Category: Africa

Tanzania to expand tourism police

Tanzania’s police force is taking significant steps to add at least 240 more police officers to the country’s 60-member tourism police force, Assistant Police Commissioner Benedict Kitalika announced recently. “Currently we are sourcing funds which will enable us to train at least 240 police officers and inculcate in them skills on how to record a […]

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Zambia to establish representation in India

Zambia Tourism Board is on its way of sealing a deal with Mumbai-based Blue Square Consultants for market representation in India. The NTO (National Tourist Office) will raise awareness of Zambia through advertising, roadshow and familiarization trips for the media and trade. It is also looking at educating travel consultants through a tie-up with Kuoni […]

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Kenya Tourism lures wedding, honeymoon segments in India

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is stepping up effort to tap niche segments like weddings and honeymooners as part of its strategy to increase tourists’ number from emerging markets like India. KTB will promote beach destinations on the South and North Coast to target these segments. John Chirchir, Regional Marketing Manager, Emerging Markets, KTB, explained that […]

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Tourists re-assured over new Egyptian alcohol restrictions

Tourism bodies in Egypt have been trying hard to re-assure western travellers that the recent decision by the new government in Egypt to restrict the sale of alcohol will not result in them having to endure ‘dry’ holidays in the Middle Eastern state. The government of Mohamed Morsi which has a strong Muslim ideology has […]

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Kenya Tourism Board aims to achieve one lakh Indian tourists

About 64,000 Indians visited Kenya last year, and Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) expects to achieve one lakh tourists from India by 2015. KTB had launched Magical Kenya online training programme for travel agents in India few months back. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has made plans to target up-market segments like weddings and honeymooners as part of […]

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Zambia woos Indian tourists

Positioning itself as the next tourism hotspot in Africa, Zambia is planning to woo Indian travellers. According to Bwalya Lyapa Nondo, acting Deputy High Commissioner of Zambia in India, efforts are also on to have direct flights between India and Zambia in the near future. Delhi or Mumbai are likely to be the probable Indian […]

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OTM awards Zambia best new destination

Zambia, participating for the first time in OTM 2013, is one of Africa’s most vibrant and unspoiled destinations. Home to some of the world’s greatest natural wonders – Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River – the African nation offers lakes, wetlands, birds, abundant wildlife, raw and pulsating wilderness and its legendary African walking safari, making it OTM’s Best New Destination […]

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South Africa eyes more Indian tourists

A steady rise in the number of Indian travellers holidaying in South Africa has prompted the country’s tourism board to further enhance engagement with key stakeholders in order to have a larger share of tourists from India. “Over the years we have witnessed a continuous increase in Indian tourist arrivals, making India one of the […]

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Egypt assures safety to Indian tourists at OTM

Egypt has assured safety of its tourists following the recent incidents in the country. “We want to tell Indians that Egypt is safe, and OTM is the best platform for that,” Dr Adel Masry, Director, Egyptian Tourism Office in India told Travel News Digest. “We have participated in other events, but OTM is number one for us. […]

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Livecams to show all is bright in Egypt tourism

  Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou is planning to install live webcams in major tourist hotspots to prove the tourism in the country remains healthy. Hisham Zazou said cameras will broadcast live video of holiday-makers on the beach “basking in the sun”. “When [tourists] see it, they will come,” Zazou said. Egypt’s ancient Pyramids in […]

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