Category: Africa

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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Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that it has finalised preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President H.E. Isaias Afewerki of the State of […]

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The World comes together to celebrate 100 years of Mandela

South Africa attracts an A-lister line up for Mandela Centenary celebrations July 18 (also known globally as Mandela Day) 2018 marks the passage of a century since the birth of the great South African revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. The Nelson Mandela Foundation is marking this year by investing their efforts in building a values-based society by […]

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Seychelles Tourism Board conducts three city workshops

Travstarz Global Group, B2B Venture by CTRIP, the leading DMC for Seychelles concluded a three-city roadshow along with Seychelles Tourism covering Ludhiana, Indore and Baroda. The well-attended show created much interest and enthusiasm for Seychelles in these tier-II cities. Seychelles Tourism was represented by Aswini Krishna and Shakambri Soni while Travstarz was represented by Hema Manghnani, Ramanpreet Singh and Vani Singh. Commenting on this initiative Sherin Francis, […]

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Zimbabwe targets 16000 Indian travellers by 2021

ZTA appoints VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe as a tourist destination in India and GCC region In a move to enhance destination awareness and foster market visibility, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has appointed VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe as a preferred tourism destination in both India and GCC region, through a collaborative relationship.   […]

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Tanzanian embassy debuts in Israel

Tanzania opened its first embassy in Israel recently. The Tanzanian Embassy was inaugurated in Ramat Gan, making Tanzania the 15th African state to open an embassy in Israel, and the fourth to open one in the last three years. Augustine Mahiga, Foreign Minister of Tanzania said the launch of the embassy in the Middle Eastern […]

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South Africa bids to increase intra-Africa travel

Derek Hanekom, Tourism Minister of South Africa revealed an ongoing process to revise the country’s visa regime in order to increase the intra-Africa travel. Hanekom, speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Travel Indaba Conference held in Durban, said the government has already divided countries into two categories: those that need the visa and the […]

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Touchroad Holdings to construct USD 7 billion tourism city in Zimbabwe

Touchroad Holdings Group, a Chinese multinational company, is planning to develop a USD 7 billion tourism city in Zimbabwe. Dr Karikoga Kaseke, Chief Executive, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) said that there had been massive interest from Chinese businesses in the local tourism sector and the Touchroad Chairman was expected in the country to explore investment […]

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