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Africa:Hasta La Visa - When Travelling Takes a Wrong Turn:

October 19th, 2017

[allAfrica] Cape Town -We all know traveling is great - learning about new places and cultures while posting selfies to make friends on Facebook jealous is always fun, but what about when it's not? Sometimes things go wrong, and not in the lost luggage or I-forgot-my-charger-at-home-and-now-I-have-to-buy-a-new-one kind of way. Facing crime and bureaucracy at home is bad enough but it's especially impactful when abroad.


South Africa:We Won't Be Recommending Cape Town, Say Couple After Attack:

October 20th, 2017

[News24Wire] A Singaporean tourist who was hit in the head with a rock during a robbery while on honeymoon in Cape Town said he and his wife would not be recommending the city to others as a holiday destination.


South Africa:Robben Island Powered By Solar Mini-Grid:

October 19th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says the launch of a R25 million solar-powered mini-grid plant at Robben Island is the first step in turning the world heritage site green.


South Africa:Cabinet Applauds National Tourism Monitors Programme:

October 19th, 2017

[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the National Tourism Monitors Programme in Soweto, which aims to improve the safety of tourists.


Angola:France Wants to Make Angola a Top Tourist Destination:

October 19th, 2017

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The French ambassador to Angola, Sylvain Itté, has expressed his wish to work with the Angolan authorities to make Angola one of the world's leading tourist destinations in the medium and long term.


Uganda:Sheraton Marks 50 Years in Style:

October 19th, 2017

[Observer] As Sheraton Kampala hotel celebrated 50 years of operation last Thursday, President Museveni was the chief guest.


Africa:African Tourism in Age of Developing Smart Cities:

October 19th, 2017

[CAJ News] OVER the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17,3 percent in the top ten fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking for new growth opportunities.


Gambia:Tourism Minister Tours Tourism Facilities:

October 19th, 2017

[The Point] The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Hamat Bah on Tuesday started a familiarisation tour to all tourism facilities in the country.


Uganda:Britain Lifts Travel Restrictions On Uganda:

October 19th, 2017

[Monitor] British citizens are now free to travel without any restriction to any part of Uganda according to a latest travel advisory by their government.


Namibia:Conservancies Make More Than N$5 Billion:

October 18th, 2017

[Namibian] CONSERVANCIES have contributed N$5 billion to the country's net income since 1999, despite challenges they continue to face.


South Africa:The Police Are Investigating the Burning of Tourist Information Centre:

October 18th, 2017

[SAPS] The Police in Tzaneen are investing the burning of the local Tourist Information Centre along the R71 road which occurred last night at 16 October 2017 at about 23:55.


Ethiopia:Long Way to Go Towards Medical Tourism - Official, Practitioners:

October 18th, 2017

[Ethiopian Herald] Experts and officials in the health sector accented that Ethiopia should exert efforts to reduce the huge foreign currency spent to medical tourism by building its internal capacity.


Angola:Zaire - France Announces Plan for Mbanza Kongo Tourism:

October 18th, 2017

[ANGOP] Soyo -France has announced a medium and long term plan to attract tourism and investment into northern Zaire province's Mbanza Kongo city, recently listed as Unesco's world heritage.


Kenya:New Narok Stadium Offers Hope for Sports Tourism:

October 17th, 2017

[Nation] As largely expected, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) at the weekend handed Morocco hosting rights for next year's Africa Nations Championships (Chan) after stripping unprepared Kenya the onus.


South Africa:Minister Tokozile Xasa - Launch of Gauteng Tourism Monitors Programme:

October 17th, 2017

[Govt of SA] Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa launches thee Gauteng Tourism Monitors Programme, Vilakazi Precinct, Soweto


Africa:Pan African Parliament Asks Us to Lift Travel Ban On Chad:

October 17th, 2017

[Independent (Kampala)] The Pan African Parliament has expressed shock with the decision by the United States to ban Chadians from entering the US and has adopted a motion calling for the immediate lifting of the travel ban.


Egypt:Egypt-Cameroon Cooperation - Aviation, Maritime Transport Accords Discussed:

October 17th, 2017

[Cameroon Tribune] Transport Minister received the outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Cameroon in audience October 16, 2017.


Cameroon:Dream to Reality:

October 18th, 2017

[Cameroon Tribune] After years of nightmarish traffic jams, inhabitants of the economic capital will soon heave a sigh of relief with the access roads near completion.


Tanzania:Turnout Excites Dar Tourism Expo Organizers:

October 17th, 2017

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The turn-out of exhibitors and tourist agents has thrilled the Tanzania Tourist Board --- organisers of the just-ended Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE 2017) ---- energising the board into planning another expo next year.


Tanzania:Zari, Diamond Platinumz 'Rekindle Lost Love' in Zanzibar:

October 16th, 2017

[Nairobi News] Bongo musician Diamond Platinumz and his Ugandan socialite girlfriend Zari Hassan are in Zanzibar to repair a love relationship that broke up after claims of cheating


Seychelles:In Need of Hotel Rooms, Seychelles' Govt Tells Developers to Begin Projects or Lose Them:

October 16th, 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year, said a top official of the ministry of tourism.


Zambia:Tourism GDP Contribution Increases:

October 16th, 2017

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) says tourism contribution to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has in the last four years increased from 2.9 per cent to about 3.5 per cent currently.


Ethiopia:Ethiopian Airlines Mulling Flights to Hangzhou As 6th Chinese Destination:

October 16th, 2017

[Focac] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia's national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is mulling flights to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.


Zimbabwe:Zimbabwe Police Harassment - a Tourist's Lament:

October 16th, 2017

[The Source] Zimbabwe is an expensive tourist destination if one measures the value of the Rand (or Pula) against the Dollar and consider the most expensive border fees in the region.


Tanzania:Tazara Vows to Increase Domestic Tourism As Numbers Skyrocket:

October 16th, 2017

[Daily News] Tourists have expressed their satisfaction with Tanzanian tourist attractions as Rovos Rail from South Africa increases its routes from three to five this year.


Tanzania:Call for Govt to Invest More in Promoting Tourism:

October 16th, 2017

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tourism stakeholders have called on the government to invest more on the promotion of available attractions as a way to increase visitors and revenue from the sector. Some tour operators say about 80 per cent of the attractions in the country have not yet been promoted thoroughly including the famous Mt Kilimanjaro and other national parks.


Uganda:Ethiopian Airlines to Partner Tour Firms:

October 16th, 2017

[Observer] Ethiopian Airlines is looking for tour and travel companies to partner in order to boost regional tourism and trade between Uganda and Ethiopia.


Tanzania:Tourism Authorities Urged to Be Innovative:

October 16th, 2017

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tourism stakeholders have been advised to be innovative and strategic in promoting the country's attractions abroad in order to boost the number of visitors.


Ethiopia:Bureau Promotes Domestic Tourism:

October 16th, 2017

[Ethiopian Herald] The number of local visitors for festivals and other events has increased from time to time, however many of the historical and natural heritages of the city have remained unvisited due to lack of awareness, according to the Addis Ababa City Tourism Bureau.


Tanzania:Tourism Arrivals Up 7% in 2 Months:

October 14th, 2017

[Citizen] The number of tourists increased by 7 per cent between July and August, Tanzania National Parks director general Allan Kijazi has said.


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