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Nigeria: Aviation Minister to Resign If Deadline to Reopen Abuja Airport Missed:

March 28th, 2017

[This Day] The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said he will resign his appointment if the federal government fails to meet the six-weeks deadline for the rehabilitation of the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Seychelles: New Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles to Focus On Trade, Investment and Tourism:

March 28th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Trade and investment, tourism, and institutional reforms are the main areas that the newly accredited Rwandan High Commissioner to Seychelles hopes to work on.

Kenya: TFC Seeks Investors for Conference Centre in Mombasa to Rival KICC:

March 28th, 2017

[Capital FM] Kenya -Plans to build a multimillion conference center in Mombasa have edged higher as the Tourism Finance Corporation seeks investors to build the conference facility.

Ethiopia: Tourism in Protest-Ridden Ethiopia Is Hurting:

March 27th, 2017

[Addis Standard] Last week on March 22, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who also chairs the Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council, officially introduced the Amharic version of Ethiopia's new tourism logo 'Ethiopia, Land of Origins'. It is now called Midre Kedemt in Amharic.

Zimbabwe: Tourism Minister Mzembi Takes Campaign to Cuba, Mexico:

March 27th, 2017

[New Zimbabwe] TOURISM minister Walter Mzembi was in the Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico over the last few days as he continues his campaign to become the next secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Seychelles: Lack of Hotel Rooms On Mahe a Setback, Says Head of Seychelles Tourism Board:

March 27th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' main island, Mahe, does not have enough hotel rooms to cater to the rising demand by tourists, the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) said Monday.

Nigeria: NCAA Slams N9.5 Million Fine On Foreign Carrier:

March 27th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned Lyxor International, a non - scheduled general aviation operator.

Nigeria: Arik Air Asks Court to Disqualify Amcon's Receiver Manager:

March 27th, 2017

[This Day] Arik Air last Friday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the process leading to the take over of the airline by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) was improper.

Nigeria: Staffers Excited As Kaduna Airport Records 43,000 Passengers:

March 27th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Passengers and airport workers at the Kaduna International Airport have described the airport environment as safe and comfortable for flight operations.

Nigeria: NCAA Sanctions Airline for Violation of Airspace:

March 27th, 2017

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that it has sanctioned an airline, Lyxor International, a non-schedule, general aviation operator for violating the terms of an approved flight clearance for its type of operation.

Nigeria: Obasanjo Calls for More Investment in Tourism Sector:

March 27th, 2017

[This Day] A former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria has latent opportunities in the tourism sector, which if explored would generate revenues that could rival, if not exceed the income from oil and gas.

Ethiopia: Maximize Roles of Tourism Sector:

March 26th, 2017

[Ethiopian Herald] For over half a century, tourism has been constantly expanding at a faster pace. These days, this trend appears to be irreversible. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), there will be over 1.6 billion international tourist arrivals worldwide in 2020. In this regard, Ethiopia continues benefiting from the sector.

Nigeria: Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode:

March 25th, 2017

[Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa.

South Africa: 16 Rhino Carcasses Found At the Kruger:

March 24th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Skukuza -Since the beginning of the month, 16 rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

South Africa: No More Drop-Offs for Poachers:

March 24th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Skukuza -The Kruger National Park (KNP) is tightening security at its southern gates in an attempt to protect rhinos and prevent poachers from accessing the park.

Nigeria: 'Air Meridien Flight Departed Lagos With 91 Empty Seats':

March 24th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Italian carrier Meridiana Air yesterday said its flight from Lagos to Milan on Tuesday was not overbooked, insisting that the 40 passengers that could not make the flight arrived late to the airport.

South Africa: Tourism Minister Condemns Violence Against Foreign Nationals:

March 24th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has condemned the recent spate of violence that erupted in Tshwane and in Johannesburg directed at foreign nationals.

Nigeria: Experts to Deliberate On What Nigerian/African Travelers Are Searching for:

March 24th, 2017

[Vanguard] Experts from various sectors of the tourism industry will converge to brainstorm, Wednesday March 29, on Lagos to deliberate on what the Nigerian/African travelers are searching for - the new trends and how these expectations can met by each stakeholder responsible for enriching their travel experience.

Kenya: Flights Between Nairobi, Mogadishu to Relaunch in Two Weeks:

March 24th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, following talks with Somali's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced that direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu would be relaunched within a fortnight.

East Africa: KQ Cuts Free Baggage Allowance for East Africa Routes:

March 24th, 2017

[Nation] Kenya Airways has reduced free baggage allowance for flights from Nairobi to East African routes from the beginning of April.

Kenya: Kenya, Somalia Open a New Charter of Cooperation:

March 24th, 2017

[Capital FM] Kenya -Kenya and Somalia Thursday opened a new charter of cooperation by announcing plans to open two border posts and a re-launch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu.

Kenya: Chinese Family Seeks Compensation for Daughter's Death:

March 24th, 2017

[Nation] A Chinese family is seeking compensation for the death of their daughter, whom a hippopotamus killed at Lake Naivasha as she holidayed in 2013.

Kenya: 10 Foods You Must Sample At the Kenyan Coast:

March 23rd, 2017

[Capital FM] According to Wikipedia, food is said to rank alongside climate, accommodation and scenery. It's a make or break aspect for most tourists, which has given a boost to growth in culinary tourism. The Kenyan coast can be said to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. What with Diani bagging the coveted World's Travel Awards two years in a row? Among the attractions of the ever-fresh coastal tours is the Swahili-inspired culinary that sends many a traveler going back for more. Food to the Sw

Nigeria: Abuja Second Runway May Commence This Year - Govt:

March 23rd, 2017

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has hinted that the procurement process of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIAA) will commence this year.

South Africa: Talks End Protest At Kruger Park's Pafuri Gate:

March 23rd, 2017

[News24Wire] An 11th-hour meeting between protesting residents of Ha-Mutele and the Kruger National Park's management on Tuesday put the brakes on a protest at the park's Pafuri gate.

Ethiopia: Hotel and Hospitality Sector in Ethiopia:

March 24th, 2017

[Ethiopian Herald] Hotel and tourism are inseparable sectors. To boast of a developed tourism and hospitality sector, a country needs to own modern hotels, lodges and other recreational centres. When we trace back to the history of hospitality sector in Ethiopia, we get Itegue Taitu Hotel, built in the early 1900s, believed to be the first modern hotel in Ethiopia. It was named after its founder Empress Taitu Betul, the wife of Emperor Menelik II. It was built mainly for the purpose of providing service to foreigners as a co

Ethiopia: Tourism Brand Gets Amharic Equivalent:

March 23rd, 2017

[Ethiopian Herald] Habeteselassie Tafesse who coined previous tourism brand '13 months of sunshine' and dubbed as the father of Ethiopian tourism, gets recognition for his excelled contribution to Ethiopia's tourism development and growth.

Zimbabwe: Chinese Tourists Skirt Nation:

March 23rd, 2017

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE's high-profile campaign to market the country's attractions to China appears to have failed to yield results, as the number of tourists from that country remains low compared to other source markets, according to the Zimbabwe Visitor Exit Survey (VES) report for 2015 and 2016.

South Africa: Sanparks Ranger Dies in 'Accidental' Shooting:

March 22nd, 2017

[News24Wire] South African National Parks said on Tuesday that one of its rangers died in an accidental shooting at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park.

Egypt: Additional Airline Security Measures On Some Routes Travelling to the UK:

March 22nd, 2017

[PR Newswire] London -Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

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