Category: Africa

ICCA ranks Kigali the second most popular destination for conferences and events in Africa

Kigali has been ranked the second most popular destination in Africa for hosting international conferences and events by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association). Cape Town retains its first rank. Last year, Kigali was ranked third behind Cape Town and Marrakesh. ICCA represents the world’s leading association in handling, transporting and accommodating international meetings and […]

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Africa’s Travel Indaba best yet, says South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom

  Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s optimistic trade floor opening speech set the tone for what turned out to be, in his words, the best Africa’s Travel Indaba hosted yet. This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba brought together over 6,500 delegates which included 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban […]

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Land of Origin: The next big thing in global tourism

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and thriving airlines have placed Ethiopia, the Land of Origin, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), surpassing the global average growth rate of […]

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South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy

  The South African Consulate General in Mumbai along with South African Tourism hosted an evening for their Indian partners and friends to celebrate South Africa’s 25th Freedom Day. On April 27th, South Africa completed a historic 25 years of democracy. Observed annually as Freedom Day, it is the commemoration of the first-ever democratic elections […]

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Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya welcoming Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya. Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail and entertainment quarter […]

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Radisson Hotel Group signs agreement for three hotels to enter Madagascar

Radisson Hotel Group is entering its 32nd African market and second Indian Ocean territory, Madagascar, with the signing of a portfolio deal of three hotels and a total of 254 rooms. The agreement was signed with Groupe Talys, one of Madagascar’s leading private groups focusing on distribution, real estate, hospitality and leisure sectors. Radisson Hotel […]

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Water levels in Cape Town continue to rise steadily

Cape Town has been lauded for its water-wise tourism efforts over the last few months and has established itself as a water-smart destination as it continues to conduct business as usual with a few basic sustainability measures in place. Good winter rainfalls have ensured that dams in the city are over 70% full and that […]

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Alain St. Ange and Doris Woerfel appointed as the President and CEO of African Tourism Board

The African Tourism Board (ATB) was founded in 2018 at the WTM in London and launched at WTM Africa in Cape Town in April 2019. In cooperation with our public and private sector members, ATB aims to develop tourism responsively not only to and from but also within Africa and to unite countries on the […]

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first Airbus A330neo

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its new generation widebody A330-900. This sets a new landmark for Air Mauritius as the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A350 XWB and A330neo. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius […]

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Ethiopian Airlines wins ‘African Champion of the Year’ Award

Ethiopian Airlines won the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award recently at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which was attended by more than 1,800 delegates. The Africa CEO Forum is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level […]

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