor Tour Brokers International (TBI), representing The Royal Caribbean Cruise, at this year’s Akwaaba African Travel Market, in an effort to woo more Africans to choose cruises as alternative destinations, has for the very first time in the annual travel exhibitions offered […]

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Tourism: UNWTO, WTM Ministers Summit discusses Safe and Seamless Travel

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Minister of Tourism from over 50 countries and leaders from the private sector companies and associations will convene at the Ministers Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel Market in London, to discuss safe, secure and seamless travel. The 10th edition of the Minister Summit to be held on 9 November under the title ‘Tourism […]

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Tourism: Liberia Debuts At Akwaaba Tourism Exhibition

In July of this year the government of Liberia received its first ever Tourism Export Strategy developed by The International Trade Centre (ITC). The creation of this strategy was a three month process where various Liberian tourism stakeholders attended a series of workshops to identify problems in the sector and possible solutions to take it to the next level. The […]

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Tourism: African tourist boards build presence at WTM London

From established destinations such as Egypt and Morocco to emerging destinations such as Botswana and Senegal, Africa will have a presence at this year’s event to reinforce its potential to become one of the travel and tourism industry’s most important regions. For example, more than 30 suppliers will be exhibiting as part of the Tanzania Tourism Board’s stand, ranging from […]

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