Category: Africa

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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British Airways introduces new flights from Heathrow to Durban

British Airways is adding another long-haul destination to its network, with a new route to the South African city of Durban. The flights will start from October 29. The service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban and it will be operated by the airline’s newest aircraft‚ the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The aircraft will […]

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Mauritius organises a conference on digitalisation and sustainable tourism

Mauritius Ministry of Tourism organised the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism that addressed the current status, trends, challenges and growth opportunities of the broader tourism sector digitalisation. It took place at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, Flic en Flac from May 23 – 24. The Mauritius Ministry proposed that the symposium aimed to […]

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Tunisia records 28.3% rise in tourism in Q1 2018

Tourism revenue in Tunisia rose by 28.3% between January and April over the same period in 2017, according to recently published government data. This year, so far, income from tourism has amounted to 530.8 million Tunisian dinars, compared to 413.6 million in the equivalent period last year. Likewise, the number of nights spent in hotels […]

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Botswana to leverage on boosting dams to achieve tourism goals

Botswana Tourism Organisation, in partnership with Water Utilities Corporation, opened Shashe Dam for leisure and recreational activities to diversify Tonota’s tourism offerings. Local stakeholders predict the new Shashe Dam in Botswana’s Tonota will increase the country’s tourism opportunities. Shashe Dam is part of Botswana’s wider dam tourism project which also includes dams in Gaborone, Thune, […]

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Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism partners with UnionPay International

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and UnionPay International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the two will jointly promote the acceptance of UnionPay cards, optimise the card-using environment and provide more convenient services to UnionPay cardholders visiting Nelson Mandela Bay. UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and […]

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Seychelles taps on Indian arrivals extensively in 2018

To market adventure tourism and experiential travel segment Shruti Dugar | Kolkata Since its official launch of a representative office in India in 2013, Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has been eying the Indian market exponentially. While speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Mart, Sherin Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles […]

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India emerges as 8th largest source market to South Africa

Plans to ease processing the visa to attract tourists from BRICS nation Shruti Dugar | Kolkata India has emerged as the eighth largest source market for South Africa. For the period of January 2017 to September 2017, MICE contributed 32.8% of total Indian arrivals into the land, leisure holidays made up 26.8% while business travellers […]

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