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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

Global travel body urges Kenya to reassure future tourists

NAIROBI, KENYA: The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urged the Kenyan government and tour operators to reassure potential visitors about coming to the country given the deadly Nairobi mall attack.

26 Sep 2013 07:24

Reed Travel Exhibitions team up with Lloyd Orr for Africa Travel Week

Global leader Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed Lloyd Orr Communications, a well-known local agency that specialises in tourism and lifestyle clients, to handle the PR and communications for the launch of Africa Travel Week across the African continent.

Issued by Lloyd Orr 10 Sep 2013 10:23

Eritrea's unique architecture under threat

ASMARA ERITREA: Eritrea's capital Asmara boasts buildings unlike anywhere else in Africa, a legacy of its Italian colonial past, when architects were given free rein for structures judged too avant-garde back home.

22 Aug 2013 10:23

Terrorism ruled out as cause of Nairobi fire

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta ruled out terrorism as a cause of the fire which ravaged Nairobi's main airport last week while confirming foreign agencies were helping authorities to determine the cause of the blaze.

12 Aug 2013 12:25

Nairobi chaos after airport gutted

NAIROBI, KENYA: A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport on Wednesday (7 August) in a major crisis that forced scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub to be cancelled or diverted.

8 Aug 2013 12:58

Air Namibia partners Kenya Airways

Air Namibia has entered into a strategic alliance with model African airline, Kenya Airways in a deal that will see the two airlines share passengers between Windhoek, Nairobi and beyond.

By Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa 7 Aug 2013 14:01

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