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South Africa: Lift Off For Africa's First Airport Brewery:

August 18th, 2017

[VOA] Johannesburg -There is a new addition to Africa's busiest air transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg: the continent's first airport-based brewery. Airport Craft Brewers is a reflection of South Africa's burgeoning independent beer sector, with growing numbers of beer drinkers not satisfied with industrial, mass-produced beverages.

South Africa: Minister Tokozile Xasa Welcomes Approval of Coastal and Marine Tourism Implementation Plan:

August 18th, 2017

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa welcomes the Cabinet approval of the Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) as it will advance the Nine-Point Plan through Operation Phakisa's Oceans Economy. The Implementation Plan led by the Department of Tourism was developed in partnership with various tourism stakeholders. The vision is to grow a world class and sustainable coastal and marine tourism destination that leverages South Africa's competitive advantage in nature, culture, and heritage.

Zimbabwe: Mzembi Seeks Editors' Help to Market Tourist:

August 18th, 2017

[New Zimbabwe] Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has pleaded with the editors to assist him with marketing the country to the international community, a task he said he has failed to achieve because of Zimbabwe's tainted image.

South Africa: Government Creating Enabling Environment for Growth:

August 18th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says government is doing everything it can to create an enabling environment that will assist industry growth and contribute to jobs.

Angola: Huila - Tourism Minister Unveils New Hotel:

August 18th, 2017

[ANGOP] Lubango -A new three-star hotel dubbed "Hotel Mukanka", with 130 rooms and 200 beds, will be unveiled this Thursday in Lubango City, southern Huila Province, by the minister of Hotels and Tourism, Paulino Baptista.

Kenya: Glamping in the Wild Maasai Mara:

August 18th, 2017

[East African] Nothing beats a safari in Kenya like a visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, glamping (glamorous camping) is a wonderful way to experience a tented safari without compromising on comfort.

South Africa: Marine Tourism Plan to Grow Economy:

August 17th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has approved the Coastal and Marine Tourism Implementation Plan, which is set to grow the economy and boost tourism.

Kenya: Kenya to Adopt e-Passports in September - Gordon Kihalangwa:

August 17th, 2017

[Nation] Kenyans using the current generation of passport will not be able to use them once the new e-passport is fully rolled out.

Kenya: Tourists Flock to Maasai Mara Despite Poll Jitters:

August 17th, 2017

[Nation] Despite the election jitters, business has been booming at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, to the point of overwhelming camp lodges.

Nigeria: Travelogue - Voyage to the Land of the Pharaohs:

August 17th, 2017

[Premium Times] One of my earliest exposures to Egypt was in the 1999 Hollywood classic, The Mummy. Even though I was taught about the civilization of ancient Egypt in religious school, it was nothing compared to The Mummy - it told the story of an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925.

Kenya: Kenyans to Get New e-Passports From September:

August 17th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's Immigration Department has announced that it will start to issue citizens with e-passports beginning next month.

Sudan: 4x4 Vehicle Collection Impacts Transport in East and West Darfur:

August 17th, 2017

[Radio Dabanga] Ed Daein / El Geneina -The decision to ban the use of Land Cruisers has negatively affected internal travel and travel from the capital of Ed Daein to the rest of East Darfur, especially as it is the only practical way to move around in the rainy season.

Africa: Africans Tour Their Own Continent More:

August 15th, 2017

[Business Day] Four out of ten international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth.

Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans - Alternative Tourism Frontier:

August 16th, 2017

[Botswana Daily News] Sowa Pan -The Makgadikgadi Pans, a vast landscape which used to be part of the ancient inland sea, Lake Makgadikgadi is one of the largest salt pans in the world covering an area of over 30 000 km2.

South Africa: Mpumalanga Wildlife Operators Could Face String of Sentences After Latest Arrest:

August 16th, 2017

[News24Wire] Two Mpumalanga wildlife operators could face a string of sentences if convicted on game-theft and illegal medicines possession charges.

South Africa: Mkhuze Airport Facelift to Boost KZN Tourism:

August 16th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] The tourism industry is expected to grow in Mkhanyakude, KwaZulu-Natal, following a decision by the provincial government to upgrade Mkhuze Airport.

South Africa: Lift Off for Africa's First Airport Brewery:

August 15th, 2017

[VOA] There is a new addition to Africa's busiest air transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg: the continent's first airport-based brewery. Airport Craft Brewers is a reflection of South Africa's burgeoning independent beer sector, with growing numbers of beer drinkers not satisfied with industrial, mass-produced beverages.

Ethiopia: Airports Enterprise Further Bound to Airline:

August 15th, 2017

[Addis Fortune] The Enterprise is not allowed to transfer, promote and demote employees.

Africa: African Airlines Fly High With Cargo On the Back of a Strong Economy:

August 14th, 2017

[East African] African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, bouyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia.

Angola: Malanje - Tourism Minister Praises Potential of New Hotels:

August 15th, 2017

[ANGOP] Calandula -The Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Paulino Domingos Baptista, said on Saturday in Calandula municipality, 85 kilometers north of Malanje city, that the emergence of the hotel "Pousada de Calandula", has created valences in the employment market and ensure the proper accommodation for visitors.

Tanzania: Zanzibar Tourism Investors Act On Skilled Labour Crisis:

August 15th, 2017

[Citizen] Zanzibar -Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (Zati) is planning to hold a public-private partnership dialogue to seek a lasting solution for the shortage of skilled labour, which it says the sector is currently experiencing, to unleash the potential of tourism in creating jobs.

Kenya: Britain Issues Fresh Travel Alert on Kenya:

August 15th, 2017

[Nation] The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory against Kenya, citing protests in a number of regions since Friday.

Malawi: Private Sector Asked to Invest in Tourism:

August 15th, 2017

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -As the anti-smoking lobby campaign continues on the global market, wildlife and tourism industry is being touted as a potential substitute for the country's green gold, tobacco, a hospitality investor has said.

Namibia: Judgement Reserved On Marine Mining Halt:

August 14th, 2017

[Namibian] The minister of environment and tourism's decision to set aside an environmental clearance certificate that gave the go-ahead for the start of marine phosphate mining in Namibian waters has come under attack in the Windhoek High Court.

Rwanda: Cultural Tourism - Museums Set Target of Rwf400 Million:

August 14th, 2017

[New Times] The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) has embarked on revamping museum structures and service packages to be able to double the current revenue of Rwf200m from cultural tourism per annum.

Kenya: Tourism CS Projects MICE Segment to Propel Sector Growth By 20%:

August 15th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says the sector will defy the election fever and grow by 20 percent this year up from the 17 percent growth in 2016.

Nigeria: Shell Remits $31 Billion to Federation Account, NDDC - GM:

August 15th, 2017

[Vanguard] Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, remitted $29.8 billion to the Federation Account and $1.2 billion to Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, between 2002 and 2016, the oil firm has said.

Nigeria: First Batch of 412 Adamawa Pilgrims Airlifted:

August 14th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Yola -The first batch of 412 intending pilgrims from Adamawa State were yesterday airlifted to Saudi Arabia.

Botswana: Makgadikgadi Epic Boosts Tourism:

August 14th, 2017

[Botswana Daily News] Sowa Town -The Makgadikgadi Epic has grown local tourism since its inception in 2014, says Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) marketing manager, Jillian Blackbeared.

South Africa: MEC Sihle Zikalala Announces Major Upgrades to Mkhuze Airport to Boost Tourism in Mkhanyakude, 15 Aug:

August 14th, 2017

[Govt of SA] It will soon be easier for tourists to access breathtaking tourism sites in northern KwaZulu-Natal using air transport, thanks to a major facelift to Mkhuze Airport which will be announced by Economic Development, Tourism and Environmnental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala on Tuesday.

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