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Nigeria: Computer Glitch Forces British Airways to Cancel Lagos-London Flight, Others:

May 28th, 2017

[This Day] UK mega carrier, British Airways has cancelled its Lagos-London and other flights around the world due to computer glitch. Thousands of passengers were stranded at Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London and other airports around the world.

Tanzania: An All-Embracing Wildlife Entity On Drawing Board:

May 29th, 2017

[Daily News] The government is considering to merge all institutions on the wildlife sector into one, to reduce administrative costs and increase efficiency.

Kenya: Jambojet Gets Licence to Fly International Destinations:

May 29th, 2017

[Nation] Jambojet has received an air service licence (ASL) from the aviation regulator, paving the way for the low-cost carrier to commence international flights by the end of the year.

Kenya: National Airline Reduces Losses Through Deep Cost-Cutting:

May 26th, 2017

[Nation] Deep cost-cutting helped Kenya Airways reduce its full-year net loss by more than half to Sh10.2 billion, showing some green shoots of hope for the national carrier, which is however beset by a flagging topline and wider erosion of shareholders' capital.

Angola: Hotel, Tourism Minister Works in Lunda Sul:

May 26th, 2017

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The Minister of Hotel and Tourism, Paulino Domingos Baptista, is in Saurimo eastern Lunda Sul province since last Wednesday where he unveiled a hotel and a residential compound.

Tanzania: Yes, Tourism Should Shunt in More Forex:

May 26th, 2017

[Daily News] It  was delightful to hear recently that the number of tourists visiting Tanzania has increased significantly boosting revenue receipts from 1.3 billion US dollars in 2011 to 2.21 billion in 2016.

East Africa: Reduce Taxes, Open Up Skies to Raise East Africa Air Traffic:

May 26th, 2017

[East African] At just 3.4 per cent, intra-East Africa air traffic has been increasing at half its average rate of economic growth, a problem that experts blame on the region's high taxes, poor infrastructure and the failure to liberalise the skies.

Rwanda: Rwanda Marks International Museums Day:

May 26th, 2017

[New Times] Rwanda will Friday mark the International day of Museums, with a call for increased domestic tourism-specifically paying more attention on the significance of museums on the socio-economic transformation of the country, officials have said.

Uganda: Martyrs Day - Benefit From Faith-Based Tourism:

May 26th, 2017

[Monitor] Next weekend, Uganda will be cast in international light as the world pays homage to the Uganda Martyrs on June 3. Forty five Catholic and Anglican martyrs were burnt to death following the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II, then King of Buganda between 1885 and 1887 because of their faith.

Seychelles: Seychelles to Regulate Vendors On the Beaches of La Digue Island:

May 25th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Vendors on La Digue will soon have to follow a guideline before setting up shop on beaches of the third-most populated island of Seychelles, said a top official of the Seychelles Planning Authority.

Tanzania: Do More to Market Tourism, Govt Urged:

May 25th, 2017

[Citizen] Dodoma -Members of Parliament have called on the government to increase tourism promotion funds if the country wants to attract more foreign tourists.

Kenya: Kenya Airways Announces U.S.$100 Million Net Loss:

May 25th, 2017

[East African] Kenya Airways (KQ) has cut its net loss for the year ending March by 60.9 per cent to Ksh10.2 billion ($100m) compared to Ksh26.2 billion ($260m) last year.

Angola: Lunda Sul - Tourism Sector Contributes to Public Accounts Balance:

May 26th, 2017

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The hotels and tourism sector can contribute significantly to the balance of public accounts, the creation of new jobs and the fight against poverty, said Thursday in Saurimo, the incumbent minister, Paulino Domingos Baptista.

Zimbabwe: 'Tourism Poised for Growth':

May 26th, 2017

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE tourism sector in Africa has seen the number of international tourist arrivals rising by 8% to reach 58 million.

South Africa: A Feast At the Capital Empire Hotel in Jo'burg:

May 26th, 2017

[East African] I found myself in the dry winter of Johannesburg after a wet and humid Dar es Salaam last week. I did not expect much staying at the Capital Empire Apartments Hotel, attending an annual conference, until I visited the restaurant.

Kenya: Perfect Roast Fish At Nyumbani Restaurant:

May 26th, 2017

[East African] Nairobi has a variety of restaurants and informal eateries that cater for a host of palates, but only a few take pride in fish dishes.

Kenya: Kenya Airways Cuts Losses By Half:

May 25th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Hope has returned at the pride of Africa as Kenya Airways cut their losses by 51 percent in 2017 to hit Sh10.2 billion compared to the Sh26 billion it recorded in 2016.

Uganda: UWA Starts Translocation of Kobs to Kidepo:

May 25th, 2017

[Monitor] Nwoya -Uganda Wildlife Authority [UWA] has started translocation of more than 100 kobs from Murchison Falls National Park in Nwoya district to Kidepo Valley National Park in Karamoja region, north east of Uganda.

Sudan: Hassabo Affirms State Support to Plans of Arab Union for Tourism Information:

May 25th, 2017

[SNA] Khartoum -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has affirmed the state's keenness to support the plans and programs of the Arab Union for Tourism Information so as to play its role properly.

Kenya: MPs Reject Report On Duty Free Shops At Airports:

May 25th, 2017

[Nation] MP have swiftly rejected the report of the Public Investments Committee on duty-free goods' shops at Kenya's airports, siding with lawyers who argued that adoption of the report would make it easy for Kamlesh Pattni to be paid Sh17.15 billion.

Kenya: Five-Star Airport Hotel Unveiled At JKIA:

May 24th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's first five-star airport hotel - the Lazizi Premier - has officially been launched at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Africa: How Soon Will Africans Have a Visa-Free Regime?:

May 24th, 2017

[New Times] The African Union committee on free movement of people across the continent is currently meeting in Kigali to review a proposed treaty on the subject.

Zimbabwe: UNWTO Loss - the Reality:

May 26th, 2017

[The Herald] The best candidate lost! It was a very bad experience by any imagination and I understand why so many armchair theorists blindly jumped onto it, from their positions far, far and wide away from the field of play, not even the ringside.

South Africa: Tourism to Grow, Improve Lives:

May 24th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Tourism will use its R2.1 billion budget to ensure that the tourism industry continues to grow and improve the lives of South Africans.

South Africa: R120 Million Fund for Small Tourism Businesses:

May 24th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Small and medium enterprises in the tourism sector are set to benefit from a R120 million fund, which has been allocated for these businesses.

Tanzania: Zanzibar to Have New Resort:

May 24th, 2017

[Citizen] Dubai -Marriott International yesterday announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in Zanzibar.

Kenya: Kenya Needs 1000 Serviced Apartments Every Year:

May 24th, 2017

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's luxury serviced apartment market needs over 1000 serviced apartments in the next three years.

Tanzania: Tourism Earnings Jump to U.S.$2.21 Billion:

May 24th, 2017

[Daily News] Dodoma -Number of tourists visiting the country has increased from 867,994 in 2011 to 1,284,279 in 2016, boosting the government earning from 1.3 billion US dollars to over 2.21 billion dollars (about 5tri/-) during the period under review.

Africa: Dream Hotel Group Soars Into Second Year of Unprecedented Growth:

May 25th, 2017

[PR Newswire] New York -Leading Luxury Lifestyle Group Continues Rapid Global Expansion with Nine New Hotel Signings; Announces Plans to Triple Existing Portfolio by 2022

Tanzania: CAG Asked to Assess Impact of VAT On Tourism Industry:

May 24th, 2017

[Citizen] Dodoma -The Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism yesterday called on the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) to assess the impact of VAT on the sector of tourism.

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