Category: Africa

Ethiopian GCEO receives ‘Most Influential People of African Descent’ award

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam has been recognised as one of the most influential people of African descent in the category of business and entrepreneurship at the recently held ceremony in Addis Ababa. The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is a global civil society initiative in support of the United Nation’s International […]

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Ethiopian operates ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ to Oslo on International Women Day

  Ethiopian Airlines once again celebrated International Women’s Day by operating an ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ on Addis Ababa–Stockholm–Oslo route on March 8. The all-women flight had a theme of ‘All women functioned flight to operate from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the […]

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South Africa Tourism flags-off 2019 with 16th Annual Roadshow in India

The 16th edition of South Africa Tourism Annual Roadshow came to a close this February after a successful run. Hosted in four major Indian cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata, the roadshow was attended by over 1,300 Indian travel agents as they interacted with a plethora of key hospitality service providers, DMCs, airlines, tourism […]

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South African Minister of Tourism visits India, seeks to strengthen ties

Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Tourism recently visited India between January 23 to 26. His visit came in the wake of India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations, as a part of the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s (Guest of Honour, Republic Day Celebrations) delegation visiting India. Driven by the purpose of enhancing destination marketing support […]

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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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