Category: Africa


U.S. seeks stronger tourism ties with Nigeria

  Mr Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States on Monday emphasized the necessity for stronger cooperation with Nigeria to boost tourism. He explained that U.S. was trying to explore areas of greater understanding between two countries to promote mutual economic agenda through tourism and education. According to him, both countries can […]

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Medical tourism upbeat in Mauritius

    A latest survey by Board of Investment (BOI) in Mauritius estimated that number of foreign patients who travelled to Mauritius for the purpose of treatment in 2012 was around 21,000. An increasing number of such patients who come to Mauritius generally seek medical treatment in areas like cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, cosmetic surgery and […]

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South African Tourism expects 10-15% more Indian arrivals

  South Africa has stepped up its marketing campaign across India, expecting a 10-15%  growth in Indian tourist arrivals for 2013. According to the latest arrival figures, the country received 79,306 Indian tourists from January to September in 2012, an increase of 18.3%  compared with the same period in 2011. “We expect the figures to […]

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Kenya tourism board to hire agencies for global PR support

  In an attempt to promote country’s tourism destinations worldwide, the Kenya Tourism Board will soon start hiring PR firms. The organisation is currently accepting applications from various agencies seeking to represent it in areas including the US, China, Europe, India, and the Middle East. Separate submissions are needed for each region. The selected firms […]

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Tourism industry in Kenya remain optimistic about future

Tourism industry in Kenya is booming with hope about the industry’s bright prospect in the next year despite slow growth experienced this year. The industry in the current year has suffered setback with the less number of tourist arrivals. But Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), responsible for showcasing the country as an attractive tourist destination, said […]

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Egypt tourism steps up effort to woo tourists

The revolution in Egypt earlier detered foreign tourists from visiting the country. Now Egypt has stepped up effort to woo tourists to boost the ailing tourism sector in the country. In a significant stepforward the Egyptian government has reopened one of its great pyramids- the Pyramid of Chefren and as many as six other ancient […]

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Zimbabwe tourism figures shoot up 17%

Zimbabwe has seen a 17% increase in tourist numbers in the first six months of 2012, from 637,389 last year to 767,939. Tourists from Africa constituted the lion’s share, with some 675,721 visitors, reflecting a 19% increase from 2011. The African Development Bank reported a slight rise in mid-year hotel room occupancy from 38% in […]

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Emirates doubles up fights to Mauritius

  Emirates has launched two daily flights to Mauritius, with two further frequencies to be added this month. The route is to be serviced by a Boeing 777-300 in a three-class configuration. In a January 2012 pact, Emirates and the government of Mauritius agreed to work together to increase visibility and awareness of the island […]

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Mauritius keeps luxury reputation with safety upgrade

  Check Safety First has launched operations across Mauritius to improve standards and assist the country in offering the highest quality to visitors. Inspections from the independent health and safety experts will help resorts meet safety expectations from Europe and other key markets.  “Tourists expect the highest standards in every capacity, and health and safety […]

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Egypt to auction land for tourism development

Sites covering 28 million square metres of land in Egypt are to be auctioned for tourist developments in the next 14 months, Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said. The auctions are part of a bid to draw 30 million tourists to the country by 2020 and to reach pre-uprising tourist levels. Tourists are thronging back […]

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