Category: Africa

Ethiopian Airlines wins 2018 Best Airlines in Africa award

Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that it has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the seventh year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was given in recognition of its exceptional financial performance at the 50th high profile African Airline Association Annual General Assembly taking place in Rabat, Morocco. Regarding the […]

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Egypt prioritises tourism sector

Promoting tourism is one of the main priorities of Egypt currently, said Rania Al-Mashat, Tourism Minister. 98% of the tourism sector in Egypt is owned by the private sector and the ministry is in talks with them to solve the issues they are currently facing. Al-Mashat said that tourism in Egypt is one of the […]

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African countries eases visa rules to increase tourism

Currently, tourism is soaring in Africa and the continent received about 50 million tourists. The World Tourism Organisation expects the number of tourist arrivals to Africa to reach 130 million by 2030. The governments are looking at taking necessary actions like easing visa rules, increasing safety and security and air connectivity for tourism to flourish […]

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Morocco receives 9.5 million tourists from January to September 2018

Morocco received 9.5 million tourists and saw an increase in arrivals by 8% from January to September as compared to the same period in 2017, as per the statistics released by the Tourism Observatory. Morocco received tourists majorly from Italy and U.S., rising up to 15% each, followed by Germany and France with an increase […]

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Kenya sees a 7.8% increase in arrivals

Keyna saw a rise in tourist arrivals by 7.8% from January to September 2018 as compared to the same period last year. In 2017, Kenya received 723,174 visitors and this received 777,791 for the first nine months. Betty Radier, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said, “Arrivals through Moi International Airport Mombasa have improved […]

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Protea Hotels by Marriott to open its second hotel in Ghana, first in the Capital City of Accra

Protea Hotels by Marriott announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport, the brand’s second hotel in Ghana and the first Protea Hotel by Marriott in the capital city of Accra. Owned by Baobab Hotels and Resorts which is a subsidiary of the Yamusah Group, the hotel will be strategically located in […]

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Government of Rwanda and Alibaba Group enter into agreements to promote tourism

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of Rwanda’s economic development by promoting policy innovation, enabling cross-border […]

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Autograph Collection Hotels to welcome Sankara Nairobi marking the debut of the brand into Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of independent hotels, announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world. Owned by Westlands Hotels Limited, the hotel is expected to be rebranded in early 2019. […]

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Sarova Hotels and Resorts, Kenya conducts four-city interactive workshop in India

Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges successfully conducted its four-city workshop in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad recently. Stakeholders, travel agents and policymakers from these cities attended the product presentations, which was curated specifically for the Indian market. The delegation also interacted with the agents and shared insights on how to promote Sarova Hotels and […]

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Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center launches 2019 promotional campaign in India

Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center (ZTPC) recently organised an exclusive meet for the media with Mahmoud Kombo, Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Government of Zanzibar and his delegation to launch Zanzibar’s (Tanzania) 2019 promotional campaign in India. At the promotional campaign launch event, talking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Kombo said, “My main mission is […]

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