Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength
Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength

The latest Henley Passport Index shows that the South African passport remains stable in Q3, ranking 50th globally and occupying third place in the sub-Saharan Africa region - following Seychelles, ranked at 24 and Mauritius at 28 globally. Somalia, Libya, and Eritrea sit at the bottom of the index in Africa, each only able to access 35 or fewer destinations visa-free.

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How sporting events benefit the African continent
How sporting events benefit the African continent

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which draws to a close this Sunday, 15 July, has seen African nations like Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia participate and become enlivened with what their countries can offer to the rest of the world. The African continent as a tourist destination has remained resilient in its approach in dealing with challenges stemming from both political and economic instability. These challenges have not deterred it from making its mark as a destination with which to be reckoned.

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector
Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel Hospitality Report.

By Josephine Wawira 12 Jul 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost
Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost

Nigeria's domestic tourism sector is expected to contribute N3.63bn to the country's GDP by the end of 2018, with international arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of the year - estimated at 1.8 million international arrivals and 3.4 million jobs. Omolara Adagunodo, managing director of Jumia Travel Nigeria stated this at a press conference in Lagos while overviewing the content of the 2018 Nigeria Hospitality Report.

11 Jul 2018