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Ethiopia:Ethiopian Marks African Aviation History With 100th Aircraft in Active Service:

May 25th, 2018

[This is Africa] Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will take delivery on 5 June 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, the first for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.

Tanzania:Anti-Poaching Drive Gets Tour Operators' Support:

May 25th, 2018

[Citizen] Arusha -Investors in Tourism have donated a new Toyota Land Cruiser worth $40,000 (about Sh90 million) to boost the anti-poaching project in Tanzania's flagship national park, Serengeti.

Nigeria:Five Looks and Attractions of Northern Nigeria:

May 25th, 2018

[Leadership] Many visitors have dismissed the stereotypical believe that Northern Nigeria is riddled with violence and terrorism alone. Indeed, such single story ideas are far from the truth, as northern Nigeria, in its entirety, has a lot to offer in terms of culture, festivals, tourism, rich history and beautiful sites. From beautiful palaces, to the rich Durbar festivals, the food, hospitable people and scenic sites and destinations, northern Nigeria is an adventure waiting to be explored. Here is just a tip of the

Ethiopia:Et Hits 100th Aircraft Mark:

May 25th, 2018

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is set to take delivery of a Boeing 787-900, its 100th aircraft.

Tanzania:Dar Reaps Benefits of Tourism Exhibition:

May 25th, 2018

[Daily News] Commenting shortly after the end of the 2018 IMEX international exhibition in Germany, the Director General of the Tanzania Tourism Board, Ms Devota Mdachi said this year's event provided Tanzania with a unique opportunity to display and showcase the country's tourism.

Tanzania:5 More Parks to Boost Tourism:

May 25th, 2018

[Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli has approved a proposal to upgrade five game reserves into national parks to widen the country's tourism scope.

Tanzania:Dar Reaps Benefits of Tourism Exhibition:

May 25th, 2018

[Daily News] THIS year's IMEX International Exhibition has offered Tanzania a unique opportunity to showcase its tourism and meeting industry potentials with number of deals sealed with international events organisers.

Tanzania:Diversify Products to Build Tourist Loyalty - Economists:

May 24th, 2018

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Economists have suggested that tourism products be diversified, marketing be enhanced, infrastructure be improved and service costs be cut to attract visitors in Tanzania repeatedly.

Rwanda:Rwanda-Arsenal Deal - What Does the Country Stand to Benefit?:

May 24th, 2018

[New Times] On Wednesday, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the London-based soccer team, Arsenal Football Club, announced an unprecedented deal that Rwanda would become the official tourism partner of the premier league club.

Namibia:Career Guidance to Be Offered for Youth At Tourism Expo:

May 24th, 2018

[New Era] Windhoek -FNB Namibia will be providing valuable career guidance to the youth during the upcoming 2018 Tourism Expo, which will take place from May 30 to June 2.

Africa:Rwanda Becomes Arsenal's First Tourism Partner:

May 23rd, 2018

[New Times] Rwanda is Arsenal's first-ever tourism partner.

Africa:Rwanda Unveils 3-Year Partnership with Arsenal:

May 23rd, 2018

[RDB] Rwanda is to become the official tourism partner of Arsenal and the Premier League football club's first ever shirt sleeve partner.

Nigeria:Lagos Assembly Urges Robust Economy Through Tourism:

May 24th, 2018

[Guardian] The Lagos State House of Assembly has tasked the state government to explore the state's tourism sector to boost economy.Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said this at a meeting tagged: A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Establishment Of The Lagos State Tourism Promotion Agency And For Connected Purposes, organised by the Ad-hoc Committee on Tourism, Arts and Culture, at the Assembly Complex, Alausa Ikeja.

Kenya:Smart or Dumb Move - What's Your Verdict On Nyeri Governor's Goat Race?:

May 23rd, 2018

[Nairobi News] Governor Mutahi Kahiga has stirred up an interesting debate on social media after sharing a video of a goat race which he officiated during the second Nyeri town tourism and cultural festival.

Tanzania:Tanzania Tourism Sector Review:

May 22nd, 2018

[East African] Tanzania will review its 1999 Tourism Policy to attract more private companies to invest in tourism, especially in the southern part of the country, which teems with wildlife, beaches, historical sites and geological features.

Mauritius:Global Business Network Partnership Forum Held in Maurituis:

May 22nd, 2018

[Government of Mauritius] The Global Business Network Private Sector Partnership Forum 2018 of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS-GBN), which is a platform to enable the members to explore and develop partnership opportunities and exchange know-how and best practices for sustainable tourism development opened yesterday at Maritim Resort and Spa, in Balaclava.

Ethiopia:Addis Welcomes Sherar Hotel:

May 22nd, 2018

[Addis Fortune] The hotel is located three minutes away from Bole International Airport

Ethiopia:Tourism Fetches U.S.$2.8 Billion in Three Quarters:

May 22nd, 2018

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has generated 2.8 billion dollars from tourists that have visited the nation in the first three-quarters of this fiscal year. It is three-fourths of the target that was put forth by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism (MoCT).

Ethiopia:Local Tourism - Gateway to Sense of Patriotism, Empathy:

May 22nd, 2018

[Addis Fortune] If there is a mechanism that helps low-cost service providers make profit, is cost-effective to local tourists and brings sustainable socio-economic benefits to people living in tourist areas, there is no reason that a positive mutual relationship cannot be built, writes Neftalem F. Hailemeskel (, a certified digital marketer and owner of a digital marketing firm.

Tanzania:Why Bunge Committee Is Sceptical On Tourism Vat:

May 22nd, 2018

[Citizen] Dodoma -Parliament's Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism Committee said yesterday it is too early to conclude that the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) on tourism has had no adverse impact on the sector. This is despite revenue from the industry increasing.

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses Over U.S.$1Bn Annually to Medical Tourism:

May 21st, 2018

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that Nigeria loses about $1 billion every year as a result of medical tourism.

Africa:Kenyans to Get Visa-On-Arrival in South Africa:

May 21st, 2018

[This Day] Kenyans are among citizens from selected African countries that are set to be issued with Visas upon arrival in South Africa as the country revises its immigration policy. The review in visa issuance is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel and was announced by South Africa's Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom.

Tanzania:Natural Resources and Tourism Budget Slashed By 22.3%:

May 21st, 2018

[Citizen] Dodoma -The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kingwangalla, today, May 21, tabled his budget for the 2018/19 financial year, requesting the National Assembly to approve it.

Namibia:Rundu, NTB to Boost Tourism At the Town:

May 21st, 2018

[New Era] Rundu -The Rundu Town Council (RTC) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) with the aim to collaborate on how to work together to enhance the tourism sector at the town. The MoU was signed in Rundu.

Zimbabwe:Govt Declares Victoria Falls to be National Conferencing Town:

May 21st, 2018

[New Zimbabwe] THE government has declared the resort town of Victoria Falls the country's conferencing centre saying it had plans to construct a state of the art international wedding venue there.

Nigeria:Ebola Scare - Airports On High Alert, Screen Passengers to Prevent Spread:

May 20th, 2018

[This Day] Abuja -Airport facilities and medical structures that served Nigeria in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak are being reactivated as the country tries to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence following the confirmation of several EVD cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. THISDAY learnt at the weekend that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had activated its Ebola preventive programme. The programme had been put in place after the late Liberian-American lawyer, Patrick Sawyer

Rwanda:New Committee Tasked to Turn Kigali Golf Club Into Tourism Hub:

May 21st, 2018

[New Times] The Kigali Golf Club assembly has elected executive committee, which will serve for two years.

Zimbabwe:New Firm to Reopen Beitbridge Hotel:

May 18th, 2018

[The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has identified a new company that will re-open its $39 million hotel in Beitbridge which was closed in May 2016.

Tanzania:Over 80 Swiss Visitors Sample Tanzania Attractions:

May 18th, 2018

[Daily News] Arusha -IN less than a month since over 300 tycoons from Australia toured the country's tourist attractions, another group of over 80 tourists from Switzerland yesterday flew off to Seychelles after spending three days in the tourist attractions in the northern circuit.

Malawi:Press Corporation Buys Stake in Sunbird Tourism:

May 18th, 2018

[Nyasa Times] Dual-listed conglomerate Press Corporation plc has confirmed that it has acquired a 10% stake in Sunbird Tourism plc, extending its investment interests into the tourism sector.

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