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Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016 12:18

Kenya announces incentives for tourists

Speaking at the opening of Kenya's first luxury yachting marina (English Point Marina) in Mombasa on Tuesday, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled...

15 Jan 2016 13:24

#KenyaLive - broadcasting for wildlife lovers

Kenya's stunning wildlife is set to be showcased with two world firsts in a series of live web broadcasts using new state-of-the-art technology...

11 Jan 2016 11:50

East Africa: Kiir declares free visa entry

President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has declared free travel entry into his country for all persons holding Rwandan and East African passports...

7 Jan 2016 10:15

Virtual tourism in Uganda

A new campaign codenamed Koikoiug has kicked off. It comprises a team of 'Instagrammers' who go out to capture sceneries of different towns...

By Edgar R. Batte 9 Oct 2015 11:33

New online platform to show how hip Africa is to global travelers

Hip Africa offers a definitive guide to the best spots to eat, sleep and play in Africa's best destinations...

17 Sep 2015 09:54

Uganda: Tour firms want VAT, Visa charges revised

As Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) celebrates its award-winning triumph at Africa's premier Indaba tourism expo private sector players in the country's tourism industry have asked government to scrap the 18 per cent levy on tourism services...

By Moses Mugalu 19 May 2015 12:46

African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Kenya Airways and Airtel sign MVNO agreement

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and Kenya Airways have opened a new innovative chapter in the telecoms industry in Africa...

8 Aug 2014 12:05

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.

18 Feb 2014 11:49

3G Direct Pay partners with Kopo Kopo

Online payments service provider, 3G Direct Pay and merchant services platform for mobile network operators in emerging markets, Kopo Kopo, have signed a partnership with the aim of supplying innovative payment options to the regional travel industry.

7 Feb 2014 10:08

Waiving of visa requirements to Tanzania

South Africans travelling to Tanzania on holiday or business no longer require visas - and vice-versa. This significant move for co-operation between the two countries results from a bilateral country-to-country discussions and agreements.

25 Oct 2013 10:36

Tanzanian safaris in style with SkySafari

SkySafari, by Elewana, is an all-inclusive package, which is a blend of game-viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, intimate dining choices and tailor-made experiences. SkySafari is all about ensuring exemplary and unfettered access to the wildlife spectacular that is Africa during each stage of the journey.

3 Oct 2013 11:33

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