Category: Africa

Egypt churns USD 4.8 billion revenue from tourism sector

According to an Egyptian government official, the revenue from tourism jumped to 77% to around the first USD 4.8 billion compared to the same period last year. The official also confirmed that a total number of visitors during the first six months of 2018 grew 41% to about 5 million. “Indicators suggest the sector will […]

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Seychelles Tourist Office organises 3- city roadshow in India

Seychelles Tourist Office, India organised a three-city roadshow from September 3 to 7 in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune. These cities have not only seen an increase in outbound tourism but have high exposure and interest in Seychelles. This potential made them an ideal choice for a targeted roadshow after Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai last year. […]

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Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority conducts 4-city roadshow in India

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA India) recently conducted a four-city roadshow in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Mumbai along with 26 operators. Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority said, “The objective behind conducting this roadshow is to show that Mauritius is more than a beach destination. It is a luxurious and glamorous destination as […]

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South African Tourism appoints new Head of Marketing and Communications for India

South African Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitalee Karmarkar as the head of Marketing and Communications for Indian. Karmarkar joins South African Tourism from the Consulate General of Sweden where she was the senior officer for communications, media and cultural affairs for the past four years. Her appointment comes as South African […]

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Tanzania Tourism Ministry hosts ‘Urithi Festival: Celebrating Our Heritage’

Tanzania’s cultural treasures play a significant role in country’s prosperity and development. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, in collaboration with the Private Sector and NGOs’ has earmarked September each year exclusively for heritage celebrations and these celebrations are branded as ‘Urithi Festival: Celebrating Our Heritage’. The objectives of the Urithi Festival is to […]

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Ethiopian Airlines rolls out stopover packages to promote tourism into Ethiopia

  Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that it has rolled out stopover packages without any additional airfare that cater for all leisure needs with a view to promote tourism into Ethiopia, which started from August 1, 2018. Passengers travelling through Addis Ababa and continuing their journey to one of the destinations on Ethiopian network can now […]

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South African Tourism announces appointment of new Hub Head

South African Tourism recently announced Neliswa Nkani’s appointment as the Hub Head for Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. A South African citizen, Nkani will now assume reigns and spearhead the national tourism board’s initiatives in India. She was the Director for South African Tourism in Amsterdam from 2003 to 2006. The new Hub Head […]

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Ethiopia launches new e-visa services for international visitors

Ethiopia has become easier to get to with the launch of the new e-visa service. This all in one new e-visa service was launched by the Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines. The new service helps to get closer to authentic travel experiences in Ethiopia. To get the e-visa, […]

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One of Africa’s longest and highest zip-lines reopens in the Mother City

The Cape Town Ziplines, a SA Forest Adventures initiative, re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with Cape Town Ziplines. This partnership marks the first GoPro resort partnership in Africa. The Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, who […]

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Egypt expects about 140,000 Indian tourists in 2018

Egypt Tourism organised their annual roadshow today at St. Regis, Mumbai with travel agents and select media in attendance. Ismail A. Hamid Amer, Egyptian Tourism Counselor, Regional Director addressed the media and travel agents present at the roadshow and presented various tourist attractions and activities in Egypt. Egypt Tourism is largely promoting their new product […]

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