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  • Gambia: Tourism Minister Responds to Nams
    on 21/03/2019 at 11:17

    [Foroyaa] At the first ordinary session of the National Assembly in the 2019 Legislative year, the Minister for Tourism and Culture Hamat N K Bah, on Tuesday 19th March 2019, appeared before Members to orally reply to their questions, for which due notice(s) was given. […]

  • Africa: Safari Tourism May Make Elephants More Aggressive - but It's Still the Best Tool for Conservation
    on 21/03/2019 at 10:14

    [The Conversation Africa] Isabelle Szott, Liverpool John Moores University and Nicola F. Koyama, Liverpool John Moores University […]

  • Kenya: Top Seven Rooftop Restaurants in Nairobi
    on 20/03/2019 at 16:04

    [Capital FM] Nairobi has awesome rooftop restaurants with great food, well- made cocktails, and Instagram-worthy views. Without any special listing here are our top seven. […]

  • Uganda: Profit From Tourism By Investing in Bwindi
    on 20/03/2019 at 14:24

    [Monitor] In 2013, the tourism sector overtook coffee and diaspora remittances as the country's highest foreign exchange earner. It has been number one since then. The sector has been growing steadily over the last 15 years. Between 2008 and 2016, the number of tourists doubled from 650,000 to 1.3 million. The earnings too doubled from $540m (about Shs1.9t)to $1.37b (about Shs5t) in the same period. It is no secret, therefore, that the tourism industry is big business in Uganda. […]

  • Tanzania: Zanzibar Plans Another International Tourism Show
    on 20/03/2019 at 13:21

    [Daily News] PREPARATIONS for the second 'Zanzibar International Tourism Show' have kicked-off with the launch of committees, which will ensure that the exhibitions become successful and fully visited by several participants. […]

  • Nigeria: Group Urges Govt to Grow Tourism Sector
    on 19/03/2019 at 11:36

    [Vanguard] Niger Delta Youth Association, NDYA, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to take advantage of the tourism sector to grow the economy. […]

  • Ethiopia: Why Naming the Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight Et302 Is Important
    on 19/03/2019 at 11:03

    [This is Africa] African journalists and media should take seriously their role in changing the way in which African deaths are reported, locally and internationally. […]

  • Kenya: Diani Reef Joins Africa Travel and Tourism Association
    on 19/03/2019 at 05:23

    [Capital FM] Diani, Ukunda -Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa is now a certified official member of Africa Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA). […]

  • Nigeria: Aviation Experts Call for Fly Nigeria Act
    on 18/03/2019 at 13:32

    [This Day] Industry experts have called on the federal government to introduce the Fly Nigeria Act as a policy to support local airlines. […]

  • Nigeria: Air Peace to Operate Direct Flights to India
    on 18/03/2019 at 12:14

    [This Day] There are indications that Nigeria's biggest airline, Air Peace may begin direct flights to India from Lagos. […]

  • Ethiopia: Finds 'Clear Similarities' Between 2 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes
    on 18/03/2019 at 11:18

    [VOA] Flight data recorders of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia show "clear similarities", Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday as the U.S. maker announced it was completing a software update for its anti-stall system. […]

  • Zimbabwe: U.S.$500 Million Investment for Vic Falls in the Pipeline
    on 18/03/2019 at 09:15

    [The Herald] REPRESENTATIVES of Marriott Hotels for Leisure and Business Travel -- one of the world's largest hospitality, hotel chains, and food services companies are expected in the Resort town of Victoria Falls today, amid indications that a deal for a half a billion dollars investments in an exclusive hotel and river side lodge has been signed with a local company. […]

  • Sudan: Qatar Airways Suspends Further Sudan Flights
    on 18/03/2019 at 09:08

    [Radio Dabanga] Doha -Qatar Airways has joined several international carriers and reduced flights to the Sudanese capital Khartoum, from the end of March until further notice. […]

  • Nigeria: FAAN Targets Revenue Boost for Airport Infrastructure
    on 15/03/2019 at 14:14

    [Guardian] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up a committee to map out plans to boost non-aeronautical revenue, to upgrade airports' infrastructure nationwide. […]

  • South Africa: To Peter Flack - Hunting Plays No Role in Conservation
    on 15/03/2019 at 12:57

    [Daily Maverick] The goal of those opposed to hunting is to protect targeted species from trophy hunters, to ensure that there is wildlife here for future generations. […]

  • South Africa: German Tourists Fleeced By Women They Met At Pub, Caught in Illegal Ammunition Find
    on 15/03/2019 at 12:38

    [News24Wire] Two German tourists rounding off a night at a pub with two women they had befriended found themselves less one phone and caught up in an illegal ammunition find, Table View police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler said on Friday. […]

  • Somalia: Somalia Locked Out of New Pakistan's Visa Policy
    on 15/03/2019 at 09:46

    [Dalsan Radio] Somalia citizens will not enjoy the new Pakistan's Visa-On-arrival policy. The only other country to face such restrictions is India. […]

  • Ethiopia: Black Boxes From Crashed Ethiopian Airlines Flight Arrive in France
    on 15/03/2019 at 08:48

    [RFI] Black box data recorders from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 have arrived in France for analysis with the hope of determining what brought down the Boeing 737 Max jet on Sunday near Addis Ababa. The US on Wednesday joined a global ban on the 737 Max, ordering planes to remain on the tarmac. […]

  • Kenya: Family Mourns Man Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash
    on 15/03/2019 at 08:18

    [VOA] Families from different parts of the world continue to mourn the deaths of their loved ones killed Sunday in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Thirty-four-year-old Abdulahi Ibrahim was one of 32 Kenyans who perished on the Nairobi-bound flight. His family is still coming to terms with the death of their loved one. […]

  • Ethiopia: Boeing Suspends Deliveries of 737 Max Jets
    on 15/03/2019 at 08:09

    [VOA] Boeing announced Thursday that it was suspending deliveries of its 737 Max jets to airlines after nearly every country grounded the plane following Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia. […]

  • Angola: Angola Announces Tourism Potential in Lisbon
    on 15/03/2019 at 06:34

    [ANGOP] Lisbon, March 14 -The dissemination of the country's tourism potential and the attraction of private foreign investment to the sector is the focus of Angola's participation in the 31st edition of the Lisbon Tourism Exchange (BTL), inaugurated last Wednesday in Lisbon- Portugal. […]

  • Tanzania: Obstacles to Food Tourism Development in Tanzania
    on 14/03/2019 at 16:54

    [The Exchange] I was reading some texts on history a few days back and one of the new things I learned were that some trading centers along the slave trade and explorer caravan routes were established and grew to become very prosperous up to the present times because they were supplying abundant food to these travelers. […]

  • Zimbabwe: New U.S.$20 Million Hotel for Harare
    on 14/03/2019 at 15:57

    [263Chat] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority in partnership with Mashonaland Holdings Limited and Touch Road International Holdings Group has today signed a memorandum of understanding which will see the conversion of Charter House at the corner of Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere street in the central business district of Harare into a five star hotel at an estimated cost of US$20 million. […]

  • Sudan: Kibir Heads to Addis Ababa to Extend Condolences to Ethiopian Government
    on 14/03/2019 at 13:17

    [SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Dr Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir left to Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on a one-day visit to extend condolences to government and people of Ethiopia on crash of the Ethiopian airliner. […]

  • Nigeria: Nigeria's Air Passenger Traffic Drops in Four Years
    on 14/03/2019 at 09:51

    [This Day] Abuja and Lagos -Nigeria's aviation sector has witnessed a steady decline in air passenger traffic in the last four years, THISDAY's investigation has revealed. […]

  • Ethiopia: Father of Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Mourns Irrepressible Son
    on 14/03/2019 at 08:03

    [VOA] When Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plummeted to earth Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members, the captain, Yared Getachew, was en route from his adopted home, Ethiopia, to his country of birth, Kenya. […]

  • Ethiopia: Canada Bans U.S. Jet Model Involved in Ethiopian Crash
    on 14/03/2019 at 07:54

    [VOA] Canada has banned from its airspace the model of an American-made jetliner that crashed and killed 157 people Sunday, leaving the United States as the world's most high-profile country to continue to allow the aircraft to remain in service. […]

  • Kenya: Kenya Tourism Sector Registers Stellar Growth in 2018
    on 14/03/2019 at 05:08

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The travel and tourism sector in Kenya grew by 5.6% ahead of the normal global average of 3.9% contributing Sh790B towards the country's economy and adding 1.1 million jobs . […]

  • Kenya: Kenyatta Appoints Boinnet Tourism CAS, Nominates Mutyambai as IG
    on 14/03/2019 at 05:07

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday nominated Hilary Mutyambai to replace Joseph Boinnet as the Inspector General of Police. […]

  • Ethiopia: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 Over Ethiopia Crash
    on 13/03/2019 at 15:24

    [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has banned Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft from operating in its airspace. […]


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