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Africa:U.S.$100 Million Loss for African Airlines Predicted for 2018:

December 11th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has projected that global industry net profit would rise to $38.4 billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017 (revised from a $31.4 billion forecast in June).

Nigeria:Travellers Warned of Flight Disruptions Due to Harmattan Haze:

December 11th, 2017

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned air travellers in Nigeria that flights would be disrupted due to harmattan haze, which has already led to flight cancellations and delays.

Mozambique:Government Unhappy With Tourism Revenue:

December 11th, 2017

[AIM] The government is dissatisfied with the revenue generated so far by tourism, declared Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on 4 December. Speaking at the launch in Maputo of the country's first Tourism Forum, Rosario said that revenue should be much higher, given Mozambique's vast and diverse tourism potential.

Seychelles:Seychelles Cracking Down On Unregistered Tourism Establishments:

December 11th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] The Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday begins stepping up measures to deal with unlicensed tourism establishments in Seychelles, businesses that the minister says are not meeting the country's standards.

Nigeria:Dust Haze, Cloudy Skies to Prevail Today - Nimet:

December 11th, 2017

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Monday.

Nigeria:Hazy Weather - Passengers Stranded Over Flights Cancellation:

December 11th, 2017

[Daily Trust] The dust haze conditions in several cities across the country has led to cancellation of dozens of flights, while hundreds of passengers have been left stranded at airports, our correspondents report.

Kenya:Train Brings Good Tidings to Hotels and Game Parks:

December 11th, 2017

[Nation] Hotels and parks at the Coast are attributing the high number of bookings to the Madaraka Express, especially for first-time visitors.

Seychelles:Direct Flights From Zurich, Switzerland to Seychelles to Begin Next Year:

December 11th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is set to get another direct flight to Europe when Switzerland's leisure airline, Edelweiss Air, begins flights to the island nation from September next year.

Nigeria:Ethiopian Airline Aborts Enugu Landing:

December 11th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Enugu -An Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis Ababa to Enugu could not land at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport yesterday, due to bad weather. The flight was forced to make return back to Ethiopia with passengers.

Somalia:NWTO Discussion At World Conference On Tourism and Culture Oman:

December 11th, 2017

[Shabelle] HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia attends the Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism & Culture which is taking place in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman 11 - 12 December 2017. Minister Eng. Yarisow today met the Secretary-General of thw World Tourism Organization, Talib Rifai.

Zimbabwe:Tourism Players Foresee Bright Future:

December 9th, 2017

[The Herald] Players in the tourism sector are upbeat about the future of the country's tourism sector following recent political developments in the country and the appointment of Cde Prisca Mupfumira as Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister.

Namibia:Trucks Barred From Coastal Road During Holiday:

December 8th, 2017

[Namibian] THE Ministry of Works and Transport issued a directive yesterday banning trucks from travelling on the B2 coastal road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay over the summer holiday season.

Kenya:Technologies That Will Enhance Hotel Experience in 2018:

December 8th, 2017

[Capital FM] As we look forward to closing the year,Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year.

Botswana:Expo Intesifies Marketing:

December 8th, 2017

[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -The 2017 Botswana Travel and Tourism Expo held in Kasane has seen an intensified marketing of tourism destinations in the country.

Nigeria:Delta Hits 1.2 Million Customers' Mark On Lagos-Atlanta Route:

December 8th, 2017

[Guardian] Delta Airlines has reached the 1.2 million customers' mark on the Lagos-Atlanta route in the last 10 years of operations in Nigeria.

Ethiopia:Buoyant Ethiopian Airlines Outline Expansion Plans:

December 8th, 2017

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -ETHIOPIAN Airlines, rated Africa's largest and profitable airline group, will launch a new daily service to South Africa in 2018, which is set to be a pivotal year for the company. The third daily flight between Johannesburg and the bustling city of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, will be launched in April.

Gambia:Barrow Attends Inauguration of New Senegalese Airport:

December 8th, 2017

[Foroyaa] President Adama Barrow departed the Gambia for Dakar on Wednesday evening December 6th, to attend the inauguration of the new Senegalese airport.

Eritrea:Encouraging Effort to Develop Tourism Sector:

December 7th, 2017

[Shabait] Massawa -The Tourism sector in the Northern Red Sea region is undertaking encouraging endeavor to identify historical and tourism attraction sites in the region.

Sudan:Landing Gear Blast Grounds High-Level Diplomatic Flight in Darfur:

December 6th, 2017

[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -An explosion in the landing gear moments before takeoff grounded a Sudanese DH8 aircraft carrying high-level international ambassadors and United Nations officials at Zalingei Airport this morning. None of the passengers were injured.

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses N175 Billion Annually to Medical Tourism - Former Health Minister:

December 6th, 2017

[Premium Times] The Former Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria was losing N175 billion annually to medical tourism.

Nigeria:Reactions Trail '20 Minimum Aircraft' Proposal for New Airlines:

December 6th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Stakeholders are still divided over the proposal by the Aviation Roundtable (ART) that a minimum of 20 aircraft is required to issue Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) to start-up airlines.

Nigeria:NAHCO's New CEO Vows to Make Positive Change:

December 6th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance), Mr. Idris Yakubu, has promised to bring about positive change and a fresh drive for excellence that the company requires to move it to the next level.

Nigeria:Delta Airline Flies 1.12 Million On Lagos-Atlanta Route in 10 Yrs:

December 6th, 2017

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Delta Air Lines yesterday marked its 10thanniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta with 1.12 million passengers flown in the last decade.

Nigeria:Revised U.S. Travel Ban Stops Refugee Admissions for 120 Days:

December 6th, 2017

[Vanguard] The US Supreme Court on Monday issued an order allowing full enforcement of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges are argued in lower courts.

Nigeria:FIFA Appoints Nigerian Company As Exclusive Travel Agent:

December 6th, 2017

[Guardian] World football governing body, FIFA has appointed has appointed Nigeria's Pencilland Travels and Tours Ltd (Flyforvalue) as the Exclusive Travel Agent for 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament for the country.

Mauritius:Tourism Is the Most Globally Competitive Sector of Our Economy, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth:

December 7th, 2017

[Government of Mauritius] Tourism has been one of our most dynamic industries in the past four decades, growing quantitatively at a fast pace, improving qualitatively with more diversified and upmarket products and undergoing the necessary structural changes to build resilience. It has proved over the years to be one of the most globally competitive sectors of our economy.

Mozambique:Government Dissatisfied With Revenue From Tourism:

December 5th, 2017

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government is dissatisfied with the revenue generated so far by tourism, declared Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Monday.

Kenya:Kenya's Visa on Arrival Order Could Be Delayed:

December 5th, 2017

[East African] Experts have called for caution in effecting a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to issue Africans wishing to visit Kenya with a visa on arrival, saying it can only be enacted in accordance with the law and after changes are made in the security system.

Zambia:International Body to Promote Tourism:

December 5th, 2017

[Times of Zambia] Tourism Intelligence International, a reputable organisation based in Germany and Trinidad, has pledged to partner with the Government to raise the profile of Zambia's tourism sector on the world map.

Kenya:Kenya Says Visa Policy Will Not Compromise Security:

December 5th, 2017

[East African] The Kenyan government has downplayed concerns that the policy of issuing visas at the point of entry for Africans that President Uhuru Kenyatta announced during his swearing-in on November 28 is likely to compromise the war against terror.

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