Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

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Marriott International signs three new African hotel deals

Marriott International has signed three new deals across North and West Africa, thereby expanding the hotel group's presence across the continent. The new deal signings highlight the company's growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia.

12 Feb 2019

Photo: Africa's Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks
How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks

The impact of Kenya's recent terrorist attack will be felt greatly by its tourism industry. Terrorism, and insecurity generally, is largely responsible for the sector's poor performance over the last decade.

By Steven Buigut 28 Jan 2019

Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa
Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa

Tribal Tourist has launched a new website to provide travellers with an easy way to find and book tours and activities; and promote responsible adventure travel in Africa...

25 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

15 Jan 2019

Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights
Africa's travel and tourism top 2018 highlights

Africa's travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Jan 2019

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Keep abreast of the travel tech wave to realise tourism potential

Technology is revolutionising travel. To keep growing its tourism industry, South Africa must continuously invest in new technologies to deliver the right experiences to discerning travellers...

By Sherry Zameer 10 Jan 2019

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African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson has revealed that the AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport in February 2019, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent...

8 Jan 2019

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Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and South Africa...

By Apolinari Tairo 4 Jan 2019

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Growth of African tourism as industry remains resilient

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation's Zurab Pololikashvili shares his insights with Josephine Wawira on the growth of Africa's tourism sector...

By Josephine Wawira 31 Dec 2018

London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn
London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn

London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France's Vinci. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports...

By Juergen Thomas Steinmetz 31 Dec 2018

UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report
UNWTO, the European Travel Commission launch new health tourism report

Health tourism is an emerging, global, complex and rapidly changing segment that needs to be better understood by destinations...

28 Dec 2018

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The Carlyle Group strengthens Wakanow's Africa footprint

The Carlyle Group has announced that it will invest $40m in Wakanow.com Limited (Wakanow), an online travel agency focused on West and East Africa...

24 Dec 2018

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Going travelling? Don't forget insurance (and to read the fine print)

All international travel involves risk. You may have an accident or illness that lands you in hospital; you may even need to be repatriated, so it's important to take out appropriate insurance for your trip...

By David Beirman 21 Dec 2018

Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220
Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth airline globally with an A220 family aircraft...

21 Dec 2018

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

How travel changed in 2018
How travel changed in 2018

With the end of the year comes an opportunity to review what's changed in the corporate travel space over the past 12 months...

14 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

Africa Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration...

7 Dec 2018

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IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage
UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

Cultural tourism policies and strategies must consider the perspectives and interests of local communities, who can also assist governance bodies in balancing tourism development with heritage conservation and safeguarding...

6 Dec 2018

The role of events on tourism
The role of events on tourism

The event industry is a dynamic and fast-growing sector with obvious synergies with tourism. When appropriately hosted, events have the potential to expand the visitor economy, provide media exposure, promote development, and stimulate infrastructure upgrades...

By Glenn van Eck 5 Dec 2018

SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa
SA is favoured as one of the leading MICE destinations in Africa

During this week's IBTM World trade show conference, it was emphasised how South Africa has become a leader in business events; with the announcement of its hosting of the 2019 ICCA Association Meetings Programme and launch of its new business events campaign...

30 Nov 2018

AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel
AccorHotels strengthens West Africa footprint with signing of new hotel

AccorHotels has signed Mövenpick Hotel Dakar in partnership with Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts...

30 Nov 2018

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Tanzania tour operators lose hope

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

By Adam Ihucha 30 Nov 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Nigeria grants tax exemption to tourism investors
Nigeria grants tax exemption to tourism investors

Nigeria has granted a three-year tax exemption and export incentives to intending tourism investors. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday at the fourth edition of the Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition...

By Alain St.Ange 28 Nov 2018

Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue
Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue

Rwandan safari camp, Bisate Lodge has been named the winner of 'Most Innovative New Venue' design in the 2018 Vision Style Awards...

27 Nov 2018

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