Africa: 2017 Zambia Travel Expo to hold in April

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The Zambia Tourism Agency in partnership with the tourism private sector is set to hold its annual Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX). According to the agency, this year, ZATEX will be held from 27th to 28th April at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka. Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX) is a tourism marketing event held annually and is attended by both […]

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South African Airways promotes tourism to Kenya

By Gulli Arnason South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations) has launched a new safari vacation package to explore Kenya´s national parks and experience Africa´s exciting wildlife, the company said. SAA Vacations president Terry von Guilleaume said, “Travelers can enjoy the best of Kenya, visiting both Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara.” A division of South African Airways (SAA), the […]

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Zambia drops yellow fever card for visa

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Zambia, a southern African nation known for the world famous Victoria Falls, is all set to attract the Indian travellers and investors to this African nation. Recently, Zambia organised a road show in Mumbai and in New Delhi to meet the local travel trade fraternity and showcase their products. Currently, the tourism footfall from India to Zambia has been less […]

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Minor Hotel Group Plans 50 Hotels in Africa

The Minor Hotel Group (MINT) has tabled an ambitious plan to operate 50 more hotels in Africa within the next five years. With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos and Abuja, the multi-million Rand plan will treble its current footprint. “At the moment we have 25 hotels in Africa and we want to grow by […]

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Mzembi nominated by Zimbabwe for UNWTO too job

Zimbabwean Government has nominated Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi as its candidate for the post of United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General that falls vacant next year. The post is currently held by Dr Taleb Rifai of Jordan. Dr Mzembi will battle it out with other candidates such as Mr Alain St. Ange, Minister for Tourism and […]

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Meet the Richest Nigerians

Wealth. That is the six-letter world that makes successful men and women work even harder than those who are struggling. They just do not rest. They have conquered the challenges of daily existence and now they want to conquer the potency of human limitations. To put food on the table is no longer an issue. Driving the latest cars is […]

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Comair partners with Qatar as it starts flight to St Helena

Antoinette Slabbert Comair on Monday announced the imminent arrival of a new R900 million Boeing 737-800 as the latest addition to its British Airways fleet. According to moneyweb.co.za, the aircraft is one of eight in Comair’s R3.5 billion fleet renewal programme and will service the airline’s new route, the first-ever air service to the remote Atlantic ocean island of St […]

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What Africans don’t know about Kenya’s Tourism

by Ruth Olurounbi “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine Realising how apt the above quote was, I went on a familiarisation tour of Kenya, Nairobi, toward the end of last year. Although I had travelled extensively prior to this, and had even been to Kenya, albeit in a […]

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Zimbabwe targets and relaxes visa controls for Chinese tourists

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a new visa regime that relaxes visa controls or tourists travelling in groups from China and 36 other countries who can now obtain visa on arrival. The new visa regime comes into force with immediate effect, Zimbabwean immigration officials said. China has been on category C of Zimbabwe’s visa regime, which requires foreign nationals […]

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Getting Africans to fly easily in Africa

FEW places still capture the romance (and frustration) of the early days of flight quite as Africa does. Although air travel in the continent is safer and more common than ever before (see page 53), it still has some charming anachronisms. In Nigeria everyone applauds when the plane touches down. On tiny propeller-driven planes in Botswana the cabin attendants hand […]

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