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AAVEA launches boosting attractions, visitor experiences in Africa

Earlier this month, the African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) celebrated its inception with a digital media launch, with the aim to unify and elevate the attractions sector, raising awareness about the contribution that attractions and visitor experiences make to the broader tourism industry.

15 Mar 2019

Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony
Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

The World Travel Awards (WTA) has announced Mauritius as the host country for its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which takes place at Sugar Beach - A Sun Resort on 1 June 2019. Graham Cooke, WTA founder, says: "It will be an absolute pleasure to bring WTA to Mauritius for the first time in our 26-year history, and I greatly look forward to welcoming the most senior decision-makers from Africa and the Indian Ocean to this delightful country."

14 Mar 2019

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Westin promotes wellness travel across the Middle East, Africa with #JOMO

Ahead of World Sleep Day on 15 March 2019, Westin Hotels & Resorts across the globe are recognising the power of #JOMO, also known as the Joy of Missing Out. With a growing demand for well-being and self-care while travelling, the Westin will reward its guests for taking time back with extra sleep, exercise or a break from technology.

14 Mar 2019

#VisaFreeAfrica: 55 Voices for Africa writing competition launched for youth
#VisaFreeAfrica: 55 Voices for Africa writing competition launched for youth

Visa Free Africa, an initiative launched by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership with National Aviation Services (NSA) to facilitate mobility in Africa, has introduced the 55 Voices for Africa writing competition, which invites youth from across the continent to share stories about the challenges they have faced with intra-continent travel.

14 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO
Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO

The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash, airline CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN's Richard Quest.

13 Mar 2019

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How an innovation hub could boost Africa's travel trade

For everyone to benefit from new technology, stakeholders in the travel industry need to innovate, share ideas and allow for more collaboration between the aviation sector and the rest of the travel and tourism industry.

13 Mar 2019

African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa
African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa

The new website, African City Guide has launched connecting travellers to African cities and what they have to offer. Created to provide a free, single source of independent travel recommendations for travellers to African cities, the African City Guide covers 25 cities and features travel recommendations from local inside contributions.

12 Mar 2019

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations to be chosen as ideal subjects for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), demonstrating the city's global status and its potential to influence world travel according to both its popularity and its practices in operating under sustainable tourism conditions.

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019